Sony offering free multiplayer weekend for PS4 owners, seeking beta testers for next system update Sony offering free multiplayer weekend for PS4 owners, seeking beta testers for next system update
Sony has announced a promotion in which PlayStation 4 owners will have access to the online multiplayer mode in any game this weekend. Normally,... Sony offering free multiplayer weekend for PS4 owners, seeking beta testers for next system update

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Sony has announced a promotion in which PlayStation 4 owners will have access to the online multiplayer mode in any game this weekend. Normally, only those with a PlayStation Plus subscription can play online.

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s (SCEA) Andy Lum announced the news in a recent blog post, noting that it was just in time for the launch of Street Fighter Vreleased on Tuesday. Lum said it was also a great opportunity for gamers to check out multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops III as the new DLC pack, Awakening, dropped earlier this month.

The free weekend starts on Friday, February 19, at 12:01 a.m. PST and runs through Sunday, February 21, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

In related news, Sony is also seeking gamers to help beta test their next system software update. In a separate post, John Koller, vice president of the PlayStation brand for SCEA, said the beta program will begin in March. Those that get selected will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the system software.

All that’s needed to participate is a PlayStation 4 with an Internet connection and a master account. Koller said users can roll back to the previous system software at anytime, implying that the beta software isn’t a permanent commitment.

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