Well, it’s about time
In June, Sony will be merging their existing subscription services of PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.
According to a blog post, the new service will still be called PlayStation Plus and will have three payment tiers.
The first tier, “Essential” (£6.99 per/month), comes with the same benefits as PS Plus currently. These are two free games a month, discounts, cloud saves, and online play.
The next tier, “PlayStation Plus Extra” (£10.99 per/month), adds “up to” 400 PS4 and PS5 games for download. This tier boasts “blockbuster hits” from both PlayStation Studios and third-party devs.
The final tier, “Premium” (£13.49 per/month), adds on 340 PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 games. This is on top of cloud streaming and time-limited game trials. The PS1, PS2, and PSP games will be available to download or stream; the PS3 games, however, will be exclusively streamed.
Sony plans to include PlayStation exclusives like God of War, Returnal, and Spider-Man among others for Extra and Premium users at launch.
Unfortunately, PlayStation will not be putting new first-party releases onto the service. This differs from competitor Microsoft’s Game Pass, which has offered latest releases like Halo Infinite and Sea of Thieves at the same time they went to retail.
However, with requested features like a backlog of PlayStation titles and older games, the new PlayStation Plus looks to be an interesting service that can stand on its own merits.
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