[Rumor] Playstation Plus is considering a tiered service
Based on a Playstation Survey, Sony might be recouping those reported losses via Playstation Plus by introducing a tiered version of the service. While it wouldn’t vary from too much of what you’ve already seen in the service (games, cloud support, discounts, etc…) it does appear that it would offer more of that same content.
One exception is the inclusion of COD Elite, which is a third-party service and Playstation isn’t normally the first console that comes to mind for COD. With them recently experimenting with giving away more ‘disc based’ games like Far Cry 2 and Need for Speed Unleashed 2, this idea seems probable.
Not to mix subjective rumors with subjective fact, but Playstation Plus is going to have an incredible May. I logged onto PSN last night to find Awesomenauts, Castlevania: SOTN, Trine 2, and the PixelJunk 4am Beta all for free. There will of course be some additional minis and discounts, but for the first day of a new month, that is damn impressive.
yeah last month plus was pretty amazing, this month was somehow better. regardless I hate playstation after they released there faulty tv's, terrible uncharted 3, Overpriced games on vita, dissed egoraptor, and changed business tactics to try to mimic what my most hated video game companies do to make money.
i have a feeling the opposite is gonna prove true...
Why? Chances are people paying the current fee will get the same service they always have and they'll introduce cheaper scheme for those who aren't as keen or don't use their PS3 as their main gaming platform
Just finished downloading that lot. Thought they were just those PS Mini games, didn't realised they were proper network games, online play and trophies, the lot. Do I want ten new games for free, yeah okay. Christ between my PSN stuff and games I got for pittance when poor old GAME closed, I have a whole stack I haven't even started. Assassin's Creed Revelations is still in the bloody shrinkwrap lol
I have been getting free or heavily discounted games every week, for an annual price less than that of one retail game, that I haven't even started half of them, just like Steam. Some people don't like saving money I guess :)
Or you could pay a fraction of their retail price with PS+'s discounts, which update every week. Also, the PS3 can play PlayStation 2 games.
Don't think it's going to be difficult to remember to pay something once a year, I do it with Uni fees, insurance premiums, motor tax, etc. And even if I did unsubscribe and resub, you can still access everything even if you got it for free; I was able to redownload the free stuff from the outage PS+ period a year later when I subbed for real. And you get to keep anything you paid a single penny and up for. Worst case scenario is that in a few years I can't play some games that I got for free, completed, platinummed, finished with whatever, and would be sitting idle on a shelf otherwise. Complaining about a service discontinuing sometime in the future isn't a reason not to get it, otherwise noone would ever pay for an online game ever again.
ps plus was easily the best investment I put into my ps3, in 3 months I recived over 25 games, the vast majority were really good like the back 2 the future episodes, trine 2 and simpsons arcade among my favorites, I totaly disagree with those who think ill of the service
PS+ doesn't seem worth it to me.
PS+ is a ripoff even when it was free after the network crash I didn't even bother with it...i guess some people just enjoy getting nickel and dime'd
Only way I am paying for PS+ is if they allow customized avatars and ps2 emulation. The free games don't interest me, if its good I'll just purchase it. I don't need long term rentals.
Until the day you forget to pay or unsubscribe to playstation plus or the service for PSN is discontinued, then you are left with only inaccessible disk space.
Don't get me wrong I have the service and love it. I also realize it's nothing more than a a really nice rental/ discount service except for dlc and fluff.
Between this week and last I've got Awesomenauts, Wakeboarding HD, Sky Fighter, Mushroom Wars, Smash Cars, Hamster Ball, Ricochet HD, Mahjong Tales, Max Payne, Silent Hill, Trine 2, Shift 2 and Shank 2, ALL FOR NOT A SINGLE PENNY. So in one week's worth of haul I've made back the €50 spent for the year, only been on Plus since March, in which I also have free Streets of Rage 2, Burnout Paradise, Resident Evil 2&3, Simpsons Arcade, Arc the Lad, Final Fantasy V, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Far Cry 2 and Toy Story 3, as well as all the massive discounts and nice shit like avatars and themes. Do I think PS+ is worth it. HELL YES
LOOOL I swear I never thought PS+ can become any better. I got all the classic genesis games that I used to own for free. And now they're doing this awesome shit. I have no idea how they're not losing money from this service. it just feels too good to be true.
PS+ is such an AMAZING service. For just 17 bucks I've gotten about 200$ worth of great games for FREE. Plus many other insane discounts. I wouldn't mind throwing a bit more money if the service is going to be even better.
PS+ peeps need more bang for their buck IMO.
Its actually got an equally cool lot for Europe, which is rare. I just got Max Payne, Awesomenauts, Ricochet HD, Wakeboarding HD, Mushroom Wars, Hamsterball, Sky Fighter, Smash Cars and Mahjong Tales.
If PSN Plus is gonna become Tiered... then i say FUCK IT
I love PS+ so much