If you’re looking forward to the PS Plus revamp coming from PlayStation, you’ll be pleased to know that Jim Ryan – CEO of SIE – has updated the PlayStation Blog with new information on when it’s actually going to come out. The new tiered system is going to receive a global rollout, with Asian markets getting the service first. So, the PS Plus revamp release date is actually going to be different depending on where you are.
The Asia market, excluding Japan, should get the new PS Plus service from May 23, 2022. Japan will then follow and get the new tiered subscription from June 1, 2022. The PS Plus revamp should be available in the Americas from June 13, 2022. And, Europe is last, getting the new PS Plus service from June 22, 2022.
It’s important to note that these dates are not set in stone, however Jim Ryan seems confident that PlayStation players around the world will be enjoying this new system by July.
PlayStation’s new PS Plus revamp is combining the current PS Plus service with PS Now and introducing three tiers of access, each costing a different amount and offering different benefits.
PlayStation Plus Essential is the closest to what PS Plus is now. It’s going to cost $9.99 / £6.99 a month, give players two monthly games and a series of exclusive PS Store discounts, and online multiplayer access.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 22, 2022
PlayStation Plus Extra offers players a little more. You get all the benefits you’d get with PS Plus Essential, of course, but then also access to roughly 400 PS4 and PS5 games – in a similar fashion to the PS Plus Collection PS5 players have access to now and somewhat similar to what PS Now offers now. This is going to cost you $14.99 / £10.99 a month, though. So, a little more.
PlayStation Plus Premium is the most expensive tier of the revamped PS Plus system. This is going to give you everything mentioned above and access to hundreds of PS3, PS2, PS1, and PSP games via cloud streaming and – on occasion – as a download. There will also be a number of time-limited game trials available with this tier, something EA Play members can enjoy on other platforms at the moment. This will set you back a whopping $17.99 / £13.49 a month, though.
This new system is still a little ways out, but it’s shaping up to be an interesting rival to Xbox’s Game Pass. Without day one releases, though, you have to wonder if it will draw in the same numbers on Sony’s platform. If you’re looking for some cheaper gaming, though, we have the best free PS5 games for you to check out right here.