Sony has confirmed last week’s rumour that you’ll soon be paying for a “premium” version of the PlayStation Network. And we’ll be hearing all about it “very soon.”
In a community interview on the official Aussie PlayStation blog, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe boss Andrew House was asked by a reader about paying for the PlayStation Network.
“I can assure you that the current PSN as you know it will remain a free service,” said House. “It is something that our competitors don’t offer and something that shows our loyalty to the PlayStation Community.
“However, Kaz Hirai stated a few months ago that we were looking at a premium service to sit alongside the current free service and that objective has not changed. You’ll learn more about it very soon.”
Kaz Hirai mentioned adding a “premium level” subscription service to the PSN in November last year.
The comments from House today make it seem very likely we’ll hear more about this “premium service” at E3 next month.
Remember though: House claims the PSN “as you know it” will be free. The question then is: what extra features will Sony be charging us for?
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