Sony revealed today the list of games that will be available with its all-new PlayStation Plus plans that are launching in June. The company revealed its three new PlayStation Plus plans back in March, explaining that the existing PlayStation Now cloud gaming service will soon be integrated into the new PlayStation Plus Premium plan.
First of all, the existing PlayStation Plus service is becoming PlayStation Plus Essential, and it will continue to provide the exact same benefits to subscribers including two monthly downloadable games, online multiplayer access, and cloud saves. Pricing also remains the same in all markets, and if you’re in the US that means $9.99/month or $59.99/year.
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PlayStation Plus Extra is a new $14.99/month tier (or $99.99/year) that provides access to all PlayStation Essential benefits as well as a catalog of up to 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games. We don’t have the full list yet, but there will be classic PlayStation Studios titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War Marvel’s Spiderman, The Last of Us Remastered, or Uncharted 4. The list of games also includes blockbuster third-party titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Control: Ultimate Edition, NBA 2K22, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
The third new tier, PlayStation Plus Premium ($17.99/month or $119.99/year) includes all benefits from the Essential and Extra tiers and adds access to an exclusive Classic Games catalog. Where it starts to get complex is that there will be Original PlayStation and PSP games, as well as original PS3 games that are only available via streaming in markets where cloud streaming is available. This list of PS3 games includes Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time, F.E.A.R., and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.
Another bonus included in the PlayStation Plus Premium plan is two-hours trials for PS4 and PS5 games. There are only six games announced for now including Horizon Forbidden West, WWE 2K22, and Cyberpunk 2077.
In markets where cloud gaming isn’t available, Sony will offer an alternative PlayStation Plus Deluxe plan at a lower price compared to Premium. This Deluxe plan will offer the same benefits as the Premium plan without the catalog of PS3 games available via cloud streaming.
Sony says that it will announce new games for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers in the middle of each month, though the number of games refreshed will vary per month. The three new PlayStation Plus plans will start rolling out gradually next week, starting with Asia on May 24. North and South America will follow on June 13, while Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will have to wait until June 23.
Last week, Sony announced in its latest financial report that it had 47.4 million subscribers for PlayStation Plus, down from 47.6 million subscribers year-over-year. Despite the numerous comparisons to Xbox Game Pass, the new PlayStation Plus Premium tier isn’t exactly comparable as unlike Microsoft, Sony won’t provide access to its new first-party games on day one. Sony’s cloud gaming technology is also only available on PS4, PS5, and Windows PCs, while Microsoft had made Xbox Cloud Gaming on mobile devices as well as web browsers.