The new PlayStation Plus is now online across Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. It is divided into three tiers (Essential, Extra, and Premium) with hundreds of games in Premium. After an early launch in Asia and later the Americas, the new PlayStation Plus service, which appears to be Sony's response to Xbox Game Pass, launches today June 23 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In all regions it swallows PS Now. - "We’ve brought together PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now in an all-new PlayStation Plus membership service that provides more choice and value to customers across three membership plans globally: Essential, Extra, and Premium (Deluxe in non-streaming markets). Our focus is on providing a curated and diverse game portfolio, with hundreds of high-quality titles to choose from when you subscribe to Extra or Premium (Deluxe)," said Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications. PS Plus is now divided into three main tiers, plus an additional tier in markets without cloud streaming:
No TV apps, no launch day releasesTitles include games such as Death Stranding, God of War, Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K 22, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Returnal. New games from Sony's game studios will not be added on launch day. You still have to purchase them separately. - "We’re planning to roll out NTSC options for a majority of classic games offered on the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plan in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions," Sony added. Unlike Microsoft which will launch an Xbox app for Samsung Smart TVs later this month, Sony has yet to announce plans for TV apps. At this time, you are limited to playing PS Plus games on PS5 and PS4 consoles or PC (game streaming only). You can check out the full game catalog included in your local version of PS Plus on playstation.com here.
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