Last year the internet was set alight by rumours of monthly fees coming to Sony’s free PlayStation Network. Fears were soon put to rest, but the PS3’s online service could see the announcement of a premium version at this year’s E3. However, it’s not as bad as you think.
A premium subscription service may soon pervade the PlayStation Network. VG247 reports that Sony will anounce the service at next month’s E3, with a price tag no higher than £50 ($75) a year. Its virtue will be in a number of exclusive features, like a streaming music service, and free monthly games from a choice of “two to four.” At current PSN game prices, that means subscribers will soon make their money back.
Gamers also shouldn’t worry about improvements to the current free service, with the rumoured cross-game voice chat not being exclusive to the premium package if the latest rumours are to be believed. Regular PSN users will not be gimped. Thank Butler.