Sony’s PlayStation Plus Collection Closing in May

The PS5-exclusive collection of nineteen of the best backwards-compatible PS4 games is closing down for good on May 9, 2023. However, members who redeem any or all of these games before that date will be able to continue playing them free of charge. With so many fantastic first- and third-party games on offer, members had better move quickly before they are gone for good.

Sony’s PlayStation Plus Collection Closing in MayAnnounced both at the very end of a blog post and via an email to subscribed PlayStation Plus members on Wednesday, Sony has delivered the news that the PlayStation Plus Collection of games will be closing down permanently on May 9, 2023. However, anyone who has already redeemed (downloaded or added to their Library) or chooses to redeem any or all of these titles in the next three months, will be able to keep them at no extra cost as long as they remain a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

Available since the launch of the PS5 (and for PS5-owning PS Plus subscribers only), the PlayStation Plus Collection is a library of nineteen critically acclaimed backwards-compatible PS4 games, available to download for free. With the relative lack of new PS5 titles when the console launched in 2020, the collection was a fantastic resource that allowed players to get their hands on the best Sony has to offer. And in the years since, it has been the perfect way to catch up on any big-name titles players may have missed or been unable to afford in the past. So it is a great shame that such a brilliant offering is coming to an end.

PlayStation Plus Collection - Introduction Trailer | PS5

The PlayStation Plus Collection originally launched with twenty free games, but Persona 5 was removed in May last year. The other nineteen are still available to download until May 9. And if any of these titles catch your eye, simply add them to your Game Library before that date.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Zombie Chronicles Edition)
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until Dawn

Many of these titles remain available to download via PlayStation’s PS Plus Extra and Premium subscriptions, but it would have been great to have kept them available at no extra cost to new PS5 owners. Especially as Sony has had its best sales quarter to date, having now sold over 32 million PS5 consoles worldwide.


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