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Sony Teases "The Future of PlayStation Plus"

Media Street: "It appears that the ongoing rumors about Sony's soon-to-be revealed PlayStation Plus "revamp" are true."

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Abash1429d ago

As a current PS+ member Im really damn hyped. I love automatic updates and cloud storage along with the games they gave, I wonder what else is in store now

MrBeatdown1429d ago

The best part is that whatever it is will likely go into effect with Tuesday's PS Store update. PS+ updates always come on the first Tuesday of the month. The thing is, Sony usually posts a preview of upcoming month's content a week or so in advance of the update. They didn't do that this week, likely so they didn't spoil the surprise.

Anyway, I'm hoping it's an options feature. I'd like to have a choice in what content I get, even if it's from a small pool of pre-approved games.

More cloud storage space would be nice as well. I have a 50MB Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 created character file that fails to upload due to a lack of space.

zeeshan1429d ago

If the SONY cloud gaming service rumors are true and if Sony are going to tie in that service WITH PS plus then that will be pretty huge.

Controversy1428d ago

I love being a PS+ subscriber. Wasn't a fan at first, but I am a true convert.

NastyLeftHook01429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

tomorrow? really? YES!

BiggCMan1429d ago

Well, in my eyes, it's not Sunday until my ass wakes up and drinks some orange juice. But technically, seeing as how it's passed midnight, tomorrow is true. It begins Monday, so yea.

Nimblest-Assassin1429d ago

Wait wut? Checks time

Its 2:02 Am here in Canada

Holy Crap it is tomorrow

catch1429d ago

I had to laugh at the way you put that as though Canada had only one time zone

Blacktric1429d ago

OMFG YOU ARE RIGHT! Cannot believe I forgot it. Oh God I just can't wait...

elmaton981429d ago

OMG i cant wait for SONY to show us what's in store for for us ps members.

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TheFinalEpisode1429d ago

Maybe they're adding Stream play with Gaikai as a beta test for PS4?

NastyLeftHook01429d ago

You see, that right there... that would be astronomically huge. It would be so good it would create a black hole.

Amazingmrbrock1429d ago

if they start streaming on a ps3 their not even going to think about ps4 for another couple of years at least.

NastyLeftHook01429d ago

That makes a ton of sense, And the ps3 library would be that much bigger.

BattleAxe1429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

This also finally would give Sony a presence on the PC. I only wish we could have the option of downloading full games from the PSN, but some action on the PC is better than nothing.

Everyone keeps talking about Gaikai and Onlive, but what if it isn't a streaming service, but rather a partnership of some kind with Steam? Streaming games takes up way too much bandwidth, so I find it hard to believe that Sony would find this to be a good way for playing games. Its for this reason that i haven't bothered with Onlive, even though its a cool service, you can use up 20 GB in just 6 hours of gaming.

elmaton981429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

@ BattleAxe

maybe so but i dont have a prob trying some games (if its gaikai it is demos or playing full games if its onlive( which i like anyway since i have a subscription with them and i enjoy all the games anyway))

lugia 40001429d ago

If they could reduce latency by alot on gaikai, there would be no need for PS4 probably.

BitbyDeath1429d ago

Except for the millions of people who do not have the internet.

Nitrowolf21429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

I'm hoping there's more than just the Gaikia/Onlive stuff.
As much as these are going to be great feature, I want some console features that I can actually use in-game and such. Doubtful, but i'm hoping.
I also like the top tier stuff, but we will have to wait and see.

My question is, are we gonna have to pay more? Seems like that, but finger crossed.

Tony-A1429d ago

It's all very mysterious to me, but they seem pretty confident with what they're about to do with the service so I'm really hoping they have a bunch of new appealing features ready for us.

A huge Plus revamp would fit in with the rumor that the next big update would be 4.20 (a sort of reverse of what was probably the PS3s biggest firmware update ever - 2.40).

MrBeatdown1429d ago

I'm almost positive it won't be streaming-related. I mentioned above how Sony didn't post a preview of June's PS+ content yet, even though they usually announce it a week or so in advance. We are due for a big PS+ update on Tuesday which to me, and no announcements of the content indicates to me that whatever the changes are, they will go into effect in Tuesday's update.

The rumors around the Gaikai/Onlive thing suggest a deal was just finalized. It would likely be months before the two companies would be able to finalize and implement their plans.

yesmynameissumo1429d ago

I agree. I think Tuesday's update is going to be pretty insane. I've been a member since launch and feel I have gotten my money's worth. So much so, I have a backlog of just PS+ stuff to run through (Shank 2, Trine 2, FarCry 2, Back to the Future for example). I do feel they are going to raise the price to match XBL retail $59.99 price tag. Which is pretty ballsy when you consider most of the draws to XBL are offered free on PSN (Online, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, etc). Really looking forward to Sony's presser!

Tony-A1429d ago

Ahh, that's right! That would also explain that post on Twitter (I forgot who it was from) that mentioned gamers should pick up PlayStation Plus now. He followed that up with something like "even if it's just the three month plan. Trust me."

Something BIG is in store and gamers will most likely be seeing it firsthand on Tuesday. This.. is pretty exciting. haha

supraking9511429d ago

i cant wait! More free stuff for PS3 AND Vita :D

IRetrouk1429d ago

I would love to see the ps+ features on the vita, free games and cloud storage is always welcomed.