Sony Announces New 700+ Game PlayStation Plus Service Launching in June

PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, Deluxe and Premium"

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Sony Announces New 700+ Game PlayStation Plus Service Launching in June

Sony has officially unveiled its Project Spartacus service simply called PlayStation Plus. The service is broken down across three tiers and as previously reported, will offer a range of games and benefits depending on your subscription.

The big sell here is the 700+ game library that Sony aims to deliver with the “Extra” and “Premium” tier that offers instant access to hundreds of games as well as classic PS3 titles which are limited through cloud streaming.

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Sony has compensated regions without cloud-based gaming services by offering a “PlayStation Plus Deluxe” tier at a lower price compared to Premium. In addition, this tier will offer a catalogue of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generation to download and play without the need for cloud streaming.

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.
  • 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.

Sony says the service will include games like Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, Returnal and more at launch. In addition, the company is working with third-party publishers to grow this service even more. The gaming library will refresh over time and more titles will be added as the months go by.

Of course, PlayStation Now will transition into PlayStation Plus and all subscribers will be merged into the new service.

Sony says the service will rollout in June but it won’t launch everywhere at first. The company aims to have it available by the end of the first half of 2022. In addition, they are looking at expanding the cloud streaming service into new regions very soon.

Building upon more than 25 years of expertise in gaming innovation, this change to our subscription services highlights our continued efforts to evolve our network services business to match our customer’s preferences. With the all-new PlayStation Plus, we’re focused on delivering a compelling game subscription service with curated content from our exclusive PlayStation Studios team and our third-party partners.

The newly enhanced PlayStation Plus will enable our fans to discover and engage with more content than ever before, and deepen their connection with the PlayStation community through shared experiences.

We can’t confirm the official pricing for the new PlayStation Plus service just yet in South Africa. However, users can expect the PlayStation Plus Deluxe tier to be available here instead of the Premium one. We don’t have cloud services in the region so this is obvious.

We will keep you updated on pricing and availability as we learn more.

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Source: PS Blog

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