PlayStation Plus: a new era begins

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand welcome the new PlayStation Plus.

Veronica Rogers, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, notes the launch of the new PlayStation Plus in selected Asian markets: “It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 12 years since we introduced PlayStation Plus to the world. Wipeout HD was one of the first games offered to subscribers. The service has evolved over the years and offers over 1,000 games to subscribers from all over the world. We regularly improve our offer to provide an attractive product to approximately 47 million subscribers. Eight years ago, we launched the PlayStation Now open beta. It has since grown into a full-fledged service with over three million users in some markets. Starting today, we are taking our services to a new level. I’m excited to join our PlayStation Asia community and warmly welcome the new three-tiered PlayStation Plus offering.”

She reiterates that Japan will follow next week, followed by the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand next month: “We are very excited to start bringing our impressive catalog of games to PlayStation gamers around the world. Our priority is to offer exceptional games. Therefore, we are excited to be able to offer several popular games to Extra and Premium subscribers as soon as they are released. We will also offer some classic models of our machines. As you’ll see, these iconic games look great on PS5 and PS4. Our game catalog will be regularly updated with great games and I hope everyone can browse through it. We have come an incredible journey to get where we are today and I am very proud of all the SIE teams who have done a titanic job of transforming our service offerings and offering better value for money and more flexibility for our clients. Our teams knew how to involve the players in the decision making so that our signings remained compelling. A big thank you to the PlayStation community for joining us on this journey and for the new era of online subscription gaming services that we are ushering in. From the heart”.

Frequently asked questions about the new PlayStation Plus

  • I am already a PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now subscriber. What will happen to my subscription? Current PlayStation Plus subscribers will upgrade to the PlayStation Plus Essential plan and enjoy the same benefits as a PlayStation Plus subscription, such as monthly PS4 and PS5 games, exclusive discounts, cloud storage for saved games, access to online multiplayer, and more. The benefits of PlayStation Plus remain unchanged. Current PlayStation Now subscribers will upgrade to the PlayStation Plus Premium plan at no additional charge upon release.
  • Will PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now still be available as separate subscriptions? Once the new PlayStation Plus service becomes available, PlayStation Now will no longer be available as a stand-alone subscription service, and current PlayStation Now subscribers will move to the PlayStation Plus Premium plan. As for PlayStation Plus, the benefits will remain the same for the first tier, which is called PlayStation Plus Essential.
  • What devices can I play games on with a new PlayStation Plus subscription? PS5 (streaming and downloading games) PS4 (streaming and downloading games) and PC (streaming only)
  • Will the PS1 and PSP games available in the Classics catalog offer trophies? Some PlayStation and PSP games may offer trophies such as Ape Escape, Everyone’s Golf, Kurushi and Siphon Filter. This feature is optional for developers.
  • Can I transfer my progress from the trial version of the games included in the PlayStation Plus Premium plan to the full game if I decide to purchase it? Yes. If you buy the game, trophies and trial save data will carry over
  • If I earn trophies after I play the game’s limited-time trial with a PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe subscription and decide not to buy the game, will my trophies be kept? Prizes earned during the limited-time trial period of the PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe plan will remain on your PSN profile even after the trial period has ended, unless you decide not to purchase the game. trophy hunt where you left off
  • Will game progress from the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog carry over between PS5 and PS4 if I choose to play the game on another device? If you play a game downloaded from the PlayStation Plus game catalog, save data will be saved to the PS5 or PS4 console you are playing on. You can manually upload your save to PlayStation Plus cloud storage and then upload it to your PS5 or PS4 console. If you are a PlayStation Plus Premium subscriber and stream a game from the PlayStation Plus game catalog, the saved data will automatically be saved to the PlayStation Plus game streaming storage. You can then directly resume your streaming session on another device.
  • Will add-ons and DLCs work with games downloaded from the PlayStation Plus games catalog? Yes. You can purchase DLC and add-ons for games that you have downloaded through the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog. If your subscription expires or the related content leaves the service, you will still lose access to the DLC and expansions for that game. If you re-subscribe or decide to purchase the game, you will be able to use the expansions and DLC previously purchased. Please note that DLCs and extensions are not compatible with game streaming.
  • When I’m offline, can I play games downloaded from the PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium plans’ game catalog? Yes. However, if you play a game downloaded through the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans’ catalog of games, you will need to log into PSN every seven days to confirm your PlayStation Plus subscription and keep access to the game.
  • Will I have to redownload games I previously purchased through PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now after the service change? For PlayStation Plus games that you have already added to your PSN account, those games will remain in your game library as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. Your PlayStation Plus benefits remain unchanged. For games previously downloaded from the PlayStation Now game catalog, if those games are also available through PlayStation Plus, you will be able to pick up where you left off and save your progress. As with PlayStation Now, if content is no longer offered through PlayStation Plus, you will no longer have access to games once they leave the service. If the game is available on the PlayStation Store and you decide to purchase it, you will be able to access your saved data again. Just make sure you don’t erase them.
  • When the transition takes effect, will games that were available to stream or download via PlayStation Now no longer be available via the all-new PlayStation Plus? The PlayStation Now game catalog will be updated prior to the transition to the all-new PlayStation Plus game catalog.
  • What is the difference between a downloaded version and a streaming version of the same game through the PlayStation Plus Premium plan? You can play games downloaded from the new PlayStation Plus games catalog locally on your PS5 or PS4 console to enjoy original graphics quality and original sound modes. So resolution can reach 4K with compatible game, console and TV. You can also play downloaded PS VR compatible games on your PS VR system. In addition, some online features, such as add-ons and online modes, will only be available in the downloaded version of the game.
  • What are the minimum and recommended requirements for game streaming with PlayStation Plus Premium on PC? Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10, Intel Core i3 2 GHz, 300 MB available memory, 2 GB RAM, sound card and USB port / Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10, Intel Core i3 3.5 GHz , AMD A10 3.8 GHz or higher, 300 MB or more of available memory, 2 GB or more of RAM, sound card, and USB port

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