Some of them will reach the service early and others will be late..!
The new PlayStation Plus
Earlier, Sony revealed the new PlayStation Plus service “Spartacus”, which will compete with Microsoft’s Game Pass service and combine the regular PlayStation Plus services with the cloud services PlayStation Now and more, on top of which is the PlayStation Plus Premium service.
It is known that the PlayStation Plus Premium package will combine all the benefits of the other “Essential and Extra” services in addition to providing a huge classic games library containing streaming and downloading options from the PS1, PS2 and PSP original generations and PS3 games via cloud streaming.
Moments ago, the head of Sony Jim Ryan revealed the latest developments in the new PlayStation Plus service, as it will be released a little early in some regions of Asia, followed by finally Japan, and here below is a detailed table showing the changes that have occurred.
The dates of providing the new PlayStation Plus service
Asia Markets (excluding Japan) – Release date May 23, 2022.
Japan – Release date June 1, 2022.
Americas – Release date June 13, 2022.
Europe – release date June 22, 2022.
Since the Arab and Gulf market is linked to the European market, this means that the new service will be available in the Arab region on June 22 of this year.
In addition to all this, the company is also expanding the access of the cloud streaming service to 30 new locations with access to cloud broadcasting, and those regions will benefit from the premium service PlayStation Plus Premium at launch which are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
At launch, the service will include hundreds of games that we offer and the best quality content available on PlayStation. Titles such as Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11 and Returnal will be available at launch.
Sony confirmed to Jim Ryan that they are working closely with our creative developers from PlayStation Studios and third-party partners to include some of the best gaming experiences available in our regularly updated digital library.
At the launch of the new PlayStation Plus service, PlayStation Now subscribers will migrate to the new offer and will no longer be available as a standalone service. PlayStation Now customers will switch to PlayStation Plus Premium without increasing their existing subscription fees at launch.
1- PlayStation Plus Essential Package
Offers the same benefits as PlayStation Plus members today, such as:
2 downloadable games per month
Cloud storage of saved games
Online multiplayer access
There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this category.
The annual subscription price for the PlayStation Plus service will be the same as the current subscription price, which is $60.
2- PlayStation Plus Extra Package
Provides all the benefits of PlayStation Plus Essential plus:
Adds a collection of up to 400 of the most fun PS4 and PS5 games – including the best games from PlayStation Studios and its third-party partners.
Games in the additional tier are downloadable for play.
The annual subscription price for the PlayStation Plus Extra service will be $100.
3- PlayStation Plus Premium Package
Provides all the benefits of PlayStation Plus Essential and Extra plus:
Adds up to 340 additional games, including PS3 games via cloud
A library of beloved classic games with streaming and download options available from the original PS1, PS2 and PSP generations
Provides access to cloud streaming for original PS1, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in PlayStation Plus Essential and Extra.
The ability to try out limited-time games (demo or trial version) will also be offered, so that customers can try out specific games before purchasing.
The annual subscription price for the PlayStation Plus service will be $120, and for more information about prices and packages, please visit the company’s official website