It's a Great move for them (we're talking about A LOT of money here) but sucks for us, it's that simple. Microsoft only made their job A LOT easier to make it sound like "meh that's not so bad I guess, we're at least getting used games and no more evil DRM, besides it's pretty cool to have access to such great value at the same time", this was literally the PERFECT time to announce such thing without causing a backlash.
You shouldn't be charged to play a game you paid full price for to use online MP, that's Very stupid, it's not like Sony is providing those games dedicated servers for MP, most games are P2P anyway. Yes PSN plus is an amazing value specially if they'll continue it the same way as it is on the PS3, but forcing stuff upon people just to play their game online isn't right and some people genuinely don't want it, just because Sony has been doing the right stuff lately won't magically make us accept sugar coated ********, specially when I'm among the people who have Always criticized Gold for forcing people pay to play online for no reason, I'd be a complete hypocrite if I thought there's nothing wrong here.
With that said, I'm already among the people who have no problem paying for what PSN Plus offers right now so I'll automatically have access to MP which means this will not affect me at all, but again not everyone is in a similar situation.
Edited by metallicaband - 7/3/13 at 3:23pm