I'm not sure if perhaps Corey wanted to do an artcle about this or merely leave it for forum discussion.
Now I'm not going to lie: I'm a Sony fanboy. I just prefer the way Sony as a company does things in terms of it's business management, products and overall company vibe. I try to defend Sony when I can or at least make people see that things aren't as negative as they are but in this case I find it a bit hard to fully defend this method.
Yes, Sony charging a fee to developers makes sense in a way but given how things are with companies firing people and closing whole studios down the fact that devs will have to keep this fee in mind when they work on the budget is going to be an issue at some point. And having this fee possibly detract devs from putting up content and having consumers be the victim of this sucks. So will we see Sony start charing users to play online to try to cover some of these charges?