Almost 2 months before the launch of the new PlayStation Plus service, it’s time for the first results. And it’s clear that the Premium subscription – the most expensive – is disappointing, both among video game experts and among more casual players. As an update with new content just launched today, the Sony community is buzzing. Explanations.
A flawed offer
Launched on June 23, the new PlayStation Plus formula should fuel Sony’s engine to revive the machine and get back into the race against Microsoft and its Xbox Game Pass. As a reminder, instead of a single subscription, these are now 3 packages offered to players : the offer Important, which corresponds to the old PlayStation Plus package, the offer additional, which takes the first level and adds a catalog of PS4-PS5 games with around 400 titles for download and offers it Premium, which goes up a notch and adds classic games (PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP), some of which can be streamed or downloaded. Or an addition of 300 titles with additional demos. This for a total of 16.99 euros, or 3 euros more than the Extra offer.
On paper, the formula looks correct. But after several weeks of commissioning, the anger begins to be felt among the players. In fact, while many historical and classic games were promised by Sony on their Premium offering, currently there are onlya paltry thirty historic Sony gamesand a lot few of the classics expected. Let us mention in particular Crash Bandicoot Where Gran Turismo, are still absent subscribers. This did not prevent the number of subscribers from increasing, from 46.3 to 47.3 million subscribers according to the latest figures communicated by Sony at the end of last month.
The anger of the players
In terms of streaming, the service doesn’t seem to be optimized yet, especially for PS3 games. In addition the few trials and really new games on offer. Blackheads already visible, which are accompanied by‘a real rumble of players since the update this August. From this month’s list of new games – first leaked – and then presented by Sony, most are PS4 or PS5 gameslike the franchise Yakuza, Death by daylight, or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. We talk like this of games intended more for the Extra offer than for the Premium subscription.
Thus, users who have chosen the most expensive of subscriptions may feel left out, as there is no classic game included in this new summer menu. That was enough for rumblings to occur on the players’ side. Here is some sample comments below following PlayStation’s announcement.
New games arrive on August 16 in the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog.
Yakuza, Ghost Recon, Dead by Daylight and more: https://t.co/LWAtg9LBV9 pic.twitter.com/XSBF3d027H
Where are the classics? Therefore, we pay for another, more specific package.
are we actually going to get more classic games or not? like I’m really struggling to see the point of keeping a premium sub when I could just drop extra because the classic games and trials are so not worth it
I really struggle to see the point of keeping a Premium membership when I could just upgrade to Extra because the classic games and trials really aren’t worth it.
Where are the classic catalog updates? That’s why many of us bought premium. Last month’s game wasn’t anything special, but at least something was added. What classics did you add to premium customers this month? At least some transparency here, @PlayStation. pic.twitter.com/Vc4qMHRA78
Where are the classic catalog updates? That is why many of us have bought a premium subscription. Last month’s game wasn’t anything special, but at least something was added. What classics have you added to Premium customers this month? At least some transparency here
Premium doesn’t work, so Sony needs to revise the level.
You should take the Bravia Core application and put it in Premium.
So you have Sony movies and TV shows.
And keep adding playstation classics every month.@sony @SonyPictures @SPTV @SonyElectronics pic.twitter.com/hI4bzrVSpa
The premium plan doesn’t work, so Sony needs to revise the tier.
You should launch the Bravia Core app and set it to Premium.
So you wanted Sony movies and TV shows.
And add Playstation classics every month.
Add the old SCOOBY DOO GAMES! Honestly, I’m super disappointed to buy this top. There really is nothing for me. The selection of retro games is crazy! Better increase it or def won’t renew next year
Add old SCOOBY DOO games! Honestly, I’m super disappointed that I bought this Top Tierr. The selection of retro games is weak!
You better focus on classic games for your catalog because I don’t know what your plan is but you won’t be able to add Bethesda games, EA games since EA games are not included in Premium ( bad move) and soon Activision games.
You better make an effort for classic games to your catalog because I don’t know what your plan is but you won’t be able to add Bethesda games, EA games since EA games are not included in Premium (bad decision) and soon Activision games.
You forgot the prize. However, I did not forget to pay.
The lack of classic games is therefore widely pointed out by the PlayStation community. How will Sony respond to this wave of discontent? We know that games like Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Dino crisis Where Ridge Racer 2 expected soon. At the Japanese publisher, we will have to raise the bar quickly.
On your side, are you satisfied (for those who have it) with the Premium subscription? Do not hesitate to share your impressions in the comments.