PS3 onlineSony have quashed rumours that the online gaming aspect of the PS3's live service will cost to play , it will in fact be totally free.
A Sony Computer Entertainment America PR Manager had this to say: "Please note that online gaming will be free right out of the box."
Code-named the PlayStation Network Platform, the PS3 online service is said to be similar to Xbox live.
The Xbox live service wiped the floor with Sony’s under par online service for the PS2. Whilst Microsoft have a unified, subscription-based online service, the PS2 online service is run on third-party servers. This results in lag whenever there is a slow connection. The PS3 live service however should be Worlds apart from PS2 online gaming.
Although online gaming on the PS3 will be free, gamers will still be charged for downloading extra content or subscribing to MMO's.