More PS Plus Games Are Coming Despite the Short List of PS1, PS2, and PS3 Games

A growing list of games to come from the premium subscription service offered by Sony.

by Weilong Mao

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With the PS Plus starting to roll out across selective regions, concerns regarding the list of games featured on the premium catalog have been at the forefront of the Sony player base following a recent announcement. This is aside from the competitive landscape that Playstation Plus finds itself in, with comparison still being drawn between it and Xbox Game Pass. The premium tiered service has an array of games to offer, including numerous first-party big-name titles, but the question will always boil down to the pricing, and the catalog of the total amount of games available.

Announced back in March this year, the PS Plus service is set to feature additional tiers with numerous benefits. There’s the Extra tier, which is stated to provide players with access to upwards of 400+ games in their library, consisting of first-party and third-party titles. The Premium tier on the other hand includes the above features while providing the addendum of cloud streaming or downloads for retro gaming titles from the PlayStation, PS2, and PSP.

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In a recent blog post made by Sony, the company has gone into detail about some of the games accessible to players should they subscribe to the Extra or Premium tiered services that the company will offer. The list proves rather extensive and features not only previously mentioned PS4 titles like Returnal and God of War. But also other titles such as Ghost of Tsushima and Bloodborne. The list extends to third-party offerings from other companies such as Rockstar and Ubisoft. With Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finding their way onto the list.

The catalog for classic games appears limited on the other hand, despite notable inclusions of games from the series Jak and Dexter, and Ape Escape. Reading the fine prints from the article would indicate that these are only “some of the games that will be included during the launch time frame” of the service. This means that players can expect a much wider offering when the service reaches their respective regions, which should help to alleviate player concerns.

Time-Limited Game Trials haven’t changed, however. The service offers players the affordance to access a selection of games that they can try out for two hours individually. And this system feels limiting compared to the game trials offered by the Xbox Game Pass, which provides complete access to release titles on day one, during their trial periods. It’s difficult to say if Playstation Plus will prove capable of facing the Xbox Game Pass head-on, but the tiers should give PlayStation users the extra options that they need for their consoles of choice.

This new version of PlayStation Plus goes live in June 2022.

 

 

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