Sony Talks PS Plus, Says Cloud Is Better Than Subscriptions

CEO Kenichiro Yoshida Discusses the Value of PS Plus and Cloud Gaming

Sony Group CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has, in a recent talk with Norges Bank Investment Management, emphasized the value of cloud streaming over traditional “all-you-can-eat” type subscriptions for the PS Plus service.

Yoshida explained that many players tend to focus on one game at a time, and as a result, PS Plus is designed to offer a hybrid solution. This allows players the choice between accessing a large back catalog of games and purchasing new games individually.

According to Yoshida, “People usually play one game at a time. So all-you-can-eat type of many games may not be so valuable compared with video streaming services. So we’ll have a kind of balanced or hybrid service on PlayStation Network: a subscription as well as pay-per-content.”

Additionally, Yoshida addressed Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard, stating, “Healthy competition is necessary for the game industry to grow and at Sony we believe it is important to provide gamers with different options to play.”

Yoshida’s perspective on the value of cloud streaming and the importance of healthy competition in the gaming industry provides insight into Sony’s strategy and approach to the evolving gaming landscape.