If I buy a game from Playstation Plus, will it save on the PS4 or the account? Will my other users be able to play the game even if they aren't subscribed? Can they play online due to my sub or will they not be able to play it at all?

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If you get a free game from your PlayStation Plus membership, it will be tied to your account.

You can add these titles to your library without actually downloading them at that time.

If the PS+ account is the primary account for the console, yes, all other users on that console have access to the game. If your PS+ account is not the primary account for the console, then only that account will have access to your games.

As others have mentioned, if you let your subscription end, you will lose access to the games you were given for free. However, I believe that they are still tied to your account, so if you renew your membership, you will regain access to those titles.

  • That last sentence is correct, as long as you "checked out" the free Playstation Plus game during the month it was free, it is tied to that PS+ and is able to be redownloaded and played again if you resub.
    – Ramirez
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 19:17

If you purchase a Playstation Plus game when you launch the game it will check to see if the purchasing account is still tied to your PS4 so in short, yes you can play your Playstation Plus game on a different account on your machine, as long as your account with Playstation Plus is still on the system.

The only time you won't be able to play your Playstation Plus games is if you let your subscription end which will not let you play your games anymore until you resubscribe.

  • Oh thank you very much for quick reply and answer! and for my next question I'm new to ps4 so if the Sub end, I can no longer play online right? with PS3 was free?
    – Guest1234
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 19:13
  • If you let your subscription end, as in your last paid month is over you will not have access to any of your Playstation Plus games.
    – Ramirez
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 19:14

Any games that are bought from the Playstation store are tied to the PSN account, not the machine. Local users to the machine should be able to access and play the game, but may not have all of the capabilities of the account from which the game was bought on.

These games are no longer accessible if the PSN account subscription expires.


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