Although the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 are not cheap by themselves, the little joke called gaming may become even more expensive. Anyone who wants to play online games, for example against friends, must have a PlayStation Plus subscription. And such a subscription is not very cheap.
For the amount of 59.99 euros per year you are able to play online games. Those who consider it important already have such a subscription, but those who simply want to try it for a while can do so completely free of charge. This weekend then…
Free online gaming with your PlayStation 5
Sony today announced that gamers can play online games completely free of charge this weekend. Consumers with a PlayStation 5 at home can, for example, play a game of FIFA against their friends or let loose in the multiplayer of Call of Duty: Vanguard (does anyone still play this?). Without a PlayStation Plus subscription, that is.
On Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August, the sacred gates of the online landscape open. So you can stay up late on Friday and go wild into the night, or wake up early on Saturday morning. Please note that the games are not included in the action. So if you want to play a game of FIFA, make sure you have it at home.
The above is also valid for gamers who still have a PlayStation 4 at home. Something for everyone!
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Enjoy the online multiplayer modes on your favorite PS4 and PS5 games without a PlayStation Plus membership during our Online Multiplayer Weekend, running August 27-28. pic.twitter.com/G6FDa6jz3O
– PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 22, 2022
What’s the deal with Plus subscriptions these days?
Before, online gaming with your PlayStation 5 or PS4 was pretty straightforward. You bought a PS Plus subscription, paid a fixed amount per month and that was it. Anno 2022, things are a little different and there are different variants when it comes to the online subscription.
We’re talking about the following three:
Essential | 8.99 euro per month | monthly games + online gaming + exclusive discount
Extra | 13,99 euro per month | Same as Essential + Gamecatalog + Ubisoft+Classics
Premium | 16.99 euros per month | Same as Additional + Trial versions of games + Cloud streaming
For more information on the different subscriptions check the PlayStation website. Rather check out our take on the story? Then read the article below: