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With Sony's New PlayStation Plus Service rollout commencing, partial PS Plus Game Lineup detailed and some Classic PSOne / PSP Games showcased below is a closer examination at the All-New PlayStation Plus Plans Key Benefits and features including a comparison chart, FAQ and target launch dates. ➕

Here's the full scoop from SIE Content Communications Senior Director Sid Shuman via PlayStation Blog, to quote:

The all-new PlayStation Plus begins its launch rollout today starting in Asia, and we couldn’t be more excited to offer this service as a way to get even more great games into the hands of players. Let’s dive in.

What is the new PlayStation Plus all about?

We’ve brought together PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now in an all-new PlayStation Plus membership service that provides more choice and value to customers across three membership plans globally: Essential, Extra, and Premium (Deluxe in non-streaming markets).

Our focus is on providing a curated and diverse game portfolio, with hundreds of high-quality titles to choose from when you subscribe to Extra or Premium (Deluxe).

Where is the new PlayStation Plus rolling out, and when?

The new PlayStation Plus will launch in most countries where PlayStation Network is available. Here is the launch schedule (in local times):
  • Asia (excluding Japan), launches starting today
  • Japan, targeting June 2, 2022
  • North and South America, targeting June 13, 2022
  • Australia, New Zealand and Europe, targeting June 23, 2022
What are key benefits for each plan?

Check out the chart below for a quick look at the key benefits.

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Which markets will have the cloud streaming option via PlayStation Plus Premium?

The following markets will launch with PlayStation Plus Premium:
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
What is the price for each benefit plan?

Pricing will vary by markets. Please visit our website for more information on local pricing.

PlayStation Plus Essential
  • 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
  • Japan
    • ¥850 monthly / ¥2,150 quarterly / ¥5,143 yearly
PlayStation Plus Extra
  • 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
  • Japan
    • ¥1,300 monthly / ¥3,600 quarterly / ¥8,600 yearly
PlayStation Plus Premium
  • 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
  • Japan
    • ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly
What is the lineup of games included with the all-new PlayStation Plus?

The new PlayStation Plus will launch with 700 titles across three membership plans. The curated content will include blockbuster hits such as Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K 22, Red Dead Redemption 2, Returnal, and more.

Here is a sample list we announced on PlayStation Blog. Titles may vary by local market, so be sure to check PlayStation.com for the game list when the new PlayStation Plus launches in your region.

I’m already a PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now subscriber. What will happen with my membership?

Current PlayStation Plus members will transition to PlayStation Plus Essential, enjoying the same benefits that PlayStation Plus provides today, such as PS4 and PS5 monthly games, exclusive discounts, cloud storage for saved games, online multiplayer access, and more. There are no changes to the existing benefits you get from PlayStation Plus.

Existing PlayStation Now members will transition to PlayStation Plus Premium, with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch. For more information, please visit our website.

Will PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now still be available as standalone subscriptions?

When the new PlayStation Plus service launches, PlayStation Now will no longer be available as a standalone subscription service, and current PlayStation Now users will migrate to PlayStation Plus Premium.

For PlayStation Plus, benefits will remain the same in the first plan option, which is rebranded as PlayStation Plus Essential. Additional benefit plan options will be added, please see the above chart.

How often will new titles be introduced to the new PlayStation Plus service?

Games will continue to refresh monthly with the all-new PlayStation Plus service, so there is always something new to play. In keeping with our normal cadence for PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, the refreshes will occur twice monthly. Please check PlayStation.Blog for the latest monthly game announcements.

PlayStation Plus Essential
  • A monthly refresh will occur on the first Tuesday of the month for the PlayStation Plus Essential plan (and both higher tiers), with new PS4 and PS5 games every month – same as what PlayStation Plus members get today.
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe
  • Another monthly refresh will occur in the middle of the month with new games across PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans. The number of games refreshed will vary per month.
What devices can I use to play games with the new PlayStation Plus membership?

The new PlayStation Plus is currently supported on the following devices:
  • PlayStation 5 console – streaming and game downloads
  • PlayStation 4 console – streaming and game downloads
  • PC – streaming only
PlayStation Plus monthly games that were previously downloaded on PS3 and PS Vita devices will continue to remain accessible as long as the user remains a PlayStation Plus member.

What games will I be able to stream or download on the new PlayStation Plus?

The ability to download or stream games on PlayStation Plus will depend on the plan benefit you choose, and the market location. Please see the list of market locations above that will launch with the PlayStation Plus Premium plan.

Downloading (PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans)
  • Original PlayStation, PSP, PS4 and PS5 games are available for download to play.
  • Remastered or remake versions of PS2 and PS3 games will also be downloadable for play on PS4 and PS5 consoles.
Streaming (PlayStation Plus Premium plan)
  • Original PlayStation, PS2, PS3, PS4 and PSP games are available for streaming through the Premium plan, available in select markets. This includes streaming access to titles from the games catalog offered in Extra and Premium plans.
  • Please note streaming access for some titles, including classic games, will occur after launch for the PlayStation Premium plan. Streaming availability may also vary by title. Streaming is also not available for PS5 titles.
  • Games can be streamed on PS4 and PS5 consoles and PC.
Monthly games from the Essential plan remain the same as downloadable games only.

Will original PlayStation and PSP games from the PlayStation Plus classic game catalog offer trophies?

Some original PlayStation and PSP titles may offer trophies such as Ape Escape, Hot Shots Golf, IQ Intelligent Qube, and Syphon Filter. This feature is optional for developers.

Can I transfer game progress from the time-limited game trials included in the PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe plan if I decide to buy the game?

Yes. Any trophies and game save data from the trial period will carry-forward if you purchase the game.

If I earned trophies after trying out a time-limited game trial title through PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe, and decide not to buy the title, can I still keep my trophies?

Trophies earned during your time-limited game trial through the PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe plan will remain on your PSN profile, even after you complete the trial and decide not to purchase the title. If you decide to purchase the title at a later time, you can continue to earn trophies where you left off.

Will game progress from the PlayStation Plus games catalog be transferred between PS4 and PS5 consoles if I choose to finish the game on a different device?

If you are playing a downloaded game from the PlayStation Plus games catalog, the save data will be saved to your PS4 or PS5 console, depending on the console you are playing on. You can manually upload your game save to PlayStation Plus cloud storage and download it to either a PS4 or PS5 console.

If you are a PlayStation Plus Premium member and you are streaming a game from the PlayStation Plus games catalog, the saved data will be automatically stored within the PlayStation Plus Game Streaming Storage and you can pick up and stream on another device without taking any additional steps.

Will DLC and add-ons work with downloaded games from the PlayStation Plus catalog?

Yes. You can purchase DLC and add-on content for the games you download from the games catalog through PlayStation Plus. If your membership expires, or if the content leaves the service you’ll also lose access to the DLC and add-on content associated with that game. Once you resubscribe to the service or decide to purchase the title, you’ll be able to use your purchased DLC and add-on content again.

Please note, DLC and add-on content is not supported when streaming a title.

When I’m offline, can I play games I’ve downloaded from the games catalog offered in PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium/Deluxe?

Yes. However, when playing a downloaded game from the game catalog in PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans, you’ll need to connect to PSN every seven days to validate your PlayStation Plus membership and maintain your access to the game.

Please note, this step is only required for game catalog titles in the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans. It does not apply to the monthly downloadable games available through PlayStation Plus Essential.

With this service change, will I have to redownload any games that were previously acquired via PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now?

For PlayStation Plus games you have previously redeemed to your PSN account, those games will still remain as part of your game library as long as you are a PlayStation Plus member. There are no changes to your PlayStation Plus benefits.

For games you’ve previously downloaded from PlayStation Now’s game catalog, if the titles are also available for PlayStation Plus, you can continue to play and your progress will continue to save.

Similar to PlayStation Now, if the content is no longer offered on PlayStation Plus, you won’t be able to access the titles when they leave the service. If the title is available on PlayStation Store and you decide to purchase it, you’ll be able to access your save data again – just make sure you don’t delete your saved data.

When this transition takes place, are there any titles previously available to stream or download via PlayStation Now that are not available with the all-new PlayStation Plus?

The game catalog offered through PlayStation Now will continually change up to the transition of the all-new PlayStation Plus game catalog offering. PlayStation.com will be updated with the game catalog lineup when the new PlayStation Plus launches in your region.

What’s the difference between playing a downloaded game and a streamed version of the same game through the PlayStation Plus Premium plan?

Games downloaded from the all new PlayStation Plus games catalog can run locally on your PS4 or PS5 console at their native graphic quality and sound output modes, so the quality can increase up to 4K if the title, console, and your TV supports it. Downloaded games with PS VR support are also playable using your PS VR system.

Additionally, some online features, such as add-ons and online mode, will only be accessible through the downloaded version of the game.

The PlayStation Plus Premium plan offers streaming in select markets, with resolution options up to 1080p. The quality will vary depending on your internet speeds and bandwidth, requiring a minimum of 5 mbps or 15 mbps for 1080p.

What are the minimum requirements to stream games through the PlayStation Plus Premium plan on PC?
  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10
  • Core i3 2.0 GHz
  • 300 MB of available storage
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port
However for optimal performance, the following specs are recommended:
  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port
What controllers can I use to play games streamed on PC through the PlayStation Plus Premium plan?

DualShock 4 will be compatible with games streamed through the PlayStation Plus games catalog on PC.

⚠️ Update: PC streaming for PlayStation Plus Premium members is currently not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia at launch, and will be supported in a future update.

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