Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment demonstrated September selection of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers and warned of an upcoming price increase for a 12-month subscription.
As predicted by insider billbil-kun, the upcoming compilation will be headlined by Deep Silver and Volition’s open-world action thriller Saints Row. The game is distributed to PS Plus subscribers on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Subscribers can also look forward to two projects coming to PS4 – the Traveler Edition add-on pack for the massively multiplayer role-playing game Black Desert and the open-world cooperative shooter Generation Zero.
The giveaway runs from September 5th to October 2nd, but in the meantime subscribers can still claim the August games: PGA Tour 2K23 golf simulator and Death’s Door action-adventure for PS4 and PS5, and Dreams Builder for PS4.
The price increase will take place on September 6th and will affect PS Plus Essential, Extra and Premium. For active annual subscribers, the changes will take effect at the next renewal (November 6th at the earliest).
Price increases are expected worldwide. Prices will increase by about a third compared to current prices:
- 12 months PlayStation Plus Essential – $60 to $80;
- 12 months of PlayStation Plus Extra – from $100 to $135;
- 12 months of PlayStation Plus Premium – $120 to $160.
Sony assures that the company will allow the price adjustment “to continue offering quality games and additional benefits for your PlayStation Plus subscription”. Microsoft increased the cost of Game Pass in July.