The Playstation Plus is getting a makeover for the month of June 2022. A brand new offer that Sony presents to us in detail in a blog article.
[Updated May 16, 2022 at 3:18 p.m.] Playstation is completely reviewing its subscription offers. The firm has decided that Playstation Plus and Playstation Now subscriptions will be combined into a single offer, comprising three levels of subscription and services. Remember, Playstation Plus was Sony's subscription offer to access Playstation multiplayer since 2010, and also included other benefits like two free monthly games to download, discounts, cloud saving and more. While on the other side we had Playstation Now, the on-demand catalog game service also exploiting the potential of cloud gaming. From now on, these two offers will therefore be combined in three Playstation Plus offers, starting on June 22. The information of the day is that Sony has unveiled the exact content of the Playstation Plus Essential, Extra and Premium subscriptions. And there is enough to tickle the Xbox Game Pass.
As we told you in the introduction, the new Playstation Plus subscriptions will be divided into three different levels. We will first find the Playstation Plus Essential, which will include all the advantages of the current PS (multiplayer game, two games to download, cloud, promotions) and generally keep the same pricing as today. Then, we will find the Playstation Plus Extra, which adds a catalog of 400 downloadable games on demand to their subscription. Finally, the Playstation Plus Premium adds even more games to this catalog, offering PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 titles for an experience clearly centered on retrogaming. Subscription prices and content:
The two new Extra and Premium subscription levels both include a catalog of video games on demand. There are of course different titles and platforms depending on the two subscriptions, but it is possible to wonder about the content of the said catalog when it is released next June. To reassure players a little lost by this sudden change in subscription offer, Playstation has published an explanatory video and detailed in-depth content for each level of Playstation Plus subscription. You can find all the information on the Playstation blog article, but we have summarized the essentials for you:
The new Playstation Plus Essential subscription includes online play and two monthly free games that we do not yet know for the month of June 2022.
From June, we will find a catalog of several dozen games on PS4 and PS5 for the Playstation Plus Extra. The full list can be found in Playstation's blog post, but some of the better known names include big PS4 and PS5 exclusives like Bloodborne, Death Stranding, Demon's Souls, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Returnal, Uncharted and many others. But also many titles from third-party partners like Ubisoft and Bandai Namco (Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Final Fantasy XVI, For Honor, 2K22, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more).
For those who want the full Playstation Plus Premium experience, you'll find all the games found in the Playstation Plus Extra, plus a whole bunch of classics from the PSP, Playstation 1, 2 and 3 consoles. Again, the full list of these vintage games is available on the Playstation article. It will include games in their original format such as Ape Escape, Kurushi or Jumping Flash, Worms Armageddon... but also remastered titles, Ape Escape 2, Bioshock, Borderlands, LEGO Harry Potter and many others. Finally, some original titles on Playstation 3 will also be available for streaming such as Infamous, FEAR, three Ratchet
Such a change takes a little time to be properly implemented, even for a company as massive as Sony its Playstation. This is why Jim Ryan explains in his blog article that the new subscriptions will be implemented from June 22, in a specific order taking into account the different regions of the world. Asia will therefore be the first continent to benefit from it, followed closely by North America and Europe. Also note that at launch, current PS Now subscribers will see their offer migrated to PS Premium at no additional cost.