Why did I cancel my PS Plus Premium subscription after only one month?

PS Plus Extra and Premium July Update

June was not a very good month for premium (Picture: Sony)

A reader was not impressed with Sony’s first try so as to add new video games to PS Plus Premium and explains why he was motivated to get these video games. Xbox Series S

The PlayStation Plus revamp hasn’t gone well so far, I think that’s pretty obvious to everyone. Sony seems strangely shy about talking about it, and while the overall number of games is decent there are very few PlayStation 1 or 2 or portable titles. This seems to be because PlayStation 3, 4 and 5 games were much easier to do, as PlayStation 3 games were already on PS Now and new formats already worked automatically on PlayStation 5.

This implies that everything was done in a hurry, although no one can say what the hurry was for Sony. If there was any doubt about how unprepared they are, the first monthly update was announced on Wednesday and includes a total of, wait for it… two games. They’re both for the PSP and nobody cares about either of them.

Later rumors suggested that Sony was planning to add three additional games: a PlayStation 1 game (Dino Crisis) and two more PSP games (Ridge Racer 2 and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny). It’s not clear what happened but it’s terrible whether it was five games or two, only one of which was in any way famous or desirable. Well done Sony, after only a month you have already convinced me to cancel my subscription.

I think we can expect to hear next month if those three missing games will be added, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens based on June. Before anyone forgets, Premium is, as the name suggests, the most expensive of the three PS Plus tiers, and yet Extra, which is just PlayStation 4 and 5 games, got a few new games in June. Not all great but I was satisfied (you also get extras with premium).

Premium though already seems to be a scam, where Sony is just assuming that dedicated fans will sign up for all this prestige and content doesn’t really matter. The sad thing is, at this rate, are we going to be seeing every major retro PlayStation game available on the service in 2032? Maybe, if we’re lucky and things don’t get any worse.

I’ll keep my eye on PS Plus Premium, so if there’s a sudden influx of games I’ll consider subscribing again – I won’t be petty about it. But it’s not an impressive launch, and I’ll be honest, it made me think less of Sony.

They’ve been weird all year, or at least since the launch of Horizon Forbidden West, when they ran out of new games to promote. They haven’t bothered to have a proper E3 style state of play, and the announcements they’ve made have been boring blogs and Instagram posts, like they’re too bothered to tell us what they’re up to. Or feel ashamed of what they are saying.

I’m sure they think they’re all quiet and aloof but instead of being arrogant it comes across as if they’ve given up and aren’t saying anything because they have nothing to say. I’m thinking more and more that I’ve backed the wrong horse and am considering getting the Xbox Series S on Black Friday.

I don’t think I can afford to sell my PlayStation 5 (or get an Xbox Series X instead) but if the next batch of PlayStation games aren’t properly exciting, I think it’s all down to Sony. , at least as far as I’m concerned.

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