After months (if not years) of speculation, Sony has officially announced its revamped game subscription service because it resembles Microsoft’s all-consuming Game Pass. The company will keep the PlayStation Plus branding as it combines PS Plus and PlayStation Now into a three-tier service, but don’t expect Sony to add any new PS4 or PS5 games on their release day.
PlayStation Plus Essential is the lowest tier and is basically the same as the current version of PS Plus. You can claim two games per month to download and play as long as you maintain your subscription. You also get discounts in the PSN Store, cloud storage for save files, and access to online multiplayer features. Those on PS5 can still access the PS Plus Collection, which includes a great lineup of PS4 classics.
The price remains the same at $10 per month; $25 per quarter and $60 per year in the US; €9 per month, €25 per quarter and €60 per year in Europe; £7 per month, £20 per quarter and £50 per year in the UK; and 850 per month, 2,150 per quarter and 5,143 per year in Japan.
The middle tier is PlayStation Plus Extra. You get access to the same benefits as the Essential tier, along with a library of up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games. This includes PlayStation Studios titles as well as third-party studios and publishers. You can download all these games to play offline.
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