Last night on GameTrailers TV, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton took to the stage to discuss a myriad of topics ranging from E3 to charging for PlayStation Network online. One of the things that has concerned PS3 owners the most is the potential to be charged to play online in the future, despite the reassurances that online play will always remain free.
Tretton was questioned about it and had this to say:
“There’s no question that if we can come up with a compelling experience that will warrant an investment from consumers that that would be something we would consider.
“We already feel we bring a lot of value to the consumer…but until we feel we have something, like PlayStation Move, that justifies an investment, we aren’t going to come out with half cocked technology or product offerings.”
We’re not too sure about the whole “half-cocked” technology bit considering the PlayStation Network was kind of launched with very limited offerings in terms of functionality, but it’s good to know that the company will only look into fees so long as it warrants it. How would you guys feel if fees were implemented for certain features this far through the consoles life cycle?