Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

What you need to know about PS Plus, free games and playing online

Playstation sonyPlayStation Plus (PS Plus) is an online service from Sony that gives free games and discounts to loyal Playstation fans.

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As a long time PlayStation user I can remember playing Tekken 3 and Street Fighter on my cousin’s PlayStation 1. Later, I bought a PlayStation 2 along with Gran Turismo. That was before the days of Sony’s PS Plus.

After that very significant investment while still working part-time, I couldn’t afford another game for a good long while. As it happens, Gran Turismo was tremendous, but playing the same game for six months is not.

Quite frankly, it’s enough to make you resent your console purchase a bit. Not to worry, Sony understands all this and have your back.

Free games on PS Plus

Since 2010, users have been able to sign up for PlayStation Plus, Sony’s subscription service. That means for a small monthly fee you can start growing your game library from day one.

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In fact, Resogun was the first game I played on my PS4. It’s safe to say that half of the games I’ve spent the most time playing have come my way thanks to my PlayStation Plus premium membership.

Don’t Starve, Tropico 5 and XCOM (PS3) were all games that I wouldn’t have tried if I didn’t get it for free. I’ve subsequently gone on to spend money on all of them, by way of sequels or downloadable content (DLC).

The other obvious reason to get a PlayStation plus membership is so that you can play online with your friends – and by extension, your enemies.

Most multiplayer games like FIFA and Overwatch (not Fortnite curiously) require PlayStation Plus if you want to use the online features.

PS Plus benefits

PlaySation Plus is a subscription service from Sony that gives subscribers access to:

  • 2 free games every month
  • Exclusive discounts on games and DLC every month
  • Access to online multiplayer
  • Cloud storage for your saved games
  • Early access to upcoming games

Backing up saved game data is invaluable. A few years ago, before I had a PS Plus subscription, my PS3 crashed. I lost all my saved data. Five years of Skyrim gone. It was painful.

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Users can subscribe monthly, quarterly or annually. The monthly cost is usually discounted for longer subscriptions, and Sony runs regular promotions where PlayStation Plus membership is further discounted.

What does it cost?

PlayStation plus costs R109 per month, R349 for three months or R899 per year. You can sign up for PlayStation Plus from your console. If paying by card is a problem, you can buy PS Plus codes at most video game stores.

Sony promises that they’ll only give away good quality games and typically the free games each month are worth a lot more than whatever you’re paying for your subscription.

In the US the games they gave away in 2017 were worth $1 287 or R18 491.17.

Also read – PS Plus May 2019: Your free Playstation games for the month

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