Attack of the Fanboy

PS Plus Free Games Program Dropping PS3 and PS Vita Games in 2019

by Kyle Hanson


The PS Plus free games for March have been announced, and they’re really good ones. But after surprising fans with some good news Sony had to drop some bad stuff on them as well, at least for those still playing older titles. The PS Plus free games program will start focusing solely on PS4 games going forward, with March being the last month to feature titles on the PS3 and PS Vita.

“Starting next year on March 8, 2019, the PS Plus monthly games lineup will focus on PS4 titles and no longer include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles,” reads the announcement. Sony was quick to assure fans that the games they’ve already gotten through PS Plus would not be impacted by this change. You can still download and play any title you added to your account, as long as you remain an active PS Plus member.

As far as why they are dropping the older platforms, it’s pretty obvious. “Many of our fans are playing on the PS4 platform, with the increasingly vast number of PS4s in homes around the world. We’ll continue to prioritize the benefits you receive through your PS Plus membership, such as online multiplayer, online game save storage, PS4 monthly games, and exclusive PS Store discounts across content and network services.”

It’s been a long time coming, but fans might still be upset to lose these freebies. Almost everyone has made the switch to PS4 at this point though, so the harm is pretty small. It will also be interesting to see how Sony focuses on the PS4. Will we get more than two free games a month once the switch is made? Find out in 2019.

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