Sony Rolls Out New PSN Terms of Service for PlayStation Plus


199w ago - A few months back Sony updated their PSN TOS/User Agreement presumably due to the PS3 OtherOS removal, and today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) spotted another update that pertains to the upcoming PlayStation Plus service which arrives next week.

When you hop online with your PlayStation 3 or PSP console next, the PSN Terms of Service update you will be asked to agree to states Type 2 content (outlined below) may be unavailable if you don't renew your subscription immediately at the end of each period.

Essentially this means your PSN and PS1 games, PS3 and PSP Minis and PlayStation 3 downloadable content may become inaccessible if you don't keep your subscription current.

To quote: "There are two types of Subscriber based downloadable content, split neatly into those that you can re-download after your subscription ends and those that you can't.

Type 1: Premium Avatars and Themes, which, so long as you download when originally available you can re-download after you end your subscription.

Type 2: PSN games, PS1 games, Minis and "Premium Game Elements" which we assume is a fancy word for DLC. This, as you'd expect, will no longer be accessible for use after your subscription period expires, even if you downloaded it before expiry.

The PS3 will turn on automatically every 2 days to check for system software, game patches and game demos. Firmware updates won't be applied until you've accepted the terms."



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#15 - PS3 News - 199w ago
That should apply to all PSN users since it's in the Terms Of Service, only the part about losing Type 2 content without renewing promptly would be targeting Plus users from what I can tell.

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#14 - Sparky15 - 199w ago
what does this mean?
The PS3 will turn on automatically every 2 days to check for system software, game patches and game demos. Firmware updates won’t be applied until you’ve accepted the terms."
if we get psn+ or for normal users as well?

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#13 - macca30 - 199w ago
Ok, if i don't agree to the new terms & conditions I can no longer use my ps3 for what I purchased it (and agreed to when I purchased it) does that mean sony will refund me my money back as they are changing the terms and conditions?

I would also like a refund for all my games I can no longer play online.

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#12 - croft72 - 199w ago
Interesting. It seems like more and more Sony is trying to be in control of what you purchase. And the fact that Sony wants to play big brother by automatically having your system turn on makes this "Playstation Plus" package sound even worse.

I've always preferred to physically own my games (Disc-based) instead of games that I purchased being digital. Digital games are conveinient but at what cost?

Its sad to imagine things have come to this. People with a different opinion about Playstation Plus can say what they want. But in my opinion if this is what owning a Playstation Plus PSN account is all about I don't want and will not get it.

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#11 - victor307664 - 199w ago
give and take, give and take. What they give is crap and what they take is most useful. We should be use to it by now. I've realized that there is no power to the many, only to the rich.













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