PlayStation Owners Can Soon Vote On PS Plus Games

PlayStation Owners Can Soon Vote On PS Plus Games

It’s called Vote to Play, and I’ve gotta admit, it’s pretty cool. There are some catches, of course.

Sony platform marketing VP John Koller announced this new initiative on Sony’s blog today.

Players can’t pick which games qualify for PlayStation Plus out of thin air, so it’s not like Fallout 4 is suddenly going to become “free.” Instead, Sony’s promising a selection of games for the community to vote on, and the one that wins out will become part of the following month’s set.

The games that don’t win, however, will become discounted for PS Plus members.

Whether or not Vote to Play takes off will depend on what games Sony offers up, though it makes me worry the thing turns into a sheer popularity contest. One reason Rocket League has been such a success is because it came out of nowhere — who would have voted for that game? Then again, it seems like Vote to Play will only determine one of the games included in the monthly PS Plus lineup, so I’d assume Sony will continue to make their own choices for it, too.


  • This has the potential to be really great, and is a good way of giving those who complain about lack of variety a chance to fulfil their desires.

  • Unfortunately according to people who have seen the selection screen, the voting comes down to which Indie title get’s selected. For people like myself who are sick of seeing Indie games EVERY.SINGLE.MONTH this does nothing. Xbox’s Games for Gold puts out AAA titles every month without fail, sure they might be low-end AAA stuff sometimes, but it’s AAA none the less.

    • After Assassin’s Creed Unity, Watchdogs, The Order, etc. I’ve got no confidence in the triple A market anymore. I’m not interested in playing focus tested, hyper polished, inoffensive sequels. Don’t get me wrong, there’s triple A titles that are awesome and more to come. But I’ve had more hours of fun playing the indie games on PS4 than I have playing triple A. Only Destiny has kept me coming back for more.

      But perhaps it’s because my house is always full of people ready to play these indie games with local multiplayer. It really does make them shine.

      But yeah, just because a game has a high budget, it doesn’t mean it’s worth playing.

    • I’ve got to be honest – I’d much rather more indie games than triple A. If there’s a triple A game out that I want, it’s something I’m aware of and probably bought. I’m much less likely to have picked up a Rocket League or a Transistor or a Bastion on my own just because it’s less likely to have hit my radar – but if it’s free, I’ll pick it up and give it a try.

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