The upcoming new PS+ Premium service is sure to tantalize a lot of players, but when exactly is the PS+ Premium Release Date going to be? When is the new PS+ Premium rolling out? Well, we’ve got the answer for you. The upcoming new PS+ Premium and Essential Subscription Service will be rolling out in phases this Summer of 2022. But when exactly? Keep reading.
When is the new PS+ Premium & Essential Subscription Service Coming Out?
All-new PlayStation Plus launches in June with three flexible membership options.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 29, 2022
According to the PlayStation Blog, Sony will be rolling out the new PS+ service in a “phased regional approach.” By June 2022, the PlayStation Plus Subscription Service will begin its initial launch in several markets in Asia, followed by North America, Europe, and the rest of the world where PS+ is available. The aim is to have the service running around the world where the PS Network is live by the end of the first half of 2022. For North America, the release is going to be in just a few more days, but people from Asia would have gotten the service already earlier than most. The exact timing is as follows:
PlayStation+ Extra & PlayStation+ Premium Release Dates:
- Asia – May 24, 2022
- Japan – June 2, 2022
- North America & South America – June 13, 2022
- Europe – June 23, 2022
It’s worth noting, however, that not all territories will have access to the cloud streaming service offered as part of the PS+ Premium service – such as those who do not have access to PS Now. For these markets, a cheaper-priced subscription service called PS+ Deluxe will be offered. This will include “a catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2, and PSP generations to download and play, along with time-limited game trials. Benefits from Essential and Extra tiers are also included.” Local pricing will vary by market.
Sony however commits to expanding its cloud streaming service to additional markets, more details coming later this year.
While many players would be anticipating this new subscription service from Sony, we’re sure that it’ll still disappoint a lot of fans who are looking forward to something meatier. Unlike Xbox Game Pass, new first-party titles and Triple-A offerings are not expected to join PS+ on Day 1, says PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with gamesindustry.biz. So, joining this subscription service will not grant you access to Day 1 Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, or God of War: Ragnarok, unfortunately, unless PlayStation Big Boss Jim Ryan changes his mind.
Apart from the new PlayStation+ inclusions, Ubisoft+ will also be bundling its subscription service with the revamped system. According to Ubisoft, a new Ubisoft+ Classics service will be bundled alongside PlayStation+ Extra and PlayStation+ Premium. The service will launch alongside PlayStation+ Extra and PlayStation+ Premium with 27 titles including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, The Crew, and Trials Rising, among others, with the intention of increasing this number to 50 by the end of the year.