PlayStation Plus: Joined At A Discount? Pay More To Upgrade Your Tier!

Sony has announced the list of PlayStation 3 games (and after PlayStation Now, there will be “a barefoot offering” once again) and also revealed what could be one of their yet-to-be-announced classic games.


The revamped PlayStation Plus in Asia has already been launched in several countries. There are already problems (e.g., again, several PS1 games have the PAL version used instead of NTSC, so the games in question run at 50 Hz instead of 60, i.e. a maximum of 50 FPS…), and on Reddit and the ResetEra forum, we can read that the tricky subscribers have been punished quite severely by Sony… including those who may have joined the subscriber camp with a subscription promotion.

For example, if you subscribed at half price ($30 instead of $60, at US prices), Sony would collect the difference from you on top of the cost of the more expensive subscription. If you’ve stacked a PlayStation Plus subscription, it’s even worse: you have to pay for the whole thing AT ONCE, so you could be charged hundreds of dollars in one lump sum. Hopefully, there will be a correction for the Western launch, but we don’t see much chance of that…

VGC reported that the old PlayStation Now issue would remain in the new PlayStation Plus system. You’ll have to stream PlayStation 3 games from the cloud (and Sony is reportedly working on local emulation…), which will have another downside: no DLC support. You’ll only be able to run the base edition of each game, and you’ll have to say goodbye to extra content.

Sony has also announced the PlayStation 3 game list: Asura’s Wrath, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Crash Commando, Devil May Cry HD Collection, Demon’s Souls, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, echochrome, F.E.A.R., Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, ICO, inFAMOUS, inFAMOUS 2, Lost Planet 2, Loco Roco Cocoreccho!, MotorStorm Apocalypse, MotorStorm RC, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Puppeteer, Rain, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Resistance 3, Super Stardust HD, Tokyo Jungle, When Vikings Attack. A few examples of missing content: further episodes of Asura’s Wrath and the Street Fighter crossover, Crash Commando’s Heat Map Pack, and the Monster Hunter collaboration in Lost Planet 2 will not be there…

And finally, a banner has popped up on the ResetEra forum pointing to classic PlayStation Plus games. The twist? One of the main characters in Dino Crisis, Regina, has been put there by Sony. If you have an Asian PlayStation Network account with a PlayStation Plus subscription, head over to your Game Library and the PlayStation Plus section: you can check out the image below. Dino Crisis is not on the list of games. Is it one of the Western games?

The new PlayStation Plus model launches in Japan on June 1, in the Americas on June 13 and in Europe on June 22. We’re guessing a different game line-up with Dino Crisis, but we’ll be proven wrong by Sony.

Source: WCCFTech,  Gematsu


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BadSector is a seasoned journalist for more than twenty years. He communicates in English, Hungarian and French. He worked for several gaming magazines - including the Hungarian GameStar, where he worked 8 years as editor. (For our office address, email and phone number check out our impressum)

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