Sony has announced several games coming to its new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut, and more.
Confirmed in a blog post, there are now 56 PS4 and PS5 titles confirmed for the $99.99 a year Extra and $119.99 Premium tiers. The Premium tier also has 29 Classic Catalogue games confirmed and another 29 PS3 games.
Sony has also announced that “time-limited game trials” will be available on the Premium tier that allow users to sample games including Horizon Forbidden West, Cyberpunk 2077, and WWE 2K22 for a few hours at no extra cost.
These lists are just a “a selection of the content” coming to the new tiers as Sony previously confirmed that more than 700 games would be available when it announced the updated service in March.
Further PS4 games are also arriving through the Classic Games Catalogue as Sony has placed remasters and collections in the same category as retro games.
Games including Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and the LEGO Harry Potter Collection will therefore be included in the Classic Games Catalogue that is only available in the Premium tier.
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The final list of games that Sony announced is its Original PS3 Games collection that is only available via streaming (through PS4, PS5, and PC), and therefore only available in regions that support cloud streaming.
These include the U.S., Canada, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Sony confirmed an extension of cloud streaming services would arrive in June, however, giving the following countries access to the Original PS3 Games collection: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
The time-limited game trials available through the Premium tier let players download and sample a game before buying it. Sony said “most games” will be available for two hours but shows that Horizon Forbidden West will be available for three, perhaps suggesting that PlayStation Studios games will be available for slightly longer than third party titles.
The only first party games at launch will be Horizon Forbidden West and the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, however, while the four third party offerings are Cyberpunk 2077, Farming Simulator 22, Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, and WWE 2K22.
Cyberpunk and Uncharted are only availably on PS5 but the rest are available on PS4 as well.
The lowest-cost Essential tier is practically the same as the current PlayStation Plus service and Sony has confirmed that the free monthly games will continue to be refreshed on the first Tuesday of each month.
The higher tiers will be refreshed towards the middle of the month, however, with new games being added (and some taken away) over time. This also applies to the game trials, and the number of games refreshed will also vary month to month.
The new PlayStation Plus tiers will be released in North and South America on June 13 but arrive first in Asia (excluding Japan) next week on May 24, followed by Japan on June 2. Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are the last to receive the update with the service arriving on June 23.
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