It will be available in May in Asian regions, but not until June for North American PlayStation Plus subscribers.
It was recently announced by Sony how it intends to bring out the much enhanced PlayStation Plus service, and it seems that players in the United States will have to wait a bit longer than other countries.
According to the PlayStation blog, the game will be released on May 23 in Asian regions first. This excludes Japan, which has been postponed until June 1. On June 13, the service will arrive in the Americas, and it will ultimately arrive in Europe on June 22.
To compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, Sony is integrating PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now to create a new service with three separate levels, much like Microsoft’s Game Pass.
There will be an Essential tier for $9.99 per month that replaces the existing PS Plus offering (which includes a handful of free titles each month as well as discounts and online play).
PS Plus Extra, on the other hand, will cost $14.99/month and feature access to a library of 400 PS4 and PS5 titles that are constantly being added to and removed from the PS Plus library.
Additional 340 PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 1 (PSP) and PlayStation Portable (PSP) games will be added to PS Plus Premium for $17.99/month. Check out our PlayStation Plus Guide to see everything each of the three levels has to offer in detail.
The Premium tier will be made available to a larger number of nations as a result of Sony’s cloud streaming expansion. If you live in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, or Slovenia, you’re in the best of luck!
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium are still in the works, but a few notable names are already in the mix: For example, Sony has said that games like Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal would be included in the roster.
PlayStation aficionados who previously had to admire the generosity of Xbox Game Pass will be happy to see this significant shift in the system. As a result, there are suspicions that the PS5’s streaming option may be more tempting than having the games replicated locally.
The new PlayStation Plus has made a promising start, but it does not yet match a key Xbox Game Pass feature: it offers first-party titles as soon as they are released on the service.
Even while Sony’s PS Plus revamp is a good offering, it still can’t match Microsoft’s generosity for the time being.