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Is Something Big Coming To PlayStation Plus Soon?

Curious...

As we approach the two year anniversary of PlayStation Plus, rumours are starting to surface that something big is coming to the premium subscription-based service that has seen those that pay out the modest fee receive advance buying options, lots of free games and some technical advantages, like automatic downloads.

However, we’re hearing on the grapevine that there’s more to follow, and whilst we can’t advise everyone to rush and shell out for an annual sub just yet, we reckon something’s happening that might well tempt those that are yet to dip their toes into the Plussy waters.

What is it? We don’t know – honestly. We’ve tried probing our usual contacts but nobody’s telling us anything, other that what we’ve gleaned from a few SCEE Twitter accounts (which we’ll not make a big deal of) and a couple of willing but tight-lipped folk around the industry.

So, whilst there’s nothing concrete, the messages we’re getting suggest it’s going to be something of an innovation and improvement as opposed to anything like a specific game or freebie, although that could happen too. It’s coming up to E3, could it be related to the events and titles on the show floor? There’s some talk that this could be linked.

We’ll see, but in the meantime feel free to speculative wildly – if you will – in the comments below.

Note: video is from the US branch of PlayStation.

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50 Comments
  1. matthangzhou
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    Maybe a choice of free game from some of the big E3 ones prequels? Like earlier assassins creeds etc. I hope its a new service whatever it may be though.

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:04.
  2. Danlisa
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Might just buy a 3 month sub and see what happens. Don’t want to be left out if something awesome comes along and it only be offered to existing PS+ accounts.

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:05.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      But it could be for existing plussers, or it could be for new plussers, so either way you could lose out.

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:14.
      • Danlisa
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Lol, don’t confuse me. I don’t know what to do now. :(

        I’ll still get the 3 month sub I think, there’s nothing else coming out on PSN that I want until Rainbow Moon end of June’ish.

        Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:17.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        But if he buys it now before they announce then he would be classed as na exitisn Plusser surely, Surely they wouldn’t penalise you because you bought a sub based on these rumours

        Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:25.
      • nofi
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Worth re-iterating that we ARE NOT advising anyone buy or renew their subs based on these rumours.

        Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:38.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        EVERYONE PANIC BUY!!!!

        Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:46.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        I’ll take two!!

        Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:52.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I think if they are announcing something big for Plus, it’ll be to gain new subscribers. So you might not need to get a sub yet. Also, what if whatever they’re offering is only provided to annual subscribers..

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 21:54.
  3. herotoozero
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Hows about free access to sony’s videos and movies?

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:13.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      That would be good! Maybe one or two free rented SD films a month?

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:20.
    • Sympo
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Won’t be just Sony Movies though.

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:41.
  4. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Plussers get fully authorised access to the FBI database!

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:15.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      that would be interesting. >:)

      for non nefarious purposes only.
      honest. >_>

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:21.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        I’mma go grab that NOC list now.

        Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 20:28.
  5. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Cross game chat!

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:15.
  6. JoshHood
    Small briefcase w*nker
    Since: Forever

    Yeah, I saw a couple of people suggesting that, even if you’ve never had Plus before, you might wanna pick up a sub now. Maybe all the E3 on-stage demos will go out to subscribers!

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:16.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      that would be awesome, can’t see it happening but it would be great if it did.

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:25.
    • bmg_123
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      THIS. THIS. THIS! Imagine playing the Last of Us the hour after the demo is shown!

      Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 12:20.
  7. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    Ooh, do I wait or buy the sub now?
    Can’t imagine they will alienate new customers by offering something better to existing ones, but I can’t see them offering a better deal to new ones.

    Maybe the tiered system is coming. I would expect existing users to get upgraded for free, if it is.

    Or something completely different.

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:17.
  8. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Uncharted+Uncharted2 was my guess, but for them to specifically mention “if only for 3 months” suggests to me something E3 related

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:23.
  9. herotoozero
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Lets hope they don’t follow skys motto of stuff the existing customer and offer the world to new business.

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:25.
  10. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I’m going to bide my time….. then jump back on board if its awesome!

    Comment posted on 24/05/2012 at 09:38.

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