Window into another world

We’re convinced that Sony’s been glugging holy water or something. The company can’t seem to do anything wrong at the moment – and that’s making Microsoft’s errors stand out like a lighthouse beacon. Earlier in the week, the Redmond-based manufacturer revealed that you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold account to access the Xbox One’s video recording functions. However, they’ll be free on the PS4.

Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news on Twitter – presumably with a grin. So, while you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription to access multiplayer on Sony’s next generation system, you won’t need one for applications like Netflix, free-to-play games, or the console’s share functionality. It’s still not as good as the free PlayStation 3, but it’s certainly better than the alternative.

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