Sony has claimed that users looking to upgrade between the various tiers of the upcoming PlayStation Plus revamp will be able to do so “easily”.
According to an email sent to a user on ResetEra, Sony plans to allow players to transfer to different tiers, the cost of which will adjust with how much time is left on the user’s current plan.
“You can easily upgrade to a higher benefit plan at any time. To do so, you’ll need to pay the difference between the current plan and your new plan, adjusted for the remaining time of your subscription.”
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It’s currently unclear how this will work in practice, or what the conversation rate is between how much time is remaining on a subscription and how many players will need to pay in order to convert.
The release dates for PlayStation Plus are:
- Asia markets (excluding Japan) – targeting May 23, 2022
- Japan – targeting June 1, 2022
- Americas – targeting June 13, 2022
- Europe – targeting June 22, 2022
The newly announced PlayStation Plus refresh will see three new tiers introduced this summer.
PS Plus Essentials offers the same benefits as the current PS Plus service, with monthly free games, discounts and online multiplayer. It will also cost the same: $9.99/€8.99/£6.99 a month, $24.99/€24.99/£19.99 for three months, or $59.99/€59.99/£49.99 a year.
Meanwhile, PS Plus Extra will include the same benefits but with access to a library of 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games. These games will include Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, Returnal and more.
Additional titles, including third-party titles, will be announced at a later date with regular additions planned for the future, according to SIE. PS Plus Extra will cost $14.99/€13.99/£10.99 a month, $39.99/€39.99/£31.99 for three months, or $99.99/€99.99/£83.99 a year.
Finally, PS Plus Premium includes the above benefits but adds up to 340 additional games including PS3 titles available via cloud streaming, and a catalog of classic games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations.
Premium will also offer cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium tiers in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available.
In addition, Premium members will be able to access time-limited game trials, allowing them to try select games before they buy. Premium will cost $17.99/€16.99/£13.49 a month, $49.99/€49.99/£39.99 for three months, or $119.99/€119.99/£99.99 a year.