The new PlayStation Plus is finally available in Europe! Plus a whole range of perks, games and different tiers to choose from. The question is, is it really worth the money? And will it give you enough bang for your buck? We’re here to find out and tell you exactly what you’re getting for your buck with the all-new PlayStation Plus.
What is the price of the new PlayStation Plus?
Okay, first here is the price overview for the new tiers:
- PlayStation Plus Essential – £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 annually
- PlayStation Plus Extra – £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 annually
- PlayStation Plus Premium – £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 annually
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 back catalog of PS4 and PS5 games for users to download and play. However, Premium offers the most: it allows you to play original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS3 titles. You also get access to time-limited trials of major titles and can stream original PS3 games. It’s a lot of content for a relatively small price that gets smaller as you just upgrade from one tier to the next.
What is the value for money here?
In terms of actual value for money, don’t underestimate how much money you would save here. Using two games as an example, Returnal is available through the PS5 catalog and would normally set you back around £50. The same goes for Ghost of Tsushima: Directors Cut, and these two games alone will cover your entire subscription fee to the service itself. Not to mention the huge catalog of other games to choose from. It might not be as much bang for your buck as Xbox Game Pass, for example, but it’s definitely worth investing in for even a single month.
Given that it only costs around £4 to try the additional version of the service, and your original PlayStation Plus will automatically upgrade to PlayStation Plus Essential anyway, that means your actual upgrade price will be a lot less than what you’re getting maybe expect it to be. For example, upgrading from Essential to Premium for two months costs £9, which means the whole thing would cost £54 for a year.
So is the new PlayStation Plus worth it?
All in all, it’s impossible to say for sure if the new PlayStation Plus is worth it. It really all depends on Sony continuing to support the service and adding new titles like Microsoft is doing 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 more, you won’t be bored.