PlayStation Plus: An compelling new PS4 and PS5 catalog?

Game news PlayStation Plus: An compelling new PS4 and PS5 catalog?

Following the formalization of the new PlayStation Plus in March, Sony is now back on the cover of the first games available on the new offering! Enough to compare the old catalog and the one that will come soon. So what does the Japanese company’s subscription service have in store for us? Here is our article to understand everything.

We’ve been talking about this for months, but the new PlayStation Plus – aka “Project Spartacus” – is still in its infancy. The revised and revised offer, scheduled for June 23, 2022 in Europe, is preparing to replace the PS Plus tandem | PS Now with three levels of subscription service. The first, “PS Plus Essential”, will provide access to the same advantages as the current PS Plus. While the second (“Extra”) can also benefit froma catalog of PS4 games | PS5etc. if you want the third “Premium” episode, which adds old titles, remote playback software thanks to streaming and, icing the cake, demos to try out the latest triple-As.

More than offering more muscular and clear service than ever before, Sony’s goal with this new PS Plus is to address Game Pass. Microsoft’s offering continues to grow by welcoming, from the day of their release, exclusive blockbusters on Xbox and PC. By his side, The PlayStation is always hesitant on the subject. Jim Ryan, head of the video game branch of the Japanese company, says the cost of developing these titanic projects (“More than $ 100 million”) disagree with that strategy, emphasizing the “care” and “respect” that should be applied to them. However, in the PS Plus Extra and Premium catalogs, we noticed the Sony triple-As is worth a look.

The PlayStation Plus offer Price 1 month Price 3 months Price 12 months
requirements € 8.99 € 24.99 (€ 8.33/month) € 59.99 (about € 5/month)
more € 13.99 € 39.99 (€ 13.33/month) € 99.99 (about € 8/month)
Premium € 16.99 € 49.99 (about € 16/month) € 119.99 (about € 10/month)

Promises kept

Because yes, as promised in March, Sony has an effort to include exclusives more or less new to the Extra and Premium offerings of PS Plus. on PlayStation-Blog, we notice the presence of Returnal (2021 | PS5); Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (2021 | PS4 & PS5); Death Stranding Director’s Cut (2021 | PS4 & PS5) or even Demon’s Souls (2020 | PS5) and Spider Man Miles Morales (2020 | PS4 & PS5). On the other hand, for this year’s blockbusters, access is limited to two-hour PS Plus Premium demos. For example this is the case for Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection and Horizon Forbidden West, which were released in 2022.

Interestingly, this time there is no mention of PS5 star Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart and console exclusives Ghostwire Tokyo and Deathloop. But that’s normal. The list will be updated for the first time when the offer is rolled out for benefit. Above all, in the long term, it’s new PlayStation Plus has new features “every month”. So there are games already being offered in the same interval, as in the current case, as well as the PS Plus Extra and Premium catalog that will expand as it goes on. When we broached the topic with Jim Ryan, the man talked about “400 PS4 and PS5 apps to launch.” At the time of this writing, the PS Blog list has only sixty, to which PSP, PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles have been added to the Extra and Premium offers. In short, there is still room.

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If the PlayStation is looking to upgrade the new PS Plus to games of this caliber, sure, the offer could be worth a turn. Especially since this one is not 100% Sony. The company can too rely on partners like Ubisoft to offer about thirty apps through Extra tiers | Premium, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Not to mention other cartridges like the excellent Red Dead Redemption II, which has already made its way through the PlayStation Now columns, as well as award-winning software such as Outer Wilds and Celeste. In recent months, Sony has confirmed its desire to improve its catalog of services, adding an example of Shadow Warrior 3 when it released the service dedicated to streaming. The PlayStation seems set to continue on this path. Ubisoft already plans to add another 20 games by the end of the year.

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