Ever since Sony unveiled its PlayStation 4 last week, additional information has been trickling in that wasn’t possible to cover during the two-hour event. Since then, we’ve learned the PlayStation 4 will play used games, won’t support PlayStation 3 controllers and will still use Blu-ray as the primary media format. Today, we’re hearing the PlayStation 4 may introduce multiple subscription levels for its PlayStation Network service.
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke with The Guardian about the possibility to employing multiple subscription models for the PlayStation 4, each delivering a different level of service, similar to subscription models for cable television.
“We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that,” Yoshida says. “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.”
Sony currently doesn’t charge its users to access the PlayStation Network, instead rewarding PS Plus subscribers with exclusive content. If Sony introduced a multiple-tier subscription model for the PlayStation 4, would you be will to pay in order to have unlimited access if that meant you could play any PlayStation game?