Sony Interactive Entertainment has disclosure its implementation plan for . It targets a launch date of May 23 in certain markets in Asia before expanding to Japan on June 1. New levels are then expected to arrive in the Americas on June 1. June 13, followed by Europe on June 22.
Additionally, SIE is opening access to cloud streaming in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Where are the people in those countries and 19 other countries? currently available will be able to subscribe to the Premium tier of PS Plus at launch.
Sony announced the long-rumored PS Plus restructuring back in March. The current version of PS Plus will soon be the lowest tier of the updated service. More or less as it is, PS Plus Essential will offer online multiplayer access, cloud storage, PSN Store discounts, and two claimable games per month (down from the regular three) .
The middle tier is PlayStation Plus Extra, which adds a library of 400 PS4 and PS5 games that players can download to their consoles. From the outset, they are expected to include things like Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11 and PS5 exclusivity .
At the top tier is PlayStation Plus Premium, which includes access to another 340 games from PlayStation, PS2 and PSP titles that you can stream or download. PS3 games will be available through cloud streaming. Premium will also offer limited-time game trials and cloud gaming on PC.
In countries where cloud streaming is not yet available, Sony is offering a Premium alternative called PS Plus Deluxe. This will be slightly cheaper than Premium and includes downloadable PS1, PS2 and PSP games as well as everything from the Essential and Extra tiers.
Prices in the US start at $10 per month, $25 per quarter, or $60 per year for PS Plus Essential. Additional costs are $15 per month, $40 per quarter, or $100 annually. For Premium, you’ll need to pay $18 per month, $50 per quarter, or $120 for a year of access. PlayStation Now will be folded into the new PS Plus, and subscribers to that service will be moved to the Premium tier.
Unlike with Microsoft’s Game Pass, none of the tiers will offer access to first-party PlayStation games on their release date. However, a year of PS Plus Premium access costs $60 less than 12 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at the standard price.
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