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New PS Plus Service Launch Dates Announced

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Sony Interactive Entertainment updated its blog post with the official launch dates of its new tiered PS Plus service. The service will have different rollout dates for each region, with Asia being the earliest and Europe being the latest. Additionally, Sony is expanding its cloud streaming Premium tier to include several new countries in Eastern Europe.

Notably, the rollout in Asia will be earlier than previously announced. Users in Asia, excluding Japan, will have access to the new tiered subscription service starting May 23, 2022. It’s important to note that these launch dates are targets, and may be changed at a later date. Below is a full list of the rollout dates for each region:

  • Asia (excluding Japan) – May 23, 2022
  • Japan – June 1, 2022
  • Americas – June 13, 2022
  • Europe – June 22, 2022

Furthermore, Sony is adding a total of 11 countries to its cloud streaming service offerings. Once the new PS Plus service launches, users in these countries will be able to choose the PS Plus Premium tier offering. With this addition, Sony will be offering cloud streaming to a total of 30 markets. Here’s the list of new countries:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

The new PS Plus service will feature three different tiers: PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Premium. PS Plus Essential will be the original PS Plus offering, while PS Extra and Premium will offer a range of new content. Those living in countries where cloud streaming is not available will instead have access to PS Plus Deluxe, which includes all of the content covered in the Premium tier excluding cloud streaming.

Sony will re-launch its new PS Plus service starting May 23, 2022.

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