Game News PlayStation Plus: Anger is rising among Premium subscribers
Referred to as the old “Spartacus Project”, the new PlayStation Plus landed in our European countries last June. And if the new formulas seem to have convinced most players, discontent is beginning to be heard among Premium subscribers. Here’s why.
New winning formulas
Launched on June 23, difficult to miss, Sony has deployed its new PlayStation Plus on European territory and refreshes its service by offering three new formulas now known to all: Essential, Extra and Premium. With enriched catalogs, this new recipe also seems to appeal to players since the number of subscribers skyrocketedfrom 46.3 to 47.3 million subscribers according to the latest figures released by Sony at the end of last month.
A little reminder in passing… If the “Essential” formula is similar to the old PlayStation Plus, the Extra formula offers access to a catalog of PS4 and PS5 games while the Premium offer adds a panel of classic titles from consoles of the old generations (PSP, PS1, PS2 and PS3), each time for a few additional denarii. And this last formula in question is already starting to make some subscribers cringe…
Premium subscribers get angry
Last week, Sony unveiled the new “free” games in the Extra and Premium formulas for this month of August. Several surprises are on the agenda including three titles stamped by the Yakuza franchise, not to mention Ghost Recon Wildlands, Bugsnax or Dead by Daylight. But it is clear that all new catalog entries are PS4 or PS5 gamessomething to delight Extra subscribers. In contrast, no classic games on the program. A summer update which therefore leaves a good number of Premium subscribers perplexed, feeling aggrieved at not getting their money’s worth, as evidenced by certain remarks in response to the official tweet published on the PlayStation account.
I really struggle to see the point of keeping a Premium membership when I could just upgrade to Extra because the classic games and trials really aren’t worth it.
Where are the classic catalog updates? That’s why many of us bought a premium subscription.
The Extra list is great, but you need to improve the Premium section.
I paid for the premium tier so where are the classic games for that?
Several users have therefore begun to express their dissatisfaction, while timeless titles like Dino Crisis, Ridge Racer 2 and SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny are expected soon.
About the new PlayStation Plus:
What is PlayStation Plus?
The PlayStation Plus is the subscription formula of the PS4 and PS5. Through different offers, you can enjoy hundreds of PlayStation titles, a list of retro games ranging from PS1 to PS3, and even streaming playback, depending on your subscription level.
What are the 3 PS Plus offers?
The PlayStation Plus consists of three levels: Essential (8.99€ / month), Extra (13.99€ / month) and Premium (16.99€ / month). The first offers the same advantages as the old PS Plus (online play, save in the cloud, games included each month, exclusive reductions via PlayStation Store). The second also benefits from a catalog of around 400 PS4 titles | PS5. And the third adds on top of retro software (PSP, PS1, PS2, PSP), the reading of a selection of games remotely thanks to streaming and – this is important – demos to test a handful of blockbusters.
Who can benefit from free PlayStation Plus games?
Depending on your subscription, you will not have access to the same games. With the PlayStation Plus Essential, you are entitled to the PS Plus Collection (only on PS5) and to the titles offered each month. With the Extra, you have access to a PS4 catalog | PS5 of around 400 apps. And with Premium, you get nearly 340 retro games, streaming PS3 titles and demos.