In a copy of a Sony survey sent to Kotaku, the company hinted what a PSN subscription service could encompass. Extra features could include credits for online purchases, online data storage, reward programs, a variety of social features, and Hulu TV and Netflix features. Also listed are full time trials where users can play PS3 games for an hour and access PSOne Classic titles, PSP minis, and premium themes. Cross-game voice chat, a long anticipated feature, was also mentioned as something offered up to subscribers. Four different plans were detailed, three costing $69.99 a year or $9.99 a month and one set at $4.99 a month and $29.99 a year
Admittedly I haven't used my PS3 a whole lot. But I can't believe that Cross Game voice chat STILL isn't available (the original XBOX Live had that); and Sony is considering making it a subscription service.
Well at least they'll still have somewhat of a basic free service. But I wouldn't be surprised if they follow M$'s business model that their basic service (Live "Silver") so stripped down that it's pretty much useless.