Sony Reveals PlayStation Plus Collection, a Library of PS4 Games Launching Alongside PS5

Sony Reveals PlayStation Plus Collection, a Library of PS4 Games Launching Alongside PS5

PlayStation's version of Game Pass, it seems.

Today's PS5 showcase revealed a lot of news about Sony's upcoming next-gen console, from release date and price point to some of the games scheduled for launch and beyond. Bolstering its launch lineup will be a number of PS4 games, being made freely available to PS Plus subscribers on the PS5 under the umbrella of the new PlayStation Plus Collection.

Revealed during today's showcase, PS5 owners who have a PlayStation Plus account will be able to download and play a number of select games on their new console. Via the PlayStation blog, these are games that "defined the generation." They include the following, either listed in the blog or show during today's sizzle reel:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • God of War (2018)
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Ratchet and Clank (2016)
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Persona 5
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Until Dawn

As Sony says in its showcase, the collection will be available when the PlayStation 5 launches, and you can "simply download games and start playing." This seems like a pretty straightforward way to bolster PlayStation's launch lineup, and also gives Sony a bit of an edge against Xbox's ever-growing Game Pass service. It's unclear if this will extend to PS4 owners as well; Sony's phrasing says the PS Plus Collection "will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PS Plus members receive for a single subscription price."

The PlayStation 5's launch date was set today for Nov. 12, 2020. The two models will run at different prices: the digital-focused PS5 without a disc drive will run $399.99, while the disc-compatible PS5 will go for $499.99.

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