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    Sony announces revamped PlayStation Plus, going live this June

    PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now are being merged into one service with three tiers.

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    Following rumors of the Spartacus subscription service, PlayStation has announced a revamp of its PlayStation Plus service which will include more options, and it will go live this June. This revamp of PS Plus combines the service with PlayStation Now, and features three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium/Deluxe.

    PlayStation Plus Essential

    Essential is basically the same as the current PlayStation Plus, offering monthly free games, online multiplayer access, cloud storage, and exclusive discounts.

    • Price:
      • United States
        • $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
      • Europe
        • €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
      • United Kingdom
        • £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly
      • Japan
        • ¥850 monthly / ¥2,150 quarterly / ¥5,143 yearly
      • South Korea
        • KRW 7,500 monthly / KRW 18,800 quarterly / KRW 44,900 yearly
      • Hong Kong
        • HK$ 48 monthly / HK$ 128 quarterly / HK$ 308 yearly
      • Taiwan
        • NT$ 198 monthly / NT$ 488 quarterly / NT$ 1,188 yearly
      • Singapore
        • SGD 8.90 monthly / SGD 21.90 quarterly / SGD 53.90 yearly
      • Malaysia
        • MYR 29 monthly / MYR 69 quarterly / MYR 159 yearly
      • NOTE: the rest of Asia countries pricing will follow

    PlayStation Plus Extra

    The Extra tier features all the benefits from Essential, but with an additional catalog of playable games. Specifically, PS Plus Extra subscribers can get to download and play up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games as part of their subscription.

    • Price:
      • United States
        • $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
      • Europe
        • €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
      • United Kingdom
        • £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly
      • Japan
        • ¥1,300 monthly / ¥3,600 quarterly / ¥8,600 yearly
      • South Korea
        • KRW 11,300 monthly / KRW 31,000 quarterly / KRW 75,300 yearly
      • Hong Kong
        • HK$ 75 monthly / HK$ 215 quarterly / HK$ 515 yearly
      • Taiwan
        • NT$ 298 monthly / NT$ 808 quarterly / NT$ 1,988 yearly
      • Singapore
        • SGD 13.90 monthly / SGD 35.90 quarterly / SGD 89.90 yearly
      • Malaysia
        • MYR 44 monthly / MYR 114 quarterly / MYR 269 yearly
      • NOTE: the rest of Asia countries pricing will follow

    PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe

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    Finally, there’s the Premium and Deluxe tiers. PS Plus Premium will be available in select countries, and it will include Essential tier benefits, along with 240 additional PS3 games via cloud streaming, as well as a catalog of PS1, PS2, and PSP games. This tier will also offer cloud streaming for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium tiers in markets.

    • 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
      • Japan
        • ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly

    Premium isn’t available in countries without PlayStation cloud streaming though. For these countries, the highest tier is called PlayStation Plus Deluxe, and it features all the Premium benefits except the cloud streaming options.

    • Price:
      • South Korea
        • KRW 12,900 monthly / KRW 35,000 quarterly / KRW 86,500 yearly
      • Hong Kong
        • HK$ 85 monthly / HK$ 239 quarterly / HK$ 599 yearly
      • Taiwan
        • NT$ 338 monthly / NT$ 928 quarterly / NT$ 2,288 yearly
      • Singapore
        • SGD 15.90 monthly / SGD 40.90 quarterly / SGD 103.90 yearly
      • Malaysia
        • MYR 50 monthly / MYR 130 quarterly / MYR 309 yearly
      • NOTE: the rest of Asia countries pricing will follow
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    The revamped PS Plus will have a region rollout, with the initial launch happening in several markets in Asia, followed by North America, Europe and the rest of the world where PlayStation Plus is offered.

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    While the new PS Plus service is rolling out by the first half of 2022 in supported regions, there’s still no indication yet that PS Plus will be made available in the Philippines.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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