What Is PS Plus?

What is PS Plus? PlayStation Plus is an online subscription service for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, enabling the online multiplayer experience in addition to some other benefits.

What is PS Plus?

Sony’s PlayStation Plus is necessary to play most online multiplayer games on the PlayStation 4, not including the free to play games. When you try to access any online features within a game on the PS4 without a subscription to PlayStation Plus, a message will likely appear explaining the above.

For the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Plus it’s not needed, however PlayStation Plus still provides access to consistent free games and sales. All single player games and local multiplayer games can be played without a subscription to PlayStation Plus as well, since these are not online gaming experiences.

A subscription can be purchased for a monthly, quarterly, or yearly period. If you’d like to try it out for yourself without committing, Sony offers a 14 day free trial on the PlayStation Store, however take note that an automatic monthly subscription will begin once the trial is over.

With a range of other benefits on offer with PlayStation Plus, we’ll cover the details of each in this article.

What is PS Plus? Titanfall 2 was available with December 19's PS Plus.
What is PS Plus? Titanfall 2 was available with December 19’s PS Plus.

What is PS Plus? – Free Monthly Games

Each month, several games are added to Sony’s rotating “Instant Game Collection”. These games are only available for free to PS Plus subscribers and any game you download before it’s removed will stay in your library for a year.

In 2014 alone, PlayStation Plus offered over $1,300 worth of games for free to all subscribers. This means that if you’re subscribed for a long time, it can be easy to build up a very large library of games with just the payment of PlayStation Plus.

If you’ve already collected some games this way and then your subscription ends, your games will still be available if you ever choose to restart your subscription to PlayStation Plus.

You can find great deals on PS Plus over on Amazon.

Automatic Updates from Standby:

This convenient feature, only available to those with a PlayStation Plus subscription, can be enabled to allow your PlayStation system to turn itself on periodically and search for updates for your PlayStation Network content.

Is PS Plus worth it in 2020?

Is PlayStation Plus worth it in 2020?

Exclusive Early Access to New Content:

Full game trials allow subscribers to play the entire game before purchasing, in order to make a decision. Demos are also available for certain games as a playable snapshot often restricted to a small segment of the game, free to be played repeatedly.

Some games even offer public beta trials which allows a limited number of players to test the game before it’s fully complete. Exclusive early access to these trials will be offered to PlayStation Plus members.

Save Games to Online Storage:

100GB of online storage is offered to PlayStation Plus members using a PlayStation 4. When enabled, game saves will be automatically uploaded to Sony’s severs for your convenience.

Exclusive PlayStation Store Discounts & Content:

With the PlayStation Store offering both exclusive content for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and exclusive discounts, big savings can be made in the long run.

PS Plus FREE Games:

Here’s all the PS Plus Games since December 2019.

December 2019:
Titanfall 2 – PS4
Monster Energy SuperCross: The Official Game – PS4

January 2020:
Goat Simulator – PS4
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – PS4

February 2020:
Bioshock: The Collection – PS4
The Sims 4 – PS4
Firewall Zero Hour – PSVR

March 2020:
Shadow of the Colossus – PS4
Sonic Forces – PS4

PS Plus April 2020:
Uncharted 4 – PS4
DIRT Rally 2.0 – PS4

PS Plus May 2020:
Cities Skyline – PS4
Farming Simulator 19 – PS4

PS Plus June 2020:
Star Wars BattleFront 2
Call Of Duty WWII

PS Plus July 2020:
NBA 2K20
Rise of the Tomb Raider

PS Plus August 2020:
Coming Soon.

Access Your Online Game Saves

Your online game saves will be available by accessing the yellow PS Plus icon in the upper left hand corner when you turn on your PS4 system.

To access your PS Plus Game saves:

Step 1:
Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in Online Storage.

Step 2:
Use Download to System Storage to download saved data in online storage to another PS4 and continue playing the game.

If your PS Plus membership runs out and you had game save data in the Online Game Save storage or full game titles in your games collection, you’ll be able to access them when you renew your subscription.


Can I get PS Plus for Free?

No. PS Plus is a paid subscription service.

When did PlayStation Plus start?

PlayStation launched their subscription service in June 2010

How many games can play on PS Plus?

There are two games made available to play for free each month.


Overall, the access to online multiplayer is the star of the PlayStation Plus subscription service and it’s considered standard for many players. For some people, however, the other benefits may offer great value too.

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