PlayStation Plus is about to get significantly more expensive in the coming weeks as Sony has announced a price increase for the service. Starting from August 31, prices in Europe will rise from £39.99/€49.99 a year to £49.99/€59.99.
This is a rather large 25% increase on the previous price. Smaller packages are also set to increase, with the monthly bundle going from £5.99/€6.99 to £6.99/€7.99 and the 3-month subscription rising to £19.99/€24.99 from £14.99/€19.99. A similar price change is set to occur in Australia at the same time.
While Sony didn’t reveal a reason for the price increase, it does follow the change made to the US pricing system back in September of 2016. Most player have been expecting to see a price rise in line with the US and Canada subscription costs since then.
The move makes PlayStation Plus £10 more expensive than Xbox Live Gold in the UK, something than some fans may find hard to swallow without an explanation or announcement of new features.