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It’s game on for subscripti­on services


There are already services from the likes of Sony and Microsoft that give you instant access to thousands of the biggest games for a small fee.

But what are you actually getting for your money?

Let’s start with Live Gold, Microsoft’s online multiplaye­r service. It lets you get online to play games with your friends. For £6.99 a month (£17.99 quarterly), you also get two free games every month, as well as exclusive discounts and deals at the Microsoft Store.

Its natural successor is Game Pass. For £7.99 a month you get access to more than 100 games, which you can download and play at your leisure.

Game Pass Ultimate is the daddy of subscripti­on services. This is basically a combinatio­n of all of

Microsoft’s services – for the sum of just £10.99 a month.

Sony’s PS Plus and Now are simpler in comparison. If you love playing multiplaye­r online, then Plus is for you.

For £6.99 a month (£49.99 for the year), you can access Sony’s multiplaye­r service, which allows you to play online.

On top of that, you’ll also get a few free games a month which are yours to access as long as you remain a Plus member, as well as exclusive offers and discounts.

PS Now is Sony’s game streaming service, which for £8.99 a month (£49.99 for the year) gives you access to hundreds of titles.

There are more than 800 PS2, PS3, and PS4 games you can stream to your console or your PC.

But PS Plus and Now require two separate subscripti­ons.

 ??  ?? Huge offering PS Now has hundreds of titles
Huge offering PS Now has hundreds of titles

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