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PS4 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Aug 30, 2023 at 5:15 PM       19      
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With the PS Plus Double Discounts Promotion currently underway, today Sony announced some substantial PlayStation Plus price increases for subscribers alongside the monthly games coming to their PSPlus service in September 2023 including Saints Row, Black Desert: Traveler Edition and Generation Zero. 💸

In comparison, notes an increase of approximately $20-$40 (£10-£20) based on rates of the current PlayStation Plus Subscription Tiers:

Tier Old Price New Price
PlayStation Plus Essential $59.99 / £49.99 $79.99 / £59.99
PlayStation Plus Extra $99.99 / £83.99 $134.99 / £99.99
PlayStation Plus Premium $119.99 / £99.99 $159.99 / £119.99
Here's further details on the PlayStation Plus 12-Month plans price increases directly from SIE Content Acquisition & Operations Director Adam Michel, to quote:

It's a new month, with a new lineup of PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for September. The Monthly Games lineup of Saints Row, Black Desert – Traveler Edition and Generation Zero will be available to PlayStation Plus members on Tuesday, September 5 until Monday, October 2. Let's take a closer look at each of the games in turn.

Saints Row | PS4, PS5

Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created. The unique sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger than life sandbox of thrilling side hustles, criminal ventures and blockbuster missions, as you shoot, drive and wingsuit your way to the top.

Take over the city block by block, wage war against enemy factions and tighten your grip on the streets. Play online with a friend at any time, via fully untethered drop-in / drop out co-op, skipping the need to take either of you out of the outlandish action.

Black Desert – Traveler Edition | PS4

Find your calling in this open-world fantasy MMORPG which boasts fast-paced PvE combat, large-scale PvP siege wars, multiple character classes and combat types to specialize in.

You can also choose to dedicate yourself to a variety of pursuits, such as trade, fishing, horse training, alchemy, cooking, and gathering. The Traveler Edition is a bundle of the base game and multiple add-ons.

Those add-ons collectively constitute The Traveler Item Pack, which is also available on PlayStation Store as a separate download. PlayStation Plus members who have already purchased any edition of Black Desert cannot redeem the full Traveler Edition bundle from PlayStation Plus.

However, PlayStation Plus members who have already purchased any edition of Black Desert other than the Traveler Edition may redeem the standalone Traveler Item Pack from PlayStation Plus, instead.

Generation Zero | PS4

This first-person open world adventure is set in a familiar but hostile open world of 1980s Sweden. Battle and survive deadly machine enemies alone or with three friends in seamless online co-op as you discover the truth behind what’s happened to the region.

You must choose your battles wisely as you engage in adrenaline-pumping guerilla combat against these mechanical forces. Scavenge parts from your fallen enemies and use them to craft equipment, weapons and ammunition. Build and fortify your own bases across the island and start taking back your home.

💰 New Pricing Changes to PlayStation Plus 12-Month Plans

We also wanted to let you know that starting September 6 we will be increasing the price for PlayStation Plus 12-month subscriptions globally across all benefit plans. This price adjustment will enable us to continue bringing high-quality games and value-added benefits to your PlayStation Plus subscription service.

🤑 💵 Here are the new prices for PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription plans:

💲 PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription
  • 79.99 USD | 71,99 Euro | 59.99 GBP | 6,800 Yen
💲 PlayStation Plus Extra 12-Month Subscription
  • 134.99 USD | 125,99 Euro | 99.99 GBP | 11,700 Yen
💲 PlayStation Plus Premium 12-Month Subscription
  • 159.99 USD | 151,99 Euro | 119.99 GBP | 13,900 Yen
The new prices for the 12-Month subscription will remain at a discounted rate when compared to purchasing the 1-Month or 3-Month subscriptions over a 12-month period.

For current 12-month subscribers, this price increase will not take effect until your next renewal date that occurs on or after November 6. However, any membership changes you make on or after September 6, such as upgrades, downgrades or buying additional time, will update your plan reflecting the new prices.

You can change or cancel your subscription at any time, details here. We'll notify current subscribers of these changes via email and will have additional details on our website soon.

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games - September 2023 - PS4 & PS5
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It's definitely a catch-22 as paying food service workers a higher wage sounds reasonable until a quick meal for two ends up costing $30+ to offset the fair wage increases... yet many still don't want to work. :eek:

What's more perPLEXing are those paying monthly subscription fees to stream content (much already owned in legacy forms like DVD and Blu-ray) purely out of convenience... instead of learning to set up a home media server and streaming for free without any ad interruptions. o_O
I dumped PS services when they rolled out the 3 tier subscription and tried to make you pay more to play the games that you could play at no extra cost when the PS5 was first released.
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