PlayStation Plus: the subscription system now available

By Laurent P., Cécile D. Published on June 24, 2022 at 12:21

Remember Spartacus, the PlayStation subscription service equivalent to Game Pass that Sony was considering for its PS4 and PS5? This is now a reality, since PlayStation announced its arrival – under a completely different name – from June 22, 2022. A new one combining PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now offering three types of subscriptions… We take stock!

After the Xbox Game Passsoon “Spartacus” at the house of sony ? After the persistent rumors of our colleagues from Bloombergwhich explained that playstation was in the process of preparing a subscription similar to the Game Pass of Microsoftanswering to the sweet name of Spartacusand accessible to holders of PS4 and PS5 from June 22, 2022, Sony put a new layer on it last April, thus confirming Bloomberg’s statements about this new service.

However, don’t call it Spartacus ! It simply takes the name of playstation More, plus three subscription levels (Essential, Extra and Premium). A monthly subscription which partially replaces the Playstation Plus and the Playstation Nowoffering gamers a tiered subscription system, rolled out in stages around the world until the end of the first half of 2022.

Regarding subscriptions, what are they? What do they offer? Here is in detail what Sony explains on the PlayStation-Blog :

PlayStation Plus Essential:

  • Advantages :
  • The price of subscription to PlayStation Plus Essential remains the same as the current PlayStation Plus subscription price.
    • Provides benefits PlayStation Plus subscribers already have:
      • Two downloadable games each month
      • Exclusive discounts
      • Cloud storage for game saves
      • Access to online multiplayer
    • This tier has no changes for players currently subscribed to PlayStation Plus.
  • Price: €8.99 per month / €24.99 per quarter / €59.99 per year

PlayStation Plus Extra:

  • Advantages :
    • Provides all the benefits of the Essential tier
    • Also offers a catalog of around 400 of the best PS4 and PS5 games, including hits from our catalog PlayStation Studios and our third-party partners. Extra tier games can be downloaded for offline access.
  • Price: €13.99 per month / €39.99 per quarter / €99.99 per year

PlayStation Plus Premium

  • Advantages :
    • Provides all the benefits of the Essential and Extra Tiers
    • Offers approximately 340 additional games, including:
      • PS3 games available via cloud streaming;
      • a catalog of great classics, available for streaming or download among PlayStation, PS2 and PSP games.
    • Cloud streaming access to games PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 Extra and Premium levels in the markets** currently offering the service Playstation Now. Customers can stream to PS4 and PS5 consoles, as well as PC.
    • Limited-time trial versions will also be offered at this tier, allowing players to test before purchasing.
  • Price: €16.99 per month / €49.99 per quarter / €119.99 per year

Note that for geographical areas where cloud streaming is not available, Sony offers a fourth subscription, the PlayStation Plus Deluxe, offered at a lower price than Premium. An offer which consists of a catalog of great classics among the games released on PSP and PS2, to download, but also trial versions for a limited time.

And on the games side, are planned for the launch of the service death stranding, god of war, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11 or Returnal, for PS5 owners. And to clarify that Sony is working “working closely with creative developers at PlayStation Studios and our third-party partners to include some of the best gaming experiences, as well as an ever-expanding library“. And if not, know that subscribers Playstation Now will have direct access to the service PlayStation Plus Premiumat no additional cost, as soon as the service becomes available.

Good news, then, and a service that we can’t wait to discover more in depth!

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