PlayStation Plus Is Launching On PlayStation 3 This Month.

PlayStation Plus is an extension to the PlayStation Network experience. While the standard (free) PlayStation Network experience will remain unchanged, PlayStation Plus will include additional features such as game give-aways, early access to betas and exclusive demo content. Subscribers will also get access to full-game trials and automatic downloads.

You can read about what this means for you through the link.

One feature that's not been officially announced for PlayStation Plus, but is being rumoured around the 'net, is the addition of cross-game chat, a service which will allow you to communicate with different PSN users regardless of the game they're playing. We're going to assume that the feature's coming as part of firmware 3.40, which can't be far away seeing as PlayStation Plus requires it, and that launches this month. Guess we'll get confirmation of the new firmware soon, then.