Rumor: “PSN+” To Be Announced at E3

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There have been multiple rumors for quite some time regarding the premium PSN service ever since Sony has announced that they were strongly considering the idea. There is now talks that the Premium Service will be called PSN+ and details about the service will be told at the E3 convention in June next month The rumor says that some of the things mentioned in the survey that was conducted a while back will be features.

Some features that are rumored to be in this service is access to a list of annually changing content like Minis, PS1 Classics, and DLC for games. You will also be able to get discounts for games in the PlayStation Store. Also an extended demo sort of feature that gives you the ability to play a game for one full hour and you will be asked if you want to buy it from there.

While subscribed, you will also be part of the PS3 Protection Plan, PlayStation’s warranty program that was unveiled a few weeks ago. Users will also be able to get patched downloaded in the background for games they have recently played. Remember that these are just rumors and should not be taken seriously until confirmed (but, after all, this is a rumor about  Sony).

On a related note, Sony Europe boss Andrew House said very recently that they were still seriously considering a premium service for PSN and reminded that the features on PSN now will still remain free.

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  1. MAXVTEC

    5 / 26 / 2010 9:38 am

    In my opinion I think that if there is a premium psn they should only chare for none gaming features becase if they start charging for things like cross game chat it’s gonna fuck everything up it would be hard to know who has what feaute and it would divide psn to and unpleyable gaming network,

    Every feature should be in cluded on free psn and psn+ should have free games movies add ons you know shit like that

    for example psn+ members get mw2 map pack free due to membership but free psn has to pay for it.

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    • Brown856

      5 / 26 / 2010 10:45 am

      @MAXVTEC:

      I 100% agree.

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  2. rico_fiasco

    5 / 26 / 2010 9:48 am

    i heard its only going to be 10 dollars….

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  3. 5 / 26 / 2010 10:12 am

    $10 a month is what I’ve heard it’s going to be priced at, but I doubt that very much. Sony wouldn’t be that stupid. I see it being priced similarly to Live’s cost. This could be a game changer for Sony or a huge division in its gamers, depending on how they execute it. I agree with others that CrossGameChat should just be added across the board for everyone to use. I also hope they implement a party system somehow, but something tells me that would only be possible for new games since patching older games to do it would be a huge undertaking at this point.

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    • Brown856

      5 / 26 / 2010 10:55 am

      @blumatt:

      “$10 a month is what I’ve heard it’s going to be priced at, but I doubt that very much. Sony wouldn’t be that stupid. I see it being priced similarly to Live’s cost.”

      Hell nah!!!!!!!!

      If Sony has Premium PSN priced similar to Xbox Live, that would be dumb as hell. ( shit that like Chedda Bob when he shot himself)LOL

      Think about it, why would I pay similar price for a Network that is inferior to it’s competition in this category?

      Making a move like this would kill PSN for GOOD!!!!!!!!!

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    • 5 / 26 / 2010 3:23 pm

      So, how much do you think it should cost? I’m just saying it should cost no more than Live. I personally hope it’s less, like maybe $35 or so for a year. That would entice aLOT of people to get it.

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  4. 5 / 26 / 2010 11:49 am

    Well, this will be interesting!

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  5. Machee

    5 / 26 / 2010 1:15 pm

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  6. rico_fiasco

    5 / 26 / 2010 1:57 pm

    @blumatt: lol. thats what i ment to say.

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  7. MAXVTEC

    5 / 26 / 2010 2:06 pm

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Andrew House confirmed (via G4TV) the often rumored premium PlayStation Network, which is rumored to be revealed at E3 2010, to a fan in a question & answer post.
    To the question, “will PlayStation Network become a paying service?” House responded:

    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.
    Expect that this will be announced at E3. House also mentioned that the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 will be “out soon”. Could we be getting a true release date at E3, as well?

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  8. Christendom

    5 / 26 / 2010 5:05 pm

    I don’t mind paying for a service on PSN if its online service is comparable to Xbox Live. Basically, if Sony gave PSN members all the features Live has, then I’m cool with that.

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  9. baller

    5 / 26 / 2010 6:31 pm

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  10. Brown856

    5 / 26 / 2010 6:38 pm

    @blumatt:

    I expect the cost of a Premium PSN service to be $25-$35 yearly and $5-7 for a month by month service.

    I do agree with you about the party system, but knowing Sony they won’t try to have it put in all of their games. They would rather try to run a party system through PS HOME.

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  11. MAXVTEC

    5 / 26 / 2010 8:11 pm

    As the rumor mill continues to churn about the Xbox 360′s upcoming motion-tracking add-on Project Natal, online publication Edge is the latest to contribute, claiming the device itself will sell at $149 and come bundled with an Xbox 360 Arcade unit at $299.
    The outlet credits this information to “a trusted source,” with the phrase linking back to when Edge published Gears of War 3 details before the game was announced.

    Edge’s source further claimed that Project Natal will be released in October and will receive a new moniker at E3 2010, which runs from June 15 through June 17, 2010.

    Officially, Microsoft has yet to unveil a price or a specific release date for Project Natal other than “holiday 2010.” When asked for comment on Edge’s report, the company responded that it “does not comment on rumour or speculation.”

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  12. m3xic4n_843

    5 / 27 / 2010 6:24 am

    I like the sound of PSN+ but if the service cost as much as XBL I wouldn’t pay for it. Like some of you say 35 dollars is good.

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