The freebie will run from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014. The multiplayer component of Playstation Plus allows for playing recent titles such as Destiny, Madden NFL 15, and Diablo IIIwith friends.
Playstation Plus’ other features aren’t available during the free weekend but include free games, exclusive discounts in PlayStation Store, up to 3GB of online save storage, and one membership applies across the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Playstation Vita.
Offering a free multiplayer weekend is a smart move for Playstation because online multiplayer was not behind the Playstation Plus paywall on the Playstation 3. Playstation 4 owners who upgraded from the Playstation 3 and who aren’t Playstation Plus subscribers essentially gave up online multiplayer access. A freebie weekend can remind players about online multiplayer fun, especially with Destiny, an online multiplayer game only, recently breaking records as the biggest Playstation 4 game launch in North America.
For disabled gamers, a free online multiplayer weekend is that essential firsthand experience for assessing individual video game disability accessibility before committing cash to a Playstation Plus subscription. Disabled players can try out the online multiplayer component of already owned games but are still waiting the Playstation 3’s Playstation Plus feature of full game trials to migrate onto the Playstation 4.