After much anticipation with PlayStation Spartacus rumors, Sony finally officially announced the service as a new PlayStation Plus. The rumors about a big reveal this week were right, and the company posted, on PlayStation’s social networks, the first details about the service. As previously speculated, it will integrate the benefits of PS Plus and PS Now. The service will have three categories and will arrive gradually, depending on the region.
“As this is a huge launch effort, we will implement the new PlayStation Plus offering with a regional, phased approach. In the June period, we will start with an initial launch in several markets in Asia, followed by North America, Europe, and the rest of the world where PlayStation Plus is offered. We aim to make the new PlayStation Plus game subscription service available in most territories. Furthermore, we plan to extend the benefit of cloud streaming to new markets. We will disclose more details about this action later”, the company explained.
New PlayStation Plus Tiers
- The first model is dubbed PS Plus Essential and brings two monthly games. There will also be exclusive discounts, cloud storage for uploading saved data, and online multiplayer. The cost of this service will be $9.99.
- The second service stands for PS Plus Extra. It brings everything the Essential has plus a library with over 400 games from PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The cost is $14.99
- The last tier is the PS Plus Premium. It brings everything the other two plans have plus PS3 titles via streaming and classic games from PS2 and PSP. The cost of this service will be $17.99 per month.
- PS Plus Deluxe: Worth noting that countries where cloud streaming isn’t available, will remain this way for a while. For that reason, Sony is offering an extra tier dubbed Deluxe that brings everything on the Premium, except for the PS3 games via streaming. As per the company, the price of this service will be lower.
Games coming with the new PlayStation Plus
The company states that Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal will be available on day one. These are just a few names, there will be many other titles. However, the company assures that new games won’t be launched in the service on day one. Unlike Gamepass, Sony will keep selling its games in the usual form. Then, eventually, these will be added to the service.
Not all users are appreciating the service. After all, the rumors have been suggesting native PS3 emulation without cloud restrictions. In the end, the best plan is only available in countries that had PS Now.