All-New PlayStation Plus Service Revealed

After months of rumors, Sony has finally confirmed that they are rebranding their PlayStation Plus subscription.

PlayStation Plus was first introduced in 2010 as an “innovation with game subscription services”.

Sony had previously been known for kicking off the first console membership service that included a library of games. It also started the first console game streaming service with PlayStation Now. 

This new “PlayStation Plus” looks like a mix between PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. The service also offers three different membership tiers.

Let’s have a look at them:

Tier 1: PlayStation Plus Essential

The first tier is basically the current PlayStation Plus membership where the members are able to get:

  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access

The prices of this tier also remains the same as the current 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

Tier 2: PlayStation Plus Extra

This tier has the same benefits as PlayStation Plus Essential and members are able to access a catalog up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games which includes games from PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners. Games in this tier are also downloadable for play.

The prices of this tier is:

  • 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

Tier 3: PlayStation Plus Premium

This tier has the benefits of both Essential and Extra tiers.

Members of this tier are also able to access 340 addition games that include:

  • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
  • A catalog of beloved classic games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations 

There are also time-limited game trials where members can try select games before they buy.

It is worth pointing out that this tier is available for markets where PlayStation Now is available and able to cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium tiers in markets.

Those markets are: US, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

Members are also able to stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles, and PC.

The prices of this tier is:

  • 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

This tier is available for markets without cloud streaming. This tier will have a lower price compared to Premium, and includes 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 in this tier.

According to Sony they are planning to include titles such as Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal at launch, and are also working with developers from PlayStation Studios and third-party partners to include “some of the best gaming experiences available with a library that will be regularly refreshed”

When the new “PlayStation Plus” is announced, PlayStation Now will transition into the new PlayStation Plus and will no longer be available as a standalone service.

Also, PlayStation Now members will be migrated over to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch.

The new “PlayStation Plus” is set to launch in June 2022 in several markets in Asia first, and then followed by North America, Europe and the rest of the world.

According to Sony, they aim for this new subscription to be released worldwide by the end of the first half of 2022.


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