PlayStation Plus was never a program that many people found very enticing. The benefits were so slim that a lot people didn’t think it was worth paying money for. Well Sony is hoping to change that by offering a much larger selection of games for Plus subscribers to gain access to.
The new and improved PS Plus will ensure that subscribers get at least three full games a month from the PS Store. The subscription fee is not increasing. Beginning yesterday, PS Plus subscribers will have access to an Instant Game Collection of ten games that will be available to download and play. At least three of these games will be updated each month. The games currently available include:
- Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
- Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
- Renegade Ops
- Chime Super Deluxe
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
One of the ten games available each month will include a Game of the Month, which is meant to “represent the very best PlayStation Store has to offer, including brand new download-only games and Digital Blu-rays.” Members will also have access to inFAMOUS 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, and LittleBigPlanet 2. (I can’t tell if these three are the other three in the ten launch titles or if these three will be perpetually available.)
Plus subscribers will also be able to play games from smaller, indie developers. The first of these games is Retro/Grade, an “arcade shooter with a twist” from 24 Caret Games. Members will be able to play this game for free for eight weeks.
These new improvements are already on top of additional features the PS Plus subscription provides including “cloud storage for game saves, automatic update and beta access” to select titles, and a variety of themes and PSN avatars.
If you find yourself wanting to give the PS Plus a chance, you can purchase a subscription any time for $49.99/£39.99/€49.99 for a one-year subscription or $17.99/£11.99/€14.99 for a 90-day one.