PlayStation Plus subscribers who have owned a PS5 for over two years PlayStation Plus collectiona set of 19 legacy PS4 games that are free to download and play via console backward compatibility. Sony announced This subscriber benefit ends in May. His current PS5 owner will have to redeem the free game until then. Multiple tiers of PlayStation Plus.
Hundreds of legacy PS4 games It will still be available for download as part of the high-end PlayStation Plus “Extra” and “Premium” tiers (starting at $14.99/month or $99.99/year). That list includes many titles that were part of the PlayStation Plus collection, including almost all of Sony’s first-party titles. However, the PlayStation Plus Collection was also available in the cheapest “Essential” price range ($9.99/month or $59.99/year).
The PlayStation Plus Collection served as a valuable introduction to the legacy PlayStation franchise for PS5 owners who never owned a PS4.Sony said in last night’s earnings call Such users account for 30% of the PS5’s monthly active users, suggesting, as the company puts it, “new user acquisition is on the rise.” Meanwhile, according to Sony, a player who upgrades from PS4 to his PS5 spends more time and money on average on his new console.
The discontinuation of the PlayStation Plus collection will come as promised by Sony. long-standing retail shortage PS5 hardware need to relax Despite increased supply and “unprecedented demand”. According to Sony, PlayStation Plus now boasts 46.4 million subscribers across all consoles, a number that has remained roughly flat for the past two years.
Microsoft, on the other hand, Game Pass reaches 25 million subscribers Last January, Sony official That number had increased to 29 million by November. Both of these subscriber numbers are 18 million Game Pass subscribers Microsoft claimed in early 2021 that subscriber growth will be Reportedly falls well short of Microsoft’s goals.
However, the number of subscriptions for both console subscription services may have reached a saturation point. As Xbox CEO Phil Spencer In a statement last October“At some point, I got to everyone on the console that I wanted to subscribe to.”
Below is the full list of PlayStation Plus Collection games releasing in May (games still available in the Extra/Premium tier are marked with *).
- Batman: Arkham Knight*
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Crash Bandicoot N. Thane Trilogy
- Days Gone*
- Detroit: Become Human*
- Fallout 4*
- Final Fantasy XV*
- God of War*
- Notorious Second Son*
- monster hunter world
- Mortal Kombat X
- ratchet and crank
- Resident Evil 7 Resident Evil
- Last Guardian*
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Uncharted 4: Thief’s End*
- until dawn*