Rumor has it that Sony’s set to reveal a premium for PSN called PSN+ during its E3 media blast.
Sources claim that subscribers will be privy to: a rotating list of PSP Minis and PSone Classics; exclusive DLC; PlayStation Store discounts; an auto-patching feature; and “first hour” demo access to full retail titles.
After playing a game for an hour, users would then have the option to purchase the full game – which means that you have to download the full game just for the demo.
Another source close to Joystiq also speculates PSN+ will run players $9.99 a month, which may be a completely different animal to the “less that $50” a year plan.
Sony has responded to the source’s claims that it does not “comment on rumors or speculation.”
We’ll send a mail, but we expect the same response. Hopefully E3 will reveal all.