June 30, 2022
The new PS Plus debuted with controversy over fees and discount cancellation

The new PS Plus debuted with controversy over fees and discount cancellation

The new PS Plus debuted in the early 23-24 hours in some Asian countries, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. Now that we finally have real players talking about the service, not just the marketing, the first big complaints about the subscription are starting to appear. And Sony’s pricing policy seems to irritate its customers.

Participants from PS Plus In countries where the service has already been renewed, she complains about two big problems on Reddit:

  1. PSN will not allow you to upgrade your account for a shorter period if you have accrued subscriptions.
  2. Upgrading will retroactively cancel the discounts you have benefited from.

Let’s explain the two problems better because they are kinda weird.

In the first case, players reported that you can only upgrade your PS Plus account for the entire period you’ve accumulated, and not being able to choose less.

With the change of PS Plus, those who are already involved in the service automatically subscribers PS Plus Essential becomes. To enjoy a list of library games, you need to upgrade to PS Plus Extra or PS Plus Deluxe. But if you have already accumulated subscriptions, for example, over the next three years, for example, you can not upgrade to just one year. You should buy three years of PS Plus Extra or Deluxe once.

In the second case, people comment on Reddit that they are assigned to upgrade your account if you purchased your current in PS Plus at a discounted price. It is clear that Sony charge the amount of the specified discount in addition to the standard upgrade, resulting retroactively to “erase” the savings of your subscription.

The third point reduces players’ inconvenience, but it’s also worth mentioning. PS Plus seems to count the same game more than once if it appears in different versions or in different languages, greatly inflating Sony’s promise of a catalog of “more than 400 games”.

Needless to say, players are furious, and many are already talking about starting a class action lawsuit against the company.