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PlayStation Plus Rumours Kick Up A Gear

Vita integration and free games.

Following on from our report at the weekend – where we hinted at a remixed PS3, streaming and expansions to the current PlayStation Plus service – further rumours have surfaced in relation to the same discussion.

“Multiple sources have indicated that part of Sony’s E3 press conference,” say Eurogamer, “will be devoted to running through the revamp, which is designed to help convince more people to sign up to the premium subscription service.”


Will our discussion about a PS3 refresh come to fruition?
We’ve heard similar talk in the last couple of days – the term we’ve heard used for this Plus thing was “relaunch”, which unofficially will feature a good selection of games for subscribers to pick from.

The other rumours point to integrating PS Vita with the existing service – exclusive games, massive discounts and cloud saving, all of which are currently missing from the portable’s Plus subscription details.

SCEE’s Ross McGrath continues to hype whatever’s coming via Twitter – “oh f**k, absolutely yes,” he said today when asked about buying Plus from an Australian user, based on his earlier Tweets. He’s confident, but knows what’s going on.

To be fair, these latest rumours don’t really say anything that we haven’t already heard or discussed, but it’s reasonable to remember that there’s rarely fire without smoke, so – as we said a few days back – all eyes on Sony this E3. If Plus is boosted as much as we’re hoping, it could be massive.

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28 Comments
  1. gazo69
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Gonna be Sony’s E3 again this year, by the sound of it.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:21.
  2. DixNeuf
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I do hope they do something to integrate the Vita into Plus, even if it’s an additional/separate tier – it could make the difference between the console succeeding or failing.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:22.
  3. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Hopefully if they’re re-launching it with new features, then some of the older features will become available to all (e.g auto-downloads and cloud saves).
    If they add some super-duper new features and outline future content with included more newer games, then I’ll at least sign up for 3 months and see how it goes.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:27.
  4. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I might consider subscribing to Plus if it turns out to be really awesome.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:28.
  5. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    My sub is up the 8th of June I think.
    I’m hoping for Vita games more than Gaikai streaming.

    That said, after buying Super Stardust, Tales from Space, Motorstorm, Escape Plan and Table Top Tanks, I don’t there’s many budget games they could give me.

    I’d be happy to get discounts and the like though.

    Or, you know, the ability to play the PS1 Classics they give me, as well as the ones I’ve bought. You know, crappy games like Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX, Metal Gear Solid, Medievil, Tomb Raider, Crash, Resident Evil et. al.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:29.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Thinking about it, could the extension of Plus to Vita include the ability to play PS1 (PSN too?) games only for Plus users? Would Sony go that far?

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:39.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        No.
        I don’t think they would to be honest.
        The outcry would be very loud, they don’t want that.

        Surely.

        Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:41.
      • DixNeuf
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Wouldn’t have thought so, they’d lose a fortune in sales.

        Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:43.
  6. Lymmusic
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Gt1,2, 3 and 4 hd remastered on vita please

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:43.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Yes, we demand it! :)

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:46.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      There would be a big download queue if they did that.

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 23:54.
  7. NazzyQ
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Hey nofi, I think you meant ‘there’s rarely smoke without fire.’ :)

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:53.
  8. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    For those games that are being hyped for their cross-platform features, cloud saves on the Vita are a necessity!

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 22:06.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Those games are actually not using the cloud saving feature on the PS3. Motorstorm RC (and soon Sly 4) is just saving your progress on their servers when playing on both PS3 and Vita. How else would it already be working on Vita with Motorstorm RC?

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 22:37.
      • TSBonyman
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        I didn’t know that, *sheepish* :)

        Comment posted on 30/05/2012 at 01:08.
  9. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sony’s year again I reckon ^_^

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 22:35.
  10. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    PS+ is great anyway more stuff bonus.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 22:37.

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