Sony’s two biggest announcements at video game summit E3 were of copycat efforts. By the end of the month the PS3 will start PlayStation Plus, a $50-a-year tier of its currently free online service that gives gamers a grab bag of free downloads and the ability to talk with other players online regardless of what game their playing — provided they’re also PlayStation Plus subscribers. It’s the company’s answer to pay-to-play Xbox Live. The first three months of PlayStation Plus are free.
Also, Sony’s Wii-wannabe motion controller, the Move, is coming in September and will cost $50.
PS3 owners, do you think you’ll partake in Sony’s new offerings?
E3 10: PlayStation Plus is coming at the end of the month [Destructoid]
This Changes Everything: PlayStation Move Available September 19, 2010 [PlayStation Blog]