Play online for free this weekend on PlayStation consoles

playstation free weekend

Sony have announced another weekend of free online play across PlayStation consoles. Between August 27th and 28th you will be able to play online games on PS4 and PS5, and presumably PS3 and PS Vita as well if you can find any online games still running for those relics.

There’s nothing on the PlayStation Blog about the free weekend, unfortunately you will just have to guess as to when the free weekend starts and finishes. The last free weekend ran from 12.01am local time to 11:59 pm local time so that may be a guide.

While you can play online you will not get the August 2022 PlayStation Plus games which are:

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (PS5 / PS4)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5 / PS4)
  • Little Nightmares (PS4)

Games leaving PlayStation Plus Extra in August 2022

In other PlayStation news, Sony has committed to a release window for the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset, pinning the PSVR 2 launch down for ‘early 2023’ in some strangely timed social media posts tonight.

As the summer months had crept by, it was becoming less and less likely that Sony would be able to muster a late 2022 launch to catch the holiday buying window, but an early 2023 launch will still allow Sony to release the headset into the wild this fiscal year. It has largely been expected for early 2023 by industry analysts and insiders, but Sony had been tight-lipped on that one key fact up until this point. Now that we have an official launch window in mind for PSVR 2, developers can focus on getting their games all set for launch, while PS5 owners can rest easy knowing that a big tech purchase is on the far side of Christmas.

Source: Twitter

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