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PlayStation Plus Subscribers Outraged At New PlayStation 5 Paywall

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PlayStation Plus Subscribers Outraged At New PlayStation 5 Paywall

PlayStation Plus subscribers are once again hitting out at the service, after it emerged that many of them are not eligible to claim a recent PlayStation 5 upgrade.


Yesterday, Naughty Dog and PlayStation announced Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection for PlayStation 5. This is an enhanced and upgraded double-pack that contains souped-up versions of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.


"Thanks to the power of the PS5 console, the load time is near instant so you can jump into the action faster than Nate or Chloe can draw their weapons," PlayStation explained in a blog post talking up the new upgrades. "Enjoy Spatial 3D Audio and know where the shots are coming from and immerse yourself in the ambience of the locations across both games.


"With the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, we’ve fine-tuned the rumble and resistance here: feeling the 4×4 vehicles roll along in your hands or landing a punch and then rope swinging to safety has never been so rewarding."

Unfortunately, this upgrade will not be free for anyone who already owns Uncharted 4 or The Lost Legacy. Upgrading to Legacy Of Thieves Collection will cost you £10/$10 - although you do only need to own one of the games in the collection to be eligible for the £10 upgrade, which is something.

Unfortunately, those who claimed either game via PlayStation Plus are locked out of getting the cheaper upgrade and will need to pay full price for the PS5 version. As you can imagine, this hasn't gone down well.


"When they give away games, there's always some bull about the value of the games, which is massively inflated when compared to the actual price people are willing to pay," one user wrote on the PS Plus Subreddit. "This all but confirms that the value is not what they claim, because if we did get the full value of the game, it would be eligible for the upgrade."

"This is the new trend from Sony I guess. 'You claimed from PS plus? Sucks to be you, you can’t upgrade to the ps5 version,' added another.

Unfortunately this is not the first time PS Plus users have been blocked from getting a cheaper (or free) new-gen upgrade because they claimed their games via the subscription service. Hopefully this is just one of the many issues Sony is able to address as part of PS Plus's rumoured overhaul.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus

Ewan Moore
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