PlayStation Plus was launched in 2010, and since then, it has revolutionized the gaming industry and enhanced the overall experience of PlayStation gamers. Over the years, this service has evolved, and these days, besides offering multiplayer experience opportunities, it even offers free games every month.
However, this subscription system is still evolving, and PlayStation announced that a new subscription system will be available as of June 20, 2022. After that day, players will be able to choose from three alternatives that suit their needs and preferences.
In the following sections, we are going to provide detailed information and renewed services for three alternatives. You can also find the pricing for the new PS Plus subscription packages that will be valid as of June 20.
PlayStation Plus Essential
This will be the core subscription package, which PlayStation Plus members are enjoying right now. This includes advantages such as:
- Multiplayer access
- Cloud storage for your saved files
- Special discounts for members
- Two free downloadable games
There will be no change in the pricing as well. You will be charged $9.99 monthly, $24.99 quarterly, or $59.99 annually.
PlayStation Plus Extra
In addition to the PlayStation Plus Essential subscription package, players will be able to access around 400 games for PS4 and PS5 in total. Besides the games developed by PlayStation, players can access games developed by third-party studios. All the games available in this subscription will be free to play to members.
The pricing of this package is not high either. You will be charged $14.99 monthly, $39.99 quarterly, or $99.99 annually.
PlayStation Plus Premium
This subscription will include all the benefits that are provided with the other subscription packages. However, members can also enjoy the following benefits:
- You can access PS3 games via cloud streaming.
- Classic PlayStation games that were developed for the PlayStation, PS2, and PSP.
- You can stream games on your PS4, PS5, and PC with PlayStation Now.
- You can enjoy time-limited game trials, which will allow you to try a game before you buy it.
The pricing is surprisingly low compared to these benefits. You will be charged $17.99 monthly, $49.99 quarterly, or $119.99 annually.
What Will Be The Impact of the New PlayStation Subscriptions?
The first launch of PlayStation subscriptions led to amazing changes in the gaming industry. However, we believe that these two subscriptions will definitely revolutionize the industry. We are pretty sure that many players will want to take advantage of these new subscriptions.
Firstly, they have access to hundreds of games for free. Thus, people may not want to purchase games anymore, especially the old ones. As a result, many studios may not be able to sell as many games as they used to. This will definitely not be favored by many studios. On the other hand, PlayStation will be offering affiliate marketing opportunities for them, we guess.
In terms of the players, this is a great opportunity. You can save plenty of money while accessing some of the best games that you have not played yet. In addition to this, the premium subscription package also offers time-limited access to games, which is another opportunity for gamers.