PlayStation Plus has become something of a jewel in Sony’s crown, and most people who subscribe to it find themselves more than satisfied with its offerings. That said, it’s not hard to find yourself wondering exactly what direction the service is going; it’s already faced a few major changes over its few years of existence, and with next gen a-knockin’, Sony could be planning any number of things.
Thankfully, the team behind the promotion of the service has clarified that Plus won’t be going anywhere, new system or not. A user on the PlayStation Blog asked about the current promotion where buying one year of Plus entitles you to an extra three months:
Any word on whether we should have any concern about PS+ carrying over to the next gen ? If I renew now and get the 3 extra months, thats 15 months of Plus goodness … but will it be used next gen ?
To which Morgan Haro, community manager and guy generally not allowed to lie to consumers, responded:
PS Plus is here to stay, so you can take advantage of the offer with confidence.
It’s great to hear that the service is in it for the long run, especially for those who have years of it stacked up by now (mine doesn’t expire until the latter half of 2015, and I’ve heard of people going well past that). That means all of our current games under the service will remain ours for the foreseeable future, even if naysayers claim we’re only “renting them.”
Still, that doesn’t mean it won’t be evolving or dependent on whatever restrictions Sony puts in place. Could you imagine if the PS4 had zero backwards comparability, for instance? I’ll let that thought sink in while we all eagerly await them to even announce a new console.
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