New PlayStation Plus Explained: What Happens to My Existing Membership? – IGN 2022-04-29 11:40:03


all new PlayStation Plus is set to launch this summerWith a plethora of benefits packaged for those willing to pay more. It is an effective combination of PS Plus and PS Now as we currently know them, But with some additional features to boot. For example, the new The service premium class will have more than 700 Games to play, stream and download after launch in June.

But, what happens to our existing PS Plus memberships? There are plenty of PlayStation fans out there who have years of PS Plus or PS Now stacked up already, and some might want to upgrade to the new extra or premium levels as well. Well, fear not, because we have all the answers here. Furthermore, there is some new information to check when it comes to using prepaid PS Plus or Now vouchers after the new service launches.

PlayStation Plus: Required for existing members

In case you missed it, there are three levels for the new PS Plus. Essential, Extra, and Premium. The service is basic today, including multiplayer access, free monthly games, discounts, and cloud storage. Therefore, it is an easy transition for existing PS Plus members, as you will simply be taken to the basic level at launch. The basic level will also cost the same as the current PS Plus, so you won’t be paying any more.

Membership stacking is currently disabled

Sony confirmed that it has discontinued PS Plus and PS Now codes stack For existing members before the new PS Plus launches. If you purchased a code and are unable to activate it, you will need to wait until your membership expires, or when the new PS Plus launches.

If you want to redeem a coupon, whether you let your PS Plus expire, or you’re now a premium or plus member, Sony has got you covered. New information To convert these codes, which will be based on the “cash value of the voucher you redeem”. For example, if you become a PS Plus Premium member but want to redeem a code for 12 months of your standard PS Plus, this will convert to about 6 months instead. We’ve included a detailed chart of these conversion rates across all PS Plus tiers below as well.

IGN: PS Plus and PS Now coupon conversion information.

IGN: PS Plus and PS Now coupon conversion information.

How to upgrade to PS Plus Premium and Extra

So once you launch the new service and become a PS Plus Essential member, you may be wondering, How do I get all the new features? To do this, you will need to upgrade to PS Plus Extra or PS Plus Premium. Each tier will bring new benefits, so check it out Read on for the new PS Plus before committing it.

To upgrade to another category, Sony PS Plus FAQ page It states: “You will be charged a split fee for upgrading the time remaining in your current membership to the required level.”

So if that breaks down, if you have any time left on your PS Plus membership, you’ll have to pay the difference in cost to upgrade to the more expensive tiers. For example, if you paid for 12 months of PS Plus ($59.99/year), and you want to upgrade to PS Plus Premium ($119.99/year), you’ll have to pay another $60 to complete the upgrade etc.

PS Now members will get a special upgrade

At the launch of the new PlayStation Plus, all PS Now members will be included in the new Premium tier for the remainder of their subscription time. This is the level with the most benefits, and it’s also the most expensive level available.

When this was first announced, few PlayStation users took advantage of it quickly and effectively Get PS Plus Premium for half the price. But this vulnerability has since been closed.

What about those who have both PS Plus and PS now?

Sony confirmed PlayStation users who currently have both PS Now and PS Plus memberships will also be upgraded to PS Plus Premium at launch. The term of this membership will then be equal to the longest subscription you own.

So, for example, if you have a PS Now subscription until August 2022 and an active PS Plus membership until September 2025 – that means you will be upgraded to PS Plus premium until September 2025. This is probably the best deal possible, because you won’t have to Pay any upgrade fees.

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