PlayStation Plus Tier Relaunch is Now Live, Here’s How to Get into it and What You’re Getting at Each Level

PlayStation Plus Tier Relaunch is Now Live, Here's How to Get into it and What You're Getting at Each Level

It feels like a long time coming but Sony’s 2022 refresh of its almost 12-year-old subscription service, PlayStation Plus is now live. The relaunch combines the service and PlayStation Now into one service at different tiers while giving subscribers some additional benefits depending on what level they are subscribed at.

The overhaul to the service was rumoured for more than a year as ‘Spartacus’ and speculation was that it was built as a competitor to Microsoft’s own game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. The remodelled version of PlayStation Plus was officially confirmed back in late March by Sony with a breakdown of each of the tiers and benefits.

In order to subscribe to the “new” PlayStation Plus just subscribe to it like normal on your PlayStation console of choice (PS4 or PS5) or on your PC browser but this time around with a choice of three subscriptions tiers. The first tier is PlayStation Plus is “essentially” the PlayStation Plus that came before, but the other two higher tiers are where the “extra premium” value of the service comes into play. Anyone who subscribed at these levels will get a huge catalogue of first-party/third-party titles and so much more at the highest level.

Check below for a breakdown of each tier and what you’re getting.

PlayStation Plus Essential

  • $9.99 USD monthly / $24.99 USD quarterly / $59.99 USD yearly
  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access
  • Share Play
  • Game Help (PS5 only)
  • The PlayStation Plus Collection (PS5 only)

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • $14.99 USD monthly / $39.99 USD quarterly / $99.99 USD yearly
  • All benefits from the Essential tier
  • Adds a catalogue of up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games. Games in this tier can be downloaded

PlayStation Plus Premium

  • $17.99 USD monthly / $49.99 USD quarterly / $119.99 USD yearly
  • All benefits from Essential and Extra tiers
  • Adds up to 340 more games from a catalogue of PlayStation, PS2, PSP, and PS3 titles
  • PS3 titles are only available through cloud streaming, while the rest can be streamed or downloaded
  • Time-limited game trials

That’s great and all, but you’re probably interested in knowing what exact games are in those catalogues, huh? Well, PlayStation delivered that a month and a half after their initial announcement and gave us a whole breakdown of the Extra and Premium catalogue across PS1 to PS5 which you can also check out below.

  • First-Party PlayStation Studios Titles
    • Alienation (PS4)
    • Ape Escape (PS1) 
    • Ape Escape 2 (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Bloodborne (PS4)
    • Concrete Genie (PS4)
    • Crash Commando (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Dark Cloud (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Dark Cloud 2 (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Demon’s Souls (PS5)
    • Destruction AllStars (PS5)
    • echochrome (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Everybody’s Golf (PS4)
    • FantaVision (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PS4 & PS5)
    • God of War (PS4)
    • Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
    • Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)
    • Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
    • Hot Shots Golf (PS1)
    • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Hot Shots Tennis (PS4 – Remastered) 
    • Ico (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Infamous (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Infamous 2 (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Infamous: Festival of Blood (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Infamous First Light (PS4)
    • Infamous Second Son (PS4)
    • I.Q. Intelligent Qube (PS1) 
    • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Jak II (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Jak 3 (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Jak X: Combat Racing (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Jumping Flash! (PS1) 
    • Knack (PS4)
    • LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
    • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! (PS3 – Streaming)
    • LocoRoco Remastered (PS4)
    • LocoRoco 2 Remastered (PS4)
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4)
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4 & PS5)
    • Matterfall (PS4)
    • MediEvil (PS4)
    • MotorStorm Apocalypse (PS3 – Streaming)
    • MotorStorm RC (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Patapon Remastered (PS4)
    • Patapon 2 Remastered (PS4)
    • Puppeteer (PS3 – Streaming)
    • rain (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Resistance 3 (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Resogun (PS4)
    • Returnal (PS4)
    • Rogue Galaxy (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
    • Siren (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Syphon Filter (PS1) 
    • Super Stardust HD (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Super Stardust Portable (PSP)
    • Tearaway Unfolded (PS4)
    • The Last Guardian (PS4)
    • The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
    • The Last of Us: Left Behind (PS4)
    • Tokyo Jungle (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Until Dawn (PS4)
    • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
    • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
    • When Vikings Attack (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Wild Arms 3 (PS4 – Remastered)
    • WipEout Omega Collection (PS4)
  • Third-Party Partner Titles
    • Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
    • Bioshock Remastered (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Borderlands The Handsome Collection (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Celeste (PS4)
    • Cities: Skylines (PS4)
    • Control: Ultimate Edition (PS4 & PS5)
    • Dead Cells (PS4)
    • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Far Cry 3 Remaster (PS4)
    • Far Cry 4 (PS4)
    • F.E.A.R. (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition (PS4)
    • For Honor (PS4)
    • Hollow Knight (PS4)
    • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4 – Remastered)
    • LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4 – Remastered)
    • Lost Planet 2 (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4 & PS5)
    • Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
    • Mr. Driller (PS1) 
    • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4)
    • NBA 2K22 (PS4)
    • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Outer Wilds (PS4)
    • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (PS3 – Streaming)
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
    • Resident Evil (PS4)
    • Soulcalibur VI (PS4)
    • South Park: The Fractured but Whole (PS4)
    • Tekken 2 (PS1) 

This is just a taste of the whole new PlayStation Plus catalogue with just over 120 games listed above. As previously stated, Extra subscribers will have access to a catalogue of 400 PS4 and PS5 games. While Premium subscribers will have access to more than 700 games combined across PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3 (via streaming), PS4, and PS5 which includes a collection of games from Ubisoft Plus too. Another benefit for the highest tier is time-limited game trials where you can test drive some recently released games for two hours maximum. Some game trial titles you can check out include Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5), Farming Simulator 22 (PS4 & PS5), Horizon Forbidden West (PS4 & PS5), Tiny Tina’s Wonderland (PS4 & PS5), Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) & WWE 2K22 (PS4 & PS5).

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