Sony has confirmed it has eliminated the flexibility for current PlayStation Plus subscribers to increase their subscription – blocking the flexibility for anybody to stack future membership through pre-paid playing cards – till the revamped service arrives in late June.
This week, PlayStation Plus subscribers discovered they had been unable to redeem pre-paid voucher playing cards and prolong their subscription time – even when it was about to expire. Bewildered clients had been advised the scenario was “momentary”, however not given additional rationalization.
Now, Sony has up to date its FAQ web page for its upcoming PlayStation Plus adjustments and ackwnowledged the transfer – and mentioned that, for now, you may solely have the ability to redeem pre-paid vouchers you could have purchased after your present Plus membership expires.
“In case you at present have a PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now membership, attributable to adjustments we’re making to the service previous to launch, you will not have the ability to redeem a voucher code for that service till your current membership expires and deactivates,” Sony wrote, “or after the brand new PlayStation Plus service launches in your space, whichever occurs first. Relaxation assured that your voucher code remains to be legitimate.”
Why is that this occurring? And why are clients who’ve purchased PlayStation Plus or Now playing cards now merely getting error messages when making an attempt to redeem the membership time they’ve purchased? Sony continues:
“As we put together to launch the brand new PlayStation Plus membership service, we’re doing a little work behind the scenes to make the transition as easy as attainable for all our current members,” Sony wrote. “As a part of this work, we have briefly disabled stacking memberships for current clients till after the launch.
“Relaxation assured that your voucher code remains to be legitimate, and it is possible for you to to redeem your code both when your current membership expires and deactivates, or after the brand new PlayStation Plus service launches in your space, whichever occurs first.”
Earlier this week, PlayStation famous that current Now clients would get bumped to the incoming Premium tier of PlayStation Plus at some stage in any energetic Plus subscription. In response, many Plus subscribers regarded to increase their sub for the service’s present quantity – solely to search out redemption codes had been not working.
Eurogamer has requested PlayStation for extra particulars.
As a reminder, PS Plus Premium shouldn’t be attributable to launch right here in Europe till twenty second June (thirteenth June within the US).
So, you probably have purchased a voucher for added PlayStation Plus membership time, you may have to attend till after twenty second June to really redeem it – until your present subscription lapses first.
Anybody not a present member of Plus or Now who has a voucher shold have the ability to redeem it usually, nevertheless – enabling them to affix the service within the meantime.
After the brand new PlayStation Plus service launches, current vouchers shall be topic to a conversion scheme the place you select the plan it’ll redeem for.
One month Plus vouchers will redeem for 31 days of Plus Important, 20 days of Plus Further or 17 days of Plus Premium. Three month Plus vouchers will redeem for 92 days of Plus Important, 58 days of Plus Further or 46 days of Plus Premium. Lastly, 12 month Plus vouchers will redeem for one year of Plus Important, 219 days of Plus Further or 183 days of Plus Premium.
You probably have a PlayStation Now voucher, the charges are completely different once more.
One month Now vouchers will redeem for 40 days of Plus Important, 25 days of Plus Further or 21 days of Plus Premium. Three month Now vouchers will redeem for 105 days of Plus Important, 66 days of Plus Further or 53 days of Plus Premium. Lastly, 12 month Now vouchers will redeem for one year of Plus Important, 219 days of Plus Further or 183 days of Plus Premium.