Update: Lies! Deception! And on the internet of all places!
The PlayStation Plus games for May have been revealed, and neither game begins with the letter D. Instead May’s games are Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 2019.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) April 29, 2020
The original speculation, where we did say that the so-called leak looked a bit dodge can be found below, but in the meantime, what do you think of the actual PS+ line up? Let us know in the comments.
It’s almost time for the next batch of games to be announced for Sony’s PlayStation Plus service with the reveal set to occur at 4.30pm today, Wednesday 29th April. As most people are in lockdown a couple of new games to get stuck in will be very welcome, but what well they be?
An image doing the rounds on the internet claims that Dark Souls and Dying Light are the May PlayStation Plus games but the source is a chap on ResetEra who’s “friend” sent him the image and it looks a bit dodgy to me.
As you can see it’s a bit blurry with noticeable artefacting, this could be because the “friend” saved the image with high compression but that trick has been used many times by people faking reveals to cover up their dodgy photoshopping.
Let’s take a look at December’s official advert.
You can see that the “Free Games” font is different, the “Active Membership” font is different, the two large plus symbols have blue and pink outlines, and the overall image is less busy with a plain black background. There could be a reason for this, everyone is working from home perhaps the person making these images has lost access to the fonts or the template used each month but it’s more likely to be shenanigans and the May PS+ advert is fake.
While we wait for the official don’t forget that Sony are also giving away Thatgamecompany’s floaty indie game Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection as part of their “Play At Home” initiative to keep us entertained while in lockdown. Players in German and China will get Knack 2 instead of Uncharted, because reasons, and all the games will be available from Thursday 16th April midnight BST / 1am CEST through Wednesday, 6th May midnight BST / 1am CEST.
The Play At Home initiative also includes a $10 million fund to help indie developers who are suffering due to the pandemic.
Check back at 4.30 for the official reveal!