Sony has announced a new version of its PlayStation Plus subscriptions, its long-awaited answer to Xbox’s Game Pass. The new subscription combines two existing subscriptions, Playstation Plus and Playstation Now.
Playstation Plus Essential is priced at $9.99 monthly and comes with the same Playstation Plus benefits, including multiplayer access, two monthly downloadable games, discounts and cloud storage for games. PlayStation Plus Extra is a new tier including all Essential perks and 400 PS4 or PS5 games at $14.99 a month, and finally, there’s a Premium option priced at $17.99 a month.
These new tiers will be available in June in Asia and North America, followed by Europe and the rest of the world. Playstation Now will no longer be a standalone service as well.
More bang for the buck
Here’s a breakdown of the three new subscription tiers.
|PlayStation Plus Essential
Two monthly downloadable games
Cloud storage for games
|PlayStation Plus Extra
|Everything in Essential
Access to up to 400 PS4 or PS5 games
|PlayStation Plus Premium
|Everything from Essential and Extra
Additional 340 games, including PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP titles
Time-limited game trials
Along with an impressively large back catalogue of games allowing the latest gen Xbox Series X/S consoles to run older games natively, providing games on launch day has made Xbox’s Game Pass service quite a good deal to gamers.
While Sony isn’t promising to make all of its upcoming Playstation exclusives available to subscribers on launch day, it plans to include games like Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal.
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