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The PlayStation Plus subscription service is about to change starting this June. Sony Interactive Entertainment announced plans to relaunch PS Plus as a three-tiered service split into Essential, Extra and Premium categories, with the latter adding in games from the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP libraries. The service will launch first in Asian markets, with North America, Europe and the rest of the world to follow where available. 


Some of the titles that will be live at launch are Death Stranding, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11 and Returnal.


The basic PlayStation Plus Essential tier is priced the same as the current PS Plus membership at $59.99 a year, so there won’t be any changes there for existing members. For $99.99 a year, PlayStation Plus Extra has all those same benefits plus a catalog of up to 400 PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games available to download. Finally, for $119.99 a year, PlayStation Plus Premium has all of that and up to 340 more games, including select PlayStation 3 titles via cloud streaming and PSone, PS2 and PSP games via streaming and download. 


This new service combines PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, so PS Now won’t be offered as its own service and those who subscribe will be migrated to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase in fees. 


You can see a full breakdown of everything you get with each tier over at the PlayStation Blog


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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.