PS Plus members will have the option to upgrade to Extra, Premium

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Sony has done such a poor job of elaborating on the details of its new one PS Plus levels that this really should not be a headline, but we suppose it is worth pointing out. With the new service due to be launched on May 23 in parts of Asia, the platform holder is starting to send emails to some of its customers abroad. The Philippine website One More Game shared the aforementioned correspondence, which contains some new information.

To begin with, as expected, if you are already an existing one PS Plus subscriber, you do not have to do anything. You will automatically switch to PS Plus Essential – an “equivalent subscription plan”, the organization describes it – and your stacked subscription period will remain unchanged. You will continue to enjoy “the same benefits” and there will be no changes in price or payment dates. Things will simply continue as normal.

However, you will at any time have the option to upgrade to PS Plus Extra or PS Plus Premium. “To do that, you have to pay the difference between your current plan and your new plan, adjusted for the remaining time of your subscription,” the email explains. In other words, if you have six months of PS Plus service left, then you will be able to upgrade to one of the higher levels for the rest of your plan by paying the difference.

It’s unclear whether those who have been stacking their subscriptions for years will potentially have to pay for several years at once, but the wording from Sony certainly implies just as much. Of course, there’s still a lot that the company needs to clarify here, including the actual game selection – and whether retro titles, like the PS1 Classics, will include quality of life updates. As the service is coming soon, it can not keep this information secret for much longer.