Regardless of whether you’re a PlayStation Plus member or not this weekend, online multiplayer is free for all PlayStation 4 players across all games starting December 11 at 12:01 pacific time. Sony’s senior product marketing manager Andrew Lum made the announcement on the North American PlayStation Blog.
Call up your friends, grab your DualShock 4, and get ready for some multiplayer gaming action this weekend. We’re bringing back free online multiplayer to all PS4 owners starting this Friday, courtesy of PlayStation Plus.
Free multiplayer access begins Friday, December 11th at 12:01 AM Pacific through Sunday, December 13, at 11:59 PM Pacific. What better way to check out the recently released free DLC Star Wars Battlefront Battle of Jakku before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
To get started, log on to PlayStation Network during the free weekend period, launch your favorite multiplayer game, and you’ll instantly have access to multiplayer with your friends. There’s no membership commitment required to try out online multiplayer during this period.
If you are interested in learning more about what PlayStation Plus offers in addition to online multiplayer on PS4, such as free PlayStation Plus monthly games, exclusive member discounts, online game saves and more, head here for more information.
This is definitely a great offer, and one that you should certainly think about participating in if you’re not yet a PlayStation Plus member. That being said, it seems as if Sony will have some competition, as Microsoft has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will be free-to-play for all Xbox Live Gold members this weekend.
Of course, that’s not as enticing a deal as what Sony’s offering, but it’s still a nice gesture and one that people will surely be into, especially as The Elder Scrolls Online has a pretty dedicated fanbase.
Source: US PlayStation Blog