After several online complaints, Sony has confirmed that it is blocking the ability to add time to PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now subscriptions while the platform and plans are undergoing a major overhaul, which was announced in March of this year. In the FAQ section of its page, the company explained that the feature known as “hoarding” has been temporarily disabled, but existing vouchers will still be valid.
“As we prepare to launch the new PlayStation Plus subscription service, we are working behind the scenes to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of our existing members. As part of this work, we have temporarily disabled subscription pooling for existing customers until launch. Rest assured that your voucher code is still valid and you can use it when your existing subscription expires and is deactivated, or after the launch of a new PlayStation Plus service in your region, whichever comes first.” developer in their FAQ section.
However, according to the page, the codes can only be used after a full system migration, that is, from June 13th. The situation is intriguing to subscribers and non-subscribers alike, due to the fact that the new service offers different prices that may no longer be so beneficial with current vouchers. PlayStation explained that the cards would give equivalent access to whatever the customer had joined.
Sony is blocking the ability to stack on PS Plus and PS Now due to a redesign. Image: Dennizn/Shutterstock
“If you do not have an active subscription, the PlayStation Plus voucher you use will grant you access to PlayStation Plus Essential for the period specified in the original voucher. For example, a PlayStation Plus one month voucher gives you access to a PlayStation Plus Essential subscription for one month. The PlayStation Now voucher you use will grant you access to PlayStation Plus Premium for a period equal to the cash value of your original voucher.
If you are an existing customer, the PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now voucher you are using will be redeemed over a period of time within your current PlayStation Plus subscription plan equal to the cash value of the voucher you are using.
PlayStation has provided conversion tables for subscribers to better understand how PS Plus and PS Now vouchers for one, three and 12 months will be transferred. Check it out here.
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