No longer optional

While the PlayStation 4 may be doing a lot right with regards to used games, Sony has confirmed that you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play the console online. The otherwise comical trailer embedded below notes the restriction in small print, which is made all the more upsetting by the tone of the video.

Fortunately, the subscription service will continue its legacy of being awesome on the next generation console, earning you a free copy of DriveClub on launch day, and new games every month from there on out. Still, it’s a shame that Sony’s decided to follow Microsoft’s lead in this area, when it’s offered such a strong rebuttal elsewhere.