For years, Sony has kept its PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscription services separate. By subscribing to PlayStation Plus, users have been given free games every month and access to online multiplayer, and with PlayStation Now, they’ve been able to play hundreds of PlayStation games through streaming and downloads. Now Sony is combining PS Plus and PlayStation Now with its new PlayStation Plus subscription tiers, but it seems that this could be accompanied by an exodus of 56 or more titles.
When the new PS Plus subscription tiers are introduced, users will have three options to choose from. PS Plus Essential is PS Plus as it exists now, whereas PS Plus Extra is essentially PS Plus meets PlayStation Now. PS Plus Premium, meanwhile, takes things a step further by throwing 300 or so retro games into the mix by adding titles from the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP eras for subscribers to check out.
Since PlayStation Now already has a sizable library of games to choose from, PS Plus Premium is launching with over 700 games. However, it seems 56 titles could be leaving the lineup ahead of the transition. Reddit user Cobra_Bite has compiled a list of games marked as leaving PlayStation Now throughout May. Some of the titles are rather obscure, but there are some high profile games in the mix as well.
Some of the more notable games in the list include Destroy All Humans, Silent Hill HD Collection, Metal Gear Solid 4, Metal Gear Solid 5, a number of Sonic games, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, Virtua Fighter 5, and WWE 2K19. It seems that these expiration dates are not consistently appearing, though, and so PlayStation Now users may want to wait and see what happens before getting too upset.
It’s worth pointing out that this list doesn’t even include all of the PlayStation Now games that will be leaving in May. It was previously announced that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition, a standalone release that came as part of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, is leaving on May 2. This expiration date was confirmed when the game was first added to the service, whereas most PS Now games do not confirm their expiration dates upfront.
Regardless, even if all these games are truly leaving the PlayStation Now lineup next month, fans should still have plenty of new content to look forward to once the PS Plus integration goes down. In fact, six blockbuster PlayStation games have been announced for the PS Plus Extra and Premium lineups at launch, including heavy hitters like God of War and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.