In a recent interview on IGN.com, Sony’s Peter Dille made some comments regarding the (for now) free-of-charge Playstation Network (PSN). There have been rumbles of a potential fee for the service for some time now, but the latest statements by Dille confirm that the concept is much more than internet gossip.
When asked outright if Sony would ever charge for the service, Dille offered up a lengthy question and answer banter that ended with, “…I think there is just tremendous improvements to the PlayStation Network, which leads me to your last question: will we charge for it or why don’t we charge for it? It’s been our philosophy not to charge for it from launch up until now, but Kaz recently went on the record as saying that’s something we’re looking at. I can confirm that as well. That’s something that we’re actively thinking about.”
Whether this is Sony’s way of slow-rolling the inevitability of a pay-to-play PSN to the public or simply more fuel for the rumor mill is yet to be seen. Nothing’s for sure, but don’t count it out. Dille laments, “You know, no announcements at this point in time, but it’s something we’re thinking about.”