The lights are on
Back in July 2012, Sony announced that it had acquired streaming-content service Gaikai. Shuhei Yoshida, Sony president of worldwide studios, provided a bit of insight about what that partnership could offer in the future, including the potential of a subscription model.
Yoshida said in an interview with the Guardian that the prevalence of digitally distributed content allows Sony to examine how they get games into players' hands. "So hypothetically we can look at different models – like a cable TV company," he said. "We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that. We can do subscription services when we have more content – especially now that we have the Gaikai technology available. With one subscription you have access to thousands of games – that's our dream.
It sounds a lot like a refined and expanded version of the PlayStation Plus service that's currently available. Considering that PlayStation Plus didn't release until about four years after the PS3's launch, there's plenty of time for Sony to figure out the specifics, if the company even decides to explore this model further.
We also interviewed Yoshida at the PS4 event about PS4 and Vita interoperability, the new camera, and more. Check out that interview here.
[Via: Edge Online]
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One of the Ps3s bonuses was no subscription fee for online play. Here's to hoping that'll continue, and not in a cheap-out way.
Count me in if the content is there and it runs close to flawless and dont cost me a ton a year.
Gotta make that money $$$...but just so long as they dont require a paid subscription to play online multiplayer I don't see a problem. I think paying a monthly fee should open up that cloud library of older games they keep going on about, or discounts and early access to future games.
Looks like "Pay Per Play" is on the way. Dang!
A lot of people seem to be missing the point of this article. They're not talking about having you pay for online multiplayer here like XBoxlive. They may end up doing that but that's not what they're addressing here. Here they're talking about having like an online gamefly type of service, or a netflix for games.
Leave the subscriptions to Micro$oft... Just give us free PSN and paid PSN plus. Don't mess up a good thing.