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Sony: "Live-Like" Content Coming To PlayStation 3 Software

Ever since the start of the next-gen console war, Xbox 360 fans always found it easy to lord their more robust online service over the PlayStation Network. Xbox Live was a more established service, certainly, and it featured more bells and whistles than the Network ever had. But over the past year and a half, Sony has worked to incorporate upgrades into the Network in order to close the gap...as most online multiplayer aficionados have noticed, the gap is indeed closing.

As if in reply to this exact phenomenon, a "senior PS3 development source" spoke to the Videogaming247 blog yesterday, saying that we can see more new features in the near future. "There is Live-like stuff coming to PS3, yes," said the source.  "Its going into titles in the works now." With all this talk of the in-game XMB and trophies arriving with firmware update 2.40, plus supposed leaked pics of PSN gamer profiles flying across the Internet, the PlayStation Network is a major topic of conversation. The more we hear, the more likely it is that we'll be turned onto more updates and features at E3 next month, but that should be in addition to what firmware 2.40 provides. Some believe Sony won't release that update until the week of E3, but other sources say it'll be here within the next couple of weeks.

Either way, it seems quite obvious that Sony has their gaze fixed squarely on the PSN, and we can expect to see even more enhancements and positive alterations as time goes on. There are always things that can be done!

6/25/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 9:57:14 PM
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I wouldn't doubt it... Looks like Sony is going to take a enormouse stab at Live... I just want my PS3 though :( Ben, send me yours :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:13:53 PM

I...ah...no. :)

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:43:26 PM

lol what happened toypur ps3?

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Tatsujin
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 2:16:16 AM

Being repaired -.-

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Fabi
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:09:55 PM
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It's taken them a while, but hopefully we'll finally see those Live-like features.

It's been real quite on the news side of things since MGS4 dropped. Is everyone in the industry too busy playing it?

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Kiengo
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:13:55 PM
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:-)

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shindelion
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:23:59 PM
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can't wait for this

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Schmitty
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:46:47 PM
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i dont want the Network to be anything like live...... 2.40 will make the network 10000 times bettet then live

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TheNoobAvenger
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:57:11 PM
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I bought the PS3 because so many of my friends have 360s that I might as well own one. Sony needs to develop its own identity, not promote their upcoming changes as becoming similar to a competitor.

I'm all for looking at the competition and using what works, but don't become the comptetition. If I wanted live, I would have bought a 360.

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kj313
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 4:49:02 AM
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Noob I couldn't agree more with u, but PSN is and will not ever be like XBOX live. Why? Cause PSN IS FREE!!!!! Did u hear that FREE!!!! Ps3 owners will be getting the same service but probably better with out buyin a subscription. Many people think that and xbox live card aren't that expensive or something to worry about, but I for one do not want to pay for the game, pay my ISP, and than pay the creator of my console.

@ Tat I some what feel your pain my ps3 is being repaired also. It broked down the launch of MGS4. I couldn't take it so I wound up renting a Ps3 for pretty cheap.

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shaydey77
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:32:01 AM
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yeah LIVE is class..but why would you pay for something when you know something esle is coming along very similar that's free??? in my honest opinion..PSN RULES!!!

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orangpelupa
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:48:21 AM
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Wait a sec. PSN service is free but the contents (DLC) is not free.

So what the different with x360?

I use x360 Free LIVE Silver Membership. And i can download updates and patches for free and download some DLC for free too.

But i dont know about the multiplayer. Is multiplayer is LIVE not free?

In ps3 is free right?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 8:38:46 PM

You have to pay to play online. ....we don't.

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Minishmaru
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 7:11:05 AM
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i'm sure they mean they'll be similar but wout ppl thinking "this is xblive" trust them they've been pretty successful so far

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kj313
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 7:14:16 AM
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Yes it costs for every username that will be playin online or your friends can be your guest.

PSN its free.

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