PlayStation Plus service is set to launch in June worldwide and will provide three options to choose from – PlayStation Plus is the first console membership service that provides a library of games to players for monthly/ quarterly/ yearly charges. The subscription service for PlayStation Plus will undergo a change and customers will be able to choose from three available options. It has been done so that people need to pay for only the type of gaming content that they wish to enjoy. Here are more details about the three tiers that will be offered.
PlayStation Plus Essential
Players who enroll for the PlayStation Essential service will get the same benefits that the current PlayStation Plus members are getting today. They are:
- Two games available for download in a month
- Exclusive discounts
- Cloud storage for saved games
- Online multiplayer access
Prices for this tier are the same as the current price for PlayStation Plus.
- 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
- Japan: ¥850 monthly / ¥2,150 quarterly / ¥5,143 yearly
PlayStation Plus Extra
By enrolling for PlayStation Plus Extra, players will receive all the benefits from the Essential tier. Moreover, they can also enjoy a catalog of up to 400 games on PS4 and PS5. It also includes blockbuster games released by PlayStation Studios and other third-party partners. Games in the Extra tier can also be downloadable for playing.
The prices for PlayStation Plus Extra are:
- 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
- Japan: ¥1,300 monthly / ¥3,600 quarterly / ¥8,600 yearly
PlayStation Plus Premium
Players who get the PlayStation Plus Premium service will get all the benefits from the Essential and Plus tiers. They also get access to an additional 340 games, which includes PS3 games via cloud streaming. Players will also be able to play, stream, and download games from the Playstation, PS2, and PSP consoles.
This tier offers cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP, and PS4 games in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available. Customers can also stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles, and PC. Players will also have access to time-limited game trials, thus they can try out the games before buying them.
The pricing for PlayStation Plus Premium are:
- 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
- Japan: ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly
PlayStation Plus Deluxe: Only for selected markets
For markets that do not have cloud streaming, Sony will be offering PlayStation Plus Deluxe at a lower price compared to the Premium tier. It will include a catalog of various classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2, and PSP generations for downloading and playing. Players will receive benefits from the Essential and Extra tiers in this option as well as time-limited game trials. The local pricing for PlayStation Plus Deluxe will vary by market.