PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra now have a 7-day free trial, just in time for Stray
Sign up to PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra, and play Stray for free
You can now enjoy a 7-day free trial of PlayStation Plus Premium and PlayStation Plus Extra in Europe.
PlayStation Plus Premium costs $17.99 / £13.49 a month while Extra costs $14.99 / £10.99 a month. Both tiers give members access to a library of hundreds of PS4 and some of the best PS5 games, but Premium also includes Game Trials and PS2, PS3, PSP, and PS1 games.
Currently, the offer is only available to new PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe (head to the PlayStation website), which means you won’t see these options if you’re in the US. The best you can do is use the PlayStation Plus discount code in the US. But it’s a shame, as I imagine there are plenty of existing PS Plus Essential subscribers who might be curious about trying Extra or Premium in the States after getting the latest PS5 restock from Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.
You’ll need a credit card to sign up for the 7-day free PS Plus trial, and you can cancel your subscription at any time, either during the trial itself or once the trial expires. If it’s after the trial has ended, you’ll be able to continue playing for the period you’ve already paid.
If you’re not a PS Plus member already, this is an excellent opportunity to try out Sony’s new service and play the upcoming futuristic cat adventure game Stray, which would otherwise cost $29.99. It’s the first game to launch on day one on PS Plus Premium and Extra.
Sony has also added 19 new titles to its library of games this month, including Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected. Check out the complete PlayStation Plus Premium games list to see everything included.
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In our PlayStation Premium review, we found Sony’s revamped service to be a great way to access PS5 games and particularly appealing to newcomers. However, it’s hard to justify the highest tier of Sony’s service, especially compared to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. I would opt for PS Plus Extra or stick to the Essential tier if you’re not tempted by the current catalog of games.
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