Sony has announced the release schedule for the new three-tiered PlayStation Plus subscription. As previously confirmed, the Essentials, Extra, and Premium PlayStation Plus tiers will become available in most regions in June, with Asia first followed by North America and Europe.
In addition, Sony will expand its cloud streaming access to Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Exact launch dates for the new PlayStation Plus subscription:
- Asian markets (except Japan) – May 23, 2022
- Japan – June 1, 2022
- America – June 13, 2022
- Europe – June 22, 2022
PS Plus Essentials offers the same benefits as the current PS Plus service with monthly free games, discounts and online multiplayer. It will cost $10 or €9 per month, $25 or €25 for three months, and $60 or €50 per year.
PS Plus Extra will include the same benefits, but with access to a library of 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games. These games will include Death Strandin, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, Returnal and more. PS Plus Extra will cost $15 or €14 per month, $40 or €40 for three months, and $100 or €100 for a year.
Finally, PS Plus Premium includes the aforementioned benefits but adds up to 340 additional games, including PS3 games available via cloud streaming and a catalog of classic games available in both streaming and download options for original PlayStation generations. PS2 and PSP. PS Plus Premium will also offer cloud streaming access to original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 titles offered as Extra and Premium tiers in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available. In addition, Premium subscribers will be able to access time-limited game trials, allowing them to try selected games before purchasing.
PS Plus Premium will cost $18 or €17 per month, $50 or €50 for three months, and $120 or €120 per year.