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Guymelef
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(06-10-2014, 06:19 AM)
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From Press Release.

At the start of the open beta, over a 100 titles covering a wide range of genres will be available from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and the industryís best software developers and publishers. SCE will work with its publishing partners to test various rental periods and prices, depending on how and when players would like to game. For example, there will be shorter rental periods priced as low as US$2.99, and most titles will be between US$2.99 and US$19.99. As with all content published on PlayStation platforms, publishers and developers will ultimately decide their game price points. Furthermore, SCE plans to offer subscription options in the future.

SoulUnison
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(06-10-2014, 06:20 AM)
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What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?
sn00zer
(06-10-2014, 06:20 AM)
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el oh el $20
KalBalboa
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(06-10-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Sounds like they have no solid idea on what this is worth to consumers yet.

Originally Posted by SoulUnison

What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?

I dunno, brand new game for 2 months? Single player campaign?

I wouldn't do it, but maybe that's the idea.
LiquidMetal14
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(06-10-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Will wait and see if this suits me.

Sounds like they are testing to me. This will change.
nelchaar
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(06-10-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Makes sense. The newer titles will also probably cost more. Different publishers will dictate different prices. Hopefully the rental periods would be decent, like $19.99 for like 3 months or so, maybe more.
Orthogonal
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(06-10-2014, 06:20 AM)
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$20 for a rental? GTFO

$2.99 is reasonable if it is for a few days.
Pixels
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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I'm guess those prices are for duration of rental.
mr teaspoon
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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I can't imagine who would rent a game for any period of time for $20.
KalBalboa
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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Man, just give me Twisted Metal Black on my Vita and PS4.
GrimlÝck
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by SoulUnison

What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?

a month? the beta has rental periods from 1 day, 1 week, 1 month.
Citizen_Insane
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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A properly priced subscription is a must or this isn't going to take off the way they want it to.
Penguin
(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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I'm only really interested in the subscription aspect of it
GobFather
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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I prefer netflix style. But I'm curious about time frame as well.
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(06-10-2014, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by SoulUnison

What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?

He's saying rentals will be as low as $3.

Game prices, presumably yours to keep, go from $3 to $20. Otherwise they'd just be repeating the $3 figure for no real reason.

EDIT: On second thought, it looks like they're strictly talking about rentals here.
henhowc
(06-10-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by SoulUnison

What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?

doesn't sound too different with how on demand movie rentals work for a lot of services at the moment.
Loudninja
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(06-10-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by GrimlÝck

a month? the beta has rental periods from 1 day, 1 week, 1 month.

For a month seems fair to me I think.
Valar Morghulis
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(06-10-2014, 06:22 AM)
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$20 for a rental? Unless it's a brand new release and you get it for a good while then I don't see anyone willing to pay that much.
Jaruru
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(06-10-2014, 06:22 AM)
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$20? is that a rental for 20 years?
KINGofCRA5H
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(06-10-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Welp
outunderthestars
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(06-10-2014, 06:23 AM)
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1. Remove backwards compatibility
2. charge me to rent games I own but can no longer play
3. profit.....
Uncle Rupee
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(06-10-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Loudninja

For a month seems fair to me I think.

Yep. Beats paying $40 or $60 for a game you'll beat in a month and never pick up again. Could be a good value proposition for that type of gamer.
DangerMouse
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(06-10-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Citizen_Insane

A properly priced subscription is a must or this isn't going to take off the way they want it to.

Yeah, quite interested to hear what they have planned for the subscription option.
see5harp
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(06-10-2014, 06:23 AM)
$20 gets you 2 games at Gamefly on any platform running natively on my system. Good luck with that pricing Sony.
Night Angel
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(06-10-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Reads more like you can buy games for ~$3-20 AND rent games for $3.

"Most titles will be between..."

It may not mean what I read it as. I'm interested to hear more, though I doubt I'll ever use it.
Last edited by Night Angel; 06-10-2014 at 06:26 AM.
suppadoopa
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(06-10-2014, 06:24 AM)
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this is why no one should get rid of their PS4.

$20? they cray
drproton
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(06-10-2014, 06:24 AM)
People who engage in Gamestop's preorder-trade cycle spend more than $20 for a relatively short time with a game.

I'm not saying it's smart or a good value, but it exists.
KalBalboa
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(06-10-2014, 06:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by see5harp

$20 gets you 2 games at Gamefly on any platform running natively on my system. Good luck with that pricing Sony.

The key difference here, obviously, is that you get these games instantaneously. You don't even need the platforms they were developed for, too.

Originally Posted by outunderthestars

1. Remove backwards compatibility
2. charge me to rent games I own but can no longer play
3. profit.....

You got rid of your PS3?
Night Angel
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(06-10-2014, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

1. Remove backwards compatibility
2. charge me to rent games I own but can no longer play
3. profit.....

1. Don't sell your fucking PS3.

It's not like Sony surprised us with the lack of BC.
Odrion
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(06-10-2014, 06:25 AM)
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Those are excellent prices for getting me to never try this service.
CMojicaAce
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(06-10-2014, 06:25 AM)
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$20 for a month
$10 for two weeks
$3 for a week

I wouldn't mind that.
outunderthestars
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(06-10-2014, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Night Angel

Reads more like you can buy games for ~$3-20 AND rent games for $3.

Sony has never used a word besides rent or rental when discussing PS Now
KalBalboa
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(06-10-2014, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

$20 for a month
$10 for two weeks
$3 for a week

I wouldn't mind that.

I bet it's $2.99/day, $10/wk.
BigDug13
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(06-10-2014, 06:26 AM)
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So less value than a fricken Gamefly account?
The_Reckoning
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Originally Posted by SoulUnison

What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?

The current scheme is 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days. I'm not sure a playstation console player would rent a game for $20 when they could redbox it or whatever, but in the long run, they are targeting Vitas, and TVs so I can see people more than willing to rent GTAIV or any of the Uncharted series for 20 bucks to play on those devices.
outunderthestars
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(06-10-2014, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Night Angel

1. Don't sell your fucking PS3.

It's not like Sony surprised us with the lack of BC.

Why does the PS4 lack the ability to emulate PS1/PS2 games?
GoofsterStud
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(06-10-2014, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigDug13

So less value than a fricken Gamefly account?

Seriously, do they not know what Gamefly is?

Originally Posted by outunderthestars

Why does the PS4 lack the ability to emulate PS1/PS2 games?

It's suppose to be getting it. Hopefully with the internal 1080p as rumored.
Kayant
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(06-10-2014, 06:26 AM)
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publishers and developers will ultimately decide their game price points. Furthermore, SCE plans to offer subscription options in the future.

Hmmmm can't wait to see EA/Ubisoft's pricing.

Would be great if their future plans are to offer a monthly one price all access membership like netflix, spotify, etc.Haven't watched the conference yet so am guessing this was no talked about
Fallout-with-swords
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(06-10-2014, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by SoulUnison

What "rental" period could possibly be worth 20 bucks?

Month?
steveovig
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(06-10-2014, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

2. charge me to rent games I own but can no longer play
.

It's your own fault you can't play them anymore
Dinzy
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(06-10-2014, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uncle Rupee

Yep. Beats paying $40 or $60 for a game you'll beat in a month and never pick up again. Could be a good value proposition for that type of gamer.

Yup. I'd bite. But I doubt that is what will happen.
licktheenvelope
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(06-10-2014, 06:27 AM)
$20 get me 50 games @ Steam Sale... o.o
model13
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(06-10-2014, 06:27 AM)
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Call me when there is a subscription. Who in their right mind would pay $20 for a rental? You would be better off buying at launch and turning it around and selling it on Craigslist (unless you are afraid of being murdered).
baconcow
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(06-10-2014, 06:27 AM)
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Never would rent games. Maybe this is why I am not big on PS+ benefits (aside from discounts). I like owning (or at least having access to physical copies of them, whenever possible) games I pay for. With PS Now and PS+, it seems like Sony has a set direction which is leaning more and more towards a digital experience.
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(06-10-2014, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

$20 for a month
$10 for two weeks
$3 for a week

I wouldn't mind that.

Me too.
That is a fair price point.

Or $3 for 2 nights, $10 for week, $20 for a month.
RSP
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(06-10-2014, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

$20 for a month
$10 for two weeks
$3 for a week

I wouldn't mind that.

wtf dude, two weeks is $6 and a month is 4 weeks.

your model keeps getting more expensive instead of the other way around.
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(06-10-2014, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

$20 for a month
$10 for two weeks
$3 for a week

I wouldn't mind that.

... that makes no sense. Why would renting for two weeks be more expensive than renting for one week twice?
Valar Morghulis
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(06-10-2014, 06:29 AM)
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Stupid question here.

But since certain Sony televisions will be able to play games, does that mean PS4 will be able to play titles that were exclusive to Vita through PSNow?

There are a few Vita titles I really want to play buy not enough to justify the purchase of a Vita.

Or at least on PS3, if there's any difference.
Cider X
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(06-10-2014, 06:29 AM)
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20$ ??? Absurd pricing.
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(06-10-2014, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

$20 for a month
$10 for two weeks
$3 for a week

I wouldn't mind that.

Wait... that doesn't make sense

It's literally cheaper to do 4 weeks then a month in your math

Hell its almost cheaper to do 4 weeks than two weeks in your math

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