PlayStation Plus has changed, but only if you want it to if you’re already subscribed. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening.

There are now be three tiers, with each step up – at extra cost – offering something additional to the PlayStation experience.

PlayStation Plus Essential is basically what PlayStation Plus is now. It still delivers core features that include online multiplayer access and cloud storage, plus access to two PS4 and one PS5 game each month, which you can play as long as you stay subscribed. If you don’t do anything, you’ll still receive the same benefits that you have been all along.

The next two tiers become more interesting, as they basically involve the Australian launch – finally – of PlayStation Now, a games subscription service that has been running for a while in other countries.

PlayStation Plus Extra offers all of the above, but adds the “Game Catalogue”, which features literally hundreds of downloadable PS4 and PS5 games.

PlayStation Plus Deluxe, meanwhile, delivers the whole hog for dedicated PlayStation fans, with all that’s included in the two tiers above, plus select try-before-you buy game trials, as well as access to all sorts of games from previous PS generations (PS1, PS2 and PSP, but sadly no PS3) in the “Classics Catalogue”.

Best of all, it’s all happening now!

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