Sony confirms it will remove the PS Plus Collection library in May
The PlayStation Plus Collection will soon cease to exist, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced.
From May 9, the 19-game collection will no longer be offered, SIE said on Wednesday. Games can still be redeemed until then and will then be available to users who remain PlayStation Plus subscribers.
The PlayStation Plus Collection is a library of PS4 games offered exclusively to PS5 owners who are also members of the paid subscription service.
PlayStation Plus Collection – Intro Trailer | PS5
It originally included 20 games (10 first-party and 10 third-party) before Persona 5 was removed in May 2022.
Collection includes God of War, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat, Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, Days Gone, Until Dawn, Detroit, Battlefield 1, Infamous Second Son, Batman Arkham Knight, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered, Resident Evil 7, Bloodborne and Monster Hunter World.
The feature was made available when the PS5 launched in 2020 as a benefit for owners of the next-gen console only.
At the time, SIE CEO Jim Ryan said he hadn’t decided whether the PlayStation Plus collection would be expanded beyond its initial launch lineup.
“Well, we’ll wait and see how the world receives the Plus collection,” he told GQ. “You know what games are played how much they are played before making decisions about it.
“We believe this will potentially be a great user acquisition tool. It’s safe to say that if you’ve never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5, you’re basically getting a PS4, right?
Ryan said a subscription model like Xbox Game Pass “doesn’t make sense” for Sony’s first-party operation, given its focus on big-budget games.
On Wednesday, Sony officially confirmed February’s PlayStation Plus Essential games. These are OlliOlli World, Mafia Definitive Edition, Evil Dead: The Game and Destiny 2: Beyond Light.