A recent leak may have revealed some of the games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers later this month.
The leak comes from the ResetEra user BlackBate (opens in new tab) (through 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-month update for Extra and Premium subscribers.
The list comprises the already officially confirmed (opens in new tab) scattered; Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade and FF7R Episode Intermission; 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, incidentally, the release date for Stray. It’s worth noting that BlackBate says these are just “a few” of the games that will be added, which suggests the lineup could be more extensive than that.
As for the reliability of this leak, the user has at least previously leaked information correctly via ResetEra before the official announcements. They’re not a frequent poster by any means, but as seen by PushSquare, they’ve previously leaked details about Death Stranding Director’s Cut (opens in new tab) and the Skull and Bones Revealed (opens in new tab).
We can’t be sure, of course, of the exact schedule and date of the PlayStation Plus mid-month update until it’s officially confirmed by Sony. The abundance of Ubisoft titles, at least, makes some sense in the context of the Ubisoft + Classics catalog being part of PlayStation Plus and the publisher’s promise in May that the catalog would “launch with 27 titles and grow to 50 by the end of 2022.” .”
What is the mid-month update?
This is all part of Sony’s recently revised PlayStation Plus subscription service. Now PlayStation Plus has three tiers: Essential, Extra and Premium. While the Essential tier is pretty much the same as the original PS Plus service, with online multiplayer access, PlayStation Store discounts, and monthly PS4 and PS5 games, the Extra and Premium offer more.
Sony has confirmed (opens in new tab) that the additional benefits of the Extra and Premium tiers include – among other things – a second monthly game update that will “take place mid-month with new games on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans”. According to Sony, “the number of updated games varies per month”.
Sony has yet to officially confirm the date when subscribers can expect this second update, but 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 July lineup of PS Plus games for all PS Plus tiers has now been revealed, with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Arcadegeddon available to subscribers now.