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PlayStation Plus New Plans: Details, Cost and Launch Date

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has officially announced the new and revamped PlayStation Plus subscription which had been in speculation for the last few weeks under the name “Project Spartacus.” The new plans will feature a merger of Sony’s two current subscription services: PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, into one.

The new subscription will retain its PlayStation Plus name but will be available in three tiers having different features and prices. It will serve as a direct competitor to the Xbox Game Pass as well as Amazon Luna.

Sony will launch the new subscription plans this Summer. It will initially be available in a limited number of regions, and will later expand globally. Find out everything about Sony’s new PlayStation Plus subscription service plans here.

Sony’s New PlayStation Plus Plans and Prices

Sony has officially introduced its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription service this Tuesday, March 29, 2022. This new offering will be called PlayStation Plus but will also have features from Sony’s soon-to-be-defunct PlayStation Now subscription service.

The all-new PlayStation Plus subscription will have three plans focusing on offering high-quality and curated content along with a diverse portfolio of games. You can check the details of the plans and their prices below.

PlayStation Plus Essential Plan

The PlayStation Plus Essential will be the same as the current PlayStation Plus membership. You will get the same benefits that you are currently getting. These include:

  • Two monthly games that are downloadable.
  • Special and exclusive discounts.
  • Cloud storage access for saved games.
  • Online multiplayer access to play with your friends.

There are no changes or customizations for existing PS Plus subscribers in this tier.

Price of PlayStation Plus Essential plan:

  • United States
    • $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
  • Europe
    • €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
  • United Kingdom
    • £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly
  • Japan
    • ¥850 monthly / ¥2,150 quarterly / ¥5,143 yearly

There are no changes to the price as well. It is the same as the current price of a PS Plus subscription.

PlayStation Plus Extra Plan

The PlayStation Plus Extra comes with added features while retaining all the perks from the Essential plan. You will get the following benefits with this plan:

  • All perks and features of the Essential tier will be available.
  • An additional catalog of up to 400 of the most entertaining PS4 and PS5 games will be available. These include massive hits from the PS Studios as well as third-party creations.

Price of PlayStation Plus Extra plan:

  • United States
    • $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
  • Europe
    • €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
  • United Kingdom
    • £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly
  • Japan
    • ¥1,300 monthly / ¥3,600 quarterly / ¥8,600 yearly

This plan comes with a slightly higher price tag but the amazing collection of games will justify it.

PlayStation Plus Premium Plan

The PlayStation Plus Premium is the top-tier plan featuring perks and features of the other two tiers while also having additional benefits. You will get the following benefits with this plan:

  • You will get all the perks and features of the Essential and Extra tiers.
  • It will have an additional catalog of around 340 games including PS3 games available via cloud streaming, and a catalog of fan-favorite classic games from the original PS, PS2, and PSP generations available for both streaming and downloading.
  • You will also get cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP, and PS4 games available in the Extra and Premium tiers. They’ll be playable on the PS4, PS5, and PC.
  • This plan will also include time-limited game trials. The users will be able to choose the games before buying.

Price of PlayStation Plus Premium plan:

  • United States
    • $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
  • Europe
    • €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
  • United Kingdom
    • £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly
  • Japan
    • ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly

It will be the costliest PlayStation Plus plan in the revamped system. Although the features Sony is offering and the collection of over 700 games will make it worth the money.

What is the PlayStation Plus Deluxe Plan?

PlayStation Plus Deluxe is the additional plan in the revamped system for select markers where cloud streaming is not available. It will work as a replacement for PS Plus Premium having very similar benefits but at a lower price tag.

This plan will offer a catalog of coveted classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2, and PSP to download and play. It will also have time-limited game trials that users will also find with PS Plus Premium.

Sony will not use a fixed price for the Deluxe plan. Instead, the pricing will vary by market.

What is the Launch Date for New PlayStation Plus Plans?

The all-new PlayStation Plus plans will have a launch date in June 2022. However, Sony hasn’t shared a definite release date for now. It may soon reveal it though. When the revamp goes live, the current PlayStation that initially launched in 2010, will be retired.

The new PS Plus plans will first debut in some countries in Asia and then expand their way to North America, Europe, and other regions. We’ll update this post with the exact launch date once Sony confirms it in the coming weeks.

Which Games will be Available at Launch?

The new Sony PlayStation Plus’ Extra and Premium tiers can prove to be revolutionary. These plans will feature some of the most iconic titles right from the start. Here is a list of confirmed games that will be available with these plans at launch:

  • Death Stranding
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Returnal

Sony has also mentioned, “We’re working closely with our imaginative developers from PlayStation Studios and third-party partners to include some of the best gaming experiences available with a library that will be regularly refreshed” in its blog post.

The company will soon reveal more details about which games will be coming on the updated PlayStation Plus subscription service. We’ll let you know about them as well.

Which games are you excited to play with the all-new Sony PlayStation Plus plans? Drop the titles in the comments section.

Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.
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