Unsurprisingly, auction sites including eBay already have multiple listings for people offering to unlock the PS Plus Collection for PS4 in exchange for money.
At the time of publishing, one user had made £100+ charging over 20 users £5 each to unlock the PS Plus Collection on their PS4 consoles.
According to many users on a popular Chinese forum, Sony has issued multiple bans in the region for both PS5 owners selling access to the PS Plus Collection, and those PS4 owners who have purchased access to it.
According to the users, their bans will last for two months, while any PS5 consoles involved in the scheme have been permanently blocked from network services.
It’s believed PlayStation automatically bans a console when it logs into a high number of users accounts in a single day, in order to protect from fraud, so it’s not clear if Sony is banning the users simply for sharing their Collection games.
VGC has requested comment from SIE hasn’t decided if the PlayStation Plus Collection will be expanded beyond its initial launch line-up.
“Well, we’re going to wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection,” he told GQ. “You know, which games are played how much they’re played before we make any decisions about that.
“We think it’s potentially going to be a great user acquisition tool. Arguably if you never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5 you basically get a PS4, right?”
Ryan has previously said that a subscription model like “doesn’t make any sense” for Sony‘s first-party operation, considering its focus on big-budget games.
However, more recently he suggested Sony may have an ace up its sleeve in terms of replying to Xbox Game Pass.
“There is actually news to come, but just not today,” Ryan told Russian news agency TASS, when asked how PlayStation will respond to PlayStation Now had over 2.2 million subscribers as of April 2020, according to Sony – up from one million in October 2019.