Sony has just announced the "evolution" of its PlayStation Plus subscription service. The subscription will be expanded with two additional categories and will have a total of three ranks in addition to the current offer. Additional categories will be launched from the month of 2022.
Here's what it will look like:
PlayStation Plus Essential - $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
- this is the PS Plus offer we have today
- includes access to online multiplayer, two games per month, discounts in the PS Store, and storage of recorded positions in the cloud
- the prices of this PS Plus category remain unchanged - how much has been paid so far will be paid in the future
PlayStation Plus Extra - $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
- includes all of the above and the Essential category
- brings catalog access to up to 400 games for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 that can be downloaded and installed on the console
- this includes PlayStation production games, as well as games from other publishers
- of Sony's games will be available in the catalog Return, Marvel's Spider-Man + Miles Morales, Death Stranding, God of War
PlayStation Plus Deluxe - $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
- includes everything Essential and Extra categories
- gives access to a range of old games for PS1, PS2, PSP that can be downloaded and run directly on the console, without streaming
- brings the possibility of trying out new games for a limited time (not all games, but only those that offer it)
- PS3 games are played exclusively via streaming - in supported countries so this category will be called PS Plus Premium and will be more expensive
- PlayStation Plus Deluxe in our area should be a little cheaper because it will not include PS3 games, the exact price is not yet known
As these additional categories now include the offer that was previously available with PlayStation Now, this service will no longer exist separately, ie it will not be possible to purchase it separately.
According to currently available information, no category will be "locked" behind the hardware. That is, all categories will be subscribed to on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, although you will not be able to access the PS5 games on offer on the PS4 consoles.
As additional categories will not be launched until the summer, there is still no full list of titles that can be played with a subscription. For now, Sony only says that their subscription will be supported by all major game publishers. So far, Sony has confirmed only one of its games for its subscription - Mortal Komabat 11.