Reports point out that Sony, and more specifically SCEA is planning on switching its online operations to a new company name: SNEA (Sony Network Entertainment of America). Some have rumored this move is done so Sony can charge for the use of PSN
Awww i really like SCEA.I grew up with it. SNEA just doesn't sound right. R.I.P SCEA :(
I don't think they're changing SCEA they're just taking their online operations and making it its own entity calling it SNEA.
Also agree, got an email from Sony stating this
yea, i got an email, but it seemed fake, because it said to add [email protected] n.innovyx.net (that's who it was from too) and was talking about transferring my funds and stuff, so i thought it was some scam and was gonna call sony just seemed suspicious edit: oh, and last but not least, it said, as of april 1st... and if you go to the site of the new ToS it says last revision was april 1, 2011 it's probably just me, but...
@NiKK_419 I got two e-mails, one of them was sent to an e-mail account that isn't even set up with any PS3/Sony device. And in that e-mail it had my twitter account name, so all this seems suspicious.
Agreed and I doubt they will charge for PSN this sites just trying to get hits with crap like that.
Doesnt Sony already have an online operations? Its called SOE, Sony ONLINE Entertainment....So why cant they just transfer it to that branch? SNEA sounds stupid.
The title of this article is incredibly deceitful.
Well looks like free PSN has it's days numbered. Can't really blame Sony. They need to make up some money somewhere. PS3 in third place, slacking software sales compared to xbox and wii. It's all about money after all.
@paintsville Are you retarded? Sony is making their online operations a separate entity so if anything there is going to be a bigger focus on PSN. They are already making money off of Plus subscriptions as well as Home and of course most importantly hardware and games. Troll harder next time.
You are on the right track. The parent entity SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) is simply changing SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) to SNEA (Sony Network Entertainment of America).
I dont believe SOE is going to be touched as they dont handle psn they create and publish the mmo's and what not
I really freakin hope Sony doesnt charge for PSN... its the reason why im getting a PS3 now
i would suspect psn will remain free until ps4, its gonna be a sad day when we have to pay like live users to play online.
If they do, it depends on the price, but if they charged the same price as Gold for the same Psn they have now, I would move back Xbox live. And probably need to get another Xbox(this one is on the verge of dying...again) Just saying, but anyway i doubt they will...to me it's one of the best things about the Ps3
Lol i highly doubt well ever be paying for psn access sony knows they have a major edge with that... My guess theyre definitely going to be adding more desirable features to playstation +
PSN will always be free to play and access. The only thing that will ever change is how much of a benefit PS Plus becomes. More exclusive games and so on. It will never be "PSN is only free on weekends" or crap like that. Sony might as well toss a few millions PS3 sales down the toilet if they charge for PSN. Not saying PSN is crap, but the reason people try PS3 or even switch is simply because its free and nothing else.
all the have to do is change the first letter from an S to a F.
Sony Computer Entrainment America rolls off the tongue oh well they still bringing those killer games im playing one now
Agree with you SCEA just sounds better but if it's good for them i think in the end will be good for all sony followers...
and in a few moment SNEA will launch Sony Network Entertainment Service... or SNES! :p
SNEA? That sounds stupid! Come on Sony, stay SCEA
If you think about it their NASDAQ/Stock echange name is SNE so to use SNEA is not that big of a deal and kinda makes sense.
I hope SCEA sticks around for the rest of gaming history. SCEA publishes alot of the best games ever made.
sounds like they're just taking greater steps to protect the Network portion like the Ps3 network terms might say you cannot under any circumstances hack or release anything having to do with the network portion so next time they don't even need to go to court or change the terms they'll just ban you for life clear cut.
Whatever it is all of us here on N4G wish you well with your new name :)
loving the name!!!
loving the name!!! Thanks its so much more manly than clifford, i hate when grandma calls me clifford.
people have been wanting for Sony to charge for their Online service..it's been running viral since 2006, an yet they still want to spread the rumr to be true ..why you ask? why is the forums an gamer sites so hell bent on Sony charging for a network service..so it can be compared to Microsoft's service, what that's already happened without even being a paid service...so as to get more people mad at Sony? or just to spread a FUD idea to try to make it more OK to pay to play online. or so they can be proven right after all these year's? so many thing's I guess it's just to get Hit's...hahaha
Probably has something to do with the NGP, along the lines that multiple devices can connect to the "network"
i didnt look at it properly at first and thought they were changing thier name to "SNES" haha.
They're not changing from SCEA to SNEA. It's a new division for the network side of things. SCEA is handing the networked stuff over to SNEA.
I got the email. It looked kinda suspicious to me
Your avatar looks kind of suspicious to me.
haha. It Breakbot!
Yeah, but it's official innovyx.net is just a 3rd party e-mail notification service.
This has been reported earlier.They are changing PSN to SNEA and SCEA (and it's sister companies) are going remain the same.
I personally don't mind if they make us pay for the PSN as I already pay for PS+. I could only imagine them adding it to that. As for whether or not it'll happen this generation? It wont. If anything like this happens, it'll be a premium no-lag service & features for PS4 with all the goodies you get with PS+. That's my vision on it. Sony's big selling point is that it's online is free, and currently that is the one thing that helps the PS3 sell (along with Exclusives and such).
April fools anyone?
As with any flourishing business, it's a preemptive strike to define where the income is coming. PlayStation Network is now, most likely, seen as its own platform in the grand scheme of things. Even more so considering the arrival of the PS Suite for Droid, NGP and possibly iOS devices is on the horizon.
They should change it to "SPWTWF" Sony Playstation With The Worst Fanboys.
just another upcoming April Fools joke lol
I doubt I will pay for this AND the Xbox Live family plan I am paying for. I'll stick with the 360. I was really planning on buying Dark Souls for the PS3 but not if they do this. Hopefully we will know by the time Dark Souls comes out near the end of the year. Maybe I can get my wife to pay for it since she uses Netflix on the PS3.
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"Some have rumored this move is done so Sony can charge for the use of PSN" That's the stupidest thing I heard all week. The wacko who posted this actually thinks that A company is not legally allowed to charge money for a network service unless the company has the word "network" in the name!? This sounds even dumber considering the fact that Sony already charges for premium services. Hopefully they will keep online multiplayer free for PSN (and hopefully at some point MS will change their way and follow Sony), but even if at some point Sony will charge money it still has nothing to do with the company name.
I give complete assurance this is false I work in retail and talk to the sony reps often, I always know quite a few people in various branches of different groups in Sony. I am POSITIVE this is false. They wouldn't even be able to make the change it all has to go through SCEJ. They have been SCEA from day 1. also a clarification many many reps and others have stated online play will remain free on PS3. Understand what that means if they wish they can charge an online service for xperia play and NGP (if they keep that name looks like they will so far) also I honestly wish they did not a lot but a little. All the server issues I hear people complain about? They only exist because we dont pay for our online service therefore quite a bit less revenue for server costs and maintainence. PSN plus is helping this slowly but surely.
It's total bullshit, I got an email to my work account which has never been linked to my psn, and I'm in the UK where we have SCEE so why contact me? SPAM!
i don't believe in this ..i received this email twice already and i don't believe in it . everything sound fishy ..if anything the change should be effortless for psn users . i'll believe it when i'll see new terms of service while connecting to PSN .
If they start charging for PSN am going to be very SAD :(
I never understood why there was the word Computer in SCEA, which is about consoles, anyways
I did get a email from Sony regarding the change. Nothing but a name change to me. Not like it changes anything.
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