The new PlayStation Plus is finally out in Europe! It comes with a host of perks, games, and different tiers you can choose from. The question is, is it really worth it? And will it give you enough to do for your money? We’re here to find out and tell you exactly what you’re getting for your money with the all-new PlayStation Plus.
What is the price of the new PlayStation Plus?
Alright, first here’s the price guide for the new tiers:
- PlayStation Plus Essential – £6.99 per month / £19.99 per term / £49.99 per year
- PlayStation Plus Extra – £10.99 per month / £31.99 per quarter / £83.99 per year
- PlayStation Plus Premium – £13.49 per month / £39.99 per quarter / £99.99 per year
PlayStation Plus Essential offers exactly the same benefits as the original PlayStation Plus, namely access to multiplayer, cloud storage and monthly games. Extra and above offers a huge catalog of PS4 and PS5 games for users to download and play. Premium offers the most though: with it you can play original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS3 titles. You also get access to time-limited game trials on big titles and can stream original PS3 games. That’s a lot of content for a fairly low asking price, which goes down if you’re just leveling up.
What is the value for money here?
In terms of actual value for money, it cannot be underestimated how much money you would save here. Taking two games as examples, Returnal is available through the PS5 catalog and would typically set you back around £50. The same goes for Ghost of Tsushima: Directors Cut, and those two games alone cover your entire subscription fee for the service itself. Not to mention the huge catalog of other games you can choose from. It might not be as profitable as, say, Xbox Game Pass, but it’s certainly worth investing even a month.
What about the fact that it’s only about £4 to test out the extra version of the service, and your original PlayStation Plus is automatically upgraded to PlayStation Plus Essential ANYWAY, that means your actual upgrade price will be significantly reduced from what you might expect it to be. For example, upgrading to Premium from Essential for two months costs £9, which means doing the whole thing for a year would cost £54.
So, is the new PlayStation Plus worth it?
In the grand scheme of things, it’s impossible to say for sure if the new PlayStation Plus is worth it. It really depends on whether or not Sony continues to support the service and add new titles like Microsoft does with Game Pass, but if you’re curious, it’s worth taking a month and seeing how you feel. With games like Final Fantasy VII, Ghost Of Tsuhsima: Director’s Cut, Returnal, Demon’s Souls, God Of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man and many more, you certainly won’t be bored at least.