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Microsoft Believes Sony Will Charge for Playstation Network

Kotaku: Microsoft believes that Sony's E3 press conference tomorrow will, among other things, introduce a pay plan for the traditionally free Playstation Network.

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Simon_Brezhnev2624d ago

lol and Microsoft also believes that Kinect is revolutionary

psman0122624d ago

Hahaha I was thinking the same thing :D

Hideo_Kojima2624d ago

They WISH that Sony will charge...

sikbeta2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

That's not the Thing, On-Line Gaming will remain FREE, so Sony can charge for a PSN+ Premium adding features, not taking features in order to charge the consumers...

Zydake2624d ago

I dont care if it comes or not I just want it for free for now cause i bought this 1 year qore with crappy stuff for subscribers

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blumatt2624d ago

They probably will, but playing online will remain free. That's what MS needs to do. Playing online should be free and then if you want all the crap like Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, etc. then you should pay the $50. That's why Sony's is going to be better.

raztad2624d ago

Nobody will pay for twittering, you can do that for free elsewhere. PSN+ needs to offer an attractive package to get people to upgrade. Free 2 hours game preview, special prices for PSN games/movies, etc etc.

JumpNPlayBon2624d ago

@blumatt

MS CAN'T do that. The Gold subscriptions would cease to exist. I'd bet all the tea in China that 99.9999% of us Live users ONLY have live to play the other half of their games.

That's they only reason I have it. PERIOD. MS goes on and on about this and that, but that's the truth of it and they know it. You can have access to everything else for FREE online.

vhero2624d ago

Sony have clearly said that online gaming will stay free for the life of the console as will all existing free features. After that they are free to charge for what they damn well like in my opinion.

Death2624d ago

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MorganX2624d ago

They're going to have to to get it on par with Live! Development costs money.

ThanatosDMC2624d ago

MS wants Sony to lower their standards??? WTF?

Insomnia_842624d ago

I think the wil but not for what`s currently free, I think they will make some kind of "package" with extras, anyway Sony's conference will own!!!

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NateNater2624d ago

Even if they do charge, I'm sure whatever features that are available now will remain free.

Raf1k12624d ago

That's the plan. It'd be really bad if they went back on their word now.

MaximusPrime2624d ago

i actually look forward to what this rumored PSN+ will bring.

If it doesnt satified me, i can still enjoy playing online with existing PSN.

Nitrowolf22624d ago

2morro is gonna be big for SONY and i hope we can hear all details soon.
hurry up day

Omega42624d ago ShowReplies(8)