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.
PlayStation Plus prices are set to increase on September 22 for the first time since the service launched in 2010. Revealing on the change in pricing on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony WILl now be charging $60 for a full year membership, a price hike of $10.
Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.
November traditionally sees plenty of big releases as publishers look to get their products out in time for Christmas. This year is no different, making it most exciting month of the year so far for gamers.
Now that we are approaching Christmas, many of the biggest franchises are set to receive sequels in the coming months and October is no different. The likes of Assassin’s Creed and Halo will see new games in the next month while old favourites such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero are set to return.
June has seen plenty of excitement for gamers. Not only did some of the most anticipated games of the year hit store shelves, in the form of titles such as Batman: Arkham Knight, but gamers also got to find out exactly what new games are in development thanks to E3. July is set to be a little less hectic as there are far fewer major releases on the horizon, although there is still plenty to get excited about.
Although June will be marked in a lot of gamers diaries it will generally not be for game releases as it is the month that will see hundreds of new titles announced at E3. That hasn’t stopped some publishers from pushing out their big hitters though, with some highly anticipated titles on the way.
May sees a relative jump in the number and quality of games that are set to release compared with the last few months. We look at some of the biggest launches across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as well as other platforms, including the long-awaited Project Cars, Splatoon and The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.
Sony has today revealed extensive sales figures for the PlayStation 4, something that the Japanese company is usually rather secretive about. According to a press release, the PlayStation 4 has now sold a total of 18.5 million units worldwide as of January 2015. This followed a very strong holiday period in which more than 4 million consoles were sold prompting Sony to herald the PlayStation 4 as “fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history.”
With the holiday period coming to a close it is time to look at the games that are due for release in January. Traditionally, as we leave the busy release schedules of November and December in the run up to Christmas, the lineups for January and February tend to be a little bit bare. However, there are still some crackers to look forward to over the next 31 days so let’s jump straight into the bigger releases for the month ahead.
Sony has revealed the coming PlayStation Plus games for December for all PlayStation Plus members. There will be a total of 6 games available for you to download for free.
‘Coming up in Gaming’ is a brand new regular feature at PopGeeks that will go live at the end of every month. It will aim to provide you with information about all the latest games, events and promotions that will be running throughout the upcoming four weeks so that you can keep up to date with everything that is going in the industry and ensure that you never miss a new release. Please feel free to leave any feedback about the article in the comments below about anything you think should also be included, as we look to improve it for future editions.