E3 2012: The rumors were true – PS Plus overhaul is coming
PlayStation have seemingly confirmed the countless rumors you’ve been reading over the past few weeks, in stating that a change to PS Plus will be announced during E3.
This is certainly going to be something big – Sony have dedicated the homepage of PlayStation‘s US website to PS Plus (pictured below). Over the past few weeks, much speculation has been flying around the web on what will be happening to the service. Now that we know something is happening, we’ve rounded up the various upgrades that have been alluded to recently:
- A game streaming deal with Gaikai that would see demos (and possibly full games) sent to your console over the cloud, similar to OnLive.
- PlayStation Vita integration.
- A significant upgrade to cloud storage.
- Tiered membership packages, where the level of content you receive is based on the subscription you choose.
- A bigger emphasis on free full PS3 titles, rather than PSN games.
- Video streaming to both PS3 and Vita, included as part of your subscription.
A final point to take note of, is the tweeting of quite a few SCEE employees lately. They’ve been ‘advising’ their followers that before E3 would be the best time to sign up to PS Plus. Could we see some sort of free content or exclusive membership options for existing members? Let’s wait and see, but I for one am pretty hopeful.