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?