PlayStation users who currently have both PS Plus and PS Now membership will be getting upgraded to the new PS Plus Premium Tier when it launches this year.
The length of the upgrade will be equal to the longest subscription owned.
This means that if you’ve got both subscriptions, and you’ve stacked up PS Plus for a number of years.
Earlier this month, it was reported that people were stacking up PS Now subscription. They did this because it would be converted to a PS Plus Premium subscription.
This was first spotted by @Wario64. Some even manage to get 10 years worth of membership through this loophole!
The loophole was later shutdown by Sony.
This was confirmed within a new FAQ section which states that “If you are subscribed to both services [PS Now, PS Plus] when the new PlayStation Plus launches, you will be migrated into the PlayStation Plus Premium membership plan and you will have a new single payment date based on the longer of your two subscriptions.”
If for example, if you have PS Now subscribe up until November 2022 and an active PS Plus membership until June 2026 – that means you’ll be upgraded to PS Plus premium until June 2026 (or vice versa).
You can check out the tiers and the prices here.
Looking at the tier price a year of PS Plus Premium is worth £99.99/$119.99, so this is a potentially great deal for those interested.
However according to PushSquare, people are unable to redeem PS Plus codes now. It seems that Sony has deactivated the ability to redeem pre-paid PS Plus cards to prevent subscription stacking.
A support email explains that as of now, there is a temporarily deactivated function for PS Plus/PS Now subscriptions which does not allow for stacking of either membership on already active memberships.
The email went on to explain that this is only a temporary measure and that PlayStation would be updating players on the issue on their blog as soon as new developments arise.