Sony claims that users can ‘easily’ upgrade between PS Plus levels

Sony has claimed that users who want to upgrade between the different levels of the upcoming PlayStation Plus upgrade will be able to do so “easily”.

According to an email sent to a user on ResetEra, Sony plans to allow players to transfer to different levels, the cost of which will adjust to how much time is left on the user’s current plan.

“You can easily upgrade to a higher benefit plan at any time. To do so, you must pay the difference between the current plan and your new plan, adjusted for the remaining time of your subscription.”

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It is currently unclear how this will work in practice, or what the call rate is between how much time is left on a subscription and how much players will have to pay to convert.

The release dates for PlayStation Plus are:

  • Asian markets (excluding Japan) – targeted at 23 May 2022
  • Japan – Targeted June 1, 2022
  • America – Targeted June 13, 2022
  • Europe – targeted at 22 June 2022

The recently announced PlayStation Plus update will see three new levels introduced this summer.

PS Plus Essentials offers the same benefits as the current PS Plus service with monthly free games, discounts and online multiplayer. It will also cost the same: $ 9.99 / € 8.99 / £ 6.99 per month, $ 24.99 / € 24.99 / £ 19.99 for three months or $ 59.99 / € 59.99 / £ 49.99 per year.

In the meantime, PS Plus Extra will include the same benefits, but with access to a library of 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games. These games will include Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, Returnal and more.

Additional titles, including third-party titles, will be announced at a later date with regular additions planned in the future, according to the SIE. PS Plus Extra costs $ 14.99 / € 13.99 / £ 10.99 per month, $ 39.99 / € 39.99 / £ 31.99 for three months or $ 99.99 / € 99.99 / £ 83.99 per year.

Finally, PS Plus Premium includes the above benefits, but adds up to 340 additional games, including PS3 titles available via cloud streaming, and a catalog of classic games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation , PS2 and PSP generations.

Premium will also offer cloud streaming access to original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium levels in markets where PlayStation Now is currently available.

In addition, Premium members will have access to time-limited game samples so they can try selected games before purchasing. Premium will cost $ 17.99 / € 16.99 / £ 13.49 per month, $ 49.99 / € 49.99 / £ 39.99 for three months or $ 119.99 / € 119.99 / £ 99.99 per month the year.