Sony has been sending out email notifications informing PS Plus subscribers that the price of the subscription will be increasing.
I just got my email today and was shocked to find out that I’ll now be paying a whopping £49.99 GBP for my annual PlayStation Plus subscription.
Yes, 50 smackaroonies for your PS Plus membership, must be to cover the costs of all the amazing free PS Plus games we’ve been getting.
Sony stated in the email that annual subscriptions will go up from £39.99 to £49.99, quarterly it will go up from £14.99 to £19.99 and monthly will go up from £5.99 to £6.99
The price increase will take effect from 31st August 2017, so there is ways to get PS Plus membership before that time.
“Up until 31 August 2017, you may purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription at the current price, which will then be added (or “stacked on”) to your current membership period,” states Sony in the email.
So you can buy an annual subscription at £39.99 now and it will be added to your current membership period.
Sony also states in the email that if you want to prevent your PS Plus subscription continuing at the increased price you will need to cancel it by turning off auto-renew.
You can turn off auto-renew by going to Settings > PlayStation Network/Account Management > Account Information > PlayStation Subscriptions then hit PlayStation Plus, you will then see the button for turning off auto-renew.
My PS Plus doesn’t renew until 24th September, so it looks like I will be buying an annual subscription next month to make sure I get it at £39.99