All-New PlayStation Plus to Include Returnal, Demon's Souls, Ape Escape, Syphon Filter, and a Two Hour Horizon Forbidden West Trial

All-New PlayStation Plus to Include Returnal, Demon's Souls, Ape Escape, Syphon Filter, and a Two Hour Horizon Forbidden West Trial

Matt Lorrigan

Sony has revealed a load of new details on the upcoming relaunch of PlayStation Plus, including what games to expect at the Extra and Premium tiers.

Combining PlayStation Plus with PlayStation Now into one subscription, the “all-new” PlayStation Plus features three tiers of content, with PlayStation Plus Essential offering basically what players have access to now.

Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus Extra includes a downloadable library of PS4 and PS5 games, and now we've got a list of titles that will be available around the launch of the upgraded service, including some of the higher-priced PS5 games like Demon's Souls and Returnal, as well as some cult hits like Gravity Rush and Tearaway Unfolded. There's also several titles from third-party developers - you can check out the list below

PlayStation Studios

  • Alienation | Housemarque, PS4
  • Bloodborne | FromSoftware, PS4
  • Concrete Genie | Pixelopus, PS4
  • Days Gone | Bend Studio, PS4
  • Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition | Housemarque, PS4
  • Death Stranding and Death Stranding Director’s Cut | Kojima Productions, PS4/PS5
  • Demon’s Souls | Bluepoint Games,  PS5
  • Destruction AllStars | Lucid Games, PS5
  • Everybody’s Golf | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut | Sucker Punch, PS4/ PS5
  • God of War | Santa Monica Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Horizon Zero Dawn | Guerrilla Games, PS4
  • Infamous First Light | Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Infamous Second Son | Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Knack | Japan Studio, PS4
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 | Sumo Digital, PS4
  • LocoRoco Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • LocoRoco 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man | Insomniac Games, PS4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales | Insomniac Games, PS4/PS5
  • Matterfall |Housemarque, PS4
  • MediEvil | Other Ocean, PS4
  • Patapon Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Patapon 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Resogun | Housemarque, PS4
  • Returnal | Housemarque, PS5
  • Shadow of the Colossus | Japan Studio,  PS4
  • Tearaway Unfolded |Media Molecule, PS4
  • The Last Guardian | Japan Studio, PS4
  • The Last of Us Remastered | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Until Dawn | Supermassive Games, PS4
  • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection |Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • WipEout Omega Collection | Clever Beans & Creative Vault Studios, PS4

Third Party-Partners

  • Ashen | Annapurna Interactive,PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla*** | Ubisoft, PS4/PS5
  • Celeste | Maddy Makes Games, PS4
  • Cities: Skylines | Paradox Interactive, PS4
  • Control: Ultimate Edition | 505 Games, PS4/PS5
  • Dead Cells| Motion Twin, PS4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition | Square Enix Co. LTD, PS4
  • Hollow Knight | Team Cherry, PS4
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Square Enix Co. LTD., PS4/PS5
  • Mortal Kombat 11 | WB Games, PS4/PS5
  • Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • NBA 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • Outer Wilds | Annapurna Interactive, PS4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 | Rockstar Games, PS4 
  • Resident Evil | Capcom Co., Ltd, PS4
  • Soulcalibur VI | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • The Artful Escape | Annapurna Interactive, PS4/PS5
  • The Crew 2*** | Ubisoft, PS4

Of course, there's also the higher-priced PlayStation Plus Premium tier (or Deluxe in areas without PS3 streaming), which offers a variety of classic content from the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP. Again, Sony have revealed a few of the games to expect around launch, including classics like Ape Escape, Syphon Filter, Jumping Flash, Tekken 2, and Jak & Daxter, among others. You can see that list below, although strangely, it seems that Sony isn't offering any emulated PS2 games, instead including PS4-native remasters of those PS2 games, which might irk those that were unhappy with the quality of the remasters, and want to play the originals instead.

Classic Games Catalog – Original PlayStation and PSP

PlayStation Studios 

  • Ape Escape | Japan Studio, Original Playstation 
  • Hot Shots Golf | Japan Studio, Original Playstation
  • I.Q. Intelligent Qube | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Jumping Flash! | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Syphon Filter | Bend Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Super Stardust Portable | Housemarque, PSP

Third Party Partners

  • Mr. Driller | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation 
  • Tekken 2 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation 
  • Worms World Party | Team 17, Original PlayStation 
  • Worms Armageddon | Team17, Original PlayStation 

Classic Games Catalog – Remasters

PlayStation Studios

  • Ape Escape 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • FantaVision | SIE, PS4  
  • Hot Shots Tennis | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Jak II | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak 3| Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak X: Combat Racing | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4  
  • Rogue Galaxy | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Siren | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Wild Arms 3 | SIE, PS4 

Third Party Partners

  • Baja: Edge of Control HD | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • Bioshock Remastered | 2K Games, PS4
  • Borderlands The Handsome Collection | 2K Games, PS4
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition | Gearbox Publishing, PS4
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection | WB Games, PS4

Original PS3 Games (via streaming)

PlayStation Plus Premium** Plan

PlayStation Studios

  • Crash Commando | Creative Vault Studios, PS3
  • Demon’s Souls | From Software, PS3
  • echochrome | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ico | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Infamous | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous 2 | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! | Japan Studio, PS3
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • MotorStorm RC | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • Puppeteer | Japan Studio, PS3
  • rain | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time |Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Resistance 3 | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Super Stardust HD | Housemarque, PS3
  • Tokyo Jungle | Japan Studio, PS3
  • When Vikings Attack | Clever Beans, PS3

Third Party Partners

  • Asura’s Wrath | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2Konami, PS3
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West | Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., PS3
  • F.E.A.R. | WB Games, PS3
  • Lost Planet 2 | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 | Koei Tecmo, PS3
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare |Rockstar Games, PS3

Finally, the PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe tier also offers up Time-Limited Game Trials, allowing players to download a full game and play for up to two hours, with trophies and save data carrying over if you choose to buy it. The most exciting of these is Horizon Forbidden West, but it will also launch with Cyberpunk 2077 and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.

Time-Limited Game Trials 

PlayStation Studios 

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | Naughty Dog, PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West | Guerrilla Games, PS4/PS5

Third Party Partners

  • Cyberpunk 2077 | CD Projekt, PS5
  • Farming Simulator 22 | Giants Software GmBH, PS4/PS5 
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderland2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • WWE 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5

PlayStation Plus Essential will of course be updated with new monthly PS4 and PS5 games to claim on the first Tuesday of each month, as PlayStation Plus does already, and there will be a monthly mid-month refresh of the Game Catalogue on PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium as well.

The All-New PlayStation Plus launches in Asia on 24th May, then Japan on 2nd June, followed by North America and South America on 13th June, and finally Europe, New Zealand, and Australia on 23rd June.

  • Death Stranding, Ghosts, Spiderman x2, Marvel Guardians I've got my money's worth on the Premium upgrade out the door.
  • These games are always on sale cheap. Not worth it
  • @AdamKaygun, says the guy with a 94% ratio of free games. Literally everything you have is free to play or PS+ games with under 1 hour played. You wouldn’t know what value was if it slapped you in the face with it’s dick
  • For now I'll just stick with Essential. I already have most of the games on these lists that I'd want to play. I do hope the games chosen for Essential don't get worse like the drivel Xbox Gold seems to get nowadays.
  • @darkrequiem7 that’s because Xbox are trying to minimise their gamepass losses by offering less value through games with gold.

    It’s no secret that the expected yearly revenue of games offered between the services amounts to way higher than the income from subscriptions.

    As more and more first party releases hit gamepass the quality of GwG games will drop.

    As everyone has said, on paper, gamepass haemorrhages money. But it’s meant to entice people into the Xbox economy and then they make more from sales. However, over the past year, while the amount of players subscribing to gamepass has increased, the amount actually buying games in the ecosystem has diminished.

    Essentially people buying the console as a gamepass machine for exclusives. But doing the majority of their gaming elsewhere. Which will be Xbox’s downfall, as it will continue to lose them money.
  • I'll just stick with essential for now good (to me) was free in the past, or cheap now.
  • I believe I was trying to say all of the games that were good to me have been given away through ps plus in the past. Hopefully the collection of older titles will improve over time.
  • What worries me, and I think that will increase substancially over time, is that they will give more "bad" games in the Essential tier from now on, leaving the best games to the other tiers.

    In other words, less value for what you paid for.
  • Yeah I’ll just stick with essential. I only have time to play games that I REALLY want to play these days, so the ones they’re giving away with Premium that I’m interested in I have already played anyway.
  • Seems like a good start, I'm definitely going for Premium!
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