An intriguing note stuck to the end of today's PS Plus update on the PlayStation Blog: superb PS4 RPG Persona 5 will be removed from the PlayStation Plus Collection on the 11th May 2022. No reason for its removal has been given, but this means that if you haven't already claimed it, you've got about a month and ten days to sort yourself out.
If it's in your library, you'll still be able to play Persona 5 as long as you have an active PS Plus subscription.
It's perhaps worth mentioning that Persona 5 is not Persona 5 Royal. The latter is an enhanced and expanded version of the game that, to be frank, renders the original release pretty much redundant. Still, if you want to experience Persona 5 in any capacity and you're subscribed to PS Plus, we'd still heartily recommend the base game.
The PS Plus Collection isn't going anywhere once the new PS Plus tiers roll out in June, by the way, which makes Persona 5's sudden removal even weirder. Perhaps it's just a contractual thing — or maybe Atlus has plans for the highly rated title. We wouldn't want to read too much into it at this point, but it is interesting.