Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?

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Interesting article for those who haven’t seen… all prediction

https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/playstation-ps-plus-ps4-ps5-april-free-games/

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Then why have Pre Orders if this even crossed they’re minds?

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@parradox-cam_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

Then why have Pre Orders if this even crossed they’re minds?

I would download the game, play it, ask for a refund, download the free title and save my $100.

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@ikasnu_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

@parradox-cam_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

Then why have Pre Orders if this even crossed they’re minds?

I would download the game, play it, ask for a refund, download the free title and save my $100.

Once you download it they can't give you a refund. Only way they can give you a refund is buy locking your account.

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So, if this is in fact true and you preorder; you're paying $100 for a handful of free cards, 25K in stubs, and 4 extra days to play?

Heck, it may be better to get the game for free and buy stubs.

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@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

So, if this is in fact true and you preorder; you're paying $100 for a handful of free cards, 25K in stubs, and 4 extra days to play?

Heck, it may be better to get the game for free and buy stubs.

We will see if true just very interesting

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@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

So, if this is in fact true and you preorder; you're paying $100 for a handful of free cards, 25K in stubs, and 4 extra days to play?

Heck, it may be better to get the game for free and buy stubs.

It depends on how much you value those 4 days, because it is definitely better to get game for free and buy stubs otherwise.

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Only problem I see, at least for PS5 users, is they will probably release the PS4 version for free. I would rather pay for the PS5 version than get the PS4 for free.

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Did anyone bother to look at this guy’s track record and see he’s almost never right?

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@gradekthebard said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

So, if this is in fact true and you preorder; you're paying $100 for a handful of free cards, 25K in stubs, and 4 extra days to play?

Heck, it may be better to get the game for free and buy stubs.

It depends on how much you value those 4 days, because it is definitely better to get game for free and buy stubs otherwise.

Also if it's not true youre going to have to fork out the money anyway and you lost those four days.

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@savefarris_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

Did anyone bother to look at this guy’s track record and see he’s almost never right?

I've never heard of Tyler Fischer (the guy who wrote the article), but at least he admits it's all speculation. In this instance he is no more credible than a random forum member posting about legend predictions. He thinks it's a bad look for Xbox to have "free" access to The Show when Playstation users have to pay, which he isn't entirely wrong about, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't a choice by SDS. Isn't MLB responsible for it being on GamePass?

I'm sure Sony would like to make as much money off of The Show 22 as possible, and since a large percentage of The Show players would play the game online which requires PS+ anyway...they would be giving all of those players the game for free and losing quite a bit of money. The last time The Show was on PS+ was in October on 2019. At that point the game had almost run it's course and I'm sure sales had dipped dramatically, but they were able to produce a lot of buzz with the real MLB postseason and get new people to try it out and possibly get hooked prior to releasing 20. That was a pretty solid strategy in my opinion and made sense. While I would love for it to be given as a PS+ bonus, I just don't see that happening. If it does, maybe just the PS4 version only like Chuck said.

I would be less shocked if Sony added it to Playstation Now instead so they could boost subscription numbers on that. It's a more direct competitor to GamePass which I feel like a lot less people talk about, mostly due to it's origins with laggily streaming PS3 games. I hear it's better now, but haven't tried it in a long time. Maybe they use it as a headliner for the launch of whatever "Sony Spartacus" is going to be since there are rumors that PS+ and PS Now will be further integrated in that. Full disclosure regarding my own track record, I didn't think The Show 22 would come to Switch this year, so what do I know?

At any rate, this reminds me of any article that mentions Michael Pachter as an "expert analyst". Flipping a coin would be more than accurate than that guy, and for some reason a lot of people still listen to him. Even supposed expects seem to be wrong a lot of the time.

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I think it needs to he stated that giving away a game for free on a service like PS+ or game pass to attract new players to a game. In the case of MLB thise who love the game pre-ordered a month ago when the special edition was announced.

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@savefarris_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

Did anyone bother to look at this guy’s track record and see he’s almost never right?

Just like Skip Bayless 🤪

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@gradekthebard said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

So, if this is in fact true and you preorder; you're paying $100 for a handful of free cards, 25K in stubs, and 4 extra days to play?

Heck, it may be better to get the game for free and buy stubs.

It depends on how much you value those 4 days, because it is definitely better to get game for free and buy stubs otherwise.

The game will be unplayable for the first week or so, paying to enjoy that 4 days earlier is not something I’m interested in doing, thankfully I have game-pass so it comes with my subscription.

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So Playstation always makes their ps plus monthly free games available on the first Tuesday of the month, which in this case would be April 5th. They also always release the official list on the Wednesday BEFORE the games are available for free. If you're thinking about waiting to see if The Show will be free you'll still have time to preorder and play, since April's free monthly game list should be out on March 30th. That's assuming Sony follows the same pattern they always have.

That being said, if the show is a free game this year then you 1000% are better off just buying 100 bucks worth of stubs over the preorder unless you really need to be on for 4 days early access.... 5 if you wait until the Tuesday for ps plus.

I doubt it's going to be included in April's line up, but you never know....

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No way that this is happening.

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The reasoning people are using is the fact that the free games are out the 5th...and The Show is coming out on the 5th. The only other time i remember a game launching for free was Hell Let Loose on PS5. That game was showing in the PSN store for 2 months and there was no option to preorder.

Sony would be in so much [censored] if they took $100 pre-orders for this game only to release it free 4 days later.

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All the article writer did was note these games come out the fifth and said they could then be free because that’s the same date as PS plus monthly games. The show comes out of he first only for certain pre orders. The writer used this as clickbait, pure and simple, which makes him stupid and he thinks we’re stupid to actually believe these games will be free.

These games have pre order bonuses and have been pre orders for a while at full price. Asking people to pay full retail price for pre order of a game and then giving that game away free at launch with no prior knowledge that it would be free is a lawsuit waiting to happen. No way any of this is real.

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@cjhanz84_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

All the article writer did was note these games come out the fifth and said they could then be free because that’s the same date as PS plus monthly games. The show comes out of he first only for certain pre orders. The writer used this as clickbait, pure and simple, which makes him stupid and he thinks we’re stupid to actually believe these games will be free.

These games have pre order bonuses and have been pre orders for a while at full price. Asking people to pay full retail price for pre order of a game and then giving that game away free at launch with no prior knowledge that it would be free is a lawsuit waiting to happen. No way any of this is real.

Didn't they have preorders for the Xbox last year before they announced it would be on Gamepass?

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@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

@cjhanz84_psn said in Possible PlayStation Plus users get the Show 22 free?:

All the article writer did was note these games come out the fifth and said they could then be free because that’s the same date as PS plus monthly games. The show comes out of he first only for certain pre orders. The writer used this as clickbait, pure and simple, which makes him stupid and he thinks we’re stupid to actually believe these games will be free.

These games have pre order bonuses and have been pre orders for a while at full price. Asking people to pay full retail price for pre order of a game and then giving that game away free at launch with no prior knowledge that it would be free is a lawsuit waiting to happen. No way any of this is real.

Didn't they have preorders for the Xbox last year before they announced it would be on Gamepass?

Yes. I bought it. Didn’t bother with the refund since I game share with my brother. I find it crazy Sony doesn’t have it on there service. Not fair to dedicated fans.