Sony seems ready to unveil a premium version of the Playstation Network at this years E3 Expo. Named the “PSN+” Sony’s service will add bonus content to paying subscribers while not alienating it’s non-paying users from multiplayer aspects of games. Recently, detailed by Joystiq were some of the features that could possibly be included in the premium service.
Cross Game Chat, PSOne Classics, Exclusive In-game DLC, discounts at the PlayStation Store, “First Hour” Demo access, were among the many perks of being a paid subsciber to the service as listed by the popular video games website.
Also guessed to be included in the premium access is protection by the recently announced Playstation Protection Plan which will cover users whose factory warranty has gone expired. Much like the Xbox Live service Playstation PSN+ subscribers will have an automated patching service that detects and patches when updates are available for titles.
Speculation at this point puts the cost at $9.99 per month. Though there has been no confirmation at this time whether that is the entry price point for the new service. E3 2010 will likely confirm these new details.