It looks like at least one of Sony’s big announcements from today’s Paris Games Week press conference has been revealed ahead of schedule, with the French PlayStation website pulling back the curtain on a PlayStation Plus League geared at eSports competitions for the PlayStation 4.
Assuming that everything that’s posted on the official website holds true, the PlayStation Plus League will give subscribers to Sony’s premium gaming service a place to take part in regular competitions and earn actual prizes, including monetary rewards. Even more details can be found by following the above link.
This is one of those programs that makes so much sense we have to wonder why it took anyone this long to implement it. Whether you’re gaming with a team or flying solo, the PlayStation Plus League roster of games will give everyone a chance to take part in eSports events with ease and maybe even earn some bragging rights and rewards for their efforts. We have to assume scheduled events like this were one of the driving forces behind the recent Calendar app that was launched for the PS4, too, making it extremely easy to schedule and receive reminders for these types of competitions.
Only nine games are included in the initial roster or PlayStation Plus League offerings, but it’s a healthy mix that ranges the spectrum. Here’s what players will be able to compete in once the league goes live, we’re assuming following today’s press conference:
-Mortal Kombat X
-Ultra Street Fighter IV
Yeah, that’s a pretty great opening lineup, offering a little something for everyone and complementing both solo and group play. According to the slightly early announcement, it looks like Sony plans to make the Plus League a big part of the PlayStation experience just in time for some holiday gaming.
The PlayStation Plus League aims to offer its PlayStation Plus subscribers a new e-sport experience. Here you will have the opportunity to take part in competitions and tournaments of your favorite games. You will prove to everyone that you are the best through the different formats of tournaments that will be available.
Given where this information is coming from, it looks like Europe is a given for launch support. No word yet if the PSPL will be offered in other territories but, again, we’re expecting a full announcement during today’s official press conference.
So tell us, readers, is this something you’d be interested in taking advantage of? Have a favorite competitive game you’d like to see included in future competitions? Please let us know in the comments below. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get in some extra practice in Rocket League before making my grand eSports debut.