PlayStation users who currently have both a PS Now and PS Plus membership will be getting upgraded to the new PlayStation Plus Premium Tier when it launches this year. The length of the upgrade will be equal to the longest subscription owned.
As reported by PushSquare, this means if you've got both subscriptions, and you've stacked your PS Plus for a number of years, you're going to end up with a seemingly good deal.
This was confirmed within a new PS Plus FAQ section which states: "If you are subscribed to both services [PS Now, PS Plus] when the new PlayStation Plus launches, you will be migrated into the PlayStation Plus Premium membership plan and you will have a new single payment date based on the longer of your two subscriptions."
So, for example, if you have PS Now subscribed up until August 2022 and an active PS Plus membership until September 2025 – that means you’ll be upgraded to PS Plus premium until September 2025 (or vice versa).
It was also previously confirmed that anyone with a PS Now subscription would be upgraded to PS Plus Premium at no extra cost, with a 1:1 conversion ratio on any subscription time you had left.
It wasn't long before PlayStation users quickly began to take advantage of this, stacking PS Now subscriptions for several years in order to get the most out of the conversion. But, this loophole was quickly shut down.
PS Plus Premium is the highest tier in the revamp of the PlayStation subscription service, and aims to have more than 700 games for streaming or download (including streaming on PC). It will launch in the US and Europe in June, with an earlier launch in Asia (excluding Japan) in May.
Game demos are also going to be a big part of PS Plus Premium, with developers now reportedly required to create timed game demos for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.