It’s hard to believe that it was almost 12 years ago when we first introduced PlayStation Plus to the world, with Wipeout HD as one of the first games given to PlayStation Plus members. The PlayStation Plus product evolved through the years with more than 1,000 games offered to members globally. We regularly improved upon our offerings to provide a compelling package to the 47 million members who are part of the service today. And just eight years ago we launched PlayStation Now as an open beta and have since seen it mature to a full-fledged service enjoyed by more than three million users in select markets.
Starting today, we take our services one step further. I’m pleased to join our PlayStation community in Asia to welcome the new three-tier benefit offering from PlayStation Plus. The rollout begins today in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, and will be followed by Japan next week. North and South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand markets are set to launch next month.
This is an exciting time for us as we begin to bring our tremendous game catalog* to PlayStation gamers globally. Putting high-caliber games in the service is our priority, and we are pleased to launch with some of the most celebrated titles, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K22, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Returnal for Extra and Premium/Deluxe members. We’ll also have beloved classics like Ape Escape, Super Stardust Portable, Syphon Filter, and Tekken2, and much more – these iconic games will look fantastic when you play them on PS5 and PS4. Our game catalog will refresh over time with more exciting titles, and I can’t wait for everyone to experience this.
It has been an incredible journey to get to where we are today, and I’m truly proud of the many teams across SIE who worked tirelessly to transform our service offerings to add value and flexibility for our customers. Collectively, our teams have kept you, the gamer, front and center in the decisions we made to create this compelling game subscription.
To the PlayStation community, thank you for being on this journey with us and celebrating this new era of network game subscription services. Cheers.
For more on the All-New PlayStation Plus
PlayStation Plus Games List (May 16 Announcement)
All-new PlayStation Plus launches in June (March 29 Announcement)
*Availability of Game Catalog varies over time and plan. See https://www.playstation.com/Plus for details and updates on PS Plus offerings. PlayStation Plus is an ongoing subscription subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically (at the then-current PS Store price) at the frequency you choose at purchase until cancellation. Terms apply: play.st/psplus-usageterms[This article originally appeared on PlayStation Blog]