PlayStation Plus Essential — known as the Instant Game Collection before June — comprised 37 titles in 2022, with an average Metacritic score of 78 and a combined retail price of $1,304.63 (prices taken from the PlayStation Store at publication time of this analysis).
I agree. I have the same dilemma. There's basically no reason for me to upgrade at this time. The base tier is still offering the same high-quality titles that it offered before the subscription remodel, and the higher tiers are still lacking games & getting few additions.
Plus, in a world where emulators are readily available & a lot of the times better than the official solution - I'm not paying a subscription for back compat.
Will the quality of the games remain consistent? Time will tell.
Mate at this point even essential ps+ is better than gamepass. Don't kid yourselves.
There's only so long you can play Forza gears halo & outriders. :)
Someone do a list of eveything they gave away in 202w (for the princely sum of $49.99 I might add) and people will see what's what
Like it or not, I'm happy with PS Plus so far. I'm a casual gamer so...
Different gamer has different views.
Ps+ extra is in my opinion the best subscription available for gamers in my opinion when it comes to value. I paid £63 for 12 months. That gets me access to online mp, over 600 games with more being added each month.