Sony made some major changes to PlayStation Plus when it released the PS5. Not just did the PS5's debut see Sony start offering three games to PlayStation Plus subscribers each month rather than the usual two, it saw the introduction of the PS Plus Collection. Whereas most free PS Plus games are only readily available for 30 days at a time, the PS Plus Collection games are more permanent, with all of 20 that were offered at launch still available to this very day.
The PS Plus Collection is really a lineup of 20 popular PlayStation 4 games that subscribers can claim at any time. After they do, the games are treated like normal PS Plus titles in that PlayStation gamers may have use of them once they remained subscribed to the service. It's a real good deal, specifically for anyone who missed out on the games once they first released on PS4. However, there's been some concern that the PS Plus Collection might be disappearing.
Recently, Sony announced that Persona 5 is leaving the PS Plus Collection, the first game to do this. If PlayStation Plus subscribers don't claim Persona 5 when May 11 rolls around, they are out of luck. This combined with the PS Plus revamp announcement has left some fans thinking that the PS Plus Collection is going to be disappearing entirely, but Sony has confirmed that's not the case. Even after the PS Plus revamp occur in June, the PS Plus Collection is here to remain.
PS Plus Collection Games List
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Zombies Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition
- God of War
- Infamous: Second Son
- The final Guardian
- All of the Us Remastered
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5 – leaving May 11
- Ratchet & Clank
- Resident Evil 7
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Until Dawn
The bad thing is that although the PS Plus Collection games will stay open to subscribers after the revamp, the alterations coming to PS Plus means it's even less likely that new titles will ever be added to the lineup. In the end, some heavy hitters are visiting the brand new PS Plus tiers at launch, and it appears like those games would've been perfect fits for that PS Plus Collection.
For the uninitiated, Sony is revamping PS Plus this June to mix it with PlayStation Now and offer three tiers to the subscribers. The PlayStation Plus Essential tier is PS Plus because it exists now, whereas the PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium tiers offer subscribers access to hundreds of more games. At launch, this will include Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal. Unlike normal PS Plus games, these titles will be rotated in and out, meaning fans won't reach claim them and them like they are able to using the PS Plus Collection.
Regardless, the PS Plus Collection still offers fans an amazing value, despite Persona 5 leaving. It's really a bonus on top of the rest of the perks, such as the monthly free PS Plus games, and thus while it may be disappointing to some that it doesn't seem like the service is likely to expand, a minimum of it's sticking around for the time being.