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Fresh info on reworked PS+ – What’s New?

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PlayStation has revealed more details on their all-new reworked PS+ subscription service.

Playstation Generations

Announced via the PlayStation Blog , Nick Maguire (VP Services, Global Sales and Business Operations, SIE) details some of the games coming to the new tiered version of the service.

As announced back in March the new PS+ iteration will see PSnow disappear in favour of a 3-tiered system being offered. Players will be able to pick from Essential, Extra, or Premium memberships, each coming with its own benefits. Whichever tier you choose tho, you will still receive the same PS+ benefits as you do with the current subscription.

playstation plus tiers showing essential, extra and deluxe membership options
Which tier will you choose?

Since the change to the service was announced it has been a highly debated topic as to what games will come to the service and when. PlayStation was explicit about the fact that the service would not be going the same route as Game Pass and would not be having brand new first-party titles launch on the service when they release.

How it will Operate

Playstation Plus Essential (and higher tiers):

  • Monthly refresh on the first Tuesday of the month with new games PS4/PS5 games added to the service

PlayStation Plus Extra & Premium

  • An additional monthly refresh with new games added in the middle of the month
  • The number of games added each month will vary

High-Quality PS4/PS5 Titles

Keen to highlight that they are focused on adding quality titles onto Playstation Plus, Maguire shared a selection of content that would be available on the Extra & Premium tiers at launch.

PlayStation Studios Titles:

Alienation PS4 Everybody’s Golf Knack PS4 Patapon Remastered PS4 The Last of Us: Left Behind PS4
Bloodborne PS4 Ghost Of Tsushima Directors Cut PS4/PS5 Little Big Planet 3 PS4 Patapon 2 Remastered PS4 Until Dawn PS4
Concrete Genie PS4 God Of War PS4 LocoRoco Remastered PS4 Resogun PS4 Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4
Days Gone PS4 Gravity Rush Remastered PS4 LocoRoco 2 Remastered PS4 Returnal PS5 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4
Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition PS4 Gravity Rush 2 PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4
Death Stranding PS4/Directors Cut PS5 Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS4/PS5 Tearaway Unfolded PS4 Wipeout Omega Collection PS4
Demon’s Souls PS5 Infamous First Light PS4 Matterfall PS4 The Last Guardian PS4
Destruction All-Stars PS5 Infamous Second Son PS4 MediEvil PS4 The Last of Us Remastered PS4

Third-Party Partner Titles:

Ashen PS4 Dead Cells PS4 Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PS4/PS5 Resident Evil PS4
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PS4/PS5 Far Cry 3 Remaster PS4 Mortal Kombat 11 PS4/PS5 Soulcalibur VI PS4
Batman Arkham Knight PS4 Far Cry 4 PS4 Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 PS4 South Park: The Fractured but Whole PS4
Celeste PS4 Final Fantasy XV Royal EditionPS4 NBA 2k22 PS4/PS5 The Artful Escape PS4/PS5
Cities Skylines PS4 For Honor PS4 Outer Wilds PS4 The Crew 2 PS4
Control: Ultimate Edition PS4/PS5 Hollow Knight PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Tom Clancy’s The Division PS4
All-New PS+

Classic Games Catalog

The Premium plan will feature a selection of classic PS1 and PSP games, some of which will benefit from improved frame rates and higher resolutions than their original launch versions. Additionally, some remastered classics from previous console generations will be added to this service.

Playstation Studios Titles:

Ape Escape PS1 FantaVision Jak 3 PS4 Siren PS4
Ape Escape 2 PS4 Hot Shots Golf PS1 Jak X: Combat Racing PS4 Syphon Filter PS1
Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits PS4 Hot Shots Tennis PS4 Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PS4 Super Stardust Portable PSP
Dark Cloud PS4 I.Q. Intelligent Qube PS1 Jumping Flash! PS1 Wild Arms 3 PS4
Dark Cloud 2 PS4 Jak II PS4 Rogue Galaxy PS4

Third-Party Partner Titles:

Bioshock Remastered PS4 Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning PS4 Tekken 2 PS1
Borderlands The Handsome Collection PS4 LEGO Harry Potter Collection PS4 Worms World Party PS1
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition PS4 Mr.Driller PS1 Worms Armageddon PS1

It was also highlighted that if players already own classic titles they can download them as they come to the service without needing to be a member. A nice touch for those that want to carry some of their old purchases forward to current systems.

Original PS3 Games (via cloud streaming)

The new PS+ premium plan subscribers will also have the option to play original versions (non-remastered) of PS3 games. This is subject to cloud streaming being available in your territory. Here is an early look at some of the PS3 games that will be available:

Asura’s Wrath Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Infamous: Festival of Blood Puppeteer Resistance 3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 F.E.A.R LocoRoco Cocoreccho! rain Super Stardust HD
Crash Commando Hot Shots Golf: World Invitation Lost Planet 2 Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty Tokyo Jungle
Demon’s Souls Ico MotorStorm Apocalypse Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time When Vikings Attack
Devil May Cry HD Collection Infamous MotorStorm RC Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
echnochrome Infamous 2 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Game Trials

Furthermore, the Premium tier will also bring time-limited game trials to its subscribers. This is a 2hr trial of full games allowing players the benefit of trying titles before buying. Any trophies earned or game progress will also carry over should you decide to purchase the game.

Try before you buy

Here are some of the games that will be available as game trials:

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection PS5 Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 Tiny Tina’s Wornerland PS4/PS5
Horizon Forbidden West PS4/PS5 Farming Simulator 22 PS4/PS5 WWE 2K22 PS4/PS5

The new PS+ subscription service launches in:

  • Asia on May 24th
  • Japan on June 2nd
  • North & South America on June 13th
  • Europe, Australia & New Zealand on June 23rd

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