According to a new report, Sony is now informing its developers of a new rule that will require all games over $34 to have a timed trial for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers. .
While we previously knew little about how PlayStation Plus Premium trials work, sources have said Game developer that any game that exceeds the threshold will be required to include a minimum two-hour trial. This change has no retro effect, nor does it apply to VR-specific titles, but developers who release games on PlayStation 5 in the future will now need to allocate time and resources. force to create these trials.
Developers will have up to three months after the game’s launch to bring a limited-time trial to PlayStation Plus Premium members, and the game must be available for at least 12 months. While Sony has expressed a willingness to be flexible and allow custom game demos in lieu of demos, the company will approve such options on a case-by-case basis. Developers can still choose to create a free demo, trial, and access period over the weekend that all PlayStation Plus subscribers can access regardless of level.
Premium is the third and highest tier of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Plus revamp and will include everything in the previous two tiers along with the aforementioned selection of classic PlayStation titles and timed betas. Sony recently revealed when players will be able to upgrade to the two new levels of PlayStation Plus, including a tentative June 13 date for players in the Americas.