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PS Plus games: Everything you need to know about PlayStation Plus

Nathan Spendelow Vaughn Highfield
17 Jul 2018
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How to nab free PS4 games with PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is a big boon for PS4 players as Sony's monthly subscription service offers up free games, discounts and exclusives across its suite of consoles. While news around Sony discontinuing PS3 and PS Vita titles from PS Plus come March 2019, there's still plenty to get excited about each month.

Currently you can snap up a copy of Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends to see you through the month. Cross Buy titles In Space We Brawl and 99 Vidas also come to the PS4, as well as PS3 and Vita. Q*Bert: Rebooted also comes to all three platforms and PS3 owners also get Toy Home for free too.

Come 5 June, Sony will update its PS Plus offering to bring you XCOM 2 and Trials Fusion on PS4. You can read all about June 2018's PlayStation Plus update here.

What is PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus, or PS Plus and PS+ as it's also known, is Sony's premium subscription service. Having initially started as a way to get a slew of free titles each month, alongside premium discounts on the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus has evolved into an Xbox Live Gold-style service. You can't play your PS4 online without a PlayStation Plus subscription.

To ease the blow, every month Sony gives you access to a slew of new games for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Obviously, the deal works out best if you own all three consoles, but Sony is making strides to provide cross-play and buy functionality.

How much is PlayStation Plus?

Sony sells PlayStation Plus in either three or 12-month subscription packages. You can buy a subscription directly from Sony's PlayStation Store, using either a recurring PayPal or card payment or a one-off purchase. A 12-month subscription now costs £50 (after having previously sat at £40 for years), and a three-month subscription is £20. Amazon also offers up a neat six-month package, consisting of two three-month cards, for under £40.

PlayStation Plus subscriptions also stack, so if you buy a few at once during a sale, you'll be able to extend your subscription for less.

How often does PlayStation Plus update?

PlayStation Plus updates on the first Wednesday of every month. Each title lasts a full month, but some games do carry over to the second month if they're seen as special or on a promotion.

Discounts in sales carry on until the sale period is over and there's usually a slew of free or cheap avatars and themes available to PlayStation Plus members all the time.

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