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All-New PlayStation Plus Release Date Announced

Sony has announced when the company plans on rolling out the new PlayStation Plus service across the globe. In June, the all-new PlayStation Plus service is going to be divided into a number of tiers that offer various games and benefits across the subscription. This includes a library of up to 700 games playable across PS4 and PS5. It also includes a tier that unlocks classic PS2, PS3 and PSP games playable through cloud streaming.

Sony says that the new revamped PlayStation Plus service will begin its rollout by the end of May. Asia markets are expected to get the service on 23 May, Japan on 1 June, America on 13 June and Europe on 22 June.

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That means South Africans can look forward to the service rolling out here on 22 June.

  • Asia markets (excluding Japan) – targeting May 23, 2022
  • Japan – targeting June 1, 2022
  • Americas – targeting June 13, 2022
  • Europe – targeting June 22, 2022

The company is also releasing cloud streaming support in a handful of new regions by the end of June. This includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Sony has yet to announce the official pricing for the all-new PlayStation Plus service for our region. The company says gamers must keep their eye on the official PlayStation Plus site here ahead of its launch in June. We will also update you once we receive any word on the South African pricing.

If you need another rundown of Sony’s overly-complicated PlayStation Plus tiers, check them out below.

PlayStation Plus Essential

  • Benefits:
    • Provides the same benefits that PlayStation Plus members are getting today, such as:
      • Two monthly downloadable games
      • Exclusive discounts
      • Cloud storage for saved games
      • Online multiplayer access
    • There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this tier.
  • The price for PlayStation Plus Essential remains the same as the current price for PlayStation Plus.
    • United States
      • $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
    • Europe
      • €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom
      • £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly
    • Japan
      • ¥850 monthly / ¥2,150 quarterly / ¥5,143 yearly

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from the Essential tier
    • Adds a catalogue of up to 400+ of the most enjoyable PS4 and PS5 games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalogue and third-party partners. Games in the Extra tier are downloadable for play.
  • Price*:
    • United States
      • $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
    • Europe
      • €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom
      • £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly
    • Japan
      • ¥1,300 monthly / ¥3,600 quarterly / ¥8,600 yearly

PlayStation Plus Premium

Also called PlayStation Plus Deluxe in regions without cloud streaming

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra tiers
    • Adds up to 340+ additional games, including:
      • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
      • A catalogue of beloved classic games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations
    • Offers cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium tiers in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available. Customers can stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles, and PC.
    • Time-limited game trials will also be offered in this tier, so customers can try select games before they buy.
  • Price:
    • United States
      • $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
    • Europe
      • €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom
      • £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly
    • Japan
      • ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly
  • PlayStation Plus Deluxe (Select Markets) For markets without cloud streaming, PlayStation Plus Deluxe will be offered at a lower price compared to Premium and includes a catalogue of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, along with time-limited game trials. Benefits from Essential and Extra tiers are also included. Local pricing will vary by market.

 

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Source: Sony

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