PlayStation is actually exceeding expectations with its revamped subscription service.
Sony is slowly rolling out its revamped PlayStation Plus subscription service, with Europe receiving it today after North America received it last week. This brings three tiers offering increasing amounts of games for those looking to expand their PlayStation library.
And it turns out that Sony has more games than it originally promised. When the games slate was first announced for PlayStation Plus, Sony promised 400 PS4 and PS5 games on the Extra and Premium tiers. It turns out that number is actually 429 games.
Things are even better for PS Plus Premium’s retro games. Initially promised 340 PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 titles, Sony delivered 404 games. However, as noted by Eurogamer, the vast majority of these titles are PS3 games that are only available via cloud streaming. If you are not in an area that offers cloud streaming (indicated by the “Deluxe” tier), these 365 PS3 games will not be available.
In case you haven’t heard, PlayStation has revamped its PS Plus subscription service to offer three tiers in most regions. The Essential tier, available for $9.99 per month, offers just a few free monthly games and online multiplayer features. The Extra tier provides a library of over 400 PS4 and PS5 titles for $14.99. And the Premium tier adds cloud streaming and the Classics catalog for $17.99.
Also, these retailers are said to have discontinued those old PlayStation Plus membership cards because they don’t really work with the new tiered model. You can instead buy PlayStation gift cards to top up your account.
While most of PS Plus Premium’s Classics catalog is expected to stick around indefinitely, Red Dead Redemption oddly came with an October expiration date. Nobody really knows why, but Rockstar previously removed its older GTA games before releasing GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, so maybe we can expect a Red Dead remake in the not-too-distant future.
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