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PlayStation Plus Coming Soon

Susan Panico's Avatar + Posted by Susan Panico on Jun 16, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Network

July 30th Update: The content per month isn’t determined as day one content and is content that will be made available through the month.

If you have been paying attention to all of the news coming out of E3, you probably heard that we introduced a new subscription service called PlayStation Plus, which will be available on June 29.

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PlayStation Plus is a service that lives on top of the current PlayStation Network. So, while users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network’s unmatched and ever-growing suite of new and exclusive content, services, and community focused tools – just as they do today – PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive set of features and content designed specifically for gamers.

When you subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you’ll get free games and DLC (pretty sweet), frequent discounts on PlayStation Store, early invitations to select betas of popular games, and free monthly episodes of Qore – our high-definition, interactive gaming lifestyle show. You’ll also enjoy new functionality such as Full Game Trial where you can “try before you buy” – play a Blu-ray or PSN game for up to one hour and then you can buy the game, download it and keep your progress and trophies. Another cool feature is Automatic Downloads that will push select demos, game related videos, patches and firmware updates to your PS3 so you don’t have to think about it. Total it up and you’ll get hundreds of dollars of value through the year with exclusive digital content from both our World Wide Studios Group and our publishing partners. And every month we’ll be adding new content and continually adding new features, making PlayStation Plus an incredible value, time saver and ticket to front-of-the-line access.

At launch, PlayStation Plus will offer subscribers the full PlayStation Network game, WipEout HD, full game trial of inFAMOUS, PSP minis and PS One Classics such as Fieldrunners, Age of Zombies and Rally Cross, as well as premium avatars, themes and DLC levels and map packs. Additionally, subscribers will always have access to their virtual library of free games for as long as they keep their PlayStation Plus subscription. In all, subscribers will get an unprecedented amount of value, access and convenience and, in the first month alone, will receive more than $50 worth of content.

PlayStation Plus will be available for a yearly fee of $49.99. We are also running a “limited time offer” giving subscribers 3 free bonus months for signing up for a yearly subscription – so those who
sign up now will get 15-months of PlayStation Plus. Consumers also have the option to subscribe for 3 months for $17.99.

You can sign up on the PlayStation Store or learn more about the exclusive features at us.playstation.com.

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+ MassaBR on June 16th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

Free cross game party chat then?


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+ nutellapr on June 16th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

What if I’m a current Qore subscriber (July is my last month)? Credit for signing up to PSN+ to account for the overlap?


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+ KoRnKlOwN69 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

what bout xgc??? i will be buying the year as soon as it comes out :D


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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 16th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

I’m so all over this once it releases!


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+ purplestream on June 16th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

awesome cant wait


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+ purplestream on June 16th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

oh yea no cross game chat?


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+ mywhitenoise on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Voice chat should be FREE for everyone. Bad move, Sony.


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+ Johnnieabraham on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

When can one expect to sign up?


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+ Skater_Ricky on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

SWEET.. its a MUST BUY FOR ME.. Hope we get CROSS GAME PARTY CHAT along with this too or to have over all PS3s at least


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+ Godchild1020 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Can Susan Or someone answer my Question(S)

Let says if i buy( I will) a 1 year Subscription and play the free psn games and earn trophies and then i stop paying will i lose those trophies from the psn games i played or not.

With the Game trials i play for the one hour granted to me and not like the game will i be able to see or keep the trophies that i earned in the trail.

will the List show up on my Trophy list when i play that game for that 1HR trial.

If it does i don’t like it and i might not play the 1HR demo. If i can call it a demo.


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+ GGCAN on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

HMM…I’ll have to look into this.

Already get Qore and my monthly subscribtion is coming up, so I just may give this a try for at least the first year it’s out.


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+ Myke-Myke on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Sounds ok. I’ll give it a try.

How long will the free 3-month offer last???

Thanks!


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+ Moosehole on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

So when can I sign up because I can’t right now (just checked), and when does it start?

Also, where is the cross game chat?


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+ jakinov on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Now improve the social networking features and improve communication features.


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+ WO_oLL3Y on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Are the free 3 months only for people that already bought the subscription or is Sony giving everyone a taster of the new service?


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+ WonsAuto on June 16th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

It was all gravy until “for as long as they keep their PlayStation Plus subscription.”

I don’t want to lease my games, but thanks anyway.


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+ nv_Los on June 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

HOLY SHIATZU!


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+ infamousXX87XX on June 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

CROSS-PARTY CHAT???


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+ Stoffinator on June 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

What happens if I buy content during my subscription of PSN plus Than decide to not renew. Does that mean the content no longer belongs to me, even though I bought it?

What happens if you are already a current subscriber to Qore? Is that taken off?

Will Plus be like Qore, where you gave us a good first year, but went down hill from there?


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+ Nintendo451 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

So much content….I’ll be getting so much that I won’t know what to do with my time!

Thank you Sony!


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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

BTW, what about those of us that currently have a year subscription to Qore? Is there something like an extension to the subscription once the paid year is over?


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+ Agent_Clutch on June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

My QORE subscription is up in AUG how does that work when I buy PSN + ? And this is bought day 1 thanks in advance lol


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+ TallCrowe on June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

Sounds like a good enough value. I’m all for it, but there’s no way to own the content you gave us once we no longer have the service? That seems a bit strange.


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+ jbsmooth7 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

Just bought Qore 2 months ago… Will I get a discount on PSN Plus?


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+ YoungKiller25 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

Sweet can’t wait for Cross-Game Chat that will be included in the Firmware 3.40 that PSN+ requires!!!!!


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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

Why are people thinking that the games and such will be free? Think of it as a rental service with nicely added benefits!


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+ Goaliegeek on June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

Cross game chat FTW!

And as for the game trail, we download the entire game? So say, like MGS4? download all 45+GB of data?


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+ xuipid on June 16th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

so not a fan of the “for as long as they keep their PlayStation Plus subscription” If you give content it should be a permanent gift. especially since we are paying you for the benefit.

Will cards be available in store or are we forced to subscribe only though Sony?


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+ mouldernet on June 16th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

..so if I cancel, I can’t play previously received games? my trophies will disappear? what about PS1 games received through PSN+ imported on the PSP? How will that be monitored? Or is it through the “download history” that I won’t be able to download again…


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+ x_Nico_x on June 16th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

And what about online backup of game saves. I would be willing to pay this amount just to have my game saves on a remote server and tied to my PSN, so if my PS3 fails again I wont lose everything.


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+ DNAgent on June 16th, 2010 at 1:10 pm said:

Are we getting a downloadable version of LBP for free if we subscribe to 1 year like EU?


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+ PaperCarrier on June 16th, 2010 at 1:10 pm said:

Where is Cross-Game Voice Chat?


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+ jwr718 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:10 pm said:

I’m already sold on PS+ but I just need to know if those feature’s you’re talking about mean things like integrated Netflix, Facebook, and similar items.

On a sidenote, would there be any major Home enhancements, this wasn’t even touched for the first time in a few E3′s.


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+ psdeano on June 16th, 2010 at 1:10 pm said:

So what would the price be for UK/EU users?


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+ psdeano on June 16th, 2010 at 1:11 pm said:

@xuipid Not a good idea. Otherwise you would get people doing it just for the sake of getting the freebies that come with it.


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+ neo881 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:11 pm said:

sounds great geting this ASAP I’m sure more stuff will come to the future?


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+ jayrockslife on June 16th, 2010 at 1:11 pm said:

I’ll be signing up day 1. Sounds like a great deal and I’m glad the current PSN is staying the same as it is and free for those who aren’t interested in PS+

But the question of the day still seems to be, what about cross-game party chat.


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+ GGCAN on June 16th, 2010 at 1:11 pm said:

@ Myke-Myke…..read about the 3 month offer…it’s only 3 mths free if you get the Year subscribtion:

We are also running a “limited time offer” giving subscribers 3 free bonus months for signing up for a yearly subscription – so those who
sign up now will get 15-months of PlayStation Plus. Consumers also have the option to subscribe for 3 months for $17.99.


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+ djpenny1 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

32@ Punters looking for a 12-month subscription will have to fork out £39.99 GBP, which will give you around £200 GBP worth of free content in the space of a year. A cheaper option is also available in the form of a 90-day subscription, which amounts to £50 worth of free content at £11.99.


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+ TERWALLACE on June 16th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

I’m down with this, but I do have a few questions, largely about Qore. How will this work as an existing Qore subscriber? Also, will this replace the need for a Qore subscription completely? That is, do we count as “subscribers” for the exclusive content, or is there even going to be exclusive Qore content anymore, or will all that now be folded in with the new plan?


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+ h4l0fw1nt3r on June 16th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

This seems pretty sweet! I’m signing up as soon as this is released. =)


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+ Bonaef on June 16th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

and the Cross game voice chat !?!!?


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+ gillettjoe on June 16th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

How many games do we receive a month? is it 4 games like Europe? I need a solid guarantee before I pay for this.

Also, can i turn automatic downloads off? I don’t want my console filling up with bad demos and PS updates I don’t want.


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+ MudshovelForYou on June 16th, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

Okay here’s what’s not clear:

I understand as long as you are subscribing, the games that are free to subscribers are free to you to play (or you can still buy them flat out to have after your subscription is done).

But! What about DLC? If you give subscriber’s free DLC, does that DLC remain even if their subscription ends?


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+ Xervai on June 16th, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

Give me a beta to DC Universe online! I’ll subscribe to this for a long time :)


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+ HuntingYou on June 16th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

Well I for one was really looking forward to a cloud save feature as I have had 3 PS3′s stolen and lost all the saves.

What about multiple users on one system do I have to buy each of my kids and my wife a separate subscription?


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+ ynp7 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

How long will the 3 free months be available for and will the games that are tied to the subscription be playable while offline as well as on multiple PS3s as regular PSN downloads are?


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+ ZynCeD on June 16th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

I’m signing up for the year subscription, and I can’t wait for games with Move and I may possibly be getting the whole 3D thing in 2011. I really am thankful for everything Sony, this was a great step in the right direction. e3 briefing was beyond awesome, and Portal.. just wow.

But please, PLEASE, can we have cross game chat. Not being able to talk to my friends just because they have brought something different fin the plethora of games available is ridiculous to me.

Keep up the good work!


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+ gumi42 on June 16th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

Qore, I am half-way through my subscription, how will that be affected?

Any ideas to what features may be coming?

Some major questions need to be answered before I can commit. I am very interested in supporting Sony but will it really be worth $50 a year.


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