The revamped PS Plus lineup is stacked, as soon as you feel like it

With the big relaunch of PS Plus in the offing (get your Zero Dawn joking), we finally have an idea of ​​what exactly to expect. Today, in a blog postSony outlined everything — games, streaming offerings, a partnership with Ubisoft — coming to the service. It is much. Let’s break it down.

PS Plus 2.0, first officially announced in March, is a total overhaul of the long-running PS Plus service, essentially folding all of the different PlayStation subscription plans into one. It is available in three levels, where you can read more about it herebut the general distribution is:

  • PS Plus essential: More or less the standard PS Plus subscription that people are signing up for today. $10 ($14) per month, $60 ($83) per year.
  • PS Plus extra: Same as PS Plus Essential, but it also gives access to a games-on-demand library of “hundreds” of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games. $15 ($21) per month, $100 ($139) per year.
  • PS Plus Premium: In addition to the games library included with PS Plus Extra, you can also stream and download PlayStation games from the PS1 era – a bit like the current PS Now service – and get time-limited trials of new first-party PlayStation games . $18 ($25) per month, $120 ($167) per year.

Which games are part of the library?

While the option to play PS5 exclusives at no extra cost was a compelling selling point of PS Plus 2.0, the initial lineup leaves a lot to be desired. Only three PS5 exclusives will be available at launch: ReturnDestruction All Starsand the Demon Souls redo. Pour one out for Rivet.

Return. (Screenshot: Sony / Kotaku)

In any case, the library is built up through an impressive array of cross-gen games, available on both PS4 and PS5. Highlights include: Marvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyGhost of Tsushima (the Director’s Cut version on that), Death StrandingControl: Ultimate Editionand Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

About 30 games of Ubisoft’s games-on-demand service, Ubisoft+, will also be available to PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers. The only relatively recent recording is: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which apparently everyone under the sun has already played. The rest is for series that recently had a new item or two – watchdogsSteepFar cry 3Far cry 4 — or are smaller titles, such as the excellent Child of Light

Rounding out the list are some great PS4 games – basically a repeat of the current “PS Plus collection” available to current subscribers, bolstered by a handful of third-party hits. Highlights include: Red Dead Redemption 2god of warUncharted 4Uncharted: Lost LegacyOuter Wilderness Cities: SkylinescelesteThe Last of Us: Remasteredand Marvel’s Spider-Man

Wait … why isn’t the PS5 version of it? Marvel’s Spider-Man including?

Beat me! (Sony didn’t respond to requests for comment.) Insomniac’s entire cross-gen treatment Spider Man spell has been a mess

Strange. So, what’s the deal with classic games?

Players who sign up for the most expensive tier also get downloadable access to some of the “classic” games. It’s strange what Sony considers ‘classic’. Some make perfect sense: The escape of primatesJumping Flashdark cloud† Others, such as the BioShock remaster and, er, Kingdoms of Amalur: Recalculate† Less sense.

More up in the air is the issue of digital ownership: When Sony initially announced PS Plus 2.0, some players were (rightly) concerned that they might have to spend money to play games they’d already bought on older machines. If you’ve bought digital versions of PS1 and PSP-era classics, you don’t need to subscribe to PS Plus to play them, Sony says. You can just go to the PlayStation Store and download them again as soon as they are available. But then again, “some titles will also be available for individual purchase.” It’s not yet clear which games those are, or if the process will be as smooth as Sony says it will

Which games can I stream?

If you’re signed up for PS Plus Premium, you can stream a ton of PS3 games, including NotoriousDevil May Cry HD Collectionthree Ratchet and Clank games, and Demon Souls (the original, not the remake). Many of the more action-oriented games require split-second button input. It will be interesting to see if and how latency hinders those games. Sony requires an internet connection of at least 5 Mbps. In comparison, for its cloud gaming, Microsoft does not require a minimum but recommends 20 Mbps on consoles.

Here's a look at the PS5 dashboard for the PS Plus revamp.  (Screenshot: Sony)Here’s a look at the PS5 dashboard for the PS Plus revamp. (Screenshot: Sony)

What game demos are available?

With that highest level you can also demos – get this – a total of six games for two hours each. Sony says the countdown only counts down when you’re “in the game,” but it’s unclear if that includes time you’ve paused or in menus or whatever.

At launch, Farming Simulator 22Tiny Tina’s WonderlandsHorizon Forbidden Westand WWE 2K22 are available on both PS4 and PS5. On PS5 you can get demos from Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves (which essentially provides refreshed versions of games already fully included as part of the games-on-demand library) and Cyberpunk 2077† hmm, I wonder why the PS4 version of that? is not included…

Okay, when does this all start?

Sony is rolling out PS Plus 2.0 bit by bit in different regions: Asia on May 24, Japan on June 2, Americas on June 13, and Europe, Australia and New Zealand on June 24. Here’s the full list of games:

Games available with PS Plus Extra

  • alienation † Private label, PS4
  • Ashen † Annapurna Interactive, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla † Ubisoft, PS4/PS5
  • Batman: Arkham Knight † WB Games, PS4
  • bloodborne † From Software, PS4
  • celeste † Maddy makes games, PS4
  • Cities: Skylines † Paradox Interactive, PS4
  • Concrete Genius † Pixelopus, PS4
  • Control: Ultimate Edition † 505 games, PS4/PS5
  • Days gone by † Bend Studio, PS4
  • Dead cells † Motion Twin, PS4
  • Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition † Private label, PS4
  • Death Stranding and Death Stranding Director’s Cut † Kojima Productions, PS4/PS5
  • Demon Souls † Bluepoint games, PS5
  • Destruction All Stars † Lucid Games, PS5
  • Everyone is golf † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Far Cry 3 Remaster † Ubisoft, PS4
  • Far cry 4 † Ubisoft, PS4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition † Square Enix Co. LTD, PS4
  • for honor † Ubisoft, PS4
  • Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut † Sucker Punch, PS4/PS5
  • god of war † Santa Monica Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush 2 † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush Remastered † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Hollow Knight † Team Cherry, PS4
  • Horizon Zero Dawn † Guerrilla, PS4
  • Notorious first light † Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Unknown second son † Sucker Punch, PS4
  • dexterity † Japan Studio, PS4
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 † Sumo Digital, PS4
  • LocoRoco Remastered † Japan Studio, PS4
  • LocoRoco 2 Remastered † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy † Square Enix Co. LTD., PS4/PS5
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man † Insomniac Games, PS4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales † Insomniac Games, PS4/PS5
  • Matter |Private brand, PS4
  • MediEvil † Other Ocean, PS4
  • Mortal Kombat 11 † WB games, PS4/PS5
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 † Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • NBA 2K22 † 2K games, PS4/PS5
  • Outer Wilderness † Annapurna Interactive, PS4
  • Patapon remastered † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Patapon 2 remastered † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 † Rockstar Games, PS4
  • Resident Evil † Capcom Co., Ltd, PS4
  • Resogun † Private label, PS4
  • Return † Private label, PS5
  • Shadow of the Colossus † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Soulcalibur VI † Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • South Park: the broken but whole † Ubisoft, PS4
  • Tearaway Expanded |Media Molecule, PS4
  • The artful escape † Annapurna Interactive, PS4/PS5
  • The crew 2 † Ubisoft, PS4
  • The division † Ubisoft, PS4
  • The last guard † Japan Studio, PS4
  • The Last of Us Remastered † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Until sunrise † Supermassive Games, PS4
  • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • WipEout Omega Collection † Clever Beans & Creative Vault Studios, PS4

Additional games available with PS Plus Premium

  • The escape of primates † Japan Studio, original PlayStation
  • Monkey Escape 2 † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Bioshock remastered † 2K games, PS4
  • Borderlands The Handsome Collection † 2K games, PS4
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition † Gearbox Publishing, PS4
  • dark cloud † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud 2 † Japan Studio, PS4
  • FantaVision † SIE, PS4
  • Hot Shots Golf † Japan Studio, original PlayStation
  • Hot Shots Tennis † Japan Studio, PS4
  • IQ Intelligent Qube † Japan Studio, original PlayStation
  • Yak II † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • jacket 3 † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak X: Combat Racing † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy † Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jumping Flash! † Japan Studio, original PlayStation
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Recalculate † THQ Nordic, PS4
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection † WB Games, PS4
  • Mr. Driller † Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., original PlayStation
  • Rogue Galaxy † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Siren † Japan Studio, PS4
  • Super Stardust Portable † Housemarque, PSP
  • Siphon filter † Bend Studio, original PlayStation
  • Tekken 2 † Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., original PlayStation
  • Wild arms 3 † SIE, PS4
  • Worms World Party † Team 17, original PlayStation
  • Worms Armageddon † Team17, original PlayStation

Streamable games

  • Asura’s wrath † Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • † Creative Vault Studios, PS3
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 † Konami, PS3
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection † Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Demon Souls † From software, PS3
  • echochrome † Japan Studio, PS3
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West † Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., PS3
  • FEAR † WB Games, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: Off the Course † Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational † Japan Studio, PS3
  • icon † Japan Studio, PS3
  • Notorious † Sucker Punch, PS3
  • infamous 2 † Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood † Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Loco Roco Cocoreccho! † Japan Studio, PS3
  • Lost Planet 2 † Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse † Evolution Studios, PS3
  • MotorStorm RC † Evolution Studios, PS3
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 † Koei Tecmo, PS3
  • puppeteer † Japan Studio, PS3
  • rain † Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty † Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Tear in Time |Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus † Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare |Rockstar Games, PS3
  • Resistance 3 † Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Super Stardust HD † Private label, PS3
  • Tokyo Jungle † Japan Studio, PS3
  • When Vikings Attack † Smart Beans, PS3

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