Sony cancels Playstation Plus Collection with free games

For years, Sony has been advertising a range of games that are available free of charge for PS Plus users. But now the company has announced the end of the bonus content.

In 2020, Sony launched the PlayStation Plus Collection for the PS5 to offer players a basic set of games. It should provide a basis for owners of the new console, for which there were not many new titles at launch. The collection includes 19 well-known titles from the PS4 era and is included free of charge with the PS Plus subscription. However, on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has now announced that it will end the offer on May 9, 2023. PS5 users with a PlayStation Plus subscription can still redeem the titles until this date. This gives you unlimited access to the games – as long as the subscription is active.

PlayStation Plus Collection a bonus for early PS5 buyers

Sony’s announcement that it is ending the collection comes as little surprise. Because the PlayStation Plus Collection was a kind of “bonus” for the few customers who were lucky enough and patient enough to get their hands on a PlayStation 5. The console was notoriously hard to come by in its first three years on the market. The reason for this was, among other things, delivery problems and so-called scalpers who bought the console in bulk just to resell it for a hefty surcharge. Meanwhile, the company has the shortage, however declared ended and is now gearing up for the launch of its new PSVR2 VR headset at the end of February. So if you want to buy a PS5 now and access the PlayStation Plus Collection, you can finally strike now.

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Here is the full list of all 20 games in the collection

  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Until Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • battle field 1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • persona 5
  • Resident evil 7 biohazard

Selected games still playable for free with PS Plus subscription

Since the launch of the PlayStation Plus Collection, Sony has completely transitioned the PS Plus subscription and PlayStation Now. Both services are now united under the PlayStation Plus umbrella, which is now split into three tiers: Essential, Extra and Premium. While Essential only includes the previous monthly games and online services, Extra and Premium give access to hundreds of PS4 and PS5 games.

A number of titles from the PlayStation Plus Collection can already be found in the Extra and Premium tier games catalogue. So if you have one of these subscriptions, you can continue to access many PS4 games even after the collection ends. However, the following titles from the collection cannot be found in the PS Plus subscription:

  • battle field 1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • The Last of Us Remastered

These options are there to continue accessing games from the Collection

PlayStation Plus Extra

PS Plus Extra gives access to a catalog of around 400 PS4 and PS5 games and includes the monthly games also found in the Essential subscription. The offer costs EUR 13.99 per month, EUR 39.99 quarterly or EUR 99.99 annually.

PlayStation Plus premium

In addition to the Essential and Extra benefits, there are 340 other games from the PS3, PS2 and PSP era. These are available either via streaming or directly as a download. Also included in this subscription tier is the cloud streaming service formerly called PlayStation Now. This allows users to easily stream the games directly on the console or even on the PC. The subscription costs EUR 16.99 per month, EUR 49.99 quarterly or EUR 119.99. yearly