What do you think the likelihood is that...

#1 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

...the Gaikai system will end up being a Netflix style subscription service, where you pay an extra fee every month on top of your PS+ subscription and get in return unlimited play of an "ever expanding library of classic Playstation titles" on both your PS4 and PS Vita? How much would you be willing to pay for access to a service like that?

#2 Edited by Damodar (1456 posts) -

I hope that is exactly what Gaikai ends up being. I would probably pay Netflix-esque fees for such a service, depending on how the latency feels, although it would be cool if Gaikai access is part of your PS+ sub.

#3 Posted by Wuddel (2098 posts) -

I think that is very likely, and I have no interest in this type of service, since there are enough new games I want to play.

#4 Posted by FlipperDesert (2103 posts) -

I hope it gets included with Plus, that'd really be an extra edge they have against Microsoft. But even then, sure, I never played Uncharted/MGS4 so I'd get it a few times.

#5 Edited by Akimbro_Slice (5 posts) -

I was under the assumption that they would have to pay extra for the Gaikai service (server maintenance and more cloud related tech stuff), and figured that's what the mandatory PS+ was about. I monthly subscription fee would suck but I would have to wait and see what content they have available and how everything works (lag/no lag, play while still downloading in background, etc). But I guess the same price as Netflix isn't too bad. I'm gonna have to say nothing more than $9.99 personally.

#6 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2390 posts) -

I really think that the Gaikai stuff should be rolled into Playstation Plus just to stick it to Mircosoft even harder, but I can see it being a whole separate subscription

#7 Edited by McShank (1629 posts) -

If I can play an ever expaning ps1/ps2 Library, well Lets just say I would pay alot. I currently only pay for services such as PS+, netflix, WoW, and a few once a year services which I honestly can add another one for awesome games that cost to much to buy anymore. If they added it to PS+ Sub so instead of like 50$ for a year you can pay for the extra, easily 100$ would be cool. I would probably pay a little more if they had it higher due to that is maybe 1 day worth of work to pay it all off.

#8 Edited by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

This has pretty much been what I've been hoping for since they announced it. They already have a half-way there version with the free game stuff. They'd just be eliminating the need to download them.

#9 Posted by BigJeffrey (5139 posts) -

Has anyone here used Onlive, it's terrible. But if they can get it right then they should charge for it. Since it would add more expensive to them.

#10 Posted by ConfusedOwl (960 posts) -

I would pay a bit extra for it on top of a PS+ sub if it isn't a huge price. Maybe 20-30 extra dollars on top of the yearly PS+ assuming the library of games is substantial.

#11 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -

But to charge that on top of PS+? I dunno man. I think they'd probably charge on a per game basis.

#12 Edited by HurricaneIvan29 (670 posts) -

On top of PS+, I'd pay $5/month for that service. I missed out on all PS3 exclusives so I would LOVE a netflix style sub. Especially because that means I don't have to hunt down PS2 titles and break out the dusty PS2.

#13 Posted by Jensonb (1764 posts) -

I can't speak to how likely it is, because it all depends on what the cost of implementing it is for Sony. But I will say that I wouldn't think twice before subscribing to it if it was £10 /month or less (On top of PSPlus, obviously).

#14 Posted by Andorski (5351 posts) -

I think it's more likely that half of the Gaikai features they touted during the unveil event don't even come out at all.

#15 Posted by PillClinton (3292 posts) -

It could happen, but even if they get the stuff on their end perfectly down, it'll really only be a worthwhile service for people with good internet.

#16 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

It would be awesome if it was included in with the usual PlayStation Plus sub, but if not I would feel comfortable paying about the same as Netflix. Anything over $10 a month and I would pry end up passing on it.

#17 Edited by mrpandaman (870 posts) -

So I would bet that every month there is a select few games where regular PS+ members would be able to play, while those who pay the extra fee have access to the entire library of games.

#18 Posted by mrfizzy (1549 posts) -

I would love that except my internet would never be able to handle it :(

#19 Posted by Reisz (1522 posts) -

That has seemed like the plan right from the word go.

#20 Posted by Jay_Ray (1116 posts) -

I think you'll pay $10/month to gain access to all Sony made games and then they'll add other games over time as they sign publishers.

#21 Posted by hollitz (1588 posts) -

I'd could forget about it at 10$ a month and keep my subscription running for way too long without using it ala Netflix.

I'd still subscribe every so often at 20$ but I'd be more diligent about canceling if there were things that I didn't want to play at that time.

#22 Posted by Whitestripes09 (425 posts) -

Really? I rather shell out a few bucks for each game that I actually want rather than with a subscription. I guess it would depend on how expensive the games would be though.

#23 Edited by Nictel (2430 posts) -

...the Gaikai system will end up being a Netflix style subscription service, where you pay an extra fee every month on top of your PS+ subscription and get in return unlimited play of an "ever expanding library of classic Playstation titles" on both your PS4 and PS Vita? How much would you be willing to pay for access to a service like that?

I'll pay a max of $/€10 for both together.

#24 Posted by Inkerman (1455 posts) -

Yeah that's cool, but I'd prefer the option to just buy older games outright for like $10.

#25 Posted by geirr (2676 posts) -

@damodar said:

I hope that is exactly what Gaikai ends up being. I would probably pay Netflix-esque fees for such a service, depending on how the latency feels, although it would be cool if Gaikai access is part of your PS+ sub.

Pretty much this. But I'd also like a discounted yearly fee or similar.

#26 Posted by Liquidinsurgency (5 posts) -

Really depends on the library of games. If they had all the atlus games and alot of the ps2 jrpgs i would pay 15-20 per month.

#27 Posted by ColonelRick (114 posts) -

Never having owned a Ps3, I'd probably pay a few extra bucks on top of plus for it, though that probably wouldn't last once i'd gotten my fill, depending on how much of a premium it is.

#28 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5898 posts) -

I really hope it turns out to be that. I would love a Netflix X Gamefly service.

#29 Posted by Niall1800 (10 posts) -

I would hope that if they do introduce a subscription to the entire library that I could still buy games individually since there's only a few games I'd be interested in.

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