The Playstation Network will be down for almost all of today [June 9th]. Is Sony preparing for a new Premium Service?
I hope so
*hands together praying to the gaming gods* Oh-please-oh-please-oh-please make the new PSN full of awesome.
will you sacrifice someone to please the gaming gods?
PSN is already good, is just getting better.
@cobraagent are you offering to be the sacrifice? If it is for a PSN Premium service I really want it to be worth paying for, pray to the gaming gods for that instead.
I can most likely guarantee that it's nothing more than a psn store change up for E3 though. Remember last years maintenance? There wasn't really ANYTHING shocking after psn came back up. I really hope something is going to be cool when it comes back up, but don't get your hopes up or you'll might upset yourself.
As much as I love PS3, they have some catching up to do in terms of online play
And that's exactly what this might be about. Though its going to be fun having people complain about paying for PSN premium, not getting then for free, while comparing both to a pay-only service. @Below: There's rumor that they'll be offering full games and demos, and people are already complaining.
i guarantee if you gotta pay, then it will be cheaper than live or have more stuff
The thing is, since online stays free, their content has to be really special and they have to offer a LOT. Sony needs to take the first step and invest in Premium. They can't expect to have a simple Premium service and expect to add the better parts "down the line" because then people aren't going to buy the service. I hope it's cheaper, $60 or under with great features, Cross game chat, ease of use, accessibility, and a new face-lift to make things feel easier and more connected will be nice. Sony has to make PSN more central towards the PlayStation Experience
Honestly, I don't mind if they add a premium as long as what we have now remains a free option. Right now, I can not justify paying to pay online at all but doesn't mean I don't want to play online. Maybe in the future if what premium has to offer is good, I'll get it.
I have a feeling this is coming our way. I want to play the older ratchet games on my PS3 :-( @Alpha. Agree with everything you have said. If this update is indeed for a PSN premium service, I hope we get what we are paying for straightaway.
I'm taking as a surer bet that there's going to be at least one streaming option. A GoogleTv add-on is going to be at E3, but there's going to a streaming channel as well. Probably two-tier for free and Premium.
I would not pay just to chat. This make me wonder what the hell you guy want beside playing multiplayer? Chating to your boyfriend?
look at the wii online play lol. a PSN like service would be a thousand times better than what they're doing now. Very looking forward to the PSN+ reveal @E3.
...it’s pre-E3 maintenance... if it’s not PSN+ (or whatever) then it’s at least a firmware that will be revealed at E3.
great time to be a ps3 owner, AAA titles ftw. psn premium yay
i reckon so, people see paying as a bad thing but pumping more money into the service will help maintain it and give better stuff
was trying to log in to play some Red Dead. Mmm..havnt ever seen that maintanance message before,usually its just a 'unable to connect to playstation network' ...premium.for the right price.Count Me In :D
We can only hope. :( Pleaaaaaaaase Sony!!!!!!!!!! PLAAAAAASE!
XMB Re-design.. That's really all I want from this update. It'll make a change from the ordinary which is nice :)
Same. Maybe not a complete re-design, but I think there is definitely room for improvement. I mainly want tighter integration through the console and its services. Everything feels too disjointed atm.
Im in New York City. Im not sure when it started or when it ends. I heard 12 hours but if so what time did it start? Im hoping to go home and get some more MAG on before the wife comes home and starts with the watching shows on the browser on watch series.com HELL YEAH WE WOULD PAY FOR THE OPTION! Because it isnt just a experience. Its a Playstation Universe.
you guys bash Microsoft for there gold subscription now your praising Sony for doing the same?!!
Don't you read the news mate. sony is keeping online free while adding services for a fee. sure doesn't sound like gold sub does it?
Logic fail. People bash Microsoft for forcing a Gold subscription for online play, and Sony is keeping online play free, therefore your implication of hypocrisy is completely irrational.
hmmm yeah with sony, you can play full( offline and online) games without getting bribed for a gold subscription...
well... sony is still keeping the free verion around, and it sounds like sony is offering more "bang for our buck" given the rumors. i mean i know theyre just rumors but sony seems to be heading the right direction with it all
Got to admit, a premium service would be pretty nice. Especially when I have the option of using it or not.
Definitely in the works. Maybe they will incorporate your HOME Avatar in the XMB dash to give more value and purpose to the Avatar outside of Home? Gonna be interesting to see what comes of the new update.
Man I Cud Hav A Big Problem.Pleazz Let It Be Optionable.We Dont Use Credit In My Country Only Few Do.If I Had A Credit Card Im Into Premium
It's just a maintenance,it happens from time to time. Probably preparing for the big traffic E3 will bring to the store.
cross game voice chat, and a party system not unlike that of Xbox 360. well if this is true than...its a good thing though i don't think people should have to pay for these types of functions. however and i know this may sound grimy but, i think where Sony could really win is if they exclusively speaking, offer one free movie, and a choice between one psone classic or one ps2classic game a month..i think that will get people thinking about it more. add a better browser or support for 3rd party browser and of course a new xmb would do good. i wish Sony came out with like a cross video chat system that simply work just like cross voice chat only like face time from apple. that be great.
Damn how am I gonna summon phantoms in demons souls?
Updates are good but i purchased my console to play great games and watch some blurays, so if Sony want to update good but i doesn't really bother me, as Im fine with how it currently is.
I hope its mandatory so that i can go back to enjoying single player games. jk if mandatory it would bring me back to just gaming in single-player style.
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