PlayStation Plus 'amplified' with more games, all other offers remain in place

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JC Fletcher
June 10, 2012 4:00 PM
PlayStation Plus 'amplified' with more games, all other offers remain in place
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During Sony's E3 2012 press conference, Jack Tretton announced the addition of a bunch of new games to PlayStation Plus as part of an "amplified" PS Plus relaunch. However, it wasn't clear exactly how the service was changing, beyond the offer of LittleBigPlanet 2 et al. the next day. Is PS Plus all about new full-size games every month for members?

We asked Jack Buser, Senior Director of PlayStation Digital Platforms, to clarify for us just what was changing with the "instant game collection." "Everything that you've enjoyed from PlayStation Plus remains very much the same. It's still the same PlayStation Plus," Buser said. "So if you love the huge discounts, if you love the exclusive access to betas, if you love the other things that are also delivered by the service, you're going to see that those other things are still a part of PlayStation Plus -- the cloud saves, the automatic updates, all that other stuff."

Really, the only difference is more free games, which we think everyone will agree is an improvement. "What we've announced is that we're amplifying the free games aspect of PlayStation Plus," he said. "We are really ratcheting that up, because that's what the community told us they wanted to see." As before, everything you download will remain playable until your membership lapses, so if every month is like June, your game collection is going to get very big very quickly. If your PS3's hard drive can handle it, that is.
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