May 9 is going to be an especially sad day for PlayStation gamers who are signed up for the PS Plus subscription service.
May 9 is going to be a sad day for PlayStation Plussubscribers, as that’s the day when all the PS Plus Collection games are removed from the service. When the PlayStation 5 first launched, Sony tried to sweeten the pot for PlayStation Plus subscribers by giving them access to a nice selection of high-quality PS4 games. Sony called this new perk for the PlayStation Plus subscription service the PS Plus Collection.
The PS Plus Collection debuted with 20 games, including some that stand out as critically-acclaimed, must-have PS4 titles. Among the games available through the PS Plus Collection are FromSoftware’s Bloodborne, Fallout 4, the 2018 God of War game, The Last of Us Remastered, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and other popular titles. Originally, the PS Plus Collection even gave subscribers access to Persona 5 as well, but it was removed from the service last year.
Persona 5 was the first game removed from the PS Plus Collection, but the other 19 titles will be following suit. Beginning Tuesday, May 9, the PS Plus Collection games will no longer be available for subscribers to claim. This certainly marks a sad occasion for PS Plus subscribers, but the good news is that there is still time to claim them all, and even after they’re removed, subscribers will still be able to access them as long as they remained subscribed to PlayStation Plus.
- 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 Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Ratchet & Clank
- Resident Evil 7
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Until Dawn
The PS Plus Collection games function similarly to the monthly free PS Plus games as opposed to the titles that are rotated in and out through the PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers. This means that even though the PS Plus Collection is going away, anyone who manages to grab the games before May 9 will still get to keep them. Considering the high quality of some of the games on offer, it’s a no-brainer to get these titles while they’re still up for grabs.
There is some overlap with some of these PS Plus Collection games, so some of the titles will still be available to those who are signed up for the PS Plus Extra or Premium tiers. Regardless, it’s still sad to see the games removed from the lineup. The PS Plus Collection offered significant value, and ensured that PS5 early adopters who signed up for Sony’s subscription service had a sizable collection of digital games right out of the gate. It’s become somewhat redundant with the new PS Plus tiers, though, which could explain why Sony is doing away with this particular PlayStation Plus perk.