Sony has revealed the targeted release dates for its new PlayStation Plus subscription service.
Last month, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and President Jim Ryan shared a blog post detailing all the changes coming to the PlayStation Plus subscription service, including the new tier system; Essential, Extra, and Premium.
According to the blog post, the Essential tier is PlayStation Plus as we know it today, which includes two monthly downloadable games, exclusive discounts, cloud storage, and online multiplayer access. The Extra tier comes with all of that, as well as a catalogue of up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games that can be downloaded for play.
The final tier, Premium, includes all of the above as well as up to 340 games; PS3 titles via cloud streaming and a catalogue of titles that can be streamed or downloaded from PS1, PS2, and PSP. It also offers cloud streaming for various games and time-limited game trials too.
In an update to the original post on Friday, Jim Ryan confirmed that PlayStation has been making progress with its launch plans and revealed their targeted launch dates for the new PlayStation Plus subscription service across four key regions.
The revamped service will launch in Asia markets excluding Japan on May 23rd, 2022. This will be followed by a launch in Japan on June 1st, a launch across the Americas on June 13th, and then a June 22nd launch for Europe.
Ryan also confirmed in the blog post that PlayStation is expanding its cloud streaming across to numerous other markets, including Slovenia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Republic of Cyprus, Hungary, Poland, and Malta.