We’ve known for quite some time that Sony, in its current guise, doesn’t care much for its core consumers – but overnight, it proved it. The platform holder nonchalantly announced price hikes to the annual tiers of its various PS Plus subscriptions – and these are significant jumps, not just minor alterations.
While the increase affects all territories, in the US you’ll now be paying $20 more for the basic PS Plus Essential tier, which is required to play online. To make matter worse, the manufacturer didn’t announce any plans to add new features, content, or improvements to the service. This is a major pricing increase without any reasonable justification.