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PlayStation Plus: PS+ Games Update Thread
Shagger posted a topic in Video Game DealsWelcome This is the PS+ Update Thread, a place to keep up to date on the latest offerings from PlayStation's subscription service. This opening post will be updated regularly to show what is currently available for PS+ customers along with details of what dates these games are available. Full details from PlayStation here. Of course this thread is also available to discuss rumours, games you want to see added and how you feel about the current line up as well as a place to discuss how you feel about the service in general. So, here are the currently available on on PS+ as the Monthly Games. What is PlayStation Plus? PlayStation Plus is a kind of subscription that grants access to online play, exclusive discounts and access number of games per month across PS4 and PS5 selected by the powers that be at Sony as part of the package for around $60 per year (it can be cheaper at some outlets through renewal cards). They can also be purchased as shorter terms subscriptions, but these will be a little more expensive per month than the annual cost. Basically, it's way for these companies to subsidize the running costs of their online services and earn additional revenue at the same time. The "free" games and discounts are basically there to sweeten the deal and make it worth buying. The service also includes a licence to play online multiplayer, although some games are exempt from this (For example, subscription based MMO's like FFXIV), but most games you have to be subscribed to these services to play games online. The choice is not yours in what games in included in the package. Sometimes they're superb, sometimes not so much or you may already own them. You only retain the right to keep playing games you acquired through PS+ so long you're still subscribed. The benefits of the service? The overall cost of the games offered if you were to buy them is significantly higher than the cost of the subscription. Frequently, one month's offering would cost more to buy from the PlayStation Store than the annual subscription, so there is a lot of value to be found in these services. The discounts also can be very significant and can be applied to not just games, but to DLC's, in-game items, but other digital purchases like movies and digital TV Box sets. In June 2022, PS+ was redesigned to integrate PlayStation's new cloud gaming/streaming service, the PS+ Games Collection and other new features depending on the tier you purchase. This new version on PS+ has three tiers. PS+ Essential This first level tier is essentially the "old" PS+ PS+ Extra This is the first tier to include the game catalogue. With this tier, you can download any games from that catalogue to your console at no additional cost. PS+ Premium At this tier you can stream you Games Catalogue as well as the additional "Classics Catalogue" to any applicable device and access to game trials. Any questions or if this thread needs updating and hasn't been then let me know, but please don't do so until these games are available, not when they're announced as the thread will only be updated when the games actually change. Also please check out the other threads we have for Games with Gold and Epic Games Store to stay up to date with those as well. Feel free to keeps using the Video Game Deals to tell the VGR community about other offers you have come across. Updated: May 3rd 2023