PlayStation Plus, New Features Added To PS3 'Soon'S

Sony's new PlayStation Plus subscription service is launching, officially, in North America on June 29. That means a new way to spend fifty bucks a year on your PlayStation 3 and a new firmware update with all-new features.

PlayStation Plus brings more than just a fee, mind you. Subscribers get early access to demos and betas, automatic downloads of patches and firmware, free* games, discounts... all kinds of stuff. It also means that firmware 3.40 for the PlayStation 3 will be coming to your console.

The latest firmware update adds more than just PlayStation Plus support. There's also a new video editor/uploader to the PS3's XMB, which lets you edit and upload movies directly to YouTube and Facebook. There's also a new photo gallery, exciting new power saving options and the option to rate content on the PlayStation Store. Additional details await thee at the North American PlayStation blog or at the end of your next firmware download.

Sony says it's coming "soon," which usually translates to the next 24 hours or by the time you're done reading this post.

PlayStation 3 System Software Update v3.40 Available Soon [PlayStation.blog]