A recent leak may have revealed some games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers later this month.
The leak comes from ResetEra user BlackBate (opens in new tab) (via PushSquare (opens in new tab)) who claims to have learned “some of the games” that will be added to PlayStation Plus as part of the mid-term refresh for Extra and Premium subscribers.
The list includes the already officially confirmed (opens in new tab) strayed; Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade and FF7R Episode Interruption; Saints Row IV: re-elected; and a handful of Assassin’s Creed titles, including Black Flag, Unity, Rogue Remastered, Freedom Cry, and The Ezio Collection.
According to BlackBate, these titles will be available on July 19, which is the release date for Stray by the way. It’s worth noting that BlackBate says these are just “few” games that will be added, suggesting the lineup could be more extensive than this.
As for how reliable this leak is likely to be, the user has at least previously leaked correct information via ResetEra ahead of official announcements. They’re not a frequent poster by any means, but as pointed out by PushSquare, they’ve leaked details about Death Stranding Director’s Cut before. (opens in new tab) and the Skull and Bones Reveal (opens in new tab)†
Of course, we can’t be sure of the exact lineup and date for the PlayStation Plus mid-month refresh until it’s officially confirmed by Sony. The plethora of Ubisoft titles makes sense at the very least in the context of the Ubisoft+ Classics catalog that is part of PlayStation Plus and the publisher’s promise in May that the catalog would “launch with 27 titles and grow to 50.” of 2022.”
What is the mid-month renewal?
This is all part of Sony’s recently overhauled PlayStation Plus subscription service. Now PlayStation Plus has three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. While the Essential tier is much the same as the original PS Plus service, with online multiplayer access, PlayStation Store discounts, and monthly PS4 and PS5 games, Extra and Premium offer more.
Sony has confirmed (opens in new tab) that the additional benefits of the Extra and Premium tiers include a second monthly game refresh that “will occur in the middle of the month with new games in PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe subscriptions.” According to Sony, “the number of game refreshes will vary per month.”
Sony has yet to officially confirm the date when subscribers can expect this second refresh, but it has confirmed (opens in new tab) that Stray will be released on July 19, and that it “will also be available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members at that time.”
The standard PS Plus game lineup for all PS Plus tiers for July has already been revealed, with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Arcadegeddon now available to subscribers.