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Tempted by PS Plus Premium but turned away by the monthly cost? It now has a 7-day free trial for new subscribers to try out.
You may currently test out the freshly updated PS Plus for free if you’re interested in seeing everything it has to offer. You may presently take advantage of a weeklong trial from Sony to avoid paying $17.99 / £13.49. But bear in mind that the free trial will only be available to brand-new PS Plus subscribers who have never paid for the program before.
It also applies to PS Plus Deluxe in Australia, which has a regular price of AU$21.95. Although it’s not immediately clear on the Australian PS Plus website, the trial is for “PlayStation Plus Extra, Deluxe, or Premium,” according to the fine language on the US version.
You may explore everything that is offered on PS Plus Premium at no cost during the trial. There are several top PS5 games in the collection, as well as a sizable number of PS4 games from the previous generation. Retro game enthusiasts may also go through the expanding library of PS1, PS2, and PSP titles.
A selection of PS3 games completes the library, although they can only be streamed, not downloaded. Unfortunately, Australia still doesn’t have access to the PS3 catalog. I’m hoping that the area will eventually get access to these games.
Catching a Stray
Best of all, you can play the recently released (and highly acclaimed) Stray for free as part of the new PS Plus Premium free trial. In this imaginative cyberpunk game, you take on the role of a cute cat trying to live in a dangerous futuristic metropolis.
If you’ve been anticipating Stray and haven’t yet signed up for PS Plus, this free trial essentially enables you to kill two cats with one stone. You will regrettably not be eligible for the free trial if you were a PS Plus user prior to the June redesign because the old PS Plus service was incorporated into the new.
The new Extra and Premium levels of PS Plus have only been available for a month. The titles it has added to its library have been added in a fairly haphazard manner, especially because the previous PS Now’s cloud-based PS3 library feels haphazardly attached.
Although it’s not as carefully chosen as Xbox Game Pass, the new PS Plus is already getting some well-known games. For instance, Final Fantasy 7 Remake (and its Intergrade extension) and Marvel’s Avengers will join Stray on the service this month. Additionally, titles from previous generations will be added to PS Plus at a consistent rate for aficionados of the past.
As a result, the gap between new PS Plus vs. old PS Plus is already widening. And we hope the service continues to add value like this for years to come.