Sony has just announced that the PS Plus subscription prices will be getting increased in Europe, and this will go into effect starting on August 31. According to an email sent out to all PS Plus subscribers in Europe, via Eurogamer, the annual subscription fee will see a 25% increase, from £39.99 to £49.99. The monthly fee has also been increased to £6.99.
According to a statement from Sony, this price change was made to “reflect various market conditions.”
“Starting at 12:01AM BST on 31st August, 2017, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships in the SIEE region will change to £49.99/€59.99 for 12 months, £19.99/€24.99 for three months and £6.99/€7.99 for one month. For current members, the new prices will take effect when their memberships renew on or after this date. Membership will continue to include online multiplayer, two PS4 games every month, new PlayLink social party game That’s You! as a bonus game until 25th October, exclusive discounts, and 10GB online storage for game saves.
“We are changing the pricing to reflect various market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.”
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s subscription service that’s required to access online play for most games on PS4. Subscribers also get access to a handful of free games each month.