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PlayStation Plus – new service launch date revealed

Sony completely redesigned PlayStation Plus in June, not only combining it with PlayStation Now, but also expanding its offering. It has now been confirmed for various regions when exactly this will begin.

The Asian region, which may start as early as May, is the first, followed by Japan, North and South America and Europe at the very end. Here are the detailed start dates:

  • Asian Markets (excluding Japan) – scheduled for May 23, 2022
  • Japan – scheduled for June 1, 2022
  • North and South America – scheduled for June 13, 2022
  • Europe – scheduled for June 22, 2022

For Sony, the new PlayStation Plus is a “huge move” that has been under development for some time. One writes about it on the PlayStation blog:

“We have been working on this massive global effort for some time to offer our members flexible options, high-quality games and higher value – and only a few weeks away from our first regional launch. We would like to thank our PlayStation community for their continued support and share more information as we launch. ”

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How much does PlayStation Plus cost?

Sony unveiled the prices for the new PlayStation Plus, which have not changed much. You will still get almost the same as now, only if you choose a higher level, you have to pay more accordingly.

In detail, this means:

PlayStation Plus Essential (EUR 8.99 per month / EUR 24.99 quarterly / EUR 59.99 per year)

  • advantages:
    • It offers the same benefits that PlayStation Plus members have today, such as:
      • Two monthly games to download
      • Exclusive discounts
      • Cloud storage for saved games
      • Online multiplayer access
    • There are no changes to existing PlayStation Plus members for this plan.

PlayStation Plus Extra (EUR 13.99 per month / EUR 39.99 quarterly / EUR 99.99 per year)

  • advantages:
    • It offers all the benefits of the Essential plan
    • It adds a catalog of up to 400 of the funniest games for PS4 and PS5, including blockbusters from our PlayStation Studios and third-party catalogs. You can download and play the games that are part of the Extra Plan.

PlayStation Plus Premium (EUR 16.99 per month / EUR 49.99 quarterly / EUR 119.99 per year)

  • advantages:
    • It offers all the benefits of the Essential and Extra tariffs
    • Add up to 340 more games including:
      • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
      • A catalog of popular classic games from the first generation PlayStation, PS2 and PSP, available for streaming or downloading
    • Provides cloud streaming access for the original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium plans in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available. Customers can stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles as well as computers.
    • The plan also offers time-limited trial versions of games that allow customers to try out selected games before purchasing.

Those who currently own PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now together will be automatically upgraded to PlayStation Plus Premium when available and until the end date of the regular PlayStation Now subscription.

In terms of new content, Sony promises some front page titles, including Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales or Returnal. Siphon Filter games are likely to be added from the back catalog, as recently announced.

Begins June 22, 2022.