Massive new PlayStation Plus freebie appears online earlier than planned
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Bundles are nothing new for the system, which has sold several iterations but are usually packaged with a game like God Of War: Ragnarok or Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Sometimes the bundles even include multiple games for a much higher price.
This new bundle though, which is currently unconfirmed, will reportedly feature a 24-month membership for PlayStation Plus Premium, the highest tier available for the service which includes online play, free monthly games, an extensive game catalogue, game trials and cloud-streamed legacy titles from the PS1 to PS4.
The bundle was shared on Twitter by @Zuby_Tech, who also shared two mock-up images of what the bundle will look like.
Sony hasn’t officially confirmed or denied the bundle's existence, but Zuby_Tech has been right in the past when it comes to new bundles, as they also shared a bundle that comes with two PS5 controllers before it was officially released, adding credibility to the leak.
It does make sense for PlayStation to push a bundle like this one, as it was recently announced only 30% of PlayStation users subscribe to the Extra and Premium tiers of PS Plus, whereas the other 70% subscribe to the cheaper Essential tier. Including two years of the highest tier for a discounted price could be what PlayStation needs to convince users of its value.
It also comes at an important time in the subscription's life, as the company recently announced it was testing cloud-streamed PlayStation 5 games, which would allow Extra and Premium tiered subscribers to play a selection of titles without having to install them to their system.