Sony's revamped PlayStation Plus is launching soon, and to get gamers excited the brand has unveiled the initial lineup of games that will be included in the service on day one.
As previously reported, two subscription tiers will be added, featuring all-new benefits. The first and most affordable tier is Essential, which basically offers the same benefits as the existing PlayStation Plus service. This tier's benefits include online multiplayer access, up to three pre-selected monthly games and cloud save storage. The Extra and Premium tiers, on the other hand, offer these same benefits but also include access to a library of games.
And PlayStation has now revealed the list of games that will be available for members of these tiers on launch day. Some notable first-party titles include Demon’s Souls, God of War, Returnal and Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut, to name a few. Third-party titles, meanwhile, include Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Control: Ultimate Edition.
On top of this lineup, Premium subscribers also get access to a catalog of classic games from previous generation PlayStation consoles, such as the original PlayStation and the PlayStation Portable. These games have been updated to run better with a higher resolution and improved frame rates. Some older games even come with new interfaces and quality-of-life tweaks that enhance the experience.
Sony says that those who already own digital copies of these games can play them as normal for no extra cost. The company might also release some of the classic games from the lineup as individual purchases down the line.
Notable titles include the original PlayStation's Ape Escape, the PSP's Super Stardust Portable and the PS3's Resistance 3, among many others.
Premium subscribers can also enjoy time-limited trials of select titles, giving them the chance to go hands-on with titles they might want to buy before deciding. They simply have to download the trial of the full game, and they'll be able to play it for two hours.
The new PlayStation Plus service launches next week, starting with Asia on 24 May. However, Sony will start rolling out the new service a day ahead to transition members' accounts. The company expects the process to be completed for all members by the end of the day on 24 May in Asia.
Along with this announcement, Sony revealed the newest colours joining the PS5 family of accessory offerings: Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple. These three new colours will be joining the previously released Cosmic Red and Midnight Black DualSense wireless controller colours, and will hit stores in Singapore on 17 June. Sony is additionally releasing console covers of the new colours to match the soon-to-be-released controllers.
Sony has revealed the lineup of games included with the two new subscription tiers of its revamped PlayStation Plus service ahead of its launch next week.
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members get access to games like Demon’s Souls, God of War, Returnal and Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut as part of their subscription.
The company also unveiled the newest PS5 DualSense controller colours: Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple. The new controllers will release in Singapore on 17 June, alongside matching console covers.