PlayStation Plus takes on Xbox Gamepass

The PlayStation Plus service is evolving to offer three new subscription offers and thus really compete with Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass.

Already mentioned in the form of a rumour, the evolution of the PlayStation Plus video game service will officially materialize next June, signing the disappearance of PlayStation Now, which finds itself absorbed into this new offer. The new version is divided into three options, with ascending features and prices.

PlayStation Plus Essential

The PlayStation Plus Essential option remains unchanged from the previous PlayStation Plus service, and offers:

• Two downloadable games each month

• Exclusive discounts

• Cloud storage for game saves

• Access to online multiplayer

The indicative price also remains the same: €8.99 per month, €24.99 per quarter, €59.99 per year

PlayStation Plus Extra

PlayStation Plus Extra offers the same functions as the Essential option, plus a catalog of around 400 of the best PS4 and PS5 games, which can be downloaded for offline access.

Indicative price : €13.99 per month, €39.99 per quarter, €99.99 per year

PlayStation Plus Premium

Finally, the PlayStation Plus Premium offer includes the same functions as those offered by the Essential and Extra options, with the addition of:

• 340 additional games including PS3 titles available via streaming, and download among the games PlayStation, PS2 and PSP.

• Limited-time trial versions

• Stream the game on PS4 and PS5 consoles, as well as PC

Indicative price: €16.99 per month, €49.99 per quarter, €119.99 per year

Note that PlayStation Now subscribers will upgrade to PlayStation Plus Premium at no additional cost when the new service is available.