PlayStation recently announced plans to revamp its PlayStation Plus subscription service. To try and compete more with Xbox Game Pass, Sony has decided to merge its PlayStation Plus subscription with PlayStation Now.
Originally known as Spartacus, Sony announced plans for the new service in March. The company will combine its two existing services into one to, hopefully, provide a more substantial gaming experience for PS4 and PS5 gamers.
This time around, Sony has opted for a three-tiered subscription list that offers different services based on how much you are willing to pay. So, what does that mean for the monthly cost of the new PlayStation Plus?
How much is the new PlayStation Plus subscription?
Short answer: It depends on which tier you get
As we noted earlier, the new PlayStation Plus will have three different subscription options. The price of the tiers is as follows:
- PlayStation Plus Essential – $9.99 per month
- Plus Extra – $14.99 per month
- Plus Premium – $17.99 per month
But what do you get with each subscription? Well, PlayStation Plus Essential will be the same as the original current PlayStation Plus subscription. You will get a few free games every month, exclusive discounts, and access to online multiplayer play.
PlayStation Plus Extra gives you the same benefits as the previous tier, plus access to a library of over 400 PS4 and PS5 games that you can download and play.
And finally, PlayStation Plus Premium offers the same benefits as the previous tiers plus a few more. The Premium tier unlocks an additional 340 PS3, PS2, and PSP games.
The third tier also includes the ability to stream many of those games on your PS4, PS5, or even PC. And as an additional benefit, PlayStation Plus Premium will also give gamers the ability to try out demos of newly released PlayStation games.
So there’s the pricing for the new PlayStation Plus subscription. The new subscription is planned to launch in June, and it will be interesting to see how it competes with Xbox Game Pass.
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