PlayStation Plus new tiers launching in June

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The new PlayStation Plus tiers will be arriving across the globe in May and June, Sony has confirmed. The release will be staggered across Asia, Japan, the Americas, and Europe.

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Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO (and known as Sir Business around here), has confirmed the release date for the new PlayStation Plus service on the PlayStation Blog. The release is being staggered across the world in the following order:

  1. Asian markets (excluding Japan) — targeting May 23rd, 2022
  2. Japan — targeting June 1st, 2022
  3. Americas — targeting June 13th, 2022
  4. Europe — targeting June 22nd, 2022
Note the use of 'targeting' here implies that these dates could change at any time. Sony is also beginning to roll out cloud streaming in countries that haven't yet got access — this is a major feature of the Extra and Premium tiers, particularly regarding the PS3 backwards compatibility. These countries should now be getting access to the Premium tier at launch as well: "Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia."

Though we don't know any of the games that will be coming to the service yet, we do think it is highly likely that a few PS1, PS2, and PSP favourites will be there. The new service will combine Plus and Now across three tiers — Essential, Extra, and Premium. For full details, see the table below:

PlayStation Plus Essential

Benefits

  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access
  • There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this tier.

Price

  • United States: $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
  • Europe: €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
  • United Kingdom: £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly

PlayStation Plus Extra

Benefits

  • Provides all the benefits from the Essential tier
  • Adds a catalog of up to 400 of the most enjoyable PS4 and PS5 games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners. Games in the Extra tier are downloadable for play.

Price

  • United States: $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
  • Europe: €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
  • United Kingdom: £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly

PlayStation Plus Premium

Benefits

Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra tiers
  • Adds up to 340 additional games, including:
  • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
  • A catalog of beloved classic games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations
  • Offers cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium tiers in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available. Customers can stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles, and PC.
  • Time-limited game trials will also be offered in this tier, so customers can try select games before they buy.

Price

  • United States: $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
  • Europe: €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
  • United Kingdom: £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly
Are you looking forward to the new service? Are you just waiting for the games lists? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.