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PS Plus members will be able to upgrade to Extra, Premium

Sony has done such a bad job of refining the details of its new PS Plus levels that it shouldn’t really be a headline, but we think it’s worth noting. With the new service due to launch on May 23 in parts of Asia, the platform holder is beginning to send emails to some of its overseas customers. The Philippine website One More Game shared this correspondence, which contains some new information.

To get started, as expected, if you’re already a PS Plus subscriber, you don’t have to do anything. You will automatically switch to PS Plus Essential – the “equivalent subscription plan” as described by your organization – and your subscription period will remain unchanged. You will continue to enjoy the “same benefits” and there will be no change in price or payment dates. Things will just go on as usual.

However, you will be able to upgrade to PS Plus Extra or PS Plus Premium at any time. “In order to do so, you will have to pay the difference between your current and new plan, adjusted for the remainder of your subscription,” the email explains. In other words, if you have six months of PS Plus service left, you’ll be able to upgrade to one of the higher levels for the rest of your plan by paying the difference.

It is not clear whether those who have stacked their subscriptions for years will potentially have to pay for several years at a time, but Sony’s wording certainly suggests this. Of course, there are still a lot of things that the company needs to clarify here, including the actual set of games – and whether retro titles like PS1 Classics will include any quality of life updates. With the service coming soon, he can’t keep this information a secret for long.