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All-New PlayStation Plus Sees Huge Price Increase For Some Unlucky Players

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All-New PlayStation Plus Sees Huge Price Increase For Some Unlucky Players

This week PlayStation announced its all-new take on PS Plus, and fans haven’t been universally blown away by what is on offer. 

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The new service will launch in June with three subscription tiers. The first, Essential, is the same service that PS Plus already offers. The second, Extra, offers a library of 400 PS4 and PS5 games to download and play, similar to what is provided by Xbox Game Pass. The final and most expensive tier, Premium, includes the PlayStation Now streaming service which has PS3 games, as well as 340 additional downloadable games from the PS1, PS2 and PSP libraries. While the service offers more games than Microsoft’s equivalent, fans were disappointed to hear that new games will not immediately be available on the service. 

Fans of the old hardware might not want to watch this guy slice PlayStations in half with only the power of water.

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As with any system overhaul there are a few teething problems. One of which is that PlayStation’s pricing isn’t exactly airtight. We already spotted a loophole that allowed people to claim a year’s worth of the Premium subscription for half the recommended price (before that exploit was cruelly but unexpectedly closed). And now we know there’s a group of players who are really getting the short end of the stick. 

As spotted by PC Gamer, despite PlayStation’s apparent interest in the PC gaming market, those who game this way will pay a lot more after the planned overhaul. Currently, fans who do not own the latest consoles can stream PlayStation games through their PCs using only a PS Now membership. This subscription service is currently ₤8.99 per month.

After June however, PC players will have to upgrade to the Premium service in order to continue streaming these games to their computers. This costs ₤13.49 a month, meaning for them the cost will rise by ₤5.50. That’s enough to buy and own outright a PS One classic game each month via the PlayStation Store and build your own library.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Sony

Georgina Young
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