PS Plus is about to get a lot better—and a lot more confusing. The subscription service will now have three separate tiers, with different perks and bonuses depending on which tier you subscribe to.
Free monthly games will continue as normal, but a whole bunch of other content is being added to the ‘Extra’ and ‘Premium/Deluxe’ plans, with more games released on a monthly basis.
The ‘Essential’ PS Plus tier is what subscribers have now, and costs $9.99/month or $24.99 for 3 months, or $59.99 for a full year.
PlayStation Plus ‘Extra’ adds a bunch of PS4 and PS5 games for $14.99/month, $39.99/3 months or $99.99/year.
Finally, PS Plus ‘Premium’ (or ‘Deluxe’ in some regions) adds games from across the PS1/PS2/PS3 era (some downloadable and some streaming, which is the case for PS3 games) and costs $17.99/month, $49.99/3 months or $119.99 per year.
The typical PS4/PS5 freebies will still land on the first Tuesday of each month, but the new games for the more expensive tiers will now drop in the middle of the month.
The launch of the new PlayStation Plus service is just around the corner, and sooner for some regions than for others. Here’s when you can expect it to launch in each region:
- Asia — May 24th
- Japan — June 2nd
- North and South America — June 13th
- Europe, Australia and New Zealand — June 23rd
You can learn more and sign up for the new service—which essentially blends PS Plus and PS Now—at the official website.
Check out all the games we know of headed to the new PS Plus service here.