As every month, we stop to think about what can come, what we want and what there is talk that can come to the PS Plus subscription. A Sony subscription that allows us to play online and save to the cloud, as well as giving us access to a multitude of games. Because with the moves this month, we can probably expect that Sony will decide to take advantage of the juncture to do a couple of interesting things.
In the month of May, we had a well-stocked catalog, particularly for those who subscribe to Extra and Premium. With a new release like Humanity, an excellent game that may go under the radar for many people, and great titles like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Watch Dogs: Legion, along with modern cult classics like Dishonored 2, the catalog is shaping up and increasingly justifying the subscription price. Even though Chivalry 2 and GRID Legends for PlayStation 5, and Descenders for PlayStation 4 among the monthly games weren’t the most standout games we’ve seen lately.
Having recapped the past, it’s time to speculate. What can we expect from the month of June on Sony’s console? To anticipate, three games for the Essential tier, along with a handful of titles for Extra and Premium.
However, the titles should be announced on May 31st. Now, if the rumors are true and there will be a Sony PlayStation Showcase before the end of the month, it’s expected that they will announce the titles at this event, similar to how they do with State of Play. In any case, the games will become available on June 6th.
The June 2023 PS Plus Essential games we are waiting for
Immortal: Fenyx Rising
Right now, everyone is talking about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Sony can either try to fight against the current or try to leverage it and turn it in their favor. If they choose the latter, they have an easy solution: they just need to gift this amazing Ubisoft game with their Essential subscription.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a game developed by Ubisoft Quebec that takes us to a more humorous version of classical Greece, where the gods exist and the terrible titan Typhon has escaped from the Underworld. A young protagonist named Fenyx must save her brother by stopping Typhon. Heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this open-world game is charming, fun, and humorous. Although it may not be as revolutionary as the game it draws inspiration from, it is a delightful game that will please anyone who wants more of Breath of the Wild but may not be convinced or able to afford Tears of the Kingdom.
The Last of Us Part I
Not everything HBO touches becomes a success, but it certainly acquires a prestigious aura that sparks discussions. The Last of Us didn’t need that prestigious halo since it had it from the beginning, but undoubtedly, the HBO involvement has generated buzz beyond the gaming circles. It presents a good opportunity for Sony to complete the circle, especially now that the PlayStation Plus Collection is no longer available and The Last of Us Remastered is no longer accessible.
The Last of Us Part I doesn’t require an introduction. As a remake of the original game and the third iteration following The Last of Us for PlayStation 3 and The Last of Us Remastered for PlayStation 4, it’s a perfect candidate as a PlayStation 5 exclusive with a lot of prestige. It could be a bombshell announcement for that hypothetical PlayStation Showcase when they discuss PS Plus. Sony has a chance to make a significant impact, just as Felipe II did in his time.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
To close with a wild card, there’s nothing like making an unexpected move. Betting on something that nobody sees coming. Let’s say they’re going to give away Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
Why Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc? Because it’s a great game that recently left Game Pass. Because Master Detective Archive: Rain Code, a game from the same creators, is releasing at the end of June. These reasons are more than enough to predict that it will be one of the games for the month of June. It would be a smart move for both Sony and its developers, Spike Chunsoft and Too Kyo Games, as it would give a boost to their upcoming game.
Games that could be coming to PS Plus Extra and Premium by May 2023
As always, trying to predict the Extra and Premium games for PS Plus is nearly impossible. There are many games from various platforms, making it almost utopian to guess accurately. However, let’s suggest some games that we believe could potentially be included, trying not to rely solely on personal preferences:
- PS5: FIFA 23
- PS4: Monster Hunter World and Battlefield 1
- PS3: Braid
- PSP: Wipeout Pure
- PS2: The Simpsons: Hit & Run and Bully
- PS1: Twisted Metal
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