Does Starfield release on Xbox (Game Pass) have something to do with increased PS Plus subscription price? Here's what community feels

Starfield release on Xbox Game Pass and the price hike for a PS Plus (PlayStation Plus) subscription are going to happen on the same date. And gamers think that this could either be a coincidence or a strategic move from Sony.

Sony’s move to increase the PS Plus subscription price has not been well-received by the gaming community.

Many gamers have expressed their frustration and disappointment over the decision. Some have even considered canceling or downgrading their subscriptions as a response to the increased cost.


Is Starfield release on Xbox and PS Plus subscription price hike related?

Having said that, the release of Starfield on Xbox on Gold Pass is further adding fuel to the fire.

And the fact that Starfield is set to make its debut on Xbox on September 6, the same day Sony’s increased price goes into effect, make the situation more intriguing. Here’s what gamers think (1, 2, 3, 4, 5):


Sony upping the price of PS+ on the same day as Starfield by 40 fucking $, and Ponies are blaming MS. Wtf (Source)

So goty? Damn Sony fighting back Starfield release with a price increase ahahahahahahahah Ponies a re fked (Source)

The timing of Sony’s price hike announcement has left gamers divided. Some say that it is not intentional.


However, others see it as a strategic move by Sony to divert attention from Starfield release on Xbox Game Pass.

Additionally, a similar event happened in the past with Xbox where they tried to make their subscription cost twice as much.

However, after getting overwhelming backlash, Microsoft had to revert this decision. Now, some gamers are comparing it with Sony’s price hike decision.

Furthermore, they believe that if enough people express their anger, Sony might also reverse their decision.

That said, we will make sure to keep updating this article accordingly.

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