EA will NOT Charge for online play on PS2!

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  1. JoshF

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    I'm sure Sony is subsidising it too
     
  3. JoshF

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    I doubt Sony is subsidizing it, but in the end, I don't care as I won't have to pay a monthly fee to play Madden online. As a gamer, that's all that matters to me.

    Now if we can just get Square to offer FFXI online for free...
     
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    i think sony and ea must have something planned out with sony's whole online scheme, as ea is a big company
     
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    Not sure what you mean, Damien - I'm sure they all have big plans. Can you elaborate?

    This is good news.
     
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    Companies will only charge if they run their own servers. FFXI requires online servers, but games like TimeSplitters 2 and probably Madden don't. If a game uses peer-to-peer connections, there's no reason for an online fee.
     
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    I thought the plan was to let Madden be free and then once the release all their games online they will have a pay-to-play network?
     
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    Ryan: Nope, all EA online games will NOT require a fee of any type aside from what you pay for the game retail.
     
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    Most of Sony's online games are going to be peer to peer, which would mean it would be free for you, but in the end you will have to deal with lag, some more then others, espically if you are playing against someone with a dial-up.
     
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    Chris: Read the article - EA says the experience is great even for people on dialup. I'm pretty psyched about this news. I hate the idea of feeling like I "have" to play a game because I'm paying for a subscription.
     
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    hmm... I'm still skeptical how many people will be buying the add on - and this from a person who's already pre-ordered his adapter... we'll see.
     
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    the only thing about that is I very much doubt that you'll be playing free PS2 games online for long. EA is going to GET STORMED, hundreds of thousands of people are going to be online, so that's what i meant before how the hell can ea and any other company afford to do this. this generation ea has decided to whore with sony so i wouldn't doubt if sony is helping them financially to keep madden free
     
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    i think more people will be buying the adapter after more and more games start bragging about online support.

    as it is right now, those of use who get the adapter on August 28th will only have Madden and SOCOM to play (and Tony Hawk, but thats old).

    Only one of the 2 games mentioned above is more than enough for me to pickup the adapter and be online that night!! (especially SOCOM!!)
     
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    I'm just hoping for Knockout Kings 2003 online so I can whip some butt! [​IMG]
     
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