It was expected: sony has just unveiled its new service offerings aimed at competing with the Xbox Game Pass. the Playstation Now will therefore disappear while the subscription Playstation Plus mutates into three separate subscriptions.
Details of PlayStation Plus Essential/Extra/Premium offers
—PlayStation Plus Essential is offered at the price of 8.99 euros monthly (or 59.99 euros/year) and includes all the advantages of the current PlayStation Plus plus online multiplayer access, two downloadable games per month, discounts/promos and cloud storage for game saves.
— PlayStation Plus Extra is offered at 13.99 euros monthly (or 89.99 euros/year) and includes all the Essential benefits plus up to 400 PS4 or PS5 games.
— PlayStation Plus Premium is offered at 16.99 euros monthly (or 119.99 euros/year) and includes all the advantages of Playstation Plus Extra before in addition to (another) 340 additional games, including certain PS3 titles which will be playable in streaming via the cloud. There will also be PlayStation, PS2 and original PSP titles. It will also be possible to try certain games before buying them.
Some headlines like Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11 and Returnal will be available in the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium packages, but Sony specifies that the new features will not be integrated directly on D-Day into these new subscriptions.
These new services will be available from June in Asia, North America, Europe and the rest of the world.
“The new Extra and Premium tiers represent a major evolution for PlayStation Plus”says Jim Ryan, the CEO of PlayStation.