Sony has stated on the PlayStation Blog that the price of PlayStation Plus, the service required to play games online on PlayStation 4, will be raised on September 22.
The new prices will be $59.99USD/$69.99CAD for twelve months and $24.99USD/$29.99CAD for three months. The one month price will stay the same in the United States at $9.99, whereas it will be raised in Canada to $11.99.
Greg Lewickyj, the PlayStation Plus Content Partnership Manager, stated on the PlayStation Blog that, “This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.”
Along with being required to play online on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus also gives users free PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games every month. PlayStation Plus users also get exclusive deals on the PlayStation Store.
A continuing PlayStation Plus membership is required to play any of the free PlayStation Plus games.
Well this sucks, especially since the free games being given out to PlayStation Plus members have been lackluster for this entire year. Hopefully this means that PlayStation can start giving out better games with the extra $10 they will be making from everyone.