There’s a story floating around this morning about August’s PlayStation Plus line up. It’s based on a tweet, from a Russian tweeter, that lists what is supposedly coming to each platform on PS Plus next month. That’s a shaky enough source already so we would generally expect our readers to take it with a pinch of salt anyway.
However, it’s being reported by other sources as a rumour now and the original story on Gampur is seemingly seeping its way across the internet. So where does it come from? Is it an insider leak or just a baseless rumour?
We’ve heard rumours of titles other than those listed in the tweet in question so we took ten minutes to try to understand where this “leak” came from and whether we should trust it over our other sources. It turns out, the games in this list are identical to ones posted in a predictions post on Brashgames a couple of weeks ago. That article is quite clear in its intentions – to try and guess what might be coming to PS Plus in August. Today’s leak seems to take that guesswork and restate it as fact.
We would expect the Plus lineup to be announced very soon (or at least leaked by a much more reliable source) and while there’s a chance some of these titles will be included in the next couple of months, we wouldn’t recommend you put to much stock in any stories you see today based on this list:
- Octodad: Deadliest Catch
- The Swapper (cross-buy)
- Saints Row 4
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- 1001 Spikes
- Atelier Rorona Plus
Further to that, Curve Studios – who would probably know – has tweeted:
The Swapper is NOT on PlayStation Plus this month, nor do we have any plans to bring it to Plus. That leaked list is absolutely incorrect.
— Curve Digital (@CurveDigital) July 29, 2014
Until there’s something more from a reliable source, don’t believe everything you read.