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Sony announces that PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now will be combined into one subscription service

Sony today confirmed what has been rumored for a few days, that PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now will be merged into one subscription service. The new service will launch this June with three membership tiers.

The membership tiers for the new service are PlayStation Plus Essential, which appears to be what PlayStation Plus is now, PlayStation Plus Extra, which adds over 400 games for subscribers, and PlayStation Plus Premium Subscription, which includes time-limited trial versions of games, PS3 and PS2 titles and games streaming. The subscription tiers are more of a fling to Game Pass than a direct competitor, but still offer the perks that PlayStation fans enjoy.

The price for PlayStation Plus Essential will be $9.99/£6.99 per month, $24.99/£19.99 per quarter, or $59.99/£49.99 per year. At this price, subscribers get two free games per month, exclusive discounts, cloud storage, and online multiplayer access.

PlayStation Plus Extra costs $14.99/£10.99 per month, $39.99/£31.99 per quarter, or $99.99/£83.99 per year. This tier includes everything from the Essentials subscription and adds a catalog of over 400 games to play on PS4 and PS5. It’s not clear if you’ll need to stream or download these, but we think it would be the latter.

Finally, PlayStation Plus Premium costs $17.99/£13.49 per month, $49.99/£39.99 per quarter, or $119.99/£99.99 per year. It covers everything from the previous tiers and adds 340 games for PS3, PS2 and PSP, ready to stream on PS4, PS5 and PC at any time. The PS2 and PSP titles can also be downloaded. Premium subscribers also get access to time-limited trials, so they can try new games before they buy them. Presumably this would only apply to games from first-party studios.

Select markets will also receive PlayStation Plus Deluxe, which includes most of the features of the PlayStation Plus Premium subscription but does not include game streaming or PS3 titles. This makes this level a little cheaper.

https://www.gamepur.com/news/sony-announces-that-playstation-plus-and-playstation-now-will-be-combined-into-one-subscription-service Sony announces that PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now will be combined into one subscription service

Curtis Crabtree

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