PlayStation Plus is changing, with some revamps that alter how players will use this long-running subscription service. Moving forward, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now are being combined into one service, which means you’ll need to understand PlayStation Plus conversion rates.
If you’ve got any PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now subscription cards, they’ll still work, but they won’t work exactly the same way as before this big shift. If you’re confused, don’t worry — we’ll break all the information down for you.
PlayStation Plus: What’s changing?
Sony’s revamped version of PlayStation Plus is reorganizing the structure of the subscription, incorporating different parts of the PlayStation Now service across three distinct tiers.
- Essential: Standard PlayStation Plus. Gives access to paid online multiplayer games, cloud save storage, free monthly games, and special discounts.
- Extra: Includes a library of PS4 and PS5 games.
- Premium: Includes classic PS1, PS2, and PSP games, Cloud game streaming, a library of Cloud-only PS3 games, and timed game trials.
- Deluxe: Only available in regions without streaming; this is essentially a stripped-down version of Premium with no Cloud gaming options.