New PS Plus’ First Big Update – Beyond 758

By | July 13, 2022

On this week’s episode of IGN’s weekly PlayStation Show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Mark Medina to talk about the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation, and also why Mark has a grudge against his PS5.

But before that, the panel jumps into the new PS Plus update for the month of July, talking about the first big refresh for PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers. We break down the new releases like Stray coming to the service, alongside games like Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, and how we feel about the value of the Extra and Premium tiers one month into the service. Plus, some hopes for where PS Plus goes from here.

Next we talk about some of the news of the week, including The Last of Us Part 1 going gold, Haven fully being acquired, release dates for games like Skull and Bones and Valkyrie Elysium, and a whole bunch of indies coming to PlayStation over the coming months.

We also dig into a wonderful Memory Card stories about memory cards and a surprising Jak and Daxter moment, Mark’s reasons for wanting to hit his PS5 with a baseball bat and whether the two need to go to couples’ therapy, and more.

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  • 00:00:00 – Intro
  • 00:03:58 – PS Plus Gets its First Big Update for Extra & Premium
  • 00:28:28 – Haven is Officially a PlayStation Studio
  • 00:34:45 – TLOU: Part I Remake Goes Gold
  • 00:42:40 – Indie Release Dates Announced!
  • 00:46:35 – Q3 & Q4 2022 Game Updates
  • 00:58:15 – Memory Card & Outro

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Jonathon Dornbush is IGN's Senior Features Editor, PlayStation Lead, and host of Podcast Beyond! He's the proud dog father of a BOY named Loki. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.