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Sony finally revealed what we have all been waiting for, Playstation Plus and Playstation Now. Before the reveal, we only had a sneak peek of the new program set to launch for Playstation users, which was nicknamed Spartacus. The rumors and all the speculations are all true about the tiers and prices, which is exciting for many PlayStations users.
The new service is expected to go live in June, with three tiers that users can choose from. The middle level will be the second most expensive tier, which will feature adding over 400 PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games to download. The third and most expensive tier will allow subscribers to play PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable games from Sony’s catalog.
The most recent Playstation Plus will come to be at the lowest tier, which can be confusing because it is called Playstation Plus Essential. This tier will keep the same monthly games and various bonuses that users know and love, with a $10 price.
The new system and setup will ditch the old name of PS Now, and officially be called Playstation Plus Extra. This will be their Game Pass with their essential things featured in the tier along with 400 PS4 and PS5 games that are available to download.
The last tier is known as PlayStation Plus Premium, which also includes the previous two tiers. This also allows users to back catalog up to 340 PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games, which are available to cloud stream. Users also have the option to cloud stream PS4 games as well. You can also stream games to your PC, and users will also get time-limited trials of new and upcoming games.
Listed below are the three tiers of the service.
Adds a catalog of up to 400 of the most enjoyable PS4 and PS5 games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners. Games in the Extra tier are downloadable for play.
Adds up to 340* additional games, including PS3 games available via cloud streaming. A catalog of beloved classic games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2, and PSP generations
The service is set to release during the first half of 2022. As said in a Playstation Blog post; "In the June timeframe, we’ll begin with an initial launch in several markets in Asia, followed by North America, Europe, and the rest of the world where PlayStation Plus is offered. We aim to have most PlayStation Network territories live with our new PlayStation Plus game subscription service by the end of the first half of 2022. We also plan to expand our cloud streaming benefit to additional markets and will provide more details at a later date."
Playstation will be sharing more information as they get closer to launch.