Sony have revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection for PlayStation 5, a library of PlayStation 4 games for PlayStation Plus subscribers that pick up the next-gen console. The collection will all be playable via backward compatibility and comes in addition to the rest of the PS Plus service, as found on PS4
Update: We’ve amended the story to reflect Sony’s statement: “The PS Plus Collection will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PS Plus members receive for a single subscription price.
Details are very thin on the ground at the moment but it does seem to be only PlayStation 4 games, and we don’t know when and how often games will be added. It is, essentially, Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s Game Pass. The availability of games will vary depending on region, and China doesn’t get it at all due to their strict laws on which games can be released in the country.
Here are the firsts games that will appear on the service.
- God of War
- The Last of Us: Remastered
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Battlefield 1
- Monster Hunter World
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV
- The Last Guardian
- Ratchet and Clank
- Infamous: Second Son
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Batman Arkham Night
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Until Dawn
- Resident Evil: Biohazard
Speaking of PlayStation Plus, here’s you reminder to go and grab you free(ish) games from Sony along with some handy links so you don’t even have to turn on your PlayStation 4. This month your haul includes fighting game Street Fighter V and the iconic battle royale, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Here are the links:
Though not quite the first of its kind, PUBG became the definitive battle royale game for many when it launched in Steam Early Access in March 2017. It was an absolute phenomenon, spawning countless imitators, and lead to the revival of Fortnite from a co-op wave-based survival game into something people actually gave a damn about. PUBG then made the jump to Xbox One at the end of 2017, before arriving on PlayStation 4 in December 2018.
The gist, for those that don’t know, is that you and up to 99 other players drop into one of a range of maps with nothing but the clothes on your back. From there, you have to scrounge around for weapons, armour and other items, fighting for survival as a storm pushes players closer and closer together until one final person (or team of up to four) is crowned victorious.
The game is also notoriously wonky and has mediocre performance, regardless of the platform you run it on. We handed it a solid 8/10 in the original review on PC citing those bugs, while for its PS4 release, we called it “Rough, Ready, But Still Relevant.”
On the other end of the scale is Street Fighter V, the latest entry in Capcom’s long-running fighting game series in which you go one on one with another player or the AI. You’ve got a variety of single player modes to take part in, but the real test will be in online matches. Street Fighter V is now into its fifth year of content, with Capcom switching to a seasonal approach to its development.