Were you expecting some PlayStation Plus discounts today as part of the weekly Store update? You’re not the only one. Lighting up the comments section of the Store post over at the official blog today, Plusites across the continent are asking: where are my deals?
Sony’s Mike Krebby has responded, elucidating the masses with how things will work in terms of Plus content going forwrd – at least in Europe. And this is where things get interesting.
In the EU, PlayStation Plus updates will be made known at the start of each month. As we already received our July update, that’s it until (we think) the 4th of August, which is the first Wednesday of that month. The source of the confusion is because things are panning out a little different across the pond, with a subsequent PlayStation Plus update going live after the initial release in the US region.
In a series of comments, Mike explains:
All Plus content is made available at the start of the month. The US content is not extra, it was stuff that was always part of their month one offering, but they didn’t announce it until this week.
We’ve decided to make our Plus content all available at the start of the month, I believe the US may release their content gradually over the month, though I could be wrong. I believe they’ve just split their month one offering over the course of the month, whereas we released it all in one go last week.
I don’t believe they will be offering weekly content for forthcoming months, I think it was just for July (don’t hold me to this though).
Commenting on another commenter’s unhappiness at the extent of the discounting going on over at the US Store compared to what we’re seeing in Europe, Mike responds:
To be honest I am surprised they have made that much content available at a discount. It’s not my place to really comment any further until I know for certain what’s happening, but I’ve passed this information on internally.
There you have it. It looks like PlayStation Plus across the regions is going to be tailored specifically per location, not just with respect to the amount of money-saving offers, but perhaps also in terms of how regular new content will appear.
Source: Official EU PlayStation blog