Sony To Shift The PSN Into Overdrive
If you were around during the early days of the PlayStation 3, you should be amazed at the strides the Network has taken since late 2006 and early 2007. Well, Sony isn't about to sit on its laurels and say, "gee, we done good."
Nah, they're gonna keep making the PSN your favorite online home for video content. As Gaming Front reports, SCEA has announced that more improvements will soon be headed your way. First, they say they'll ramp up the "digital quality" of the games that will be coming online soon, and other pieces of content - like songs for your PSP - will be of a better quality as well. We also see mention of a "huge range" of PS1 classics, and we've already heard about the impending digital releases of PS1 cornerstone titles like Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid. As of now, there are currently a grand total of over 200 games available for download on the PSN but Sony isn't happy with that number; they plan to add another hundred before the year is out! Oh, and let's not forget about that last comment in the article, which hints at exclusive DLC for certain impending titles...what could they be? Sony fans have long since complained of Microsoft securing a bunch of DLC for the biggest games of the generation ('cough' GTAIV 'cough') but these days, with the console war at a full boil, both sides have a healthy amount of ammunition. Oh, you got a cannon...? We got a missile!
So anyway, expect bigger and better things from the PSN in 2009. If there's one aspect of Sony's game business that has been a 100% positive this generation, it's the increased quality and overall amount of PSN content. There's just no denying that.
6/8/2009 John Shepard