Having a case of the Monday blues? Here's something to cheer you up. Sony announced today that online multiplayer for all PlayStation 4 games will be free this weekend as part of a special promotion.
This means you will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription ($50/year) to jump in and play any number of games with your friends. The free weekend begins Friday, September 26 at 12:01 AM PDT and ends Sunday, September 28 at 11:59 PM PDT.
In the announcement post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony writes that you can play the multiplayer modes for games like Destiny, Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15 (launching September 23), and Diablo III, though of course the free multiplayer weekend applies to all PS4 games.
Sony's last-generation console, the PlayStation 3, does not require a PS Plus subscription for online multiplayer. The PS Plus requirement for PS4 was announced in June 2013, with Sony explaining at the time that it was due to the additional investment the company had to make on the network side for the console.
In addition to letting you play PS4 titles online, a PS Plus subscription gets you access to free games every month and discounts on digital content. On top of that, your PS Plus subscription works across PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita.
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