Mar 17, 2010
TheSixthAxis have picked up on the fact that, during the excitement of GDC, a number of newly registered domains were listed referring to “Playstation Plus”.
Since there have been rumours circulating that Sony will be launching their own PSN Premium Service, it’s not such a great leap to consider that the “Playstation Plus” may be just that.
Here is a list of the possible services:
- Customer Service Priority Access
- Exclusive Experiences with Sony Brands
- Extended Console Warranty 3 Years
- Access to Beta Games
- Early Access to All Store Content
- Member Demo Sharing of Full Game
- Cross-game Voice Chat Access
- Full Title Trial – 1st Hour Is Free
- Token Wagering
- User-to-user Challenges
- Free Access to PSOne Classics, PSP Minis, and PS3/PSP Themes
- Discounts on Store Content
- Member Only In-game Content
- Trophy Alerts
- Cloud Storage Space for Games
- Online Music Service
- Online Music Video Service
- Automatic Downloads and Updates
- Loyalty Program Rewards
- Facebook Connectivity
- Catch-up TV
- Netflix Access Without Disc
I would be more than happy to pay for a premium service – depending on what was included, obviously. How about you?
I dunno. Having everything start out free and then introducing paid premium… even though the normal service technically isn’t missing out on too much, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I’d have to see how much it is per moth before I can say wether I’d use it or not.
I know what you mean. If they keep PSN as it is now but offer a premium service with more features, that’ll be fine. In fact, I’d more than likely be happy to pay for the premium service – as long as they give us a choice!
One of the features allows you to upload your game saves to a server so that you can download them to any PS3 console that you’re logged into. Not sure how often I’d use that feature but it sounds neat!
Hell, the 3 year extended warranty would probably make it worthwhile! ;)