Sony has unveiled a series of new games for PS Plus Extra and Premium as part of the first major content update for the revamped subscription services.
Leading the pack of new PS Plus titles is Stray. An upcoming third-person adventure game, you’ll play as a cat exploring a cybercity populated by robots, lots of neon lights and decaying mysteries. It is the first project by the BlueTwelve studio, which was created by some former Ubisoft developers. It will arrive on PS Plus on launch day, July 19.
Next to that is Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the PS5 port of Final Fantasy VII Remake. In addition to being optimized to use the DuelSense Wireless Controller’s haptic feedback, including several quality-of-life updates and featuring enhanced visuals that take advantage of state-of-the-art hardware, it also comes with Intermission DLC. The PS4 version of the game will also be available, albeit without the expansion.
Also coming is Marvel’s Avengers, the superhero fighter from Crystal Dynamics that launched to pretty bad reviews. It might not be one of the best co-op games, but it will provide a few hours of fun for you and up to three friends.
A bunch of older titles will also be added, including five Assassin’s Creed games and Saints Row IV. Find the full list of games below. All are expected to arrive in service on July 19.
- lost | PS5 and PS4
- Final Fantasy VII Remake | PS5 and PS4
- Marvel’s Avengers | PS5 and PS4
- Assassin’s Creed Unit | PS4
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag | PS4
- Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered | PS4
- Assassin’s Creed Cry of Freedom | PS4
- Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection | PS4
- Saints Row IV: Re-elected | PS4
- Saints Row Gat Out of Hell | PS4
- Northern Spirit: Enhanced Edition | PS5
- Ice Age: Scrat’s Crazy Adventure | PS4
- Jumanji the video game | PS4
- PAW Patrol on a roll! | PS4
- ReadySet Heroes | PS4
- No heroes allowed! (PS)
- LocoRoco Midnight Carnival (PSP)
little to gain
PS Plus subscribers will likely be happy to see Stray on the list. The upcoming feline adventure has caused quite a stir among cat lovers as well as those who enjoy the look of their quirky, placid surroundings. Add to that Final Fantasy Intergrade, which released just over a year ago, and PS5 owners have something to look forward to.
But the July lineup is disappointing for retro enthusiasts. There are no new PS1, PS2 or PS3 games coming to the service, leaving anyone who signed up for PS Plus hoping to return to older games out in the cold.
It also means that PS Plus Premium members aren’t getting much return on their high subscription fees. A Premium membership grants access to the PS Plus retro game library, but with only two PSP titles added to the catalog this month – No Heroes Allowed! and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival – the extra monthly cost of $3 / £2.50 / AU$3 doesn’t seem worth it.
A scant month won’t put off most Premium subscribers, who are still exploring the massive library of classic games that PS Plus launched with. But Sony will need to ensure that the value of future monthly drops matches the premium’s inflated price. Otherwise, members will be tempted to drop down to the cheaper Extra tier to save some money.