PlayStation Plus Confirmed! Details! | PS3Blog.net
So, with the press conference done, we got some details on the recently confirmed service. For those not in the know, PlayStation Plus is Sony’s premium PlayStation service. You don’t need it to be able to play online, like Live, though. Which is a huge deal, by the way. So what does PSN+ offer?
- Full Game Trials (I assume that means timed trials of full PSN titles)
- Automatic Downloads
- PlayStation Store Discounts
- Exclusive Offers
- Free Games and Downloads (apparently you get one full, pre-determined game every month, starting with WipeoutHD)
- Select Early Demos
- Priority Beta Invitations
- …and more
As for pricing, you can get one full year for $49.99, or three months for $17.99. For a limited time, you get three months free with a one year subscription. For all the stuff you get out of this, it could pay for itself by the end of the year. Can’t really say that with a Gold membership from Live. The automatic updates feature? Awesome. Automatically download new patches, demos and firmwares is great! I’m seriously contemplating getting this service :P.
Keep in mind, though, if you decide to drop your subscription, content you received for free, but usually has a SRP, will be expired along with it. I also heard Qore is included with it? I could be wrong, though, so take that with a grain of salt.