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It’s official! New PlayStation Plus arrives in June and will have more than 700 games

In the early hours of Monday (28) to Tuesday (29), rumors were strong about a possible bombastic announcement by Sony. Now, the company has just confirmed the behind-the-scenes information with the official announcement of the new PlayStation Plus.

Known until then as Project Spartacus, the renewed version of PS Plus is inspired by the success of Game Pass to offer an even more complete package of gameplay to its subscribers, with a catalog of games with free use that can exceed 700 games.

The new PlayStation Plus

According to Sony, this platform update arrives in June – still no date set – and its idea is to unite the advantages of PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now in a single, even more robust subscription for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners.

As insiders have indicated for some time, this turbocharged edition of the service will be offered in three different categories, each with its own price and advantages: Essential, Extra and premium. In the case of Brazil, the Premium subscription will give rise to PlayStation Plus Deluxe because of some particularities of Sony’s performance here.

Here’s a summary of what will be offered in each subscription package:

PlayStation Plus Essential

  • Benefits: Offers the same benefits PlayStation Plus members receive today, such as:
    • Two monthly games available for download
    • exclusive discounts
    • Cloud storage for saved games
    • Access to online multiplayer mode
  • The PlayStation Plus Essential subscription price remains the same as it is today for PlayStation Plus: BRL 34.90 per month / BRL 84.90 per quarter / BRL 199.90 per year

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • Benefits: Offers all the benefits of the Essential level and offers a catalog of up to 400 of the most popular games for PS4 and PS5, including blockbusters from the PlayStation Studios catalog and partner studios. Extra level games are available for download.
  • Price: BRL 52.90 per month / BRL 139.90 per quarter / BRL 339.90 per year

PlayStation Plus Premium

  • Benefits: Offers all the benefits of Essential and Extra levels, and offers up to 340 additional games, including:
    • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
    • A catalog of famous classic games, available in streaming and download options, from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations
    • Offers access to cloud streaming for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in Extra and Premium tiers in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available. Customers can stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles as well as PC.
  • This tier will also offer time-limited game play, so customers can test the games before they buy.

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Checking this last option, it’s clear why the Premium subscription tier won’t be available for Brazilian players: we don’t have PS Now around here. Despite this, we will not be without an elite alternative to the product.

In Brazil, Sony will offer the PlayStation Plus Deluxe, which is cheaper than the Premium “and will include a catalog of famous classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, as well as game experimentation. with time limitation. Essential and Extra tier benefits are also included.” The price of the Deluxe package? R$59.90 per month, R$159.90 per quarter or R$389.90 per year.

When does it arrive?

At post on the subject on its official blog, Sony explains that it wants to start releasing the renewed PlayStation Plus in mid-June, but that it will be made available in phases. In practice, this means that Asia, North America and Europe must receive service before the rest of the world.

Even so, the company promises agility in the process and even an expansion of gaming via the cloud. “Our goal is to make the new PlayStation Plus game subscription service available in most territories that use PlayStation Network by mid-2022. We also plan to extend the benefit of cloud streaming to new markets.”

Sony PS5 console photo

Image: Kamil S/Unsplash

The idea is that more news about the product and its update will be released over the next few months. So, did you like the news from Sony? Do you believe the service can match Game Pass? Leave your opinion below, in the comments section of TecMasters!

Source: PlayStation Blog

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