Sony has announced that, from Wednesday, the PlayStation Plus Open Multiplayer Event will allow players who don’t have an active PlayStation Plus subscription to play online for free.

Sony assures us that there are no sign-ups or credit card registration required to participate – players will simply be able to play their games online once the event goes live. As you’d expect, the other benefits of being a PlayStation Plus member won’t be included in the event, although I imagine it’s their hope that you’ll enjoy the multiplayer experience enough to subscribe.

Regardless of whether you have any plans to join PlayStation Plus in the future, it would be a shame to miss out on the free online play while it’s available.

The event will start this Wednesday, November 15 at 10am (GMT) until 10am on Monday, November 20.