KitGuru Games: Is Xbox Game Pass worth £150 a year?

Just as 2022 saw Sony revamp its PlayStation Plus game subscription service, Microsoft’s 2023 included a refresh of its own Game Pass platform, eschewing the rarely-used and antiquated Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass Core, while keeping its regular Game Pass service as is – aside from a slight price hike. As I did last year, we will be looking at the past 12 months of Xbox Game Pass to determine whether the service is worth its ever-increasing asking price...

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KitGuru Games:­­ Did PlayStation Plus justify its price increase?

With each passing year, publishers and console manufacturers alike have increasingly emphasised the long-term importance of game subscription services. In aid of this effort, we have seen Sony reaffirm its commitment to subscriptions through its revamped PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers. 2023 marked the first full year since the reinvention, and with us now a good chunk of the way into January of 2024, the question remains: Has PlayStation Plus been able to justify itself?

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The Last of Us’ multiplayer project reportedly put ‘on ice’

Despite being known for its story, 2013’s The Last of Us featured a rather fun multiplayer mode known as Factions. Ahead of 2020’s The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog confirmed that the sequel would not include a Factions mode – with the team instead working on a standalone multiplayer project. Since then, the title has seemingly struggled to find an identity – with it reportedly now being put on ice.

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