One of the best perks PlayStation Plus subscribers on PlayStation 5 receive is a collection of PlayStation 4 titles to download onto their brand new systems. Dubbed the PlayStation Plus Collection, this bundle includes the likes of such popular first, second, and third-party games as God of War, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, and Persona 5. The following are potential PlayStation Plus Collection games we’d like to be added next.
1. Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn bolstered Guerilla Games’ popularity after the studio’s long history with the Killzone series on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The new intellectual property proved a worthwhile investment for publisher Sony, as the title earned over $10 million by its second anniversary. Zero Dawn‘s inclusion in the PlayStation Plus Collection sometime next year would make sense, especially as its sequel, Forbidden West, draws closer.
2. Gran Turismo Sport
Similarly to Horizon Zero Dawn and its upcoming sequel, Gran Turismo Sport would be a worthwhile addition to the PlayStation Plus Collection as its follow-up, Gran Turismo 7, is set to arrive on PlayStation 5 next year. Though racing games don’t exactly appeal to a wide audience (unlike most of the titles featured in the collection), featuring Gran Turismo Sport could help convince people who’ve never played the franchise to give it a try. Racing fans who have only played Forza on Xbox may also opt to take Sport for a spin, if only to discover whether or not Gran Turismo satisfies their itch.
3. Killzone Shadow Fall
Though Killzone Shadow Fall was a launch title for PlayStation 4, it would make sense for Sony to include it in the PlayStation Plus Collection if it had intentions to bring back the franchise on PlayStation 5. The evidence to suggest that a Killzone revival is on the way is compelling, as the PlayStation 5’s UI video made references to the series and a LinkedIn description states Guerilla Games is working on an “online social experience.” Killzone Shadow Fall would be the up-to-date representation of what first-person shooter fans can expect from the series on PlayStation 5. Here’s hoping that all the speculation isn’t unwarranted.
4. Ghost of Tsushima
Sucker Punch’s latest title and PlayStation’s newest IP, Ghost of Tsushima, is a no-brainer inclusion, though it’s likely fans won’t see the title added to the PlayStation Plus Collection soon. Rather, Ghost of Tsushima‘s induction would make sense once the developer announces a sequel – which is probably going to happen, given a recent LinkedIn job posting. That’s not to mention that the title is still selling well on PlayStation 4, as it became the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game ever last month. It wouldn’t make sense for Sony to mess with Tsushima‘s success, at least not during its first year on the market.
5. The Last of Us Part 2
The Last of Us Part 2 will be added to the PlayStation Plus Collection eventually, though, as in the case of Ghost of Tsushima, it’s likely it won’t be included anytime soon. Aside from potentially messing with first-year sales figures, featuring Part 2 in the collection too early may not be beneficial to the game’s upcoming Factions online multiplayer component, the likes of which is still on the horizon.
Sony and Naughty Dog may time the release of Factions with the inclusion of Part 2 in the PlayStation Plus Collection in order to draw a massive player base to the former, or opt to include Part 2 once a Part 3 draws closer. In any case, it’s likely that the second iteration in PlayStation’s most popular series to date will end up in the PlayStation Plus Collection before PlayStation 5 reaches the end of its lifecycle.
Of course, it wouldn’t surprise us if games like Death Stranding, Nier: Automata, or Resident Evil 2 Remake end up on the PlayStation Plus Collection. The titles above simply make most sense given PlayStation 5’s upcoming slate of releases. Hopefully, in addition to PlayStation 4 games, Sony will also decide to include native PlayStation 5 games in the collection one day.