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Rumor: Sony to announce premium PSN features at E3

May 17, 2010

VG247 is reporting a “highly-placed source” told them Sony will be detailing for-pay services within their PlayStation Network. The premium services will be announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, but will not affect the free features of PSN.

“There’s nothing in the premium package which will gimp regular PSN users,” the source said.

The new features will “cost less than £50 per year,” the source said. This equates to about $73. Subscribers will be able to choose from one free PSN game a month from a choice of two to four. “If you work it out, PSN games cost an average of £6-9 ($8-12) each, so over a year you’re basically going to be breaking even,” said the source.

Sony will also reportedly announce a streaming music application, similar to Spotify, that may be able to run in the background playing games at their June 15 E3 conference.

The source told VG247 that cross-game voice chat is not being saved as a paid feature. “I can tell you now, 100 percent, that that’s not the case,” the source said.

If it adds anything to the credibility of VG247’s source, G4TV said there’s an 87 percent chance of this story being true.

[Via VG247]

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2010 11:45 am

    “87 percent chance of this story being true” – I like how they have a SPECIFIC percentage as to the validity of the story. I may lose some sleep since I don’t know how accurate it is – to the hundreth decimal spot.

  2. Jonathan Davila permalink*
    May 19, 2010 12:31 pm

    Lol. I demand to see their numbers…

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