Hot on Microsoft’s rumored plan to swindle some more cash from the consumer comes Sony, who are ever-willing to tease and then disappoint. It looks like the hopes of millions of gamers that Playstation Plus would remain an incredible deal are potentially smashed: Sony seems to be thinking of segregating the rewards PS Plus users get according to how much people are willing to pay.
A marketing survey emailed to customers recently included a number of hints towards this incremental addition to the service. Now, there’s no need to get too worried yet; it could very well not end up coming to fruition. Also, it could be a good thing, as they could handle it in a way that wouldn’t insult current subscribers and cause onlookers to be disgusted. It looks like they’re considering giving full blu-ray disc games to the top tiered users, for example, which is something that’d understandably be kept for the high rollers. Subscription services may be planned for inclusion, too, with Call of Duty Elite getting a shout out.
Obviously, Sony could muff it up, too; they could start removing features and barring people from accessing content they should have the ability to in the first place just to justify their pricing structure. We don’t need two Microsofts, now do we?
Of course, for a lot of people, the price is the most important thing. They’re asking if you’re willing to pay $100 a year for undisclosed benefits, though promising expansive new features, premium downloadable game choices, and the aforementioned “Blu ray games,” whether that means physical copies or digital, we don’t know.
How does this sound to you guys?
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