If you want to play online with players worldwide, you’ll need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus. If you play strictly free-to-play games like Fortnite or Apex Legends, then you won’t need Plus, but the service offers more than just online gaming for the $9.99/month price tag.
First, the service comes with some exclusive content for select games such as Fortnite. For example, in June 2021, you could get the Fixer Outfit and Reckoning Back Bling if you wanted to drop with style.
Second, you’ll gain cloud save features, which allow your PS4 or PS5 to store your progress on PlayStation’s servers automatically. If you ever get a corrupted file or your console ceases to work, your save will always be safe through your PS Plus account.
Also, you can allow a friend to play a game online with you through the Share Play feature, even if they don’t own it. They can stream the game to their system as if you gave your friend an extra controller.
PlayStation Plus also offers frequent sales that benefit subscribers, and you’ll have access to a huge amount of games every month for free with the service. PlayStation is providing two PS4 games and one PS5 game on the first week of each month at the time of writing. Most have been triple-A quality titles like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Star Wars: Squadrons, and The Sims 4, to name a few.
For PS5 users only, there’s also a PlayStation Plus Collection that includes 18 top-quality games from the prior generation, including God of War, Persona 5, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Until Dawn, and Ratchet & Clank (2016).
For $9.99 every month, PlayStation Plus is already a reasonable de