Maximus T wrote:If the service was a rental of newer games, surely an additional charge would be required on top of that.
I understand the logic behind this in the sense that MS would be offering a valuable additional feature as part of the current pricing otherwise. So charging more for more would be legitimate. But this doesn't seem to take into account that the opposition are providing the feature within the same pricing model.
Except this is due to the nature
of Playstation Network and Xbox Live. Xbox live gold is necessary for online play and access to the majority of online content, whereas PSN does this by default. I don't know what other perks PSN+ gets you, as I don't have a PS3, but that individual segment seems extremely standalone
, not something that could just be brought in to an existing model. In that respect, GoG is doing what GoG should be, but I see no reason why an additional
charge couldn't offer an additional service
for rental of newer games, on the Xbox ONE. Additional, but a separate service if you know what I mean, as they are greatly different services. Much in the way we pay for Gold primarily in most cases for the excellent online support, and we get GoG as a bonus to that, PS users pay their extra charge for the rental of newer titles.
Main point being: Games on gold is a bonus, not a service in itself, which is why it is a separate beast to what PSN+ gives.