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PS Plus is Getting a Price Hike in Europe and Australia

The price of PS Plus is going up, Sony has announced this morning, with the price of the 12 month pass raising by 25 percent.

As of August 31 the price of PS Plus in the UK and Australia will be going up by upto 25 percent, the company announced in emails to subscribers this morning. The price of the annual subscription will be raising from £39.99 / €49.99 / AU $69.99 to £49.99 / €59.99 / AUD $79.99, that’s a whopping £10 / €10 / AU $10 more.

Other subscriptions, including the quarterly and monthly ones, won’t be as steep, but they’re still noticeable. The quarterly will rise from £14.99 / €19.99 / AU $27.99 to £19.99 / €24.99 / AU $33.99 and the monthly from £5.99 / €6.99 / AU $9.99 to £6.99 / €7.99 / AU $10.99.

This will come into affect as of August 31, so those who have subscriptions that renew on or after this date will have to pay the new prices. This does however mean that up until that date, players can purchase subscriptions at the current price, which stack on top of their existing subscriptions.

As you’d expect, this initially won’t go down too well, but sure enough, the fuss will die down eventually as players will have no choice other than to purchase a subscription if they want to play online on PS4.