Sony on PlayStation Plus: “We’ve Been Investigating” Giving the Community More Control Over the IGC
With PlayStation Plus subscriptions rising by more than 200% since PlayStation 4 launch, there’s more members than ever before, and when the Instant Game Collection line-up gets announced each month, they can be quite vocal – whether it’s positive or negative.
In an interview with Joystiq, Sony Computer Entertainment America VP of Platforms Marketing John Koller talked all about PlayStation Plus, saying, “There is a lot that goes into finding the right mix of titles for each month’s Instant Game Collection, but the goal is to deliver a solid lineup that has something for all different types of gamers.”
After adding how the IGC’s list of titles each month is designed to keep current subscribers and add new ones by making the service a “no brainer,” he continued:
We look at a variety of different things to deliver a lineup that will provide amazing shared experiences, including the most popular genres for our members and fan requests.
So what about giving the community the opportunity to pick the new games each month? Koller says it’s something they’ve looked into, but there’s nothing to announce at this point in time:
We hear all the feedback and incorporate it as best we can in regards to the content and features we offer. One common request is for the community to have more direct control over the games that enter the Instant Game Collection. While there’s nothing specific to announce about this right now, it’s definitely an interesting idea and one we’ve been investigating.
Koller then summed up what PlayStation Plus means to Sony:
Our vision for PS Plus is to further encourage and enhance shared experiences on the platform, and games with strong multiplayer like Mercenary Kings and Resogun are advancing that vision. We want friends to have the same great games to play together, and the Instant Game Collection certainly helps to accomplish that, as will Share Play when it comes to PS Plus members on PS4 this fall.
What are your overall thoughts on PlayStation Plus?