Sony Corp. this month said the Playstation Plus service is required to play online multiplayer titles for the Playstation 4.

The premium service, which retails at $17.99 to $49.99, will be required to join online multiplayer sessions in titles like Killzone: Shadow Fall and EA Inc.’s Battlefield 4.

Exceptions include Free-to-Play titles like DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 and Warframe.

In addition, streaming content services like Netflix and social functionality like Share options will be available to all owners at no cost.

Playstation Plus membership offers discounted games, cloud saves, automatic game updates, early access to beta programs, and the Instant Game Collection.

The PS4 will be sold at $399.99 this holiday.

The hardware will utilize a PC-like architecture with a x86-based AMD Jaguar 8-core CPU, a 1.84 TLFOPS AMD next-generation Radeon GPU, and GDDR5 8GB RAM. IN addition the hardware will feature a 6X Blu-ray disc drive, USB 3.0 interface, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, and digital output.

New titles announced for the PS4 include Killzone: Shadow Fall, DriveClub, Knack, Infamous: Second Son, and The Witness.

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