In order to better serve your gaming requirements, Sony has finally updated its renowned PlayStation Plus membership, adding three tiers. Keep reading to learn everything about PlayStation Plus, whether you merely want to play PlayStation games online or you want a subscription that comes close to competing with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
What is PlayStation Plus?
PS Plus is a Sony PlayStation subscription service that enables users to play multiplayer online games, play games in the cloud, and more. Naturally, depending on your subscription tier, you may receive any or all of those advantages.
The service’s basic subscription, PlayStation Plus Essential, is almost unchanged from when it debuted back in June 2010. It grants access to select games each month, online play, up to 100GB of cloud game save storage, special game discounts, and Share Play. With Share Play, you may play multiplayer and cooperative games with a buddy or let them take part in single-player experiences that you own but they do not.
The next tier above, PlayStation Plus Extra, contains everything in the tier below as well as more than 400 PS4 and PS5 games that can be downloaded and played. Although it does not cover day-one releases from first-party publishers.
The most costly option, PlayStation Plus Premium, adds 340 games from the PSP, PS1, PS2, and PS3. While certain older PS1 and PS2 games are still accessible for download, the majority of games (including all PS3 titles) can only be played in the cloud.
How does PS Plus work?
To get started, all you need to do is buy a PS Plus subscription. A PS Plus subscription may be bought directly from the PlayStation Store, or you can use a discount coupon if you buy a subscription card from a retailer like Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc.
You just input the code on the official Sony PlayStation website or on the PlayStation Store on your console to activate the membership. Both are fast and simple.
Once your membership is active, you’ll have access to any game catalogs that fit your tier as well as the free monthly games that are offered. Additionally, you’ll immediately get access to all of the advantages and exclusive prices.
How much is PlayStation Plus?
The cost for PlayStation Plus 1 month is $9.99, PlayStation Plus 3 month is 24.99 and PlayStation Plus 12 months $59.99. While PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium have monthly starting prices of $14.99 and $17.99, respectively.
What locations offer PlayStation Plus?
North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world may now purchase the new PlayStation Plus plans.
Only nations where PlayStation Now was previously accessible can access the cloud gaming capabilities. The top tier of the service will be PlayStation Plus Deluxe throughout the rest of the world. Here is a comprehensive list of nations where PlayStation Plus Premium is accessible:
- The Netherlands
PlayStation Plus games
You will only have a certain amount of time to download the free games offered each month with all PS Plus memberships since they rotate. The game is yours to keep after it has been downloaded to your library.
Here is a brief list of the most recent free PlayStation Plus games as well as those from recent months:
What benefits come with a PlayStation Plus membership?
PlayStation Plus membership comes with a variety of advantages. Each is described in detail below.
- Online gaming
A PlayStation Plus tier is required for PS4 and PS5 players to compete online. Only a few free-to-play games are exempt; the great majority will only allow you to play online if you have an active PS Plus membership.
- Games for free
Two or three PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games are offered freely downloadable and playable each month. You may retain them as long as you are a PS Plus member.
- Special discounts
PS Plus subscribers receive unique discounts on numerous digital download games available on the PlayStation Store. During significant sales periods, members typically receive additional savings on sale games.
- The PS Plus Collection
The PS Plus Collection, which is exclusive to the PlayStation 5, includes 19 first- and third-party PS4 games that can be downloaded and played via backward compatibility. Some, like Days Gone, even have upgrades like 60fps and native 4K resolution.
- Cloud Storage
All PS Plus subscribers, regardless of tier, receive 100GB of cloud storage for game saves, ensuring that even if you lose the save data on a PS4 or PS5, you may subsequently retrieve it.