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PlayStation has updated fans on when they can expect the all new PlayStation Plus scheme to roll out in their region.
In an update to the PlayStation Blog, approximate timings have now been revealed for each region. Those in Asia get will the new service first on May 27, around a week ahead of the original schedule. Japan will follow just over a week later, followed by the Americas by mid June. Finally, PlayStation users in Europe will get access to the service by June 22. All these dates are targets, however, and are subject to change.
In addition, PlayStation is also expanding its cloud streaming services to cover more markets in time for the launch. This will mean Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia will all be able to offer the Premium tier as soon as it’s out.
If you’ve not kept up so far, PlayStation announced their overhaul of the PlayStation Plus service last month. It’ll merge the existing PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now services under one umbrella, with three tiers. The first of these acts as PlayStation Plus works now, with a small number of free games. The next tier adds a library of up to 400 additional PS4 and PS5 games. Finally, the previously mentioned Premium Tier also adds a number of just under 350 classic games from older PlayStation systems.
The full release target dates for the new PlayStation Plus rollout are as follows:
- Asia markets (excluding Japan) – targeting May 23, 2022
- Japan – targeting June 1, 2022
- Americas – targeting June 13, 2022
- Europe – targeting June 22, 2022
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) April 22, 2022