PlayStation Plus is an online service subscribed to by millions of people and is essential for playing most PS4 games online, as well as reaping rewards of monthly games and big discounts on the PS Store. But the price of PlayStation Plus is changing from 00:01 BST on 31 August 2017, so be prepared!
Currently the pricing structure of the service is as followed:
– Annually, the price will change from €49.99 to €59.99 per annum.
– Quarterly, the price will change from €19.99 to €24.99 per quarter.
– Monthly, the price will change from €6.99 to €7.99 per month.
So what does this mean for you?
If you are already a member, then all recurring subscription fees payable by you on or after 31 August 2017 will be charged at the new price. Up until 31 August 2017, you can purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription at the current price, which will then be added to your current membership period.
If you don’t want to continue with PlayStation Plus:
If you want to cancel your PlayStation Plus membership, turn OFF ‘auto-renew’ in your account settings at least 48 hours before your next payment on or after 31 August 2017. There’s a how-to guide on how to cancel your membership on PlayStation.com.
So what can we expect?
Well, put simply, the price increase is set to increase profits for Sony. It may allow expansion and improvement of the PlayStation Network. It could allow better deals to be made with publishers for bigger and better monthly games for the PS Plus subscribers.
So what do you think of the increase? Will you be stacking up your subscription before the August 31 deadline? Let us know in the comments.