The New PlayStation Plus Launches in the UK & Europe

The new PlayStation Plus service has officially launched in the UK and Europe

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The new PlayStation Plus service has launched in the UK and Europe on June 23rd. The new service brings three new membership tiers with each having its own benefits. Asia and North America got the new PS Plus service prior to it launching in Europe.

PlayStation Plus Essential

PlayStation Plus Essential is exactly the same as the previous PlayStation Plus subscription. If you decide to stick with this tier you’ll still get free monthly games, cloud storage for saves, exclusive discounts and online multiplayer. You will still also get access to the PlayStation Plus Collection which has some great PS4 games.

Essential costs £49.99 for 12 months.

PlayStation Plus Extra

With PlayStation Plus Extra you get all the befits of the essential plan plus a lot more games. The main befit of the Extra plan is the catalogue of hundreds of PS4 and PS5 games (there are a lot more PS4 games than PS5 games though.) You can download and play the games in this catalogue at your leisure and new games will be added regularly.

Extra costs £83.99 for 12 months.

PlayStation Plus Premium

As the name suggests PlayStation Plus Premium is the top tier of the new PS Plus service. With this plan, you get all the benefits of the Essential and Extra plans plus access to the Classics Catalogue. The Classics Catalogue features hundreds of PS1, PS2, PS3 and remasters that you can download or stream. (You can only stream PS3 games.)

As well as the additional Classics catalogue, Premium plan members will also get access to game trails of popular games. So you can try it before you buy it.

Premium costs £99.99 for 12 months.

Upgrading to Extra or Premium

If you still have time on your old PlayStation Plus subscription, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Extra or Premium Plans at a reduced rate. For example, my subscription isn’t up until December, so I was able to upgrade to Premium for just over £25.00.

You can find out more about the new PlayStation Plus over on the PlayStation website.