Kotaku: Microsoft believes that Sony's E3 press conference tomorrow will, among other things, introduce a pay plan for the traditionally free Playstation Network.
lol and Microsoft also believes that Kinect is revolutionary
Hahaha I was thinking the same thing :D
They WISH that Sony will charge...
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...
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
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 $50. That's why Sony's is going to be better.
Nobody will pay for twittering, you can do that for free elsewhere. PSN+ needs to offer an attractive package to get people to upgrade. Free 2 hours game preview, special prices for PSN games/movies, etc etc.
@blumatt MS CAN'T do that. The Gold subscriptions would cease to exist. I'd bet all the tea in China that 99.9999% of us Live users ONLY have live to play the other half of their games. That's they only reason I have it. PERIOD. MS goes on and on about this and that, but that's the truth of it and they know it. You can have access to everything else for FREE online.
Sony have clearly said that online gaming will stay free for the life of the console as will all existing free features. After that they are free to charge for what they damn well like in my opinion.
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They're going to have to to get it on par with Live! Development costs money.
MS wants Sony to lower their standards??? WTF?
I think the wil but not for what`s currently free, I think they will make some kind of "package" with extras, anyway Sony's conference will own!!!
Even if they do charge, I'm sure whatever features that are available now will remain free.
That's the plan. It'd be really bad if they went back on their word now.
i actually look forward to what this rumored PSN+ will bring. If it doesnt satified me, i can still enjoy playing online with existing PSN.
2morro is gonna be big for SONY and i hope we can hear all details soon. hurry up day
As Sony has already said the current PSN will remain free.
As long as playing MP is still free. Does not matter for me.
to more ur comments how MS e3 was great. lol
lol M$ is nervous so they are trying to put something negative on sony since they had a terrible conference. i guarantee you psn will be free.if any serves is payed it will be something like Qore and nothing more.
If this turns out to be true and they do start charging for online, I'm getting a gaming PC for online, and using my PS3 for single-player games. Quite simply, I'm not gonna support any paid online service, when I can get it free elsewhere. But as long as the current service remains free, I don't really care.
haha this is a good one to come from ms the master of charging too much for stuff that should be free
I couldn't care as long as they stick to the promise that all of the features currently on PSN will still be free.
its called "PSN premium service"
online play will alwaysbe free it was already established and mentioned trolls trolls
ms, worry about your own rapidly sinking ship. sony is the only 1 of you 3 experiencing upward growth so they must be doing something right.
forget, he cut to the back of the line and snuck out the door.
Hahaha! Follow your lead? Perhaps you should have followed Sony, whom gives and will continue to give FREE ONLINE to all playstation 3 owners. Sony will introduce PSN Premium tomorrow and I bet my left nut that it'll be things we want to pay for. For me, it'd have to be more than what Live offers. In that case, I still bet my left nut. Online gaming will remain free on Sony from now until the end of eternity. It's a prime selling point, not that they will need anymore now that people have seen MS's press conference and will see Sony's tomorrow.
as long as the current system remains free sony can do whatever they want with PSN without me caring, probabaly wont pay for it unless its cheap and makes drastic changes
I'm sure Microsoft also believes every 360 owner will buy Kinect on day one. With that said, I also believe Sony will introduce a premium PSN service... but who doesn't?
Sony has announced that they'll discuss the PSN Premium Service tomorrow.
LOL The headline might just as well be "Microsoft Believes Sony Will Make Some Announcements At E3". Sorry 360 fans, we still won't be paying to play online. You have the corner on that market. Somehow we'll get over it. This is old news at best. Sony has said repeatedly that the existing services will remain free. End of story.
really believe ms anymore
What's so funny about this is that Microsoft never mentioned Sony or PSN in the response to the question. They only talked about the value they believe Xbox Live provides. I guess that doesn't stop people from believing the headline, though.
What a feeble and pathetic attempt at distraction.... admittedly necessary though considering. MS diving Sony's intentions when Sony themselves have made their intentions abundantly clear,rather odd really.
They also believed that their conference would suck @$$. Microsoft's foresight may need adjusting.
Unlikely. Tought on business aspect, it would be really wise.
i heard that microsoft like to buy "EXCLUSIVE" things... so microsoft will pay millions of $ so people can "EXCLUSIVELY" enjoy ps network+, so they stay "EXCLUSIVE" to sony playstation 3... sarcasm
if sony does make PSN+ i would be happy if they get rid of the free online i mean with all the money they get they will be sure to make tons of awsome features we havn't even seen on XBL if they keep the free online they wont make much at all and thats just sad if they do that i think they should take some stuff away from the regualer psn like in game xmb home psn games etc i predict i will have 5 disagrees and not 1 agree
I agreed just to disagree with you.
with the way Sony has back peddled on PS2 backwards compatibility and otherOS support I wouldn't doubt if they did charge to play online.
Cry less, buddy. PS2 support is hardly a concern for most gamers. I have tons of PS2 games and a backwards-compatible PS3, but I almost never play my PS2 games. Besides, I've seen used PS2s for $30 at EB Games. Want to play PS2 games? Go out and spend $30. That's less than one year of Xbox Live costs. I never bothered with OtherOS, as did most other people who bought their PS3s. If you have a PC, why the hell do you need Linux on your PS3? Sony will announce their plans for a PSN+ at their press conference, and online gaming will remain free. PSN+ will have additions to the current PSN for a price. Will it be worth it? I don't know yet. All I know is that if it isn't worth it, I can keep gaming for free.
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