Uncharted 4 – still available free for all PS Plus tiers (pic: Sony)
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the PS Plus Collection isn’t going anywhere and will be included with every new tier.
Despite making major changes to its PlayStation Plus service, Sony’s announcement and explanation was surprisingly muted and lacking in detail. What’s more, it only left fans with further questions.
For example, the announcement made no mention of the PlayStation Plus Collection, leaving it unclear whether it would become an exclusive benefit for one of the service’s new and more expensive tiers.
Fortunately, this won’t be the case, but what’s strange is that Sony hasn’t directly confirmed this itself. Instead, IGN’s Jonathon Dornbush said on Twitter that Sony told them that the collection will remain a benefit to any and all PlayStation 5 owners who subscribe to PS Plus.
As a reminder, the collection is a bundle of major PlayStation 4 releases from both Sony itself and third parties like Square Enix, Warner Bros., and the soon-to-be-Microsoft-owned Activision.
The announcement appears to have elicited a split response from the public, with people arguing over whether it’s a better offer than Microsoft’s Game Pass, which Sony is obviously trying to emulate with PlayStation Plus Extra.
By subscribing to the Extra tier for £10.99 a month, you’ll get access to upwards of 400 PlayStation 4 and 5 games, all of which can be downloaded. The Premium tier includes everything from Extra and also acts as a replacement for PlayStation Now, offering hundreds of retro games from older consoles on top of that.
However, PlayStation 3 games can only be streamed, which isn’t ideal for those with unstable Internet connections, and Sony hasn’t named any of the retro games that will be available.
As such, there are some who aren’t ready to commit to the service yet and will wait to see which games are confirmed.
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