E3 2010: PlayStation Plus Subscription Announced With Pricing

Sony has finally confirmed their plans to offer a premium service for the PlayStation Network. Obviously, when we hear the words “premium,” we instantly fear the worse, and that is coughing up money. Not that it’s the worst of things, because it really isn’t. PlayStation Network Plus has its added perks. Online play, though, will remain free for all members of the PlayStation Network members. The added perks are as follows:

  • Exclusive in-game DLC and other content
  • Free full games, changing each month
  • Early access to demos and betas
  • Auto-patching feature, which will detect, download and install updates

PlayStation Network Plus will be available later this month for $49 annually, and/or $18 for three months. Those of you who are planning to subscribe might be delighted to also know that subscribers will receive Wipeout HD, a demo for inFamous, Fieldrunners, Age of Zombies, Rallycross, and a bunch of themes and avatars for absolutely free throughout the month of July.

What do you guys think? Is it something worth paying for? Or are you going to wait until Sony has a more solid online system before making that jump?

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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