With the all-new PlayStation Plus launching in Asian territories today, Sony offered additional details and insight into what players can expect when it reaches their region.
Among the biggest reveals is how these changes will impact game offerings going forward. Sony previously announced what titles players can expect, with the Hong Kong site showing everything offered in that region. In addition to those games, Sony confirmed the monthly free games will work exactly the same as they currently do. As for the games offered to Extra and Premium, they will be updated at the start and middle of the month, though the amount of games refreshed will vary.
Sony also confirmed classic games have the option to get trophies if the developer wants to support it. Ape Escape, Hot Shots Golf, IQ Intelligent Qube, and Syphon Filter were confirmed by Sony as having trophy support, with PSNProfiles listing Wild Arms as well. As of now, all of the classic titles have a platinum, with a separate list for both PlayStation 4 and 5.
Speaking of trophies, Sony also detailed how the new Time-Limited Game Trials will work with trophies.
Can I transfer game progress from the time-limited game trials included in the PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe plan if I decide to buy the game?
Yes. Any trophies and game save data from the trial period will carry-forward if you purchase the game.
If I earned trophies after trying out a time-limited game trial title through PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe, and decide not to buy the title, can I still keep my trophies?
Trophies earned during your time-limited game trial through the PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe plan will remain on your PSN profile, even after you complete the trial and decide not to purchase the title. If you decide to purchase the title at a later time, you can continue to earn trophies where you left off.PlayStation Blog
Those worried about connection issues or going offline for an extended period of time will still be able to access content for up to a week. At that point things will need to be verified to continue using it.
Finally, Sony commented on what will happen with anything previously obtained through PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now.
With this service change, will I have to redownload any games that were previously acquired via PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now?
For PlayStation Plus games you have previously redeemed to your PSN account, those games will still remain as part of your game library as long as you are a PlayStation Plus member. There are no changes to your PlayStation Plus benefits.
For games you’ve previously downloaded from PlayStation Now’s game catalog, if the titles are also available for PlayStation Plus, you can continue to play and your progress will continue to save. Similar to PlayStation Now, if the content is no longer offered on PlayStation Plus, you won’t be able to access the titles when they leave the service. If the title is available on PlayStation Store and you decide to purchase it, you’ll be able to access your save data again – just make sure you don’t delete your saved data.PlayStation Blog
Right now all of this is targeted to hit Japan on June 2, North and South America on June 13 and finally Europe on June 23.