A PlayStation Plus subscription isn’t needed for auto-updates on PS4

PlayStation PlusWhile auto-updates on the PS3 went hand-in-hand with PlayStation Plus, there will be a wall of separation on the PS4. SCEE UK & Ireland MD Fergal Gera at E3 said that “the social features of PS4 and PS4 games sit out of the subscription service.” And although a PS Plus sub is required for online multiplayer (depending on the publisher of the free-to-play game), auto-updates and video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu will be separate.

An annual PS Plus subscription will run you $50 when the PS4 is released this holiday season.