New PlayStation Plus Tiers Detailed
Sony have lifted the lid on the games we’ll be enjoying as part of the PlayStation Plus revamp when it relaunches in June. Included in the deal are games from the PS1, PS3, PS4 and PlayStation 5 generations. Oh, and let’s not forget that solitary PSP game.
PlayStation Plus is rebranding into a tiered system in June and depending on where you are in the world will depend on the start date as well as the levels of service you can subscribe to. We’re based in the UK and so our date is 23rd June – one of the last territories to receive it.
The system is split into three available tiers; Essential, Extra & Premium/Deluxe.
PlayStation Plus Essential
The easiest tier to explain as it’s what players currently experience now. This gives you access to online play, discounts in the PlayStation store and, of course, those free monthly games. The price remains the same – suggested RRP of £49.99 ($59.99/€59.99 for the year).
Monthly games will continue to be a mix of PS4 and PS5 games and will be made available on the first Tuesday of each month.
PlayStation Plus Extra
PlayStation Plus Extra includes everything from the above tier and unlocks PS5 and PS4 games that can be downloaded.
Games will be added to the service in the middle of each month. Like Game Pass, this will be on a rotational basis so some games will leave the service as well.
Notable inclusions are the PS5 versions of Marvel’s Miles Morales, Demon Souls, and Death Stranding. There’s also a wealth of Ubisoft titles. Much like Xbox have partnered with EA to bring EA Play to their service, Ubisoft+ will be on Sony’s platform and included from the Extra tier and above.
The first batch of games, that comes from a mix of both Sony owned studios can be found here:
First Party Line-up
Alienation | Housemarque, PS4PlayStation Blog
Bloodborne | FromSoftware, PS4
Concrete Genie | Pixelopus, PS4
Days Gone | Bend Studio, PS4
Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition | Housemarque, PS4
Death Stranding and Death Stranding Director’s Cut | Kojima Productions, PS4/PS5
Demon’s Souls | Bluepoint Games, PS5
Destruction AllStars | Lucid Games, PS5
Everybody’s Golf | Japan Studio, PS4
Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut | Sucker Punch, PS4/ PS5
God of War | Santa Monica Studio, PS4
Gravity Rush 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
Gravity Rush Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
Horizon Zero Dawn | Guerrilla, PS4
Infamous First Light | Sucker Punch, PS4
Infamous Second Son | Sucker Punch, PS4
Knack | Japan Studio, PS4
LittleBigPlanet 3 | Sumo Digital, PS4
LocoRoco Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
LocoRoco 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
Marvel’s Spider-Man | Insomniac Games, PS4
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales | Insomniac Games, PS4/PS5
Matterfall |Housemarque, PS4
MediEvil | Other Ocean, PS4
Patapon Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
Patapon 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
Resogun | Housemarque, PS4
Returnal | Housemarque, PS5
Shadow of the Colossus | Japan Studio, PS4
Tearaway Unfolded |Media Molecule, PS4
The Last Guardian | Japan Studio, PS4
The Last of Us Remastered | Naughty Dog, PS4
The Last of Us: Left Behind | Naughty Dog, PS4
Until Dawn | Supermassive Games, PS4
Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection |Naughty Dog, PS4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End | Naughty Dog, PS4
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
WipEout Omega Collection | Clever Beans & Creative Vault Studios, PS4
Third party tiles include
Ashen | Annapurna Interactive,PS4
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Ubisoft, PS4/PS5
Batman: Arkham Knight | WB Games, PS4
Celeste | Maddy Makes Games, PS4
Cities: Skylines | Paradox Interactive, PS4
Control: Ultimate Edition | 505 Games, PS4/PS5
Dead Cells| Motion Twin, PS4
Far Cry 3 Remaster | Ubisoft, PS4
Far Cry 4 | Ubisoft, PS4
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition | Square Enix Co. LTD, PS4
For Honor | Ubisoft, PS4
Hollow Knight | Team Cherry, PS4
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Square Enix Co. LTD., PS4/PS5
Mortal Kombat 11 | WB Games, PS4/PS5
Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
NBA 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5
Outer Wilds | Annapurna Interactive, PS4
Red Dead Redemption 2 | Rockstar Games, PS4
Resident Evil | Capcom Co., Ltd, PS4
Soulcalibur VI | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
South Park: The Fractured but Whole*** | Ubisoft, PS4
The Artful Escape | Annapurna Interactive, PS4/PS5
The Crew 2 | Ubisoft, PS4
Tom Clancy’s The Division | Ubisoft, PS4
PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe
The Premium and Deluxe Editions include all of the above benefits, plus PlayStation One, PS2 and PSP games. To begin with, Sony has announced a handful of PS One games including Syphon Filter and Ape Escape, as well as Super Stardust Portable on the PSP.
You’ll also be able to get your mitts on free timed-trails of big AAA games, including every first party game. These will begin trophy progression and if you buy the full game later, your save file will transfer across.
The difference between Deluxe and Premium plans is one of note – PS3 streaming. The Premium plan allows you to stream additional PlayStation 3 games. The way to tell which plan would be available to you in June is that if you’re currently in a country that does not support PS Now, then you’ll have the Deluxe subscription. Sony are looking to have most areas available for streaming next year so we expect the Deluxe option phased out soon.
As Sony begins the roll out of the new PlayStation Plus, it’s exciting to get a sneak peak at some of the games we’ll be playing. The lists published today aren’t the full shebang but it’s good to see a strong line-up of PS5 games already making it onto the services.