PlayStation Plus has been going strong for years. Delivering new games every month, online capabilities and online storage, it has tonnes of members. Now, in competition with the rise of gaming subscriptions, it's changing. Here's how that will affect PlayStation Exclusives in the future.
Will Exclusives Be on PS Plus Extra & Premium?
It seems very likely that we won't see any exclusives come to the service on day one. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said:
"[In terms of] putting our own games into this service, or any of our services, upon their release... as you well know, this is not a road that we've gone down in the past. And it's not a road that we're going to go down with this new service. We feel if we were to do that with the games that we make at PlayStation Studios, that virtuous cycle will be broken.
They clearly don't see the new PS Plus in the same realm as Xbox Game Pass and won't be bringing their exclusive titles to the service on day one. Sony is attempting to offer a different kind of service which ties with a different vision for the company. Coming in at a similar price to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, it's down to time to tell if this investment was worth it.
What is the New PlayStation Plus?
Split up into three separate tiers, the new PlayStation Plus service is an amalgamation of PS Plus and PS Now, bringing online capabilities, new games, a catolog of older titles and game demos to subscribers.
This will start to roll out in June but may take months for it to arrive worldwide. We'll update you right here with any more details as they come in.