Given that Sony already teased this PS Plus Essential update during its State of Play broadcast last month, this selection of games doesn't come as a surprise — but it's nice to have confirmation all the same!
So, just to recap, March 2023's PS Plus Essential lineup is as follows:
- Battlefield 2042 (PS5, PS4)
- Minecraft: Dungeons (PS4)
- Code Vein (PS4)
There's certainly some variety here. Obviously Battlefield 2042 hasn't been the most successful multiplayer shooter on the market, but this PS Plus inclusion could breathe some new life into its take on futuristic warfare.
Meanwhile, Minecraft: Dungeons is a fairly standard dungeon crawling action RPG that supports local co-op for up to four players. Could be fun if you've got friends to play with, or if you're looking to sit down with your kids.
And finally, Code Vein is a pretty solid Soulslike with a stylised anime aesthetic. Although the level design leaves something to be desired, the combat's punchy enough to keep things interesting. At least, if you're into punishing difficulty and ridiculously oversized weapons.
All three titles will be available to add to your library and download from Tuesday the 7th March.