Australia Gets The New PlayStation Plus This Week, Here’s What To Expect [Updated]

Australia Gets The New PlayStation Plus This Week, Here’s What To Expect [Updated]
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It’s finally here, folks! The new and revised PlayStation Plus is now available in Australia. Here’s everything you need to know to get set up.

Updated 23/6: We now have a confirmed list of games available to Australian subscribers.

In case you somehow missed the news: PlayStation has replaced the old PlayStation Plus service with a new tiered model, each granting different benefits. The tiers for Australian players are Essential, Extra, and Deluxe.

According to the official PlayStation Australia website, the prices, and what you get in each tier, are as follows.


PlayStation Plus Essential 

  • 1 month – $11.95
  • 3 months  – $33.95
  • 12 months – $79.95

Provides the same benefits that PlayStation Plus members are getting today: Two monthly downloadable games, exclusive discounts, cloud storage for saved games, online multiplayer access.

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • 1 month – $18.95
  • 3 months – $54.95
  • 12 months – $134.95

Includes all the benefits of Essential. Adds a catalogue of up to 400 various PS4 and PS5 games. Games in the Extra tier are downloadable for play.

PlayStation Plus Deluxe

  • 1 month – $21.95
  • 3 months – $63.95
  • 12 months – $154.95

Include all the benefits of Essential and Extra. Includes a catalogue of games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, along with time-limited game trials. Fewer games than the Premium tier due to the unavailability of PlayStation’s cloud streaming service in Australia.

Wait, we don’t get PlayStation Plus Premium in Australia?

As we’ve written about previously, the Premium tier is only available in countries with access to the PlayStation Now game streaming service. Unfortunately, that’s not us.

How does that shake out for Aussies compared to overseas?

In a surprising turn of events, the prices for the PlayStation Plus tiers in Australia are actually cheaper than those in the US. While that was always going to be a given for the Deluxe tier considering we’ll be getting less content, the Essential tier on a monthly rate is a little less than $2 cheaper (at the time of writing $9.99 USD converts to roughly $13.89 AUD). Something gaming-related costing less in Australia? Shocking!

As expected, the Deluxe tier costs a little more than Extra and a little less than Premium. While this is a good move, I personally wouldn’t have minded paying the same price if I could play some PlayStation 3 games. Of course, we all know why that’s not happening just yet.

In comparison, Xbox Game Ultimate (which includes Game Pass and Gold) is $191.80 for 12 months. Of course, I stand by the fact that they are most likely going to be very different services, so it’s hard to say which one is more ‘worth it’.

How do I upgrade to the new PlayStation Plus?

If you’ve already got a PlayStation Plus subscription, you’ll be rolled over to the PlayStation Plus Essential tier at no extra charge. From there, you can either upgrade it to PlayStation Plus Extra or Deluxe. Choosing to do so means you’ll need to pay the difference. Don’t forget: the way Sony has structured things, it appears you’ll need to pay the difference for any remaining months on your current sub (which appears to shake out to somewhere between $7 and $10 per month). Keep that in mind going in so you don’t get a nasty surprise.

If you don’t currently have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you can pick any of the new plans you like and pay as normal.

Which games are launching with the new PlayStation Plus in Australia?

We now know which games will appear on the Australian version of the PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe tiers. This list has been pieced together from what is available on the PlayStation Plus app via our office PS5 console. The reason we’ve done this is that the list on the PlayStation AU website, which currently shows the titles available in Japan, is slightly different to what’s actually available in Australia.

PlayStation Plus Extra

These are the PS4 and PS5 titles available at the PlayStation Plus Extra tiers and above.

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • 2Dark
  • 8-Bit Armies
  • 9 Monkeys of Shaolin
  • Absolver
  • ABZU
  • Ace of Seafood
  • Adr1ft
  • Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • ALIENATION
  • AO Tennis 2
  • Aragami
  • Ash of Gods Redemption
  • Ashen
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5)
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione (PS4)
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione (PS5)
  • Astebreed
  • Aviici Invector
  • Bad North
  • Balan Wonderworld (PS4)
  • Balan Wonderworld (PS5)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Bee Simulator
  • Black Mirror
  • Blasphemous
  • Bloodborne
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Bomber Crew
  • Bound
  • Bound by Flame
  • Brawlout
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Carmageddon: Max Damage
  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
  • Car Mechanic Simulator
  • Celeste
  • Chess Ultra
  • Chicken Police
  • Child of Light
  • Children of Morta
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!
  • Chronos: Before the Ashes
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Clouds & Sheep 2
  • Concrete Genie
  • Concrete Genie: Digital Deluxe Edition
  • ConnecTank
  • Control: Ultimate Edition (PS4)
  • Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)
  • Cris Tales (PS4)
  • Cris Tales (PS5)
  • Croixleur Sigma
  • Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition
  • Danger Zone
  • Dangerous Golf
  • Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
  • Dark Rose Valkyrie
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Darksiders III
  • Days Gone
  • DCL – The Game
  • Dead Cells
  • DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round (PS4)
  • Death end re;Quest
  • Death end re;Quest2
  • Death Squared
  • DEATH STRANDING
  • DEATH STRANDING: DIRECTOR’S CUT
  • Defense Grid 2
  • DEMON’S SOULS
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Descenders (PS4)
  • Desperados III
  • Destruction Allstars
  • Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories
  • DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE
  • DOOM
  • Dragon Star Varnir
  • Dreamfall Chapters
  • Dungeons 2
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
  • Eagle Flight
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
  • Electronic Super Joy
  • El Hijo – A Wild West Tale
  • Elex
  • Embr (PS4)
  • Empire of Sin
  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Entwined
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Fade to Silence
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: Classic Edition
  • Far Cry 3: Classic Edition
  • Far Cry 4
  • FIA European Truck Racing Championship
  • FIGHTING EX LAYER – Standard Version
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  • Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Fire Pro Wrestling World
  • Flatout 4: Total Insanity
  • Fluster Cluck
  • For Honor
  • For the King
  • Foreclosed (PS4)
  • Foreclosed (PS5)
  • Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • Fury Unleashed
  • Gabbuchi
  • GAL GUNVOLT BURST
  • Get Even
  • Ghost of a Tale
  • GHOST OF TSUSHIMA: DIRECTOR’S CUT (PS4)
  • GHOST OF TSUSHIMA: DIRECTOR’S CUT (PS5)
  • Ghostrunner (PS4)
  • Ghostrunner (PS5)
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
  • Gods will Fall
  • Golf with Your Friends
  • GOD OF WAR
  • Goosebumps: The Game
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Grand Ages: Medieval
  • Graveyard Keeper
  • Greedfall (PS4)
  • Greedfall (PS5)
  • GRIP: Combat Racing
  • GUNVOLT CHRONICLES LUMINOUS AVENGER IX
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • Hotshot Racing
  • How to Survive 2
  • How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
  • Hue
  • Human Fall Flat (PS4)
  • Human Fall Flat (PS5)
  • I am Bread
  • I am Dead (PS4)
  • I am Dead (PS5)
  • Indivisible
  • inFAMOUS First Light
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Infinite Minigolf
  • Injustice 2
  • Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf: Console Edition
  • John Wick Hex
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  • Journey to the Savage Planet
  • KeyWe (PS4)
  • KeyWe (PS5)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept
  • KILLZONE SHADOW FALL
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Kingdom Two Crowns
  • Kingdom: New Lands
  • KNACK
  • Kona (PS4)
  • Kona (PS5)
  • Last Day of June
  • Last Stop (PS4)
  • Last Stop (PS5)
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator (PS4)
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator (PS5)
  • Left Alive: Day One Edition
  • Legends of Ethernal
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • Leo’s Fortune
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Little Big Workshop
  • Little Nightmares
  • Lost Words: Beyond the Page
  • Mafia III: Definitive Edition
  • Magicka 2
  • Mahjong
  • Malicious Fallen
  • Maneater (PS4)
  • Maneater (PS5)
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition
  • Masters of Anima
  • Matterfall
  • MediEvil
  • Megadimension Neptunia VII
  • Mighty No. 9
  • Minit
  • Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Monster Jam Steel Titans 2
  • Monster Truck Championship (PS4)
  • Monster Truck Championship (PS5)
  • Moonlighter
  • Moving Out
  • Mudrunner
  • MX vs ATV All Out
  • MXGP 2021 (PS4)
  • MXGP 2021 (PS5)
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Time at Portia
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • NASCAR Heat 5
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
  • NBA 2K22 (PS4)
  • NBA 2K22 (PS5)
  • Necromunda: Underhive Wars
  • Nidhogg
  • Nights of Azure
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
  • Nioh
  • Observation
  • Observer: System Redux (PS4)
  • Observer: System Redux (PS5)
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • Omega Quintet
  • Outer Wilds
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Overpass
  • Party Hard
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • PGA Tour 2K21
  • Pile Up! Box by Box
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Pixel Piracy
  • Portal Knights
  • Prison Architect
  • Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid
  • Prey
  • Project Cars 2
  • Project Cars 3
  • Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship
  • Pure Pool
  • Rad Rodgers
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Redeemer – Enhanced Edition
  • Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure
  • Raiden V: Director’s Cut
  • Rapala Fishing: Pro Series
  • Rebel Galaxy
  • Resogun
  • Relicta
  • Returnal
  • Rez Infinite
  • RIDE 4 (PS4)
  • RIDE 4 (PS5)
  • Risk Urban Assault
  • Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break
  • Rogue Stormers
  • Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIII
  • R-TYPE Final
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered (PS4)
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered (PS5)
  • Seasons After Fall
  • Secret Neighbor
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Shadow Warrior 3
  • Shenmue III
  • Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
  • Sine Mora X
  • SkyDrift Infinity
  • Slime Rancher
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Soma
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition
  • Space Hulk: Tactics
  • Space Junkies
  • Spitlings
  • Star Ocean First Departure R
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Steep
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • Stranded Deep
  • Sundered: Eldritch Edition
  • Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition
  • Surviving Mars
  • Telling Lies
  • Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4)
  • Tennis World Tour 2 (PS5)
  • Terraria
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • The Artful Escape (PS4)
  • The Artful Escape (PS5)
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose
  • The Crew
  • The Crew 2
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
  • The Fisherman – Fishing Planet
  • THE LAST GUARDIAN
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame
  • The Long Dark
  • The Messenger
  • The Surge
  • The Surge 2
  • The Technomancer
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition
  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered
  • This is the Police
  • This is the Police 2
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones
  • Thomas was Alone
  • Through the Darkest of Times
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • TorqueL
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Toukiden 2
  • Tour de France 2021 (PS4)
  • Tour de France 2021 (PS5)
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt
  • Tricky Towers
  • Tropico 5
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Transference
  • Trials Fusion
  • Trials of the Blood Dragon
  • Trials Rising
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • TRON RUN/r
  • TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Until Dawn
  • Unturned
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Vampyr
  • Velocibox
  • Victor Vran Overkill Edition
  • Vikings – Wolves of Midgard
  • Virginia
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane – Slayer Edition (PS5)
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane (PS4)
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • WARRIORS ALL-STARS
  • Watch Dogs
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (PS4)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (PS5)
  • Werewolves Within
  • Wild Guns Reloaded
  • Windbound
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Whispering Willows
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship (PS4)
  • WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship (PS5)
  • Wreckfest (PS4)
  • Wreckfest (PS5)
  • Wytchwood (PS4)
  • Wytchwood (PS5)
  • XCOM 2
  • Yet Another Zombie Defense
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
  • ZOMBI
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War

 

PlayStation Classics

Available in the Deluxe tier.

  • Ape Escape
  • Ape Escape 2
  • ARC
  • ATARI Flashback Classics Vol1
  • ATARI Flashback Classics Vol2
  • Baja HD
  • Batman Return to Arkham Asylum
  • Batman Return to Arkham City
  • Beyond Two Souls
  • Bioshock 2 Remastered
  • Bioshock Remastered
  • Borderlands The Handsome Collection
  • Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition
  • Crysis Remastered
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Dark Cloud
  • Darksiders II
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Deadlight Director’s Cut
  • Deadnation: Apocalypse Edition
  • Toy Story 2
  • Echochrome
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Everybody’s Tennis
  • Fantavision
  • Forbidden Siren
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Guilty Gear X
  • Heavy Rain
  • Hotline Miami
  • Jak and Daxter
  • Jak II
  • Jak X Combat Racing
  • Jumping Flash
  • Kinetica
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-reckoning
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection
  • Lock’s Quest
  • Loco Roco
  • Loco Roco 2
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Mafia Definitive Edition
  • Mafia II Definitive Edition
  • Metro 2033 Redux
  • Metro Last Light Redux
  • Mount & Blade Warband
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • Outcast Second Contact
  • Patapon
  • Patapon 2
  • Primal
  • Rainbow Moon
  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction Guerrilla Remastered
  • Red Faction II
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Rise of the Kansai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Serious Sam Collectuon
  • Star Wars Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Racer Revenge
  • Strider
  • Super Star Wars
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 2
  • The Last Of Us Remastered
  • The Last Of Us Left Behind
  • The Mark of Kri
  • The Raven Remastered
  • Toukiden: Kiwami
  • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection
  • War of the Monsters
  • Wild Arms
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Wipeout Omega Collection
  • Worms World Party

Trials and demos

Available in the Deluxe tier.

  • Biomutant
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Elex II
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • LEGO City Undercover
  • MotoGP22
  • Olli Olli World
  • SpellForce III Reforced
  • The Cruel King and the Great Hero
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
  • WWE2K22

Comments

  • I’d like to know what happens to everyone already on the current PS Plus, more specifically If you’ve (like myself) loaded up on a few cards when they’ve been cheap and have more than a year or watever left

    im guessing your time gets conveted to essential, but what if I would like deluxe?

    • I already have a lot of these via PS+ anyway so I’m just gonna let it transition then watch it like a paranoid hawk.

      I swear to god, if they try to remove games in my library that I’m not likely to even play, so help me.

  • If that’s the range of PS One games available (I know it’s a Japan listing atm) then that’s sorely disappointing. I would expect at least all PS One titles that were available to buy and play on the PS3 would be available on the premium service. I know I’m probably in the minority though looking to use the service to play PS One games though

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