Once they're gone, they're gone
We recently reported on a couple of games featured in PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium that will be leaving the service fairly soon. This caused a little confusion, as many believed that the huge libraries of games in t
What PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium gets you
Sony has expanded its PlayStation Plus service to encompass more benefits and features. While the standard option we've been subscribed to for years will remain under a slight rebranding, two more tiers are being introduced to offer its members more as part of their subscription. In this PS5 guide,...
Return to the Spencer Mansion
PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium are available now in the USA, and one of the more unexpected additions to the vast lineup compared to what's on offer in Asia and Japan is PS1 classic
Full list of PS5, PS4, and Classic games revealed
And without much fanfare, the new PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium tiers are beginning to roll out across the USA. Today's the release date for the region, and fans are beginning to spot PS5, PS4, and PS1 titles listed as free within the service. The most notable
Time for war
We've reached the last edition of this article where we'll refer to the monthly drop of PlayStation Plus games as, well, PS Plus games. PS Plus Essential rolls out across the USA and Europe later this month, and if you live in Asian territories or Japan, then you already have access to it along with
Plus or minus?
June's PS Plus games have been officially announced, and it's fair to say that this month's line up is an important one, because Sony's set to launch the new PS Plus tiers worldwide over the next few weeks. It's a bit of a shame, then, that the selection has been met with a wave of criticism. Most of that is directed towards 2018's...
Update: Dealabs corroborates
Update (31/5/22): Yesterday saw a relatively unknown source come to the surface with a leak of next month's PS Plus games. Today, the trio of games heading to the service has now been corroborated by none other than Dealabs — the French retailer that routinely reveals the games early. So, God of War, Naruto to Boruto:...
Also including "beloved classics"
Sony is focusing on "high-caliber" games for its two new PS Plus tiers, which launched overnight in Asian regions. The company points towards Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K22, and Returnal as a few examples of this pledge at release, with more coming
Trophy support for PS1 and PSP games through PS Plus Premium? That's up to the developers. We had assumed this would be the case, but it's nice to have it confirmed by Sony all the same. In a newly published FAQ, the Japanese giant makes it clear that Trophy support is not mandatory for classic PlayStation titles. It reads: "This...
Sony confirms two PS Plus updates per month
Sony has given us a little more insight into the new PS Plus tiers, Extra and Premium. As previously reported, the game selections for both of these tiers will change over time — but now we know when these refreshes are going to happen. For PS Plus Essential — that's the current PS Plus, just renamed...
You can double up on Plats
Another quick update on how Trophies will work with some of the PS1 games coming to PS5 and PS4 through PS Plus Premium: it's looking like titles that support Sony's digital trinkets will feature two separate Trophy lists. This means that you'll be able to earn all of the Trophies twice, should you play the games on both...
Resolutions! Rewind! Filters! Save/load!
With PlayStation 1 game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee already up on the Malaysian PS Store, buyers are getting their hands on all the new features that come with the new UI thick and fast. Posted by outlet MP1st, the site has put together this video documenting every option that can be applied to classic games...
PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium are less than 48 hours away from launch in select Asian territories, and even more PS1 and PSP games are beginning to hit the PS Store ahead of the rollout. We now know PSP title Ridge Racer 2
When Sony re-revealed PS Plus Extra and Premium earlier this week, we saw a lot of people asking whether the classic PS1, PS2, and PSP titles included with Premium would include Trophy support. The digital trinkets system has become an integral part of PlayStation gaming since it was introduced back in the PS3 era, and some would argue that...
Syphon Filter will even have a Platinum
Update: In a follow-up tweet, Sony Bend has confirmed that Syphon Filter will even have a Platinum Trophy for you to collect. That's going to be a tricky one considering how difficult the game can get, but it's awesome news for fans of retro games. Original Story: Well would you look at that? PlayStation...
Sony has finally spilled (some) of the beans on its overhauled PS Plus service, just a few weeks out from its various regional launch dates. It's revealed (some) of the games that'll be available to subscribers through its new PS Plus tiers, Extra and Premium, while also giving us (some) new information on what we can expect from PS Plus...
Sony locks launch dates
We already knew that Sony was targeting a number of June 2022 release dates for the new PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers — but until now, these dates weren't set in stone. Fortunately, Sony's been able to stick to its schedule, with the overhauled service's re-reveal confirmi
Platinum speedruns incoming
Game trials are perhaps the most overlooked feature of PS Plus Premium. Subscribers to Sony's most expensive tier will be able to sample a catalogue of PS5 and PS4 titles for up to two hours — which could really come in handy if you're not quite sold on a specific game. Your two hours will only begin to expire once you...
Trophy not unlocked
Sony has finally given its new PS Plus tiers a proper reveal, and the overhauled service is starting to sound quite enticing. However, it's worth noting that, at the time of writing this article, there's been no mention of classic PS1 and PSP titles having Trophy support. Obviously that's not confirmation, but it does strongly...
PS Plus update every two weeks
Sony will refresh its new PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium tiers on a monthly basis, adding in new PS5, PS4, PS3, PS1, and PSP games regularly. While the usual PS Plus Essential update will still take place at the beginning of each month, the two more expensive tiers will be refreshed in the middle of the month. This...
Better than ever
As we already know, the new PS Plus Premium tier will offer classic PS1, PS2, and PSP titles, but Sony's only just revealed how these games will be enhanced on PS5 and PS4. According to Sony, "select" PS1 and PSP titles will have features like save states (allowing you to save the game at any time) and rewind functionality (letting...
PS5, PS4, PS3, PS1, and PSP titles detailed
Sony has today shared the first look at just some of the PS5, PS4, PS3, PS1, and PSP games that will be available at launch with the new PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium tiers. This isn't the complete list, but more of a taster of what to expect. We've broken each tier down below, and remember this is...
Filed by Universal Entertainment
A new trademark has been filed by Universal Entertainment in Japan for the PlayStation 2 RPG series Shadow Hearts, potentially suggesting at least one of the three titles could be part of PS Plus Premium's launch lineup. Spotted by Gematsu, it's a possible indicator of
Investments would have to be reduced
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki has backed comments made by PlayStation boss Jim Ryan that the quality of PS5, PS4 first-party titles will worsen should they be released straight into the company's revamped PS Plus service on day one. As part of Sony's latest earnings call, Totok
New PS Plus just around the corner, though
According to Sony's latest financial report, PS Plus is still going strong, though the number of subscribers has been fluctuating. Year-on-year, the current figure sits at 47.4 million users, which is a small decrease from 47.6 million in the same period of FY 2020. Of course, that's not the full story...
You've gotta die to get three points
Another month, another load of PlayStation Plus games to download. The next time we do this, select territories across Asia will be considered PS Plus Essential members. Until then, though, there's FIFA 22,
Plus or minus?
Another month, another PlayStation Plus games announcement. May's selection is bound to divide opinion thanks to FIFA 22 being its headline act. The footballing sim is obviously massively popular — a global best seller year in, year out — and so its inclusion on a service like PS Plus is questionable. You would think that those...
Back of the net?
The PS Plus games for May 2022 have been officially announced, and, you won't believe it, but the leak was right. Who saw that one coming?! As per usual, subscribers are getting three games across PS5 and PS4. The selection is as follows... FIFA 22 (PS5, PS4) Tribes of Midgard (PS5, PS4)
Update #2: A further round of PS1 titles have been found on Sony's servers: Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party. That takes the total up to five leaked games thus far, but only PS1 and PSP are represented right now. Update #1: Assets for PS1 title Mr. Driller have now been discovered as well. That means we've got three Namco...
Some games required to provide a demo version
While most of the chatter surrounding the new PlayStation Plus tiers has been about the huge library of games (that we still know very little about), it should be remembered there are other benefits as well. One of these for PS Plus Premium subscribers is access to "time-limited game trials", and it...
A catalogue of up to 400 titles
Sony is busy sending out emails regarding the overhaul of PlayStation Plus. For the most part, the included information is nothing new — the email just goes over what the new tiers have to offer — but Sony does outright confirm that games will be added to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium on a monthly basis...
Why wait for official word from Sony when Dealabs always gets the scoop? Yes, it appears the French retailer has done it once again — the PlayStation Plus games for May 2022 have seemingly been leaked ahead of the usual PS Blog reveal. What are we allegedly (but almost certainly) in for this time, then? According to Dealabls, the trio of...
When will PS Plus be announced?
What are the May 2022 PS Plus games for PS5 and PS4 and when will the May 2022 PS Plus games be announced? We now know that new tiers for Sony's subscription service are right around the corner, launching in June worldwide, but that means there's one last traditional PS Plus update left. To be honest, not a lot will...
Better late than never
Sony has revealed that it'll be bringing its cloud streaming services to additional regions across Europe. Previously, PlayStation Now was unavailable in various countries, but with the launch of the overhauled PS Plus in June, the following regions are being added to the list: Bulgaria Croatia Czech...
Different dates for different regions
Sony has updated its official blog post on the upcoming PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium tiers. When the new subscription options were first announced, they were given a vague June 2022 release window — but now we've got the dates that the overhauled service is targeting across various...
1, 2, Dark Mirror, and Logan's Shadow
Many Syphon Filter games have been rated for release in Korea, likely in preparation for the launch of PS Plus Premium in June. Reported by Gematsu, PS1 titles Syphon Filter and
Reminders for cancelling the subscription
Sony has agreed to update its policies surrounding the current PlayStation Plus service to better aid active members in cancelling their subscription if they're not actively using it. This is the result of an investigation from the UK Competition and Markets Authority into auto-renewal processes, with...
Fond of subscription services
Returnal's managing director Ilari Kuittinen hopes PS Plus Extra members will "dare to try" the game when it's rolled out to subscribers as part of the service's big relaunch in June. Speaking to Eurogamer after the
Every PlayStation Plus Collection game
Which games are in the PS Plus Collection on PS5? The PlayStation Plus Collection is a benefit for PS Plus members with a PS5. It means that PS5 users will be able to download and play a selection of classic PS4 titles at no extra cost. So, what games are in PS Plus Collection? As part of our
Play your cards right
Sony's PlayStation Plus service is continuing its monthly streak of offering decent PS5 and PS4 titles for subscribers to download this April. Replacing March 2022's selection are Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PS5, PS4), Slay the Spire (PS4), and SpongeBob SquarePants: Ba
Shrewd PlayStation 5 and PS4 owners are currently stocking up on PS Now memberships to save significant cash when the service is rolled into PS Plus in June 2022. PS Now subscribers will be automatically upgraded
Plus or minus?
No, we can't believe that it's already April either, but at least the dawning of a new month gives us an excuse to complain about PlayStation Plus! Seriously though, snark aside, the initial reaction to April's PS Plus games line-up hasn't been great. While the selection does boast a couple of relatively highly rated PS4 titles —...
What's good in the Hood
April 2022's PS Plus games have been confirmed — and look, we know that it's a little more difficult to get excited for regular old PS Plus when Sony's just announced an overhaul of the service, but a whole lot of people still care about their monthly games. So let's take a look, shall we? As was leaked earlier in the week...
Let's go retro
The big headline on Planet PlayStation right now is the overhaul of PS Plus. The subscription service is to be merged with PS Now, with three tiers providing more benefits the more you pay. We won't explain each PS Plus tier right here, but the most expensive option is PS Plus Premium. The most eye-catching addition is
Available now from EU PS Store
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is available to redeem and download for completely free as part of PlayStation Plus a whole four days early on the PS Store. Originally announced to be hitting the service next Tuesday on 5th April 2022, Sony's digital marketplace is letting users grab the PS4...
Every PlayStation Plus game in 2022
What are all PS Plus games for PS5, PS4 in 2022? If you're looking for a definitive guide to PlayStation Plus in 2022, then we'll be documenting every PS5 and PS4 title included with the subscription this year on this page. We'll be updating this page monthly with all of the latest releases made available as part...
Get up, get out there
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
Just so you know
While we doubt that there are many people in 2022 using a PS3 or PS Vita as their main PlayStation console, it's still worth pointing out that Sony has updated its policy with regards to the all-but-defunct devices. Following its reveal of the new PS Plus tier system earlier in the week, the company has confirmed that when the...
Will be part of PS Plus Essential
The PlayStation 5's PS Plus Collection, which grants subscribers access to a range of great titles at no extra cost, won't be disappearing when the service transitions to its new three-tier system in June. The added bonus will become part of PS Plus Essential, which is the base offering that all current PS Plus...
How do platform subscriptions compare?
What are the differences between PlayStation Plus, Xbox Game Pass, and Nintendo Switch Online? Is PS Plus better than Game Pass and NSO? If you happen to be weighing up the subscription services offered by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, potentially to help you decide which console to purchase, you might be...