July 5, 2022

Update 4/26/22 (2:55 p.m. ET): The $34 threshold appears to have been referencing wholesale pricing, not retail pricing on the PlayStation Store. 

What you need to know 

  • PlayStation previously announced its plans to revamp PlayStation Plus into three tiers.
  • The most expensive tier, PlayStation Plus Premium, would offer hundreds of games on demand and limited-time game trials.
  • Sources speaking with Game Developer have revealed some stipulations regarding these trials that developers will need to follow.
  • The PlayStation Plus overhaul is expected to go live on June 13 in the Americas and June 22 in Europe. 

Sony’s planned PlayStation Plus overhaul will effectively dissolve PlayStation Now as we know it and combine its game library into premium PlayStation Plus tiers. When the revamp was announced, PlayStation had noted that those who subscribe to its most expensive tier, PlayStation Plus Premium, would be able to access limited-time game trials, but the company did not provide details as to what these would entail. A new report shines light on what players and developers can expect.