We made a better PlayStation Plus demo than Sony

Layers upon layers.

Layers upon layers.

Since Sony announced its upcoming move to a new multi-tiered PlayStation Plus subscription service in MarchThe company has tried to explain the many advantages of this service in thousands of (sometimes confusing) words. two Articles Posts And Instructions. We have tried to split these benefits with for us king Posts Includes thousands of other (and hopefully less confusing) words.

As we struggled to make sense of the new offerings, we found ourselves wanting a more succinct and readable summary that breaks down each of the new PlayStation Plus levels at a glance. And we figured if we want this kind of quick reference, some of our readers might as well.

So please enjoy this breakdown of the new PlayStation Plus, as clearly and concisely as possible without leaving out anything important. We will try to keep this post updated as Sony adds or explains new features.

Pricing / Benefits Summary

Basic additional Expensive
Monthly price $9.99 US $14.99 USD 17.99
quarterly price $24.99 $39.99 $49.99
Annual price $59.99 $99.99 $119.99
2 downloadable games per month X X X
cloud saves X X X
Online multiplayer access X X X
PlayStation Plus Collection (on PS5) X X X
Downloadable PS4 / PS5 games X X
Ubisoft Games Collection + Classics X X
Downloadable PS1 / PS2 / PSP Games X
Streaming PS3 games X
Streaming access to PS1 / PS2 / PS4 / PSP games X
Limited time gaming experiences X

Advantages of the base layer

2 downloadable games per month

  • Usually these are PS4 games these days, sometimes with PS5 improvements
    • Since the beginning of 2020, PS Plus has introduced 11 PS5 exclusives and 5 PSVR exclusives
  • You can access these games as long as you keep your subscription

cloud saves

  • 100GB of cloud storage per console for PS4 and PS5
  • 1,000 file saving limit for PS4

Online multiplayer access

  • No subscription required for free games like It is an electronic game.

PlayStation Plus Collection (on PS5)

  • A collection of 19 “classic” PS4 games that can be played on PS5
    • Not available on PS4
    • The full list of games, unchanged since 2020, is Available here

Additional benefits

Downloadable PS4 / PS5 games

  • 62 titles announced so far, ‘up to 400’ promised in March
    • 50 PS4 exclusives (playable on PS5)
    • Nine PS4 games with ‘enhanced’ PS5 versions
    • Three PS5 exclusives
    • 38 first-party addresses, 24 third-party addresses
    • The full list of titles has been announced so far Available here

Ubisoft + Classics lineup

  • This isn’t Ubisoft’s lineup of 100+ full games Launched in 2019; It’s a shortened version for PlayStation Plus owners
  • The ‘Classics’ plan will start with 27 titles and expand to 50 by the end of 2022, says Ubisoft
  • The full list of titles announced so far Available here

Premium Class Advantages

Downloadable PS1 / PS2 / PSP Games

  • 28 titles announced so far, promised “up to 340” (including streamable PS3 games) in March
    • 19 first-party addresses, nine third-party addresses
    • Nine PS1, 18 PS2, 1 PSP titles
    • The full list of titles has been announced so far Available here
  • “Some ‘classic games’ will have improved frame rates and higher quality resolutions than their original released versions.”
  • Some PS1 / PSP games will also have a new user interface and save anywhere / return capabilities
  • PS2 games announced so far will be ‘remastered’, although the exact meaning of this is unclear at the moment.

streaming games

  • Stream to PS4, PS5 or PC
  • Streaming is currently available in 19 countries, plus 11 more starting in June
    • Full list of broadcast availability by country Available here (scroll down)
  • 29 streamable PS3 games have been announced so far
    • 21 first-party addresses, eight third-party addresses
    • No remastered
    • There are no downloadable versions of PS3 games
    • The full list of titles has been announced so far Available here
  • Streaming for available PS1/PS2/PS4/PSP games was mentioned in Sony’s March blog post but not specifically mentioned in its latest update
    • Exact characters in the text indicate “Stream may not be available for some games”
  • Playstation now Currently It has a much larger list of PS2 / PS3 / PS4 streamable games

Limited time gaming experiences

  • Six titles announced so far
    • Two first parties and four third parties
    • Two PS5 exclusives, and four PS4 titles with PS5 improvements
    • The full list of titles has been announced so far Available here
  • Trials take 2 hours for “most games”.
  • Rewards / Save data from the trial version will carry over if you purchase the game

Other notes

  • Remaining PlayStation Plus subscriptions will be converted to basic subscriptions
  • Remaining PlayStation Now subscriptions will be converted to Premium
  • If you have PS Plus and PS Now subscriptions remaining, you will be converted to a Premium subscription for the longer remaining subscription term.
  • Some PS1/PSP games purchased as downloads will be downloadable for free on PS4/PS5, even without a PlayStation Plus subscription.

Planned transition timing

  • Asia (excluding Japan): May 24
  • Japan: June 2
  • Americas: June 13
  • Europe, Australia, New Zealand: June 23

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