Sony will be switching to a paid subscription service version for PSN, similar to Xbox Live. This comes from confirmation from 3rd party developers and a Sony exec.
No source. And Sony execs have already said that all currently free features would remain free if they added premium service. Similar to Xbox Live my backside.
Yeap, PSN Plus is adding new services, and not taking away from the free PSN.
yes, had everyone said no to MS's gold membership for online play, this wouldn't be happening. I suspect, free online won't change for now, but Sony will eventually go, just like the removal o/s feature, start charging for online. There premium service won't do well unless you force people to pay for it or give them a reason to buy it.
Sony start the Free Online Gaming in their systems, they will keep the same service. Sony is not MS. The OS Feature is another story, that was taken away from the PS3 to avoid the Piracy like Xbox 360 have a lot of Piracy since a couple of days released in 2005.
And what if they do?
Well, an article full of blatant lies is about to reach 1000 degrees. N4G's reputation will be ruined......oh wait, this happens all of the time.
are you seriously Bi***ing for something tat optional, you still get free online so whats the problem?
Just because you justified why the OS feaure was taken out, it still does not discount the fact that Sony did not keep the same system that it started with in its system. And explain what you mean by Sony is not MS....you mean, like Sony did not stop shipping systems that were fully backwards compatible, or with less usb ports, or missing memory card slots?....come on now, I enjoy my ps3, but I will not pretend like the Sony company does not have its fault/flaws. Does the DRM debacle and faulty laptop batteries not fall under Sony as well? Don't forget, at the end of the day...Sony is a company just like Microsoft...and they are about bringing in revenue.
The problem with your statement is that it actually made sense. That's not allowed here on N4G. You need to tone down your rational thinking, and tone up your fanboy way of thinking in order to make sense around here.
Hahaha. That was the funniest (and sadly truest) thing I have seen on this site in ages. Bubbles!
total disagreement... i wish people would read first on what i actually said, i stated it will remain free for now. I personally hope it stays free, as i have not payed for xbox live membership willingly.
Even if it's not true, I'm %100 percent sure that they'll expand the PSN service to other countries. Like 2 days ago, PS3 users with PSN accounts using Turkey as a chosen country got into the PS Store. It was empty but when they tried to redeem a code they saw local currency at the top and they even took a picture of it. So most likely Sony is going to bring PS Store and other services to unsupported countries while Microsoft sitting there and scratching their balls.
At least they have balls to scratch
And unfortunately you don't have a brain to think first.
Good work by the submitter (thekartel.com staff member) to make the article caption draw hits eh. You FAIL IrieMars. Also, REPORTED AS OLD. For those who don't want to give the site hits, here's what he did. He COMPLETELY pasted two different bits together and left out other critical portions. The two butchered paragraphs are as follows: "Here's one rumor that has been around the net: <<<<Sony will be switching to a paid subscription service version for PSN, similar to Xbox Live.>>> While I can't confirm when this service will be announced, I can confirm that it is indeed launching." + "<<<<This comes from confirmation from a 3rd party developer and a Sony exec.>>> However, there are no other specific details at this point for the service, which a number of sites so far have called PSN . We don't have confirmation yet if the service will provide some straight online access just to play games online, but it will be bundled what a number of extras to justify the price structure." = YOUR SH***IEST CAPTION OF THE MONTH. Can we ban this fool who is obviously lying for hits?
but I agree with everything else. (He didn't write the article though).
I see. Thanks for the heads up, wish I was a moderator. This article not only is for the sole purpose of generating hits, the rumours/news are months old.
Hey, why you giving credit to someone else when I wrote the story? If you are going to call someone a liar, at least give me credit for that! Though, technically I'm not lying. I'm just posting what was mentioned by people privy to the project.
They already offer a subscription based service with Qore so nothing new...
I won't do it. Honestly. If PC can provide online for free, so can the consoles.
You have to put up with lower game prices and dedicated servers on PC, and I'm not even going to mention game mods.
How is that a bad thing, everything you mentioned is a pro not a con.
Fanboi missed the sarcasm train..
Communicate and play online. Music and movies I can get it on pc for free. I'm not a big fan of games demo. You already can chat with ur team mate so xchat only interfer with gameplay.
.........Ehem.... This is a new rumour??
The fire is spreading
I would love is for Sony to let us be able to change our fu-cking PSN ID for 5$, any user could do it, not just premium.
• Upgrade Home to a fully blown virtual world game, like The Sims and offer it as part of the package. - I'm not opposed to this, but if they haven't done something with it by now, what are the odds they ever will? • Offer Qore for free as part of the service. - Yawn. • Offer a collection of past PS 1, PS2 games for free as part of the service. - <falls asleep> • Trophies/achievements that could be exchanged for real goods. - This shouldn't be a premium option. It should apply to everyone with Trophies. • Free access to online movies, shows, music, provided by Sony (and some other parties.) - What about Canadian users? We still can't *buy* media in the store, let alone get it for free. • Premium members can download games and files in a priority queue before everyone else, even days before full game release in retail. - I don't have a need to pre-order online content. Some people might wanna. I don't know. Altogether, sounds like a pretty poor package for my $.
what it comes down to is: paying for internets + paying for more service ontop of that. imo, it's a shame. i would never pay for more internets when im already paying for internets. MS and Sony is playing consumers for idiots. and that's not even console wars biased. between paid DLC and now premium net service you guys should be absolutely irate.
"Especially in the online area, we are studying the possibility of introducing a subscription model, offering premium content and services, in addition to the current free services." Kaz Hirai.
True, so: PSN = FREE as usual PSN+ = Same Features as PSN and [MORE]
Wonder really how all of these features will come together, and making use of Sony's power. How about 3D menus Sony?
I wonder if PSN+ will usher in a new era of PSN integration.
count me in
"switching to a paid subscription service version for PSN" Adding, yes. Switching, no. Get your facts right, ESPECIALLY when they are huge claims such as this. EDIT: Ugg the description is F**ked. "Here's one rumor that has been around the net" really REALLY needs to be placed before the rest of it. Unless you a) want people to think the site is making foolish claims, or b) you are looking for hits. I'm leaning heavily towards B. And BTW, this is a completely falsifiable rumour that should be given no credence whatsoever, so either way, it shouldn't be in the article in the first place.
Purposely bad use of English, like other articles looking for hits.
The question is How much is it gonna cost???...$10 or $5 a month...this will hurt in the comparison to 360...Free on-line was a big seller for PS3....
playing games online will still be free...
Everything they currently offer will remain free. Any new features will be an "optional" service package. Does anybody pay attention anymore??
Hey cesspool of rage, you may have missed the repeated statements by Sony that all currently free aspects of PSN will remain free. Nice try with the implication though, just like the article.
and what is or isn't strong points for their services. Sony has stated time and time again their online remain free. Key word here is "premium" services. Sony isn't MS. They don't nickel and dime their consumers to death and force them to purchase proprietary over priced products for their console.
this news is too dry. i needz sauce
Ummmmmm... No shit sherlock.
Everything that is already free will remain free. They are only adding new stuffs that you need to pay for. You will still be able to get games from the store and play online.
if those features they listed are real it could be pretty cool. You dont see xbox live giving anything away for free.
This guy claims to have sources confirming Sony's subscription based service (there has been a dozen articles doing this), but then goes on speculating like everyone else. Hardly news worthy.
omg it's THIS article again acting like this is news the RUMOR is old like hell and it's not SWITCHING it's ADDING the premium subscription
BS reasons for having PSN premium i wouldn't pay for that. Also nice job America against England Regards: Scotland, Wales, Ireland and N.Ireland.
They have to do it. They should have done it with Home but they Blow It.Now is the Time to get it Right once and for all for the money they lost for Free Service
Free? well its supposed i pay for a game and that includes the SP and MP parts, and its supposed too that with part of the money they invest in servers Pay again to play online?, i dont get it, its like have to pay two times, first for acces to MP and second to play it Please tell i really dont get it, why pay for a MP that you cant play unless you have to pay again for it? If they are donig that better sold sepparatelly the SP and MP
It won't last long.Over 40 mil People Pay for Live and are loving it .Sony better get on the Ball because this is costing them Big Time.PSN needs to b like Xbox live in order to make a money
40m people are not paying for Live. In fact, I'm fairly certain Live doesn't even 40m subscribers. In fact, it was only this year in March they announced 23m and that probably includes silver users as well. http://www.xbox.com/en-us/p...
Not only does this guy say that he has confirmation about what Sony has said beyond what they have already said when all of what is said is about what they've already said, but he gets what they already said completely wrong, and act as though they have all the answers. How did this get approved, let alone taken seriously?
as long as what I have now stays free, then I dont care what they add.
I thought Sony said online gaming will always be free on the PS3? My thoughts on this is testing the waters to see how the PS3 user base likes paid PSN. Come the PS4 I see the whole service on a subscription service. As of right now I wouldn't pay for PSN. For me with the constant features getting added is making it feel overly cluttered.
most likely and i bet it will be better than xbox live
If sony does reveal this service, I can guarantee you that it will still not be better than XBL, PSN+ won't have some features that can be found in XBL. There will be no universal Cross game Invite system in PSN+ as Sony has to patch every single game on the PS3 for it to work. Sony was stupid for not even looking at what the competition has to offer during the early stages of the PS3, and because of that, PS3 owners can only wish for some features, which will never come to fruition.
How many hypocrites will pay for a PSN service? I mean I've heard for years and years how "I'll never pay to play online hmmph" Now they change their tune. $10 a month, which is what it's looking like is a bit much though. Maybe this will help people take PS3 online a little more seriously though, but they'd have to do a heck of a lot of work to the servers and voice chat servers and interface to get that kind of money.
WOW ur pretty dumb huh the online play will be free as they have repeated time and time again people that own ps3s arent dumb(i come to this conclusion because they own ps3s in the first place and not 360s) they wouldnt pay for something they have always got for free.
Next headline: Sony to Launch Motion Controllers. Edit: @ Crap True, many people have insulted XBL subscribers. It'll be interesting to see who pays...myself included.
Its a option .... and why dose it matter to you what Ps3 owners buy or don't buy.
How many ways exist to skin a dead cat...?
This article is trying to act like PSN is going to turn into XBOX Live with no real proof. Sony even stated that everything free right now will remain free including multiplayer. This service will offer extra perks for people that are interested. I just love how people that have no idea what Sony has planned, act like they know what is going to happen. Also, seems like they want the PSN to turn into Live so people have to pay for play multiplayer games.
Another bs thing, -_- I guess sites are mad that no one go's to there site or there isn't news that we done already know.
soo i refuse to admit that sony will go to paid service only after offering free. Sonys goal isnt to piss every single casual Ps3 player off.
like with the other OS feature?
Other OS only affected 2% of people including myself. I dont care about it, especially when I couldnt even access the RSX and the low memory to run it. The only people who were interested about it were corporations and the military who were obviously not interested in gaming, who are angry about that ordeal because now, they cant buy a PS3 anymore since they cant access linux.