As of June 23, 2022, Playstation Plus should land in France in a completely new variant resulting from the merger between existing PS Plus and PS Now. A chance for us to get into a great comparison between Sony’s offering and Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, its main competitor. Price, advantages and disadvantages, catalog, we evaluate together.
As you know, Playstation Plus is scheduled to return in a brand new format on June 23, 2022. This redesign, resulting from the merger between existing PS Plus and Playstation Now, Sony’s cloud gaming service, will offer three different subscription levels.
This project, codenamed Spartacus, was designed by Sony to compete directly with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. Knowing this, it was interesting to do a full comparison of the performances. Analyze their catalogs, features and prices, in order to help you see more clearly before subscribing.
PS Plus vs Xbox Game Pass: Subscription Plans
With the new Playstation Plus, Sony and Microsoft are on par, in terms of the different offerings available anyway. In fact, players can choose from three premium subscriptions. Here they are in detail:
Xbox Game Pass:
- Xbox Game Pass for consoles, specifically Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S
- Xbox Game Pass for PC
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, an all-in-one formula that also includes access to Xbox Live Gold (required for online play on console), xCloud and access to EA Play and Ubisoft+ services catalogs
With regard to Ubisoft+, negotiations are still underway with the French publisher, but several games from the Assassin’s Creed franchise have just reached Game Pass, which is a sign of the good agreement between Microsoft and Ubisoft.
- Playstation plus essential Uses the current Playstation Plus version (access to online games, three games offered per month, dedicated subscriber promotions, and data storage in the cloud)
- Playstation Plus Extra Includes all of the above services, and adds access to an extensive catalog of PS4 and PS5 games (nearly 400 games at launch)
- PlayStation Plus Premium It integrates all the features provided by the previous versions. Additionally, subscribers will have access to nearly 350 PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games as well as demos of future PS5 exclusives.
PS Plus vs Xbox Game Pass: Prices
When it comes to pricing, we tend to give Sony the point. why ? The Japanese manufacturer offers the possibility of choosing a monthly, quarterly or annual payment. And of course, Buying by quarter or year saves money.
Conversely, Microsoft does not yet offer a quarterly or annual subscription to Xbox Game Pass. It will be necessary to be satisfied with a monthly payment, even if the manufacturer offers the first three months at a discount on two of its formulas. Here are the prices in detail:
Xbox Game Pass pricing:
- Game Pass PC : 9.99 € per month (the first 3 months is 1 €) a total of about 93 € in the first year, then about 120 € in the following year
- PC game console : 9.99 € per month (the first 3 months is 1 €, a total of about 93 € in the first year, then about 120 € in the following year
- Game Pass Ultimate : 12.99 € per month, that is 155 € per year
PlayStation Plus prices:
- PS Plus Basic : €8.99 per month / €24.99 per quarter / €59.99 per year
- PS Plus Extra: €13.99 per month / €39.99 per quarter / €99.99 per year
- PS Plus Premium : € 16.99 per month / € 49.99 per quarter / € 119.99 per year
The different benefits offered by PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass
For Xbox Game Pass, the PC Only mode and Console subscription only allow access to the catalog of PC games (over a hundred titles) and console games (over 350 titles with regular new releases). It should also be remembered that Xbox Game Pass was recently available on Samsung Smart TVs launched in 2022.
For interesting advantages, You will have to resort to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This is the content of the show:
- Access the full catalog of PC and console games
- Xbox Live Gold membership for online console play (also includes three to four free games per month)
- Access to xCloud, which allows you to play Game Pass games on your Android device while streaming from the Microsoft cloud
- Access to game catalogs from EA Play Services and Ubisoft +
Now let’s come to Playstation Plus. Unlike Xbox Game Pass, Each formula offers different benefits. Of course, the characteristic formula contains the largest number. But again, let’s see all this in detail:
- Access to Playstation Network for online play (available on Basic, Extra, and Premium plans)
- Access to three free games per month (available through all three offers)
- PS Store exclusive discounts (available through all 3 offers)
- Ability to store backups in the Sony cloud (available through all three offerings)
- Access to more than 400 daysthem from the PS4 and PS5 catalog (available via Extra and Premium offers)
- Access to more than 350 old games from the catalogs of PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP (available via Premium offer)
- The ability to try out exclusives on Playstation in the future with playable demos (available through the Premium offer)
Playstation Plus and Xbox Game Pass games catalog
Of course, this is the main argument here and the two services choose a completely different view. If you like quantity and backtracking, PS Plus in its Premium version looks perfect, since the formula will allow you to access more than 750 games from the catalogs of all Sony consoles (except for the PS Vita).
However, be warned, at the moment PS5 games are limited in number and it will likely be necessary to wait several months for the PS5 catalog to expand. On the other hand, Don’t expect to be able to get the latest Playstation exclusives By subscribing to PS Plus Extra or Premium, this is not on the agenda.
On the other hand, Xbox Game Pass doesn’t pay for a game re-release (except for a few older games offered via Xbox Live Gold), but it will allow access at no additional cost. The latest new products coming from the manufacturer and its studiossuch as Starfield, RedFall, Forza Motorsport or Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2. In total, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lets you enjoy 500 games, and note that the catalog is constantly expanding (however games are withdrawn after a certain time).
Summary of Playstation Plus and Xbox Game Pass
As you will understand, both formulas have their advantages as well as their disadvantages. Playstation Plus gives a great place to retreat and has a fairly generous catalog, while Xbox Game Pass (especially in its final form) offers a more limited catalog, but Leaning more towards newer versions.
The economic aspect is also an element that has to be taken into consideration. Note that both Playstation Plus and Xbox Game Pass offer Subscriptions without obligationso it’s up to you to try it out for a month to decide if a service is to your liking (this is valid for all formats).
|Equation||Game Pass PC||Arcade game console||Xbox Game Pass Ultimate|
|Subscription period||one month||one month||one month|
|bows||the computer||Xbox One
Xbox Series X and Series S.
Xbox Series X and Series S.
|index||More than 150 games||More than 300 games||More than 450 games|
|Benefits Offered||X||X||Xbox Live Gold
Games with gold
EA Play and Ubisoft +
|the prices||1 euro for the first three months
9.99 euros per month
|1 euro for the first three months
9.99 euros per month
|12.99 € / month|
|Equation||PS Plus Basic||PS Plus Extra||PS Plus Premium|
|bows||PS4, PS5 and PC||PS4, PS5 and PC||PS4, PS5 and PC|
|index||no one||About 400 PS4 and PS5 games||About 750 games from the catalogs of PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP and PS5|
|Free PS Plus Games||yes||yes||yes|
|PS Store Discounts||yes||yes||yes|
|Access to online multiplayer||yes||yes||yes|
|Access to the catalog of PS4 and PS5 games||no||yes||yes|
|Access to the catalog of retro games||no||no||yes|
|Access to exclusive offers||no||no||yes|
|Price per month||8.99 euros per month||€13.99 per month||16.99 euros per month|
|Price per quarter||24.99 € per month||39.99 euros per month||49.99 euros per month|
|price per year||59.99 euros per month||€99.99 per month||119.99 € / month|
Much of this is an overview of the new Xbox Game Pass and Playstation Plus. And you, are you planning to take a dip in Sony’s new show? Tell us in the comments.
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