Jumping on the summer promotion train, Sony has taken a page out of Microsoft’s handbook with Playstation Network PLAY. Starting on August 23 and running until September 15, PSN users will be getting four higher quality games to download.
Now, before you accuse me of fanboyism, lets take a look at the similarities, shall we? Sony is offering 4 higher profile games in a short time span and also put a fancy name on it (an arguably dumber in my opinion). Not only that, if you purchase all 4 games, you’ll get the upcoming PSN exclusive, Payday: The Heist, for free. One sticking point is that you’ll have to be at least 18 years old to download it from Sony, otherwise you can just grab it for (a hefty) 20 bucks. Now see where I’m coming from?
Sony does have a couple of differences from its competition however. Playstation Plus subscribers will get a 20% discount when they purchase, you’re also able to pre-order these games, and you’ll even get free in-game DLC with purchase. Nothing extreme, but it’s still cool that they’re giving away content with a purchase. Here’s the kicker though. Currently, there’s no word if these 4 games are exclusive to Sony for a period of time like Microsoft does with their Summer of Arcade games.
Here’s the schedule:
August 23 – Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition ($15)
August 30 – The Baconing ($15)
September 16 (1 day delay) – Bloodrayne: Betrayal ($15)
September 15 – Renegade Ops ($15)