Sony Increases PlayStation Plus Price, Offers Saints Row Reboot For Free

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If you want to retain access to all the games you’ve been adding to your library via PlayStation Plus, you’ll soon need to pay more. Sony has announced via the PlayStation Blog that each tier of the console’s subscription service will increase starting on September 6th.

The 12-month subscription pricing, if your renewal date is after the above date, is as follows:

  • PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription
    79.99 USD | 71,99 Euro | 59.99 GBP | 6,800 Yen
  • PlayStation Plus Extra 12-Month Subscription
    134.99 USD | 125,99 Euro | 99.99 GBP | 11,700 Yen
  • PlayStation Plus Premium 12-Month Subscription
    159.99 USD | 151,99 Euro | 119.99 GBP | 13,900 Yen

Month-to-month and 3-month sub-pricing were not mentioned but will most likely go up as well, but they’re typically much higher in comparison to a single-year subscription anyway. If current users decide to upgrade their accounts, the pricing will not be affected until after November 6th.

If you want to opt out of renewing or just cancel your subscription, click here.

PlayStation Plus is somewhat of a relic, like XBOX LIVE. You must have it to play online, while PC games don’t. The two companies tried to balance this by offering “free” games each month that were accessible as long as you paid the yearly dues.

Over the past few years, Sony and Microsoft have added premium tiers to these services, giving subscribers access to more extensive libraries of games to stream, download, or play on PC (in XBOX’s case). However, it has always felt like console gamers are being strongarmed into paying close to $100 just to access multiplayer games.

The irony of this price increase from Sony is that the news was bundled in with the announcement that September’s free games include the mega-flop known as the Saints Row reboot. Maybe Sony thought people wouldn’t click on the story if they saw that dumpster fire in the headline?

Recently, Sony announced the PlayStation Portal, a Wi-Fi-enabled device letting you stream PS5 games locally. Thankfully, the ability to use the Portal isn’t tied to a subscription to PlayStation Plus.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]
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Mike Phalin

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