Playstation Plus is getting a massive upgrade this summer
Games from PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, and PSP are all set to appear on the system.
Playstation gamers, rejoice.
Playstation Plus is finally getting a major upgrade, which should make paying for that online service a lot more palpable.
Sony announced on Tuesday (29 March) that Playstation Plus and Playstation Now would be combined into one service, with several different tiers available for gamers willing to pay a bit extra.
The online service has been broken down into three tiers; Essential, Extra, and Premium.
Playstation Plus is no different to the service now; two free monthly games, access to online multiplayer, and cloud storage.
Extra and Premium, however, have some very enticing features which could encourage you to splash out a bit of cash.
Playstation Plus Extra will not only give gamers access to features in the Essential tier, but also allow users to play more than 400 PS5 and PS4 games for free, downloaded directly to your console.
At launch, Playstation Plus Extra will include titles such as Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal.
Playstation Plus Premium, the cream of the crop (and the most expensive) adds the features found in the Extra tier, as well as 340 games from across the entire history of Playstation, including the original Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PSP.
Games from this catalogue will be available for download, or to be played via cloud streaming.
PS4 and PS5 games will also be available to play on PC through streaming as well.
Time limited demos will also be provided for users on the Premium tier, allowing gamers to try before they buy.
How much will it all cost?
Playstation Plus Essential will not see any price change, costing gamers €8.99 monthly, €24.99 quarterly, or €59.99 yearly.
Playstation Plus Extra will cost a bit more at the new price of €13.99 monthly, €39.99 quarterly, or €99.99 yearly.
Finally, Playstation Plus will cost €16.99 monthly, €49.99 quarterly, or €119.99 yearly, double the cost of the base tier.
The new service has more than likely taken some cues from the success of Xbox Game Pass, a similar service from Microsoft which allows gamers to play and stream games from the Xbox library on both consoles and PC.
Playstation will more than likely look to avoid some of the issues raised from Nintendo's attempts at expansion of their online service.
Nintendo Switch Online Plus Expansion Pack released to much criticism due to the poor optimisation of Nintendo 64 titles that were added to the online service.
Playstation Plus Extra and Playstation Plus Premium is set to launch in June of this year.