Sony Survey Hints At More PS Plus ChangesBy: Richard Stalker - June 14, 2012
Sony’s surveys that they send out to customers have the tendency to give away a lot of information about the potential direction that the company is going in with some of its products. The revamp to the Playstation Plus program was brought to light months ago in this exact way. The survey question was about if the survey taker felt that the Playstation Plus program would be more worth it if there were more free AAA titles.
The new survey from Sony asks a couple of questions that are big news if they come true. One question asks about a Playstation Vita version of Gran Turism and how interested the user is. Which leads us to the big news about this survey. The question was asked was so:
“Imagine that as part of Playstation Plus, every time you bought a game on EITHER PS3 OR PS VITA, you would be entitled to get the game on the other console absolutely free. So, if you bought Resistance on the PS Vita, you could download Resistance on the PS3 for free. Or if you got FIFA on the PS3, You could download the PS Vita version for free.
While you’re subscribed to Playstation Plus, you would have full access to the second game, but if you cancelled your subscription, you would no longer be able to play them.”
So there you go. This would take care of a big complaint that people have had with the Vita and their “Play Anywhere” campaign. When they had that TV commercial of the guy playing The Show on his PS3 and he has to leave for work so he picks up his game where he left off on his Vita. What they don’t tell you is that you have to buy the game twice. I think that if something like this program happened, you would see a lot more companies make sister games for each console. Or how about companies like Naughty Dog redesigning early PS3 games for the Vita so they would sell more copies?