E3 2010: Sony Announces "Plus" Subscription For PSN
We've been hearing a lot about it, and it has now been officially unveiled.
As expected, this will not replace the free-to-play model always held by the PlayStation Network; what has been unveiled as "PlayStation Plus" is merely an option. SCEA head man Jack Tretton detailed the new subscription choice: it'll give you access to exclusive content designed specifically for gamers; this includes new digital content of all kinds, from both Sony's worldwide studios and their partners. There will be select demos and other goodies if you wish to ante up; Tretton called it a "full-product offering" that features "hundreds of dollars" worth of content for the willing subscriber. Plus will debut towards the end of this month and you can snag a yearly subscription for $49.99 or a three-month subscription for $17.99. Much like Xbox Live, you can also get three free months if you wish to give it a shot, and you will watch as Plus continues to expand on a monthly and even weekly basis. All sorts of DLC from avatars to whole new levels will be available to you and considering the price, that's not exactly outlandish. Sony calls it an "unprecedented value" and as it most certainly is an option, we have to agree with that assessment.
So if you want to just keep doing stuff for free, go right ahead. If you want more, the Plus option will be there. Nice, no?
6/15/2010 3:11:13 PM Ben Dutka