Starting next month, PlayStation Plus members will have to pay additional dollars if they still want to continue their subscription to the monthly free games for their console. Sony announced that for the first time since they debuted the feature, they will be increasing the rate for their subscribers in the United States and Canada.
The company took to their official blog site to explain the changes that are scheduled to roll out starting Sept. 22. Annual subscriptions will rise to $59.99 USD and $69.99 CAD with an increment of 10 dollars for U.S. subscribers and 20 dollars for Canadian subscribers, respectively. The trimonthly subscription on the other hand will be at $24.99 USD and $29.99 CAD. Finally, for monthly subscriptions, Canadians will have to pay $11.99 CAD while Americans will still be paying the same fee of $9.99 USD
“PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans,” the company explained the increase in fees via the statement.
“The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.”
The changes will be effective for current members once renewal for the new month takes effect. For those however who would no longer want to continue with their subscription, Sony reminds them to cancel it by turning off their auto-renewal setting before Sept. 22.
The list of free games for September has not been made official yet, unfortunately for players who are still contemplating on whether to renew or cancel the service. The August roster has been a let-down for players who really did not like the selection, while some argue that the variation had them trying new titles that they would not normally pick up.