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Sony/Nintendo: UK government wins long-running battle, fans can rejoice


Like it or not, online gaming is a huge part of the video game market today. Like streaming platforms, manufacturers offer many different subscriptions allowing access to different types of services. But some of them are not always very easy to understand for the players. A finding that pushes PlayStation and Nintendo to review their copy.

Subscriptions not always very clear

For years, the “online” is a central component of the world of video games. Some of the most popular titles like franchises call of duty, Battlefield Where League of Legends rely mainly on their multiplayer mode, while others impose a permanent connection even in solo. For this last case, dedication to Gran Turismo 7the PS5 exclusive.

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Speaking of PlayStation, we learned that the firm would be forced to review its online subscription policy, just like Nintendo’s competitors. In question ? A survey of practices related to subscriptions to online games, conducted by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This has indeed revealed some problems, like auto-renewing subscriptions or an unclear policy. We explain to you what the two Japanese firms are committed to.

Welcome changes

On the PlayStation side, the company is now committed to contacting PlayStation Plus subscribers (which will soon be transformed to compete with Xbox’s GamePass) when they no longer use its services for too long a period, in order to remind them that it is possible to cancel their subscription. If despite the restart, the inactivity of the players concerned continues, then PlayStation will need to terminate the subscription in question.

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As for Nintendo, the mother of the Wii, the DS and the Switch, a slight change is going to be made and may well make all the difference for players who tend not to check what they are committing to. The auto-renewal option at Nintendo Switch Online will no longer be the default option. avoiding the more head in the air to be regularly debited without realizing it.

In short, good news for players, who should feel a little more respected, and a good part of which should save money from now on!

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