A little bit of bad news for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners in the UK and Europe today as Sony has revealed it intends to hike up the price of subscriptions to its premium online gaming service PlayStation Plus.
Currently a per month, three month or yearly membership offers access to a large range of regularly updated streaming games, with playable demos of new releases, use of online storage and additional subscriber perks and exclusives starting at £5.49 a month.
That same great PlayStation Plus service will continue and is promised to continue top quality gaming experiences but Sony has confirmed that to ensure this the cost will go up from September the 1st with the three month option confirmed as rising from £11.99 to £14.99. The annual 12 month membership is apparently remaining at the existing £39.99 price point with no plans to change this.
This has been rumoured for a while and details are still sparse at best, despite the news now being official. We are yet to find out how the other price options might be affected by the increase and it’s suggested in other global regions they may also vary with some countries paying more or less than others.
We await a bit more information before September rolls around and will hopefully update the price details very soon. In the meantime we would like to hear your thoughts on the PlayStation Plus price rise. As a PlayStation owner will this affect your loyalty to the brand or are you happy to pay a few extra quid to play online?