Media Street: "It appears that the ongoing rumors about Sony's soon-to-be revealed PlayStation Plus "revamp" are true."
Holy crap. E3 is tomorrow!
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
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.
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.
I love being a PS+ subscriber. Wasn't a fan at first, but I am a true convert.
tomorrow? really? YES!
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.
Wait wut? Checks time Its 2:02 Am here in Canada Holy Crap it is tomorrow
I had to laugh at the way you put that as though Canada had only one time zone
OMFG YOU ARE RIGHT! Cannot believe I forgot it. Oh God I just can't wait...
OMG i cant wait for SONY to show us what's in store for for us ps members.
Maybe they're adding Stream play with Gaikai as a beta test for PS4?
You see, that right there... that would be astronomically huge. It would be so good it would create a black hole.
if they start streaming on a ps3 their not even going to think about ps4 for another couple of years at least.
That makes a ton of sense, And the ps3 library would be that much bigger.
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.
@ 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))
I think it's an upgrade to the integrated webbrowser
If they could reduce latency by alot on gaikai, there would be no need for PS4 probably.
Except for the millions of people who do not have the internet.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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
i cant wait! More free stuff for PS3 AND Vita :D
I would love to see the ps+ features on the vita, free games and cloud storage is always welcomed.
Sony = FTW! =D
i just hope sony doesnt want to require ps plus to use things like hulu and netflix like xbox does that will really make me stay away from it
I don't see that happening, any positive press they'd get for new features would be engulfed with the negative press they'd get for making previously "free" services (obviously you need a scrip to each service) something you'd have to pay for to access via PSN.
Here is a hope for vita price drop. I'm wanting to get one...and ima a sucker for price drops :)
I bought one 3 days ago...if they drop the price I'll be miffed!
Well no offense but I would've waited knowing E3 was right around the corner! But that's just me, I know my Vita was hard to resist so I got it day one. Welcome!
I honestly don't expect them to drop the price at all which is why I went ahead with it. Plus it was brand new on amazon from a marketseller, 3G version for £198....f'ing bargain I think. I think there might be bundles...but I'm happy with my purchase. Plus I'm mostly going digital...same as my Ps3.
Even if they announce a price drop, you should have 30 days to return for a price adjustment. So dont worry.
I just renewed mines for a year
Sounds exciting and it would make increase the difference between XboxLive and PSplus. It should be interesting to see what Microsoft evolves XboxLive into because lately it's been more about services than games so hopefully Sony getting something like Gaikai will make them change course. Anyways I'm pretty happy with just having free multiplayer and crossgame chat so I really don't see a reason in getting plus. XperiaRay
ps3 can't have crossgame chat due too little RAM they said while back i remember
Notice how no one mentioned xbox until you did. SMFH....You would think age would make people more mature but I guess not.
Age does not bring wisdom. People can be asshats their whole life
LOL...FAIL You commented on me in another article bringing up Sony when I never mentioned them and when the article was about Nintendo http://n4g.com/news/1009485... Hypocrite much :)
Sony IS gaming.
Unlimited streaming games for a subscription to plus would definitely make me join, if it weren't for one thing - I live in Australia. Onlive and gaikai don't even exist in Australia. If they get it up and running and sort out deals with our ISPs like onlive did in America, I'd gladly hand over the AU$100 a year ps+ subscription fee. And before anyone says "liar ps+ is only $40" - like I said, here in Australia the RRP is $99.95 a year.
But your glorious Xbox Live does streaming of games already? Why would you even consider playing games on the PS3, when according to you PS3 has no gaems? for anyone else check his post history and you will see 90% of his posts are anti Sony/Pro MS
Lol, that's funny. Look at his name. Look at his name and laugh. X)
No wonder there have been so many server maintenances =)
Future of PS+ = pay more money
I can't imagine what sort of features i'd be willing to pay more for.
Streaming PS2,PS1 games? Rumor says that PS+ will have multiple tiers,people that currently have PS+ will be promoted to "Elite" status,for free.
I'm hoping e3 will be a huge success this year in all this economic doom and gloom, and i'm hoping for news on the xbox/720 and ps4 and of course the wii u launch date.
ps+ is so GREAT! wow bring it on Sony, I'm so pumped for E3!!
I want friend chat across games, that is all :'c
Get a Vita.
So let's sy that they up the price, or even introduce a tier system. You think plus subscribers now will be automatically upgraded? Cuz if so, I will just buy another year membership now before a possible price hike or even an upgrade is introduced... Kind of how i had 3 years of Live before the price hike so i wasnt affected by the inctease. Anyone think that's possible?
If you purchase a Plus membership before their E3 conference and they happen to introduce a tier system or special upgrades tomorrow, you will be included in whatever they announce. You'll have to buy it before the conference so think fast!
With all the rumours for this and cloud services. Im guessing Sony is going to bring cloud gaming to PS+?
Would love to a revamped game/DLC library. It's not the most appealing. Also there needs to be more sales.
being able to change gamer id would be nice, cross game chat, streaming 1 hour demos instead of having to download them. a dlc allowance per week,month, and/or year like an amount that you could buy cod mappacks etc or roll over your allowance for something bigger like a game. better discounts like 20% off all dlc at all times. streaming all ps 1 and 2 titles with out it looking like an emulator. a better interface...stuff like that would make plus a no brainer for me.