It’s that time of the month again. Sony is set to reveal next month’s free PlayStation Plus games later this week, so we can speculate and hypothesize ahead of time.
June marks a big shift for Sony’s subscription service. Now, instead of just the basic PlayStation Plus, you can also choose from two more expensive tiers that add a ton of games to play for free.
Depending on which tier you get, this new catalog of games stretches across every PlayStation generation.
The ‘Essential’ PlayStation Plus tier is what subscribers have now, and costs $9.99/month or $24.99 for 3 months, or $59.99 for a full year.
PlayStation Plus ‘Extra’ adds a bunch of PS4 and PS5 games for $14.99/month, $39.99/3 months or $99.99/year.
Finally, PlayStation Plus ‘Premium’ (or ‘Deluxe’ in some regions) adds games from across the PS1/PS2/PS3 era (some downloadable and some streaming, which is the case for PS3 games) and costs $17.99/month, $49.99/3 months or $119.99 per year.
Every tier includes the monthly free games, which are the ones we’re here to talk about today.
PS Plus Leaks, Rumors and Predictions
As of this writing there have been zero leaks for June’s free games. Much of the focus of leakers has been on the new offerings and game lists for the additional two tiers.
If this changes and we get a leak before Wednesday I’ll update this post.
We can still make some predictions, however.
With a release date of June 7th it’s possible that Spellforce 3 will be a PlayStation Plus giveaway for June. This is unlikely, however, since the game is available to pre-order on the PlayStation store.
Other options include a Call Of Duty game since Modern Warfare 2 is set to be revealed next month and COD titles often make it onto PlayStation Plus around a reveal.
Outriders is another good guess since there’s an expansion set for June 28th. The Worldslayer expansion would be more tempting to players who got the game for free that same month.
Other possible titles include Spiritfarer, Rust and Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, all of which would make sense for June’s PS Plus lineup since these are older titles that have yet to come to the service.
A lot of PlayStation Plus subscribers were looking forward to the official June lineup reveal this week. Specifically, we expected to see the free games for June revealed yesterday, on Wednesday the 25th.
Even I made this mistake. Sometimes, you just don’t notice how the calendar shakes out. Typically, Sony reveals the next month’s lineup of games on the final Wednesday of the month, but there are exceptions to this.
The actual rule of thumb is that Sony reveals the coming month’s games on the Wednesday that falls before the first Tuesday of the following month.
Well, it turns out that next Tuesday is May 31st, so June’s PS Plus games won’t actually release until the following Tuesday, June 7th. This means that the actual reveal of next month’s games won’t take place until Wednesday, June 1st—the first Wednesday of next month rather than the final Wednesday of this one.
This happens, albeit rarely, from time to time and it never fails to throw me and a lot of other PS Plus subscribers for a loop. Still, it also means that you have a whole extra week to download May’s PS Plus games.
These are FIFA 22, Tribes of Midgard and Curse of the Dead Gods. I’ve played some of that last one and it’s a bit like Hades, a combat-focused rogue lite all about cleaving your way through dungeons filled with enemies and traps. I definitely recommend it.