Brand new PlayStation Plus targeted release dates revealed – IGN

Sony has revealed the targeted release dates for its brand new version of PlayStation Plus, and those in America are set to be able to start using the new service on June 13, 2022.

As described on PlayStation.Blog, the Asian markets (except Japan) will be the first to receive the new service, as it is currently targeting May 23, 2022. Japan will next be on June 1, followed by America on May 13. June and then finally Europe on 22 June.

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO also revealed that PlayStation would expand its cloud streaming access to Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. These markets will also offer the Premium level of PlayStation Plus at launch.

This all-new version of PlayStation Plus will bring together both PS Plus and PS Now in a three-level subscription service, and it will include up to 700 games and access to retro games at the highest Premium level.

The first level is PlayStation Plus Essential, and it offers all the same benefits that the current iteration of PlayStation Plus offers at the same price of $ 9.99 / month. PlayStation Plus Extra is the next step up to $ 14.99 / month, adding a catalog of up to 400 of “the most entertaining PS4 and PS5 games.”

New PlayStation Plus: Confirmed games so far

The PlayStation Plus Premium level is the highest option and will cost $ 17.99 / month. In addition to all the previous benefits, it will also add up to 340 games from PS1, PS2, PS3 (via cloud streaming) and PSP. This level will also offer time-limited game trials.

Unlike the Xbox Game Pass, however, PlayStation Plus will not initially offer first-party titles on the new service on the day they launch.

For more, check out our look at why Sony (probably) will not emulate the PS3 and how this new service compares to the Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch Online.

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