The recent announcement of playstation plus It left a bittersweet taste among the fans. On the one hand, Sony has finally fulfilled an old wish of the players, who demanded a more complete subscription service than the existing ones and that would be up to Xbox Game Pass (without necessarily being the same); but on the other, several data remain unknown, like what games will be part of the catalog.
In an appearance on the official podcast playstation, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, addressed this issue, but was far from clarifying. When asked what video games would be part of PlayStation Plus once it starts reaching users in June, the manager chose to be elusive in his response.
“I’m going to play hard to get on this one, but I can tell you that we have a massive turnout of publishers on this show. We have all the big names presentRyan said, without mentioning any of the titles that will be added to the revamped PlayStation Plus.
The secrecy surrounding this matter is still striking, as it is not very well understood why Sony has chosen not to disclose in more detail the list of games that will be on the service. Let us remember that when the new PS + was announced, the Japanese corporation simply mentioned that the catalog would include proposals such as “Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11 and returnal“.
However, that small sample is far from being representative of the supposed more than 700 titles that PlayStation Plus will have at launch. It is logical to think that Asians are finalizing details about the availability of some functions of the subscription service, but it is still strange that almost a week after its announcement it has not been delivered a little deeper look to the video games that will be part of its launch.
PlayStation Plus keeps much of its catalog secret
Another striking point of the secrecy of the PlayStation Plus catalog is that Sony has already clarified its position on launches from day one. The Japanese will not release their titles on the subscription service the same day they are released in physical or digital format; and although for many this may be a mistake, Jim Ryan assured that this modality is incompatible with his current publishing business.
But going back to the catalog that the platform will present, the maximum reference of PlayStation he was confident. “We have big publishers, we have small independent publishers. We have over 200 partners working with us to put their content on PlayStation Plus, so the lineup is going to be really strong,” he argued.
For now, we will have to keep waiting for more news. PlayStation Plus will begin its phased rollout in June, and Sony is confident of having it available in all PlayStation Network markets by the end of the year. The renewed subscription service will come in three variants: Essential (which will offer the same as PS+ currently), Extra and Premium. The highest level will allow you to play from the original PlayStation titles to the PS4 from the cloud; however, this will be available only in countries where PlayStation Now currently works. For their part, markets without cloud gameplay will have the version as an alternative. Deluxewhich will be a little cheaper than Premium.