Sony Interactive Entertainment has sent out a press release confirming that its all-new PlayStation Plus service is now available in the U.S., allowing subscribers to check out a huge library of games for a monthly, quarterly, or yearly cost. The new service, which is believed to have been prompted by the success of Microsoft’s very popular Xbox and PC Game Pass services, comprises three tiers, the most expensive of which grants access to over 700 games and other notable perks that include cloud streaming access for last-generation PlayStation games, time-limited game trials, and more. PlayStation Plus’ Premium tier costs $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly, while the Extra and Essential tiers cost $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly and $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly, respectively. God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Horizon Zero Dawn are just a few of the first-party games available as part of the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium plans.
“The global launch of the all-new PlayStation Plus represents a massive evolution of our game subscription service offering, and we are pleased that fans worldwide can now enjoy hundreds of fantastic games available in the PlayStation Plus catalog,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment. “The high caliber of content is what sets PlayStation Plus apart, and the service will continue to grow with new monthly game offerings that include some of the most celebrated titles on PlayStation platforms. We are truly grateful for the passionate support of our PlayStation community over the years.”
PlayStation Plus Essential
- Provides the same benefits that PlayStation Plus members are getting today, such as PS4 and PS5 monthly games, online multiplayer access, exclusive discounts, cloud storage and more. There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this plan and pricing remains the same.
- United States: $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
- Europe: €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
- United Kingdom: £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly
PlayStation Plus Extra
- Provides all the benefits from the Essential plan and adds a catalog of up to 400 of the most enjoyable PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5) games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners. Games in the Extra plan are downloadable for play.
- United States: $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
- Europe: €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
- United Kingdom: £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly
PlayStation Plus Premium
- Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra plans and adds up to 340 additional games, including:
- PlayStation 3 games available via cloud streaming A catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2 (PS2), and PlayStation Portable (PSP) generation. Adds cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games.
- Time-limited game trials is also offered in this plan, so customers can try select games before they buy.
- United States: $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
- Europe: €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
- United Kingdom: £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly
The new PlayStation Plus game catalog will include breathtaking titles from dozens of talented studios across the globe, including PlayStation Studios developers such as Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, and Sucker Punch, and third-party partners such as Rockstar Games, Square Enix, WB Games and more. At launch, the PlayStation Plus game catalog will include titles such as Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K22, and Red Dead Redemption 2. The hundreds of games available in the PlayStation Plus games catalog will continue to refresh and evolve over time, so there is always something new for gamers to play.
Classic games coming to PlayStation Plus include beloved hits such as Ape Escape, Syphon Filter and Tekken 2. Some of these classic games will show improved frame rates and higher quality resolution than its original launch versions. Additionally, select games from the original PlayStation and PSP generation will include a new user experience with menus that allow players to save their game at any time, or even rewind the game to replay a specific section.
Source: Business Wire