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Sony to Reveal Premium PSN+ Service at E3 for $9.99 a Month


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225w ago - Today JoyStiq (linked above) reports that Sony is planning to officially reveal the rumored Premium PSN+ service at E3 2010 for $9.99 a month, which VG247 hinted at last week.

According to SCEE President Andrew House, this information appears to be accurate based on his recent [Register or Login to view links], to quote:

"I can assure you that the current PSN as you know it will remain a free service. It is something that our competitors don't offer and something that shows our loyalty to the PlayStation Community.

However, Kaz Hirai stated a few months ago that we were looking at a premium service to sit alongside the current free service and that objective has not changed. You'll learn more about it very soon."

From JoyStiq, to quote: "Joystiq has been informed that PSN+ subscribers will also have the ability to enable an auto-patching feature, which will detect, download and install updates for recently played PS3 titles on the system.

As PSN+ subscribers, gamers will also receive protection for their consoles with the recently announced PlayStation Protection Plan, as well as exclusive access to the long-awaited cross-game voice chat. Additional features are said to be in the works following the launch of PSN+, including the previously rumored cloud-based saving system.

Pricing and a release for the PSN+ service is unknown, though one source speculates PSN+ may cost $9.99 per month. When contacted, a Sony representative said the company does not "comment on rumors or speculation."



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Fletcher's Avatar
#27 - Fletcher - 225w ago
$10 a month.. they could atleast offer some better services, like more friends on friends list etc also they should bring back different OS's. They could also make a deal with SKY tv like xbox have, I think that would be good and would actuallly make people want to pay this price.

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#26 - livpool - 225w ago
Quote Originally Posted by skotosa View Post
Dude what a bunch of total BS!!! They are going to make me pay for a cloud service and a cross game chat. Stuff like that and more are free on Steam.

And bandwidth is bandwidth whether its being used via a PC or PS3. If steam can give us this and more for free then so can you Sony.... I'm not paying for a service that isn't even going to cost you anything. Its like charging me a month for air, screw that.

...then don't.. it's OPTIONAL, just be grateful you dont have to pay for everything *cough* Xbox Live *cough*

and its not free to host servers, pay for more people, more maintenance work etc.

skotosa's Avatar
#25 - skotosa - 225w ago
Dude what a bunch of total BS!!! They are going to make me pay for a cloud service and a cross game chat. Stuff like that and more are free on Steam.

And bandwidth is bandwidth whether its being used via a PC or PS3. If steam can give us this and more for free then so can you Sony.... I'm not paying for a service that isn't even going to cost you anything. Its like charging me a month for air, screw that.

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#24 - Okiri - 225w ago
As long as I don't have to pay to play, i really don't care..

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#23 - LIL935 - 225w ago
Yes it is a good idea because this is optional, but not required and those who do not like to buy a movie etc for sony that will not add to their profits.

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