Sony's European PlayStation boss has confirmed that a subscription PSN service is on the way to PS3 - and that details are set to be revealed 'soon'. As in, E3 'soon'.
However, Andrew House reassured current PS3 owners that the PSN service "as you know it" will remain free.
He referenced comments from Kaz Hirai from last year - in which the worldwide PlayStation boss told CVG: "We are studying the possibility of introducing a subscription model, offering premium content and services, in addition to the current free services."
It doesn't sound like you'll be waiting long to discover exactly what that entails
"I can assure you that the current PSN as you know it will remain a free service," said House. "It is something that our competitors don't offer and something that shows our loyalty to the PlayStation Community.
"However, Kaz Hirai stated a few months ago that we were looking at a premium service to sit alongside the current free service and that objective has not changed. You'll learn more about it very soon."
CVG reported yesterday that the rumoured name of the subscription service is PSN+. Question is, how much will it cost? And, more to the point, will it be better value than Xbox LIVE Gold?