Sony: You can't keep PlayStation Plus Premium Content; You Can Still Keep DLC

CORRECTION: James Thorpe himself has come out and said on the EU Playstation Blog that Eurogamer is in fact wrong. You can find the link below and the explanation below.

Update: Eurogamer has this wrong. You DO get to keep the DLC and add-ons to games that you acquire through Playstion Plus. However, Premium game content will expire when your subscription runs out. An example of Premium game content is the Private Member Club in Playstation Home. This will not be accessible if you cancel your subscription. They hope to bring more content like this in the future. However, your game add-ons/dlc/themes/avatars are safe.

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yoghurt2733d ago

Still a great deal IMO, I have had more than the value easily already in discounts etc

LORD-PHOENIX2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

.. basically after your subscription which you paid for runs out your back to square one..

Raendom2733d ago

NO. It also provides early access and betas. :)

I know betas should be free but that KZ3 beta... I'd have paid money for, it's THAT good.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2732d ago

"your back to square one.."

Not true. If your account ends you won't be able to access your plus content but even if you renew your account a year later all your content will be restored.

yess2732d ago

It's very easy.

Just keep your subscription at all time, you lose nothing.
What's the problem?

Game on...

MiloGarret2732d ago

It's very easy.

Just never start subscribing. Use that money to actually buy (rather than rent) the content you want.
What's the problem?

Game on...

yess2732d ago (Edited 2732d ago )

But you can't buy early Beta's and discount's.

That's a problem!

Game on...

fei-hung2732d ago

on the flipside, if you continue getting silly amounts of content and beta give aways every month, then y wud u not sign up? in affect, you would keep the subscribtion and therefore all the content.

Hideo_Kojima2732d ago

Reminds me of OnLive...

Do I at list keep my themes?

BattleAxe2732d ago

Unless Sony allows you to keep everything you get even if you decide not to renew your subscription, its not something I'll buy into. Currently I only have 3 or 4 people on my friends list that have PS+.

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Grenadan2733d ago

more like glorified rental service

mushroomwig2732d ago

Of course it's a rental service, that's been obvious since day one. It doesn't change the fact that you're still getting a good deal.

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fei-hung2732d ago

how is it glorified when you get a lot more then rentals?

You get to keep content. not all of it but quiet a bit of it and you get early access to beta's along with several discount oppertunites which you also get to keep.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2732d ago

If I remember correctly They said that before ps plus was released. If your subscription ends so does the content.

lodossrage2732d ago

But people want to act as if this is "new" for something else to rag on ps plus about.

LiquifiedArt2732d ago (Edited 2732d ago )

Lose only "FREE" content.

This does not apply to any discounted items.
Free XMB Themes
Free Avatars

The above are yours forever.

UnoMoment02732d ago

: "Each month there will be two
dynamic themes, two premium
avatars and premium game
elements/add-ons for you to
download and many of these will be
exclusive to members only.
"These are yours to keep forever
once you have downloaded them."
Looks like you DON'T remember correctly. Did you even read the article or did you see the headline and go into Damage Control Mode?

lodossrage2732d ago

Who says he doesn't remember?

It's been in the Faq for plus from the beginning.

Anyone that read the faq knows what you keep and what you don't.

Right from the start (for those that actually READ the faq for ps plus), you were told:

-ANYTHING you bought at a discount via ps plus you KEEP. INCLUDING game dlc you BOUGHT at a discount

-ANYTHING you downloaded FREE you lost. With the EXCEPTION of themes and avatars

Do you HAVE ps + or do you automatically go into troll mode.

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Peppino72732d ago

You should be able to keep your purchases. Especially since you're basically paying for* coupons* up front. If anything you should be offered to pay the difference with the things you bought when you're membership expires, not lose everything.

playboi282732d ago

Did you even read the article? Anything you pay for, you keep and do not have to pay any difference. The only thing you can't keep is full games that are free downloads with the subscription service.

NeoBasch2732d ago (Edited 2732d ago )

What do you mean "still?" Honestly I don't understand the headline either. Sony had always said we couldn't keep any of the free content (other than themes, and avatars - mainly we can't keep free games; not for sure about the minis). We have to renew our subscriptions to continue using the content. Besides, you can keep the DLC. This doesn't make any sense.

There was never any "honest mistake." Everything they said still holds true. Any content you pay for that's discounted through PS+, you keep as well. Such as Crash 3, which went for $3.00 a couple months ago. You'll be able to keep that if you bought it when it was discounted.

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The-Tentacle2733d ago

PS plus is an awesome deal, with much more than your monies worth of content.

PS1 games
Dynaminc themes
Special Offers
Priority Beta Access
PSN games

all for £40/$50!

Zir02733d ago

And after your subscription is up they all go bye bye.

ExPresident2732d ago

Not everything disappears.

Any Themes or items you purchase that have a discount you keep forever. I've already saved a bunch of money on discounted items that I'll never lose.

Thegamer412732d ago

Well yea. It can be exploited easy imo so Sony did the right thing. If someone subscribes for a year JUST to download everything for free or at a discount, they will not keep their subscription updated.

trounbyfire2732d ago

everything you keep but the ps3 games and it would seem dlc but everything else is yours

DoomeDx2733d ago

Dude they already said this on E3..

TheMART2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

Well the DLC to keep was the reason I got PS+, so I just put this reaction on the EU blog. I wouldn't have gotten PS+ without it, so the deal actually changes from what I thought I would get offered.

'Honest mistake' deluded me in my buy. Do not want it anymore like this, thus:

"“”Premium game elements and add-ons are not part of the core monthly content… incorrect… honest mistake…”. Your mistake makes my view on the deal, if I’d knew it at that time, turn around on what I’m getting and paying for.

Thus as is written in several laws: if the seller makes an offer, and the buyer agrees on the offering and the price a deal is made. If the seller on purpose or mistake makes an error in the offering, which the buyer couldn’t know about, and the seller changes the offering after the buy there is a shortcoming in the execution of the service. In that case, the buyer can ask for a partly restitution of the original price paid or can choose to end the agreement/service where the seller has to return the total amount of money paid for the service/product.

For a large share I’m disappointed in my buy. Maybe I would want to stay PS+ member, but it depends on the partial restitution or offer you make me as this is not the service/product I thought to buy made by your ‘mistake’ or better said wrong information that got me deluded in buying PS+.

I want a personal reaction on this. The DLC to keep was the reason I bought PS+, otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten it…"

I would have bought the Motorstorm 2 DLC and Killzone 2 maps by myself otherwise but was thinking to have a better deal if it were given to me by PS+. SIGH! Now its not for me to keep, just a rental. FUUUUUUUUUU SONY!

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lodossrage2732d ago (Edited 2732d ago )

"Well the DLC to keep was the reason I got PS+, so I just put this reaction on the EU blog. I wouldn't have gotten PS+ without it, so the deal actually changes from what I thought I would get offered. "

If any of you actually READ and Listened. They TOLD everyone that the game dlc that you obtained FREE would go if your sub ran out. They said that the themes, avatars, and games and dlc you BOUGHT AT A DISCOUNT would stay.

Long Story short:

free games + free game dlc- go when sub goes

discounted games+ discounted game dlc +free avatars +free themes+ free wallpapers= you KEEP even after sub runs out

All this was explained from the very beginning. Why people are acting like this is "new" or hard to understand is beyond me

playboi282732d ago

The DLC does not go when your subscription runs out. Only full games do. They tell you this whe you download it in the beginning.

visualb2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

they was mentioned that once subscription ran out access to all the stuff would be blocked

its PS+ content...

its like saying when you stop paying for XBL you lose access to the net

or else people would exploit it (get sub for one product, buy the stuff, never sub again = loss)

hey, its not perfect but whom ever expected it to be the other way around are just dreaming

to me, PS+ isn't worth it, but i'm not going to bash it just because I don't agree with it, its just not for me

if you are willing to dish out 60+$ for internet or you're willing to dish out 60$+ for extra content, enjoy, its your money!

I personally don't like subscription payments =|

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