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    Sony plans PSN server upgrades and more

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/11/...ce-ps4-launch/

    President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House detailed, during the Investor Relations Day ongoing in Tokyo as I’m writing, the plans to improve PlayStation Plus in the near future.

    According to House, shifting PlayStation Plus to being required for online gameplay multiplied the number of subscribers by four since the launch of PlayStation 4.

    The future plans for PlayStation Plus are threefold:
    Strengthening the online multiplayer line-up to drive adoption of the subscription and membership service.
    Strengthening the free content delivered to subscribers every month, increasing the value of their subscription package.
    Enhancing the community-based features of PlayStation Plus, to make it appealing not just to core gamers, but also to a broader audience.

    The presentation slides also included prioritized access to alpha and beta of games, while during the rest of the presentation a sizable investment in strengthening the server infrastructure of the PSN was also mentioned.

    House further explained that while PlayStation Plus is one of the higher margin businesses for the company, if not the highest margin one, there are implied costs related to it, especially due to content acquisition (IE: securing the games that will be given for free).
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    So 10%(devs said it was more like 3%) more tflop on X1 is a such a huuuge deal, but 40% more on PS4 don' t count?

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    Good to see and I always expected Sony to invest more into PSN infrastructure. They just seem to always be behind and caught off guard instead of prepared. They underestimated the growth when they created and then launched PSN back in '05. Not bashing, I'm very excited for what's to come in the future. PSN gets more hate than what's deserved.

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    Um strengthening the server infrastructure should be number one on that priority list, not bringing in more customers...but whatever they're doing, it's working so

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    Thats good and better late than never. They have to have more servers. There is no way you can have millions of ps3s and now ps4s and not upgrade servers to handle the increased load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captncoke49 View Post
    Good to see and I always expected Sony to invest more into PSN infrastructure. They just seem to always be behind and caught off guard instead of prepared. They underestimated the growth when they created and then launched PSN back in '05. Not bashing, I'm very excited for what's to come in the future. PSN gets more hate than what's deserved.
    Agree. The PS4 popularity and the ensuing drive for PS+ subscriptions probably isn't what Sony expected at this point. This is still late. Glad to see the free games are starting to get back to what they used to be, starting in December.
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