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New PlayStation Plus June Launch Expands Service, Adds 700+ Games

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BY April 29, 2022

As the streaming wars for movies and TV heated up, gaming also looked to this new technology. Some video game streaming services proved to, like Icarus, stream a little too close to the sun. (Google Stadia, we’re looking at you.) However, Sony Interactive debuted the PlayStation Plus and PS Now services, which allowed for downloadable games for consoles and PCs. Well, the new PlayStation Plus service launch in June will combine those two things, while adding subscription tiers that give players access to over 700 games. The Xbox GamePass may have enjoyed some dominance, but PlayStation Plus was technically first. Now, like their Microsoft competitor, Sony Interactive wants to bring PC gamers into the fold in a bigger way.

Even though the new PlayStation Plus launch happens in June, it may the take expanded service some time to be fully implemented. The rollout will start in Asia, then North America and Europe will follow. These will likely be test-markets where last-minute bugs can be worked out before the full global launch. Players currently using PlayStation Now will be migrated over to the new service, and Sony Interactive promises they will not see their fee increase (at least, not right away). In fact, the currently $10 per month users will get the highest tier for that price. Though, that surely won’t last. Let’s get into the details.

June Launch of New PlayStation Plus Service Adds Tiers and Games

New Playstation Plus June Launch Service New Games Tiers Image via Sony Interactive

The new PlayStation Plus service will being to launch in June, but the benefits members get should stay similar to what users already know.

PlayStation Plus Essential – $9.99 per month, $24.99 Quarterly, $59.99 Annual

They will get two downloadable games each month, discounts on other PS games, cloud storage, and access to online multiplayer services. Other tiers get more access to games, including what sounds like the Marvel Spider-Man games. Marvel’s Spider-Man appeared on PS Now for a short time but has been absent from the service. Now, PC players may be able to experience the story of Peter Parker and Miles Morales for the first time.

PlayStation Plus Extra – $14.99 monthly, $39.99 quarterly, $99.99 annual.

Subscribers in this tier will get the same benefits as above, but their catalog of games is expanded to as many as 400 games. These titles are those from the PlayStation studios and their third-party partners who provide them exclusive games. All of these are downloadable to play, so long as the subscription remains active.

PlayStation Plus Premium – $17.99 monthly, $49.99 quarterly, $119.99 annual.

Along with the above listed benefits, premium users will get additional games, up to 340 more titles. These include games from the original PlayStation console through the most recent version. The PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, and PS4 games also can be streamed via the cloud in this tier, yet the games are also downloadable. Also, time-limited game trials will be offered to subscribers in this tier.

The PlayStation console and PC subscription services starts rolling out in June.

What do you think? Are you excited by the number of games offered by new PlayStation Plus service, and will you sign up during the June launch? Share your thoughts, reactions, and experiences in the comments below.

Featured image via Sony Interactive, Insomniac Games, and Marvel.

Source – PlayStation blog. 


Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book of superhero short stories, Tales of Adventure & Fantasy: Book One is available as an ebook or paperback from Amazon.


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