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Image: mkfilm (Shutterstock) Long gone are the days of playing console video games online for free. Switch owners need to pony up for Nintendo Switch Online, Xbox users have to sign up for Xbox Live Gold, and those of us loyal to Sony have to pony up for PlayStation Plus to play against friends and strangers alike. But things are chancing at Sony, which has announced changes to its subscription services , taking effect in June. With these changes only months away, the question arises: Should you cancel or change your subscription? The long and short of it is no—if you like how PlayStation Plus is working for you right now, it can stay that way. Sony’s new pricing plan lists PlayStation Plus as its bottom tier option, now called “PlayStation Plus Essential.” It retains all the familiar perks and benefits that make the subscription worth it, including two free monthly downloadable games, discounts, cloud storage, and, of course, online gaming. The pricing for PlayStation Plus Essential stays the same as the old PlayStation Plus plan: $9.99 per month, $24.99 per quarter, or $59.99 per year. If your subscription doesn’t expire before the changeover, you’ll automatically be enrolled in this “new”—but very much the same—plan. However, you don’t have to stay on the basic plan you’ve been using. If you’d like to try something new, Sony has two fresh subscription options for you, each with their own interesting perks. The first, called PlayStation Plus Extra, offers all the perks […]