PlayStation Plus Announced: Feature Rundown (Update)

15. June, 2010 E3, Expo's, PS3, PSN 14 comments
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*Update*

-Official Release Date from the Press Release states June 29th WorldWide.

Okay so here are the details on PlayStation Network Plus. I Know Some of you seemed a little confused so i hope this break down of things helps out.

PlayStation Network itself will not change, while Plus users can upgrade for $50 a year or $18 for three months. For now your first three months are free.

PSN + will feature:

  • - Early demos and Select Beta access
  • - Auto Downloads
  • - Access to premium themes and other downloadables
  • - PSN + will be available next month.
  • - Will include Qore for free
  • - You only own content during the subscription
  • - PSN will remain free, PSN + is an optional subscription
  • - Discounts on games &  Access to Premium Content on the PSN Store
    - 1 Year for $49.99 and 3 months for $7.99

IN- Depth Detailing After the Break!

  • Full game trial – Members will have access to full versions of designated PS3® and PlayStation Network titles including PS one® Archives (PS one® Classics). The titles on offer will be available for download on PlayStation Store for a stated period and change every month. Members will be able to play the full version of the game for a designated period and even after the trial period expires, users will be able to continue playing the game by purchasing the game on-line.
  • Games – Member will be able to play the full version of designated PS3 downloadable and PlayStation Network titles including PS one Archives (PS one Classics) and minis with no limit of time as long as membership is effective. These games will become available exclusively for PlayStation Plus members at no extra cost.
  • Special content – Content such as avatars and custom themes many of which are exclusive will become available for PlayStation Plus members at no extra cost.
  • Discounts – Members will have access to exclusive discounts on designated PS3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) titles. Titles will vary every month on PlayStation Store.
  • Early access – Members will have early access to designated new game beta trials, game demos and video content prior to public distribution.
  • Automatic content downloads and updates – PS3 will automatically download and install designated game demos and game updates and also download the system software update data. PS3 will automatically start up at a designated time to download content and will turn off after the download has completed.
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  1. MAXVTEC

    6 / 15 / 2010 2:04 pm

    WTF this is stupid and useless…. Come on Sony I know u need to make money but atleast offer good things or I mean feartures compare PSN+ to xbl and it sounds stupid. What a let down… Quore is stupid early demos an acces to some betas are useless. I have to see how this is going to turn out

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  2. sws113

    6 / 15 / 2010 2:15 pm

    they might still add cross game chat in a firmware update. (hopefully)

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  3. Machee

    6 / 15 / 2010 2:25 pm

    anyone here even watch QUORE?? stupid video eh?…well Sony i have one thing to say about your new PSN+ idea….FUCKING A-HOLE!!! Sony please just fire all these PSN devs because they dont fucking understand what gamers want! Do they have any idea why XBL is raping their asses all the time? Is because XBL offers too damn many things for entertainment and gaming online, XBL is simple as fuck to connect with friends…i think Sony doesnt really understand its 2010 and social and connecting with friends online is essential nowadays, they cant even make a decent multiplayer exclusive game and coop!

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  4. Machee

    6 / 15 / 2010 2:27 pm

    Where is the warranty?! Are they still oblivious to YLOD??! what fucktards!

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  5. Gabeusmc19

    6 / 15 / 2010 4:23 pm

    Wow this sounds AWESOME

    ill try it for the 3 month and see how it goes.

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  6. Brown856

    6 / 15 / 2010 4:38 pm

    Wow!!! 49.99 LOL!!! Fuck That,

    I’ll try the three month $7.99 and go from there.

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  7. MAXVTEC

    6 / 15 / 2010 5:10 pm

    see im telling you this is really bad man. and to sws113 yeah they did add it but whats the point if you have to pay for it, and guess not every one is going to pay for it so now PSN will be all over the place, half your friends might have it and no one else will have it.

    this is stupid.

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  8. MAXVTEC

    6 / 15 / 2010 5:15 pm

    and it says designated games and shit like that DESIGNATED. that means that that game that you really want wont be there because if they think it can make money on its own it wont be there free for you…

    if tthey did this they should have do it right, not stupid like this. if this is the full list im really disapointed im staying free i just want to play games online thats it.

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  9. 6 / 15 / 2010 7:51 pm

    Cross Game chat is coming for free, guys. You just can’t host it. A PSN+ person has to begin the chat, but oh well, cuz surely at least one of the people you play with will buy PSN+. It’s good we’re getting a 3 month free trial of it.

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  10. MAXVTEC

    6 / 15 / 2010 10:16 pm

    its still wack tho. either we get it or we dont…

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  11. Lordifan370

    6 / 16 / 2010 2:58 am

    Well the access to betas and the addition of discounts sounds good, but $49.99 sounds a lot so will see if the compettive prices for internet come down.

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  12. PS360Wii

    6 / 16 / 2010 6:53 am

    I see it this way, remember when EA and other companies were thinking about charging for demo, BAM the $49.99 is going to them. to be honest @least XBL silver members get it after the demos have been out about 5 – 7days.

    Early demos and Select Beta access <—- in my opinion, just preorder @gamestop and you can get early access. i do it all the time then i take my $5 from that game and put it on another.

    - You only own content during the subscription <—- now this is F'ed up, when i let my XBL Gold membership drop to silver back in March i had all my free content nothing was taking from me.

    to top it off YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR CROSS GAMING CHAT WTF are you serious. hell no, i say it again HELL NO

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    • 6 / 16 / 2010 7:00 am

      Yeah, but to be fair there’s not much free content Microsoft is giving you anyway. lol What would they take away from you? Those free avatars they gave you? Sony’s actually giving you games, full games at that.

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  13. Eddie273201

    6 / 16 / 2010 6:58 am

    I don’t know why people are blasting on Sony for this when that’s all I use to hear was (if Sony charged for their service it would make online gaming better like live) Come on now that they are yo wanna talk smack. I myself will be getting the year subscription every year and this will make the PS3 the best console before the end of the year. Hell look at what Microsoft has done, they brought out a PS3 without blueray and I don’t hear no one talking smack about that!!!!

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