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PlayStation might be home to the latest blockbuster first-party games, but Microsoft takes the cake when it comes to accessibility and affordability. The Xbox Game Pass subscription is an incredible value proposition for anyone who can't fathom forking out over $100 for the latest games. Both platforms have offered a handful of bonus monthly games to their respective online service subscribers, but Game Pass has taken this notion to another level, offering over 100 games to download on Xbox and PC for $15.95 per month. For years, PlayStation has lacked a comparable alternative but in September 2020, Sony caved to the competitive pressure. The PS Plus collection is a (much smaller) library of first and third-party games for PlayStation Plus subscribers who invested in a PlayStation 5.
With the launch of the PlayStation 5, the PS Plus Collection is now officially available. We're keeping track of every game currently available on PS Plus Collection and will continue to update this guide as more games come and go.
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Santa Monica Studio
Monster Hunter: World
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Toys for Bob
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Ratchet and Clank
Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
Batman: Arkham Knight
Mortal Kombat X
The Last of Us Remastered
Infamous Second Son
How much does PS Plus Collection cost?
PS Plus Collection is available to all PS5 owners who pay for PlayStation Plus. If you upgraded from PlayStation 4, you may already have a PlayStation Plus subscription. PlayStation Plus subscriptions cost $11.95 per month in Australia. You can save a bit of money by paying for multiple months in advance. A three-month subscription will cost you $33.95 (save $1.90), and twelve months will cost you $79.95 (save $63.45).
Typically, PlayStation Plus gives subscribers online multiplayer features (where required), free monthly games, and exclusive discounts, but PlayStation 5 users get the added benefit of PS Plus Collection.
Is PS Plus Collection available on PS4?
Unfortunately not. Unfortunately not. Although the PS Plus Collection is made up entirely of PlayStation 4 games, the classics collection is available exclusively to PlayStation 5 users.
It's a bit of a kick in the teeth for loyal PlayStation 4 owners who can't get their hands on the next-gen successor. It's especially rough considering the console's price tag and global stock shortages.
A few fine folks managed to find a loophole where PS Plus Collection games could be downloaded on PlayStation 4 using a PS5-connected PlayStation Network ID. But Sony has allegedly put the kibosh on the exploit, going as far as banning PlayStation Network accounts that used the loophole.
When will more games be added to PS Plus Collection?
While Xbox adds new games to Game Pass every month, there are no solid plans to add any more PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 games to PS Plus Collection. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said Sony would "wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection" before making any decisions on adding more content.
My gut feeling says PlayStation users will "receive" free games quite positively, but what do I know? Sony only has to look to Xbox Game Pass to understand how customers will receive such a games subscription service when done right. Back in April, Xbox Game Pass surpassed 10 million subscribers worldwide, and off the heels of the Xbox Series S and X launch, Microsoft revealed that a whopping 70% of next-gen Xbox owners had an attached Game Pass subscription.
Despite these comments and the rather limp launch of PS Plus Collection, it's we'll likely see more PS4 games added to the library, at the very least. Obvious contenders include more first and third-party exclusives like Killzone Shadow Fall, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us 2. If the last generation is any indication, it's possible Sony is planning full-blown re-releases for a few of its first-party titles, which could throw a spanner in the works. Time will tell whether PS Plus Collection has legs. Wherever the service is going, it'd do well to follow in the footsteps of Game Pass.