PlayStation Plus, Sony publishes a guide dedicated to the new subscription tiers

The Japanese company shared a lot of unpublished information on the new version of the subscription service.

On the occasion of the launch of the new PlayStation Plus starting today in Asia, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a lot of new information on this “2.0” version of its subscription service.

The Japanese giant has therefore confirmed as these three new tiers subscription will take over the task of joining the PlayStation Plus and the PlayStation Nowallowing fans to subscribe to the three tiers Essential, Extra And Premium (Deluxe in non-streaming markets).

Sony reveals in detail how the new PlayStation Plus subscription tiers work

The new Plus will be launched in most countries where PlayStation Network is available. Here is the launch schedule (local dates):

  • Asia (excluding Japan): Launch begins today
  • Japan: June 2, 2022
  • North and South America: June 13, 2022
  • Australia, New Zealand and Europe: June 23, 2022

Below you will find the prices of PlayStation Plus Essential:

€ 8.99 per month / € 24.99 every three months / € 59.99 per year

PlayStation Plus Extra

€ 13.99 per month / € 39.99 every three months / € 99.99 per year

Plus Premium

€ 16.99 per month / € 49.99 every three months / € 119.99 per year

The new Plus will be launched in Europe on the day of June 23, 2022, with a line-up of over 700 titles across three subscription plans. Selected content will include blockbuster titles such as Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K 22, Red Dead Redemption 2, Returnal and many more.

Members PlayStation Plus will switch to Plus Essentialenjoying the same advantages currently offered by the Plus, such as monthly PS4 and PS5 games, exclusive discounts, cloud storage for saved games, access to online multiplayer, and much more. There will be no changes to existing PlayStation Plus benefits.

In addition, current subscribers to the Now will switch to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase in the current subscription fee, this is because Now will no longer be available as a standalone subscription service when the three new subscriptions are launched.

With the new service Plus the games will continue to update every month, with the updates being available twice a month. The Essential plan will see the announcement on the first Tuesday of each month, which will add new PS4 and PS5 games every month.

Instead, a further update will be available halfway through each month with new games for the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium / Deluxe plans. The number of games updated will vary each month.

Below you will find the devices compatible with the new one Plus:

  • PlayStation 5 console: game streaming and download
  • PlayStation 4 console: game streaming and download
  • PC: streaming only

Plan PlayStation Plus Premium offers streaming playback in select markets, with resolution options up to 1080p. Quality varies depending on the speed and bandwidth of your internet connection and requires at least 5 Mbps or 15 Mbps for 1080p.

What are the minimum requirements to stream games through the PlayStation Plus Premium plan on PC?

  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10
  • Core i3 2.0 GHz
  • 300 MB of available storage space
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Audio card; USB port

For optimal performance, the following specifications are recommended:

  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more of available storage space
  • 2 GB of RAM or more
  • Audio card; USB port

The DualShock 4 will be the controller compatible with streaming games on PC via the Plus Premium plan.
Below you can take a look at a video showing the interface of the new Plus: