The new price scheme for PS Plus members will come into effect on August 31

Bad news for PlayStation players, as Sony announced today that the membership fees for all subscription types are set to increase on August 31.

Under the new scheme, a one-year subscription will rise from £40 to £50, the quarterly subscription will rise from £15 to £20, and the monthly subscription will rise from £6 to £7.

Whilst this may be rather upsetting news for the most of us, it’s also news that may have a silver lining. The PlayStation blog announced that the PlayStation Plus free games for August 2017 would include Just Cause 3, perhaps a sign that with this price increase, players will begin getting free games each month that will actually be worth your time.

The last few months have given players some big name titles, so whether or not Sony offered these titles in a bid to soften the blow of a price increase before reverting back to an indie heavy set of free games each month remains to be seen. Though, with the inclusion of a Triple A title like Just Cause 3, suggests that Sony are looking to develop their free games program to include more substantial titles for players who are willing to part with their cash.

Whether you like it or hate it, it seems the price increase might have some positives to it. What do you think? Are you willing to pay more for better games each month, or do you think Sony have gone too far too soon? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back for more news!