PS Plus 5th Anniversary along with more incentives.

The Sony service - PlayStation Plus - is this month celebrating its 5th Anniversary. Having launched on the 29th of June in 2010, Sony have announced various activities planned over the period of June and July, along with some new incentives for the PlayStation Plus Community.

Unbeknownst to many, PlayStation host regular monthly challenges and competitions for their PS Plus subscriber base via the PlayStation Community Forums. And this month is no different, with Sony offering a ‘5 Year PS Plus Subscription’ as the prize - for the challenge of collecting various custom trophies within June’s Instant Game Collection titles. This and many others challenges will be running all month long.

PlayStation Plus 5th Year Anniversary

But that’s not all, this month PlayStation also revealed their ‘Hall Of Fame’ and ‘PS Plus Leaderboard’. The former recognising all the champions of the aforementioned challenges. On the Hall Of Fame each challenge is listed beside the month, along with a shiny gold trophy icon next to the player who attains said greatness. But it's the latter though, that is the more interesting addition. Any players who compete in the challenges or competitions automatically gain points, the amount of points you gain depends on how well you do in a specific challenge, but every participant at least gains a point - once they gain enough they become entitled to a prize.

It’s obvious that Sony are trying to incentivise more players into joining their PlayStation Plus program, and even giving reasons to those already subscribed to further benefit from playing titles across the Instant Game Collection spectrum each month. With all of these announcements and the perfect timing coinciding with E3 it seems likely we’ll hear even more at Sony’s conference next week.

Do the new PS Plus incentives interest you? Let us know in the comments below.


PlayStation Plus is an optional service provided by Sony for their PlayStation devices. For a fee, it allows users to download brand new games each month under the umbrella of the Instant Game Collection. It also offers discounts on various digital products via the PlayStation Store, along with cloud saves and online play for the PlayStation 4 system.

As of 31st October 2014, Sony disclosed there are over 7.9 million subscribers to the service.

News by: David Robinson
Twitter: @5ypher

Posted on 10th June 2015