Rumors have swirled for some time around Sony's PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus services combining to make something new.
Today, Sony made it official: it's debuting a new offering that combines the streaming platform PlayStation Now with its PlayStation Plus membership to create a new, tiered version of the latter with a new set of unique benefits at different price points. Meet PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Premium.
Sony's new vision of PlayStation Plus is split into three tiers. The new basic subscription will become PlayStation Plus Essential, which is the same service all current PlayStation Plus users receive now. That means two free downloadable games per month, a smattering of discounts, online multiplayer access, and cloud storage for saved games for $9.99 a month.