PlayStation Plus: A really enticing new PS4 and PS5 catalog?

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

We’ve been talking about it for months, but the new PlayStation Plus – also called “Project Spartacus” – is only beginning to take shape. The revised and corrected offer scheduled for 23 June 2022 in Europe is preparing to replace the PS Plus tandem | PS Now with a three-tier subscription service. The first, “PS Plus Essential”, will provide access to the same benefits as the current PS Plus. While the other (“Extra”) will also benefita catalog of PS4 games | PS5and more if you like the third “Premium” phase, which adds oldies titles, remote playback of software thanks to streaming and the icing on the cake, demos to test the latest triple-As.

In addition to offering a more muscular and clear service than before, Sony’s goal with this new PS Plus is to respond to the Game Pass. Microsoft’s offerings continue to grow by welcoming exclusive blockbusters on Xbox and PC from the day of their release. On his side, PlayStation has always been very reluctant on the subject. Jim Ryan, head of the video game branch of the Japanese company, says the cost of developing these titanic projects (“well over $ 100 million”) is not compatible with such a strategy, which emphasizes the “care” and “respect” to be imposed on them. But in the PS Plus Extra and Premium catalog, we notice the Sony triple-As that is worth seeing.

PlayStation Plus offers Price 1 month Price 3 months Price 12 months
Important € 8.99 € 24.99 (€ 8.33 / month) € 59.99 (approx. € 5 / month)
Additional € 13.99 € 39.99 (€ 13.33 / month) € 99.99 (approx. € 8 / month)
Premium € 16.99 € 49.99 (approx. € 16 / month) € 119.99 (approx. € 10 / month)

Promises kept

For yes, as promised last March, Sony has an attempt to incorporate exclusives more or less newer in the Extra and Premium offers for PS Plus. On it PlayStation Blog, we can thus note 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 will be limited to the two-hour-long demos of PS Plus Premium. This is the case, for example, with the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection and Horizon Forbidden West, published in 2022.

Interestingly, there is currently no mention of PS5 star Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart and console-exclusive Ghostwire Tokyo and Deathloop. But that’s normal. The list will be updated for the first time when the offer is rolled out forever. Above all, in the long run, this new PlayStation Plus will have new features “every month”. Therefore, there will be the games already offered with the same range as is currently the case, as well as the PS Plus Extra and the Premium catalog, which will expand over time. When we talked about the topic with Jim Ryan, the man talked about “400 PS4 and PS5 apps at launch.” At the time of writing, the list of PS blogs is only around sixty, to which are added the PSP, PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles to the Extra and Premium offerings. In short, there is still room.

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If PlayStation intends to enrich its new PS Plus with games of this caliber, it is certain that the offer will be worth the detour. Especially since this one is not 100% Sony. So can the company rely on partners like Ubisoft which will offer about thirty apps through the extra levels | Premium, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Not to mention other cartridges like the excellent Red Dead Redemption II that has already passed through the columns on PlayStation Now, as well as award-winning software like Outer Wilds and Celeste. In recent months, Sony had proven its desire to improve the catalog of its services, adding, for example, Shadow Warrior 3 as soon as it was released in the service dedicated to streaming. PlayStation seems to continue on this path. Ubisoft already plans to add another 20 games before the end of the year.

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