We were expecting to see a massive PlayStation Plus revamp at E3 2012 after increased speculation, and Sony did deliver – sort of. The company announced a new scheme for PlayStation Plus members on PS3 which will see them score 12 free games which are available right now to download as part of this month’s update.
If you previously were unsure as to whether to upgrade to a PS Plus subscription, now may be the perfect time to do so. At E3, Jack Tretton announced that PS Plus members would be getting an ‘instant games collection’ package, bringing as many as twelve free games to the service that would sit on your XMB for as long as you are a member.
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Some of the games on offer are of a slightly better quality than we’ve seen in the past, with the likes of Little Big Planet 2, inFAMOUS 2 and Just Cause 2 all part of the package. Sony has promised that the free games will continue each month, although we understand that the games on offer will vary depending on whether you are in the US or EU.
Amusingly, Sony has been boasting about the improvements made to PS Plus, with Sony digital boss Jack Buser even comparing the service to coffee. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, he said that the content that PS Plus currently offers, all free games and the extras is value for money since it is less than ‘an expensive cup of coffee’ or ‘less than five bucks’ as he put it.
The math behind that theory is when you split the cost of a year’s PS Plus subscription at $49.99 into individual months. That is an amusing way of selling PS Plus when you think about it. How much do you spend on your average cup of coffee at Starbucks, probably more than five dollars right?
If you have recently subscribed to PlayStation Plus or intend to due to this new instant games incentive, let us know if you think the service is value for money or not.