By Spencer . June 10, 2013 . 10:54pm
PlayStation Network is going to change for PlayStation 4. The downside is online multiplayer, which is free for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, is behind a paywall for PlayStation 4.
Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed that Online Multiplayer is a PlayStation Plus service for PS4. You can watch Netflix and use media apps without paying for PlayStation Plus, but if you want to play DriveClub online you have to be a Plus member. PlayStation Plus still has the same benefits the service is known for today like automatic patch downloads and Instant Game Collection. DriveClub PS Plus Edition, Don’t Starve, and Secret Ponchos are part of the PS4 Instant Game Collection.
PlayStation Plus membership is cross platform, so it carries over to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita accounts. Sony also announced a 90 day subscription for Japan for 1,300 yen ($13) and a 30 day subscription for $9.99 in North America and €6.99 in Europe.