That said, all of you non-subscribers - does Sony's recent announcement that FW3.60 will bring 150mb of server storage for PS3 save files make PS+ more desirable? Is it enough to tip the scales in favor of purchasing a subscription?
Personally (I do not currently subscribe to PS+) I'm moving closer to buying a year-long subscription. This announment is huge for anyone who has experienced a PS3 failure and lost precious save files - copy protected ones especially. My original 80gb MS bundle PS3 died just over 2yrs into it's life taking many save files with it. The ability to back-up even copy-protected save file data is hugely attractive to me.
That said though, I feel that the back-up feature is what's most attractive and ultimately I'd be paying premium dollars for what amounts to very little server space. Of course there are other benefits to consider.
LOL a flash drive could do the same thing as "The Cloud" service XD(well maybe not the PS3 copyrighted data).I have a PS+ subscription(not on this account)and I see no real use for it due to the fact the Free games are just Rentals.I personnaly don't care for the early demos & betas but like the free games.I just get w/e trophies i can get and stop playing...unless the game is fun.
Which of course is the real catch. Keep paying if you want it...forever and ever. Or *poof* gone, no matter how loyal you've been to Sony otherwise. They are likely going to keep releasing features that will seems beneficial, as long as you keep the membership (like the storage), so you feel like you're going to lose alot if you don't renew your membership. Nice hook.
*just wishes people would be smarter consumers*
This was the tipping point for me. I just purchased a year of PS+ and I got the 3 additional months. Honestly all the content coming soon especially, MK demo, Socom 4 beta, and this cloud saving feature has made me really want to get it, and I did. I guess it is a matter of getting the content for game you are interested in, because honestly I wasn't going to get it untill all these games I was interested in were getting early access to demos and betas.
Sony said they haven't announced the Cloud would be free for non-Plus members, but that doesn't mean it won't be free soon. Personally, I'm going to stop buying anything for my PS3 or Go until this is free for everyone. This is the exact reason I dumpped my 360, because I didn't think I should have to pay for services that should be included with the system, I know, it's pathetic and my personal boycot won't do anything, but it's the principal of the thing.
The largest save file that I saw in my saves was about 2.5 mb. The average save file is about 700kb. Unless you buy EVERY game on the market, you are more than likely going to take years to come close the the 150mb limit.
While I think this is a great idea, I some how feel it's wrong that you have to be a Playstation+ member to get this. We already pay for the game as it is, now they want use to pay on top of it for something we should get in the first place.
Hell I can buy a 4gig flash drive or a external HDD 500gigs. Flash drive you can't backup because of some of the games are protected. All I see is PS+ is another way to rip off the consumer. We already pay for the game, why should we have to pay for something we should get already? LOL. Make sense?