However, the fair thing to do would be to be able to switch down similarly. Otherwise, it would be a rather money-hungry solution from the ‘blues’.
On the ResetEra forum, a user shared an email they received from Sony, which said: “You can easily upgrade to a higher benefit plan at any time. To do so, you’ll need to pay the difference between the current plan and your new plan, adjusted for the remaining time of your subscription.”
In theory, it sounds reasonable, but what will it be like in practice? How much will I have to pay? Will payment be compulsory? What will be the conversion rate between the time remaining and the amount to be paid? These are questions that Sony will have to answer because this is essential information for everyone, and not all subscribers will want to switch to PlayStation Plus Premium (the most expensive tier) straight away because not everyone has a wallet or bank account full of cash…
We’ve previously reported on how PlayStation Plus is being transformed worldwide, but we’re the last to know: in Europe, Sony plans to replace the current one-tier subscription with a three-tier model on June 22. PlayStation Plus Essentials will be identical to what Plus offers right now: free monthly games (two instead of three!), online multiplayer and discounts on the PlayStation Store. Monthly €9/$10, quarterly subscription €25/$25, annual subscription €60/$60.
PlayStation Plus Extra (monthly €14/$15, quarterly €40/$40, annual €100/$100) also makes 400 downloadable PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games available (e.g. Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, Returnal, with more titles to come). And PlayStation Plus Premium (€17/$18 per month, €50/$50 per quarter, €120/$120 per year) gives you 340 additional PS1, PS2 and PSP games to play locally, with PlayStation 3 titles running from the cloud.