Don’t believe everything that you read on the web. Overnight, popular website GamePur reported that August’s supposedly ‘eclectic’ roster of PlayStation Plus freebies had been leaked – but developers have since emerged to dismiss the reports. The site claimed – citing a Russian source – that the goodies in Europe would comprise of Octodad: Dadliest Catch and The Swapper on the PlayStation 4, Saints Row IV and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on the PlayStation 3, and 1001 Spikes and Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland on the PlayStation Vita.
However, it seems that this offering isn’t entirely accurate. Rob Clarke from Curve Studios – the British-based company responsible for porting The Swapper to PlayStation platforms – denied the reports, stating that its acclaimed puzzle platformer will not be available as part of the Instant Game Collection next month. Similarly, Nicalis’ outspoken Tyrone Rodriguez emphatically stressed that 1001 Spikes will not feature in the next PlayStation Plus refresh either. “Feel free to ignore [the rumours],” he wrote on Twitter.
Given that two developers have very publicly distanced themselves from this report, we’re going to assume that the whole list is inaccurate. To be honest, this particular author still hasn’t played Saints Row IV, so would lap that up like a cat in front of a saucer of milk. All will be revealed officially later this week.