Games Sony Is Reportedly Making Players Pay Back PS Plus Discounts Under The New System Paul Tassi Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. News and opinion about video games, television, movies and the internet. May 25, 2022, 10:32am EDT | Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, taken on October 29, 2020.
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[+] Publishing via Getty Images) Future Publishing via Getty Images Sony’s grand revamp of PlayStation Plus into three different tiers has always been a bit convoluted, but now things are getting even more complicated and strange as the service rolls out across the world. Many players have “stacked” PlayStation Plus subscriptions over the years, usually at a discount, but now under the new system, players in Asia, where the new service is live, are finding that Sony is telling them they will have to pay back the difference between the discounted price and the current price in order to transition to some tiers of the new system. This was being reported by many PlayStation players in Asia, and now there’s a support email posted on ResetEra (via VGC ) that seems to be explaining this in detail, from a Hong Kong support representative.
Here it is: “Thank you for contacting PlayStation Support and checking the price of your PlayStation Plus membership subscription. “Since you purchased PlayStation Plus at a discounted price at the time of membership, there are two PlayStation Plus memberships that cannot enjoy other discounts: “1) PlayStation Plus membership bought with a discount. “2) PlayStation Plus membership redeemed with redemption code.
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The difference is $120. 4, divided by the number of months remaining. “Please rest assured that the system will automatically calculate the difference that needs to be repaid if you need to upgrade.
Of course, you can also upgrade or downgrade your membership according to your preference. “If you do not upgrade, your current PlayStation Plus membership will not be affected. Please be assured that game offers, free monthly game subscriptions and access to 100G of online storage will remain unchanged.
” PS Plus Sony Sony has previously published information about how current services would translate into how many months of the new services, and it appears this is where a pretty sharp gap lies, and they’re not willing to let people who had paid a discount make the changeover without additional payment to reach those higher tiers. You do not have to do this, as if you don’t, you will just be getting the base level subscription, which is more or less equivalent to PS Plus now. It’s an additional complication that an already somewhat confusing system really does not need.
Sony recently released its grand list of games and features for the tiers, but some Asian players are now finding other quirks, like three generations of the same game are being counted separately to add to the grand total. We’ll see if Sony has any further clarification, but for now, if you’re planning to convert PS Plus or Now to higher tiers of the new system for fewer days, it seems you are going to have to pay a penalty if you originally saved money from a discount. Follow me on Twitter , YouTube , Facebook and Instagram .
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