why free games in june 2022 will be remembered

At the end of each month, PlayStation Plus subscribers can find out about the following free games offered by Sony. Now a democratized way to keep subscribers at a time when competition is raging, especially from Xbox Game Pass. And in the weeks leading up to the release of the new PlayStation Plus, Sony could very well have taken the time to make this June a memorable one.

merge of ps plus and ps now

Rumors have swirled for months about Project Spartacus, described as Sony’s new service meant to compete with Xbox’s hugely popular and enticing Game Pass. And earlier that year, the Japanese giant finally decided to lift the veil on this new formula, which quickly resulted in the merger of the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. Three offers are advanced: Essentials, Extra and Premium. The former looks deceptively similar to the current PlayStation Plus, the latter adds a carpet. library of 400 PS4 and PS5 games (available for download) which should expand over the months when the third, and also the most expensive, will contain the same benefits as the previous ones, adding the ability game streaming for PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP (as well as PS4 and PS5), as well as access to exclusive, time-limited demos.

Offers are displayed at €8.99 for Essential, €13.99 for Extra and €16.99 for Premium. The new version, which should now be released in June, namely in a few weeks. So June should be the first month of this new PlayStation Plus, an opportunity for Sony to strike. And for good reason, this is what this service offers:

  • 2 downloadable games every month (Main/Additional/Premium)
  • Exclusive Discounts (Basic/Additional/Premium)
  • Cloud storage for game saves (Essential/Extra/Premium)
  • Access to Online Multiplayer (Basic/Extra/Premium)
  • A catalog of nearly 400 of the best PS4 and PS5 games, including hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and our third party partners. Additional level games can be downloaded for offline access. (Extra/Premium)
  • A catalog of nearly 340 of the best PS3, PSP, PS2 and PS1 games available for cloud streaming. (for PS3 games) and/or for console download for PSP, PS2 and PS1 games. (Premium)
  • Limited Time Trials will also be offered at this level, allowing players to test them before purchasing. (Premium)

In Europe, this new PlayStation Plus is scheduled for June 22nd. But as players were quick to point out, this new PlayStation Plus’ Essential offering is less exciting than the current offering. And for good reason, currently and every month players can qualify for 4 games. In this new version, only two games can be downloaded without any new benefits. Therefore, it is difficult to be enthusiastic about the idea of ​​paying a similar price for a less attractive offer. After these announcements, players tried to work around the issue by using the service’s subscription renewal terms.

decrease in the number of subscribers

If you are subscribed to both services [PS Now, PS Plus] When the new PlayStation Plus is released, you will be upgraded to a PlayStation Plus Premium subscription plan and have a new single payment date based on the longer of your two subscriptions.“Can we read in the Sony FAQ section. An ingenious method that thus allowed a user with a PlayStation Plus subscription ending at the end of the year and a PlayStation Now subscription ending in 2025 to see its Premium offer expires at the farthest subscription, namely the one that ends in 2025. Sony quickly blocked this technique, which still allowed some players to get a future PlayStation Plus Premium offer at a lower price.

But this week, Sony released its latest financial report for fiscal year 2021. it was noticed that the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers dropped dramatically. The drop is probably due to the increase in subscription prices and the emergence of more and more interesting competitors. Thus, PlayStation Plus currently has 47.4 million subscribers, down 600,000 in the quarter. But with the introduction of the Essential, Extra and Premium offerings, Sony wants to make up for the drop in revenue by raising subscription prices. It remains to be seen if the players will react.

Therefore, Sony must strike to make the launch of PlayStation Plus unforgettable. But with only two games scheduled, it’s hard to believe that the Japanese giant will be able to impress and, above all, convince. And for good reason, despite months of rumors and speculation, Sony did not convince all the players when the details of its Spartak project were announced. Therefore, the games offered in June 2022 must be outstanding to calm the mood, but also to inspire confidence. Although the service is mandatory to use the console’s online services, it is possible that the lack of attractive offers is pushing players to exit.

By your side what offer are you going to hack for? Are you out already? Feel free to answer us through the poll and the comments section.