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PS Plus: Revamped service launches with free trials for ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and five more AAA games
There is only a week left before the all-new PS Plus goes live in some regions. Sony released a preview of popular first-party and third-party games available to download at launch. While the list of games with free trials is notably short, it includes popular AAA titles, including “Cyberpunk 2077.”
All-new PS Plus introduces new membership tiers
To recap, Sony announced the all-new PS Plus in late March. The original version of the subscription version, where players get downloadable games every month, will become one of the three membership tiers called PS Plus Essential for the same price ($9.99/month).
Sony is also integrating PS Now services to the revamped PS Plus and will be adding new products to more expensive tiers PS Plus Extra ($14.99/month) and PS Plus Premium ($17.99/month). The middle tier will have a catalog of over 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games from PlayStation Studios and third-party developers.
Games with free trials for PS Plus Premium
One of the exclusive perks of subscribing to PS Plus Premium is the free limited-time trial for a selection of games. In a blog post on Monday, Sony confirmed the top-priced tier will offer demos for “Cyberpunk 2077” and other third-party games, including the recently released “Tiny Tina’s Wonderland,” “Farming Simulator 22,” and “WWE 2K22.”
This could be a good chance for PlayStation fans to try “Cyberpunk 2077,” if they have not tried it yet. The game had a rocky start on the PlayStation platform after Sony quickly pulled the game from its digital store due to persistent bugs and crash issues that led to widespread refund requests. Sony noted that PS Plus Premium will offer a free trial of the game’s PS5 version.
PS Plus Premium subscribers are also getting free trials to Sony’s own “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection” and “Horizon Forbidden West.” The company said “most games” will have two-hour demos through the subscription service. The playtime counter will only run when players are in the game, and any progress made can be carried over once they decide to purchase the game.
Revamped PS Plus release date
The expanded PS Plus will have a staggered launch worldwide. It will first go live in most parts of Asia on May 24 and in Japan on June 2. It will launch in North America and South America on June 13, then in Australia, Europe, and New Zealand on June 23.