Indeed, PlayStation is exceeding expectations with its revamped subscription service.
Sony is slowly rolling out its revamped PlayStation Plus subscription service, with Europe getting it today after North America got it last week. This brings three tiers offering ever-increasing amounts of games for those looking to expand their PlayStation library.
And it turns out that Sony offers more games than it promised at the beginning. When the list of games for PlayStation Plus was first announced, Sony promised 400 PS4 and PS5 games in the Extra and Premium tiers. Turns out that number is actually 429 games.
Things are even better for PS Plus Premium retro games. Sony initially promised 340 PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 titles, and has delivered 404 games. However, as Eurogamer pointed out, the vast majority of those 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” level), those 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 only a few free monthly games and online multiplayer functionality. The Extra Tier offers 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, those retailers are reportedly removing those old PlayStation Plus subscription cards because they don’t actually work with the new tiered model. Instead, you will be able to purchase PlayStation gift cards to top up your account.
While most of PS Plus Premium’s catalog of classics should stay around indefinitely, Red Dead Redemption interestingly has an October expiration date. No one’s sure why, but Rockstar previously removed their older GTA games before releasing GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, so perhaps we can expect a new version of Red Dead in the not too distant future.
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