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New PlayStation Plus: Essential, Extra, Premium Tiers Explained – Which Should You Choose?

The latest PlayStation Plus has arrived, and here’s a full breakdown of all that Sony has to offer, including Essential, Extra & Premium tiers.

If you’re looking for a quick explanation about everything the new PlayStation Plus membership has to offer, you’re in luck.

The new service is Sony’s way of combining existing subscriptions, PS Plus and PS Now, alongside providing further benefits to its fanbase.

Around a year ago, we first heard that Sony was working on a counterpunch to Xbox Game Pass. Now, ‘Project Spartacus’ aims to do all that and more.

But which tier should you subscribe to? We’ve got all the information to help you decide.

If you’re still looking for a next-gen console to take full advantage of the service, here’s the latest PS5 restock information you should know!

Which PlayStation Plus Subscription Tier Is Best? Essential, Extra, Premium

If you’re wondering which PS Plus subscription to choose, here’s everything you need to know about the tiers:

Essential Tier

Price: $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly

Essential is essentially a re-brand of PlayStation Plus as we know it. In this tier, subscribers will continue to unlock two monthly downloadable games to keep each month.

In addition, PS Plus Essential subscribers will continue to receive exclusive discounts, cloud storage for save files, and multiplayer access.

PlayStation Plus Extra & Premium

Extra Tier

Price: $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly

The middle tier ‘Extra’, will provide the original PS Plus benefits of Essential, as well as coming with its own game catalog of up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games, similar to Xbox Game Pass’ offering.

Sony promises a variety of the most enjoyable games on PlayStation systems, including several blockbuster hits from PlayStation Studios and third-party partners.

These games can be downloaded onto your PlayStation device, and offers an excellent library of varied titles, all for a small ‘extra’ cost over the lower tier.

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Price: $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly

Finally, the most exciting tier coming to PlayStation subscribers is the Premium offerings. Not only will you get everything in the Extra and Essential tiers, but Premium also comes with the following bonuses:

  • A library of up to 340 classic games from older PlayStation hardware, including PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, and PSP, many of which can be downloaded or else playable through cloud streaming.
  • The ability to download and play new PlayStation games on a time-limited trial basis, before they buy.

With all that in mind, which PlayStation Spartacus subscription will you be signing up for?

Check out the full list of all games coming to PlayStation Plus here to help you make your decision!

But with Xbox Game Pass getting its biggest-ever additions soon, there’s plenty to enjoy on either platform.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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