According to an article on PlaystationOnline, a Premium version of the Playstation Network may be coming in the future. A somewhat confusing layout is provided on the site, as well as a few different scenarios of what could be offered in the Premium version. The Premium version would be entirely optional and they make it very clear that all current features would remain free to those people who don’t want to upgrade.
Some of the features for the new Premium version could include: Cross Game Chat; access to Betas; extended 3 year console warranty; discounts on the Playstation Store; free access to PSOne Classics, PSP Minis, and PS3/PSP Premium Themes; Cloud Storage Space for Games; and much more.
This is a very good way for Sony to make some money from people who want more, while still satisfying those who just want to play games for free online and don’t need all the extra stuff. This is what Microsoft should have done a long time ago. Depending on the cost of the Premium version and what they finally decide to include in it, I very well may decide to upgrade. What do you guys think?