Surprisingly, Sony reduces the subscription price for the various PS Plus packages.
Today, Sony launched a campaign to reduce subscription prices in the monthly PS Plus packages, whether for new or existing subscribers who wish to upgrade the subscription to a higher package.
This offer is available only to new subscribers, but if you were a previous subscriber to the basic package, you can upgrade to one of the two packages Extra or Premium with a 30% discount on the total value of the upgrade.
This offer comes as part of the January sales campaign that was launched on the PlayStation Store recently, which includes more than 500 games and various additional content.
The campaign contains a lot of great games that are worth buying and trying, such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, FIFA 23, Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, and more. You can see the full list of discounted titles here .
It is noteworthy that Sony has revealed the monthly free PS Plus games for subscribers of the Essential package, which is now available for download to subscribers of all the different packages, which come as follows:
Free PS Plus Essential games for January 2023
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4/PS5)
- Fallout 76 (PS4)
- Axiom Verge 2 (PS4/PS5)
Sony is also preparing to unveil an update to the PlayStation Plus Premium or Extra game library, which is supposed to be revealed in mid-January, and be available for download starting on January 20, 2023.
This may be a good opportunity for anyone who wants to subscribe to the PlayStation Plus service or upgrade from the basic package to one of the higher packages and take advantage of many features, the most important of which is access to a game library that includes more than 700 different games updated monthly.
The three packages are part of the new monthly subscription plan that Sony recently introduced, as each package offers different services in addition to a variation in the monthly or annual subscription price.
PlayStation Plus Essential package
The PlayStation Plus Essential package, or as it is called the basic package, is the same as the previous PlayStation Plus subscription before the modification, as it gives the subscriber monthly basic features, which include the following:
Monthly free games package, the basic package (available through other packages) provides you with access to a renewable monthly game package, where 3 games are provided for each of the PlayStation 4 and 5 devices. Although these games are replaced every month, if you add these games to your game library or install them on the device, you will not lose access to them, and you can download and play them at any time and forever as long as your Plus subscription is activated.
Playing online , this feature is essential for many subscribers to the service, as it enables them to access the online gaming service and share with their friends in cooperative and competitive games such as Call of Duty and others.
A cloud storage space of up to 100 GB , the user can upload his save files to this space in order to keep them even if his device is exposed to a defect that may cause the content of the hard drive to be erased or a factory reset, where after downloading his games he can synchronize with the cloud service for each A game to retrieve save files and continue playing from the last stopping point.
PlayStation Plus Collection package, this package includes 20 different games that are available to subscribers of the service, but only on the PlayStation 5 device. These games have received upgrades in order to take advantage of some or all of the capabilities of the new Sony device and can be downloaded for free if you have an active Plus subscription.
Game Help , this feature is only available on the PlayStation 5, where hints are provided to the player if he starts to get lost in a game or instructions to solve a puzzle if he spends a long time trying.
It is also possible through the Game Center cards to access some hints (written or video) that are activated by clicking on the card of the stage you have reached.
Share the game , this feature gives you the ability to invite a friend of yours to share the game with you or take control of you remotely to help you pass a stage, the feature is available on PlayStation 5 and 4 devices, while it is also possible to share accounts on the two devices and play the same games on the two devices at the same time.
Special offers and discounts Subscribers to the PlayStation Plus Essential service can get special offers within the monthly sales campaigns, where they get an exclusive or additional discount in addition to the basic discount.
Additional points within the PS Stars program, this new program launched by Sony recently (some countries) gives players bonus points that can be collected by purchasing games or opening prizes (trophies) and other activities. But if you are a subscriber to the PlayStation Plus service, you will get additional rewards when implementing the various challenges.
PlayStation Plus Extra Package
The PlayStation Plus Extra package offers all the features and features that we talked about above in the basic package, in addition to the ability to access a library of games renewed on a monthly basis.
This library includes a lot of first- and third-party games and independent developers, similar to the Xbox Game Pass game library except that it does not get first-party titles from the first day of its release.
This game library is updated on a monthly basis, but if any game is removed from the library, you will not be able to download it or even play it if it is installed on your device, meaning that you will lose it forever.
PS Plus Premium package
The package is the highest among the three PlayStation Plus packages, as it includes everything mentioned in the basic package and the extra package Extra, along with two additional features:
- Classic Games Library: Through it, you can access a collection of classic games released on PlayStation 1, 2, 3, PSP, and soon PS Vita games.
- Game Trials: It offers you the opportunity to try certain games for a period of time before you decide to buy them. The service provides you with an experience of linear games for two hours and large open-world games for a period of between 3 to 5 hours.
In short, this is a comprehensive definition of the features of the PlayStation Plus service that users can benefit from throughout their subscription period.