PlayStation Plus subscription isn't required for auto-updates on PS4

Auto-updates, previously tied to PlayStation Plus on PS3, aren't tied to the paywall on PS4. Speaking to Videogamer at E3, SCEE UK & Ireland MD Fergal Gera also noted "the social features of PS4 and PS4 games sit out of the subscription service."

During its E3 conference, Sony quietly revealed a PS Plus subscription is required for online multiplayer on PS4. However, in addition to auto-updates, SCEA VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes told us at E3 video services like Netflix and Hulu remain outside of Plus on PS4, while Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida noted a publisher decides if the online multiplayer of its free-to-play game is or isn't tied to Plus. We also confirmed the price of an annual PS Plus subscription will remain at $50 when the PS4 launches this holiday.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.