The latest firmware for the PlayStation 3 will include the PlayStation Plus service from Sony costing $50 a year or $18 for a 3 month subscription. For the extra fee you will receive extra games linked to your account for the term of your subscription, discounted games by upto 50% together with many other benefits including VIP previews and 1 hour trials for new and exisitng games.
Other updates in the new firmware include Sony’s new five-star ratings for content purchased in the Store, a video editor (not a video capture service, only access to edit files on your HDD) with an uploader for Facebook and YouTube with expanded integration into Picasa and Facebook photo galleries. The new Facebook firmware now allows you to link your PSN profile and invite others to become friends.
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