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Sony Considering Free Day-One Releases and CoD: Elite Subscriptions For PlayStation Plus

Posted on May 2, 2012 AT 07:04am

THE BUZZ: Sony’s PlayStation Plus service could be changed to offer new releases free of charge or even access to Call of Duty: Elite at no extra cost.

Several possible tiers of subscription options have been hinted at in a new user survey by Sony. The poll is designed to discover what rewards fans would like to receive via the service.

The options include varying the frequency that games are added to the service, the number of free releases releases each year, and an increase in PlayStation 3 games.

One tier would offer 61 “A” quality games a year, with one PlayStation 3 release every week. This has a suggested price of $7.99 a month. Another would offer 80 games a year at the “C” and “B” quality level and would cost $10 a month.

EGM’s TAKE: The problem with the service at the moment is the number of PSone Classics and older PSN games that are made available for free. Many people simply aren’t interested in these titles, or they already own them due to their age. There’s also a distinct lack of PlayStation 3 games made available. Sure these cost Sony more to offer for free, but it would give people a reason to subscribe. At the moment the offerings just aren’t enough. I’d happily pay slightly more a month if the games were of a better quality, but as it stands I won’t be renewing my subscription once it is up.

How can Sony improve the service? Would you pay slightly more for better games? What would you like to see offered? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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