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 PS4Everybody’s GolfKnack PS4Patapon Remastered PS4The Last of Us: Left Behind PS4
Bloodborne PS4Ghost Of Tsushima Directors Cut PS4/PS5Little Big Planet 3 PS4Patapon 2 Remastered PS4Until Dawn PS4
Concrete Genie PS4God Of War PS4LocoRoco Remastered PS4Resogun PS4Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4
Days Gone PS4Gravity Rush Remastered PS4LocoRoco 2 Remastered PS4Returnal PS5Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4
Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition PS4Gravity Rush 2 PS4Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4Shadow of the Colossus PS4Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4
Death Stranding PS4/Directors Cut PS5Horizon Zero Dawn PS4Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS4/PS5Tearaway Unfolded PS4Wipeout Omega Collection PS4
Demon’s Souls PS5Infamous First Light PS4Matterfall PS4The Last Guardian PS4
Destruction All-Stars PS5Infamous Second Son PS4MediEvil PS4The Last of Us Remastered PS4

Third-Party Partner Titles:

Ashen PS4Dead Cells PS4Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PS4/PS5Resident Evil PS4
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PS4/PS5Far Cry 3 Remaster PS4Mortal Kombat 11 PS4/PS5Soulcalibur VI PS4
Batman Arkham Knight PS4Far Cry 4 PS4Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 PS4South Park: The Fractured but Whole PS4
Celeste PS4Final Fantasy XV Royal EditionPS4NBA 2k22 PS4/PS5The Artful Escape PS4/PS5
Cities Skylines PS4For Honor PS4Outer Wilds PS4The Crew 2 PS4
Control: Ultimate Edition PS4/PS5Hollow Knight PS4Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4Tom 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 PS1FantaVisionJak 3 PS4Siren PS4
Ape Escape 2 PS4Hot Shots Golf PS1Jak X: Combat Racing PS4Syphon Filter PS1
Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits PS4Hot Shots Tennis PS4Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PS4Super Stardust Portable PSP
Dark Cloud PS4I.Q. Intelligent Qube PS1Jumping Flash! PS1Wild Arms 3 PS4
Dark Cloud 2 PS4Jak II PS4Rogue Galaxy PS4

Third-Party Partner Titles:

Bioshock Remastered PS4Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning PS4Tekken 2 PS1
Borderlands The Handsome Collection PS4LEGO Harry Potter Collection PS4Worms World Party PS1
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition PS4Mr.Driller PS1Worms 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 WrathEnslaved: Odyssey to the WestInfamous: Festival of BloodPuppeteerResistance 3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2F.E.A.RLocoRoco Cocoreccho!rainSuper Stardust HD
Crash CommandoHot Shots Golf: World InvitationLost Planet 2Ratchet & Clank: Quest for BootyTokyo Jungle
Demon’s SoulsIcoMotorStorm ApocalypseRatchet & Clank: A Crack in TimeWhen Vikings Attack
Devil May Cry HD CollectionInfamousMotorStorm RCRatchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
echnochromeInfamous 2Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2Red 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 PS5Cyberpunk 2077 PS5Tiny Tina’s Wornerland PS4/PS5
Horizon Forbidden West PS4/PS5Farming Simulator 22 PS4/PS5WWE 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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