Wondering which games will be free to download in the PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscription tiers at launch? Look no further.
Sony recently announced their new subscription service, which consolidates PS Plus and PS Now into one single service with different subscription tiers. Members on the PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium plans will receive access to up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games, including some of the best out of the PlayStation catalog. That means both first party titles from PlayStation Studios, as well as third party games.
Currently there are 6 confirmed launch games that will be available to download for free as a PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium member:
In total there will be up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games included in the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscription plan. Members on the Premium Plan will also receive access to up to 340 PS3, PS2 and PSP games to stream or download. That makes for a total of 740 games included in the PS Plus Premium subscription.
It’s currently unknown whether Sony will offer the Director’s Cut of Death Stranding on the PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscription service. In their blog, Sony writes that Death Stranding is one of the “titles” they will include in the launch offering of the service, without mentioning platforms or editions.
This could mean that they plan to only launch the original version of Death Stranding, which is compatible with PS4 and PS5, or they were speaking in general sense, and they might offer both the original version and the Director’s Cut on PS Plus Extra and Premium.
We will find out when Sony confirms the exact launch line-up.
PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium will be rolled out in phases over different regions, with most territories live by the end of the first half of 2022.
In June, Sony will roll out the new subscription models in select markets in Asia, which will then be followed by North America, Europe and finally the rest of the world.
With the new subscription models, Sony seems to take the fight directly to Microsoft to compete with their successful Xbox Game Pass subscription. Similar to Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium will allow users to download games from a library that is constantly being refreshed with new content.
A big difference between Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium is that first party games from PlayStation Studios will not launch on day one on PS Plus. However, they can be added to the library at a later time. This is a notable difference, as Microsoft prides itself on the fact that all first party Xbox Games launch day and date on Xbox Game Pass.
A reason why Sony won’t commit to the same offering, is that Sony invests heavily into their first party output and leans on the critical and commercial success of their IPs to build their brand image and sell consoles. Making their best content available through a subscription plan, doesn’t fit with that strategy.
Once the new PlayStation Plus subscription models have launched in your region, you can upgrade your subscription or buy a new subscription through the PlayStation Store. You will need to top up your PlayStation wallet with the appropriate amount, which you can do using our PlayStation Gift Cards. As an official PlayStation partner, you're guaranteed to get a working code within seconds in your mailbox and on your screen after checkout.
You can reference the new PlayStation Plus subscription pricing below:
|PlayStation Plus Essential||$9,99 / €8,99 / £6,99||$24,99 / €24,99 / £19,99||$59,99 / €59,99 / £49,99|
|PlayStation Plus Extra||$14.99 / €13,99 / £10,99||$39.99 / €39,99 / £31,99||$99.99 / €99,99 / £83,99|
|PlayStation Plus Premium||$17.99 / €16,99 / £13,49||$49.99 / €49,99 / £39,99||$119.99 / €119,99 / £99,99|
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While PlayStation Plus Extra will be available in all markets, PlayStation Plus Premium will only be available in markets where PlayStation Now is also supported. PlayStation Plus Premium will be available in the following regions:
In all other countries, instead of PS Plus Premium, there will be a different subscription model called PlayStation Plus Deluxe. PS Plus Deluxe will be cheaper and removes the portion of the catalog of PS3, PS1, PS2 and PSP games that can be streamed, as only downloadable games will be available.