PS Plus: What is PS Plus and how do you get free PlayStation Plus games?
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s answer to Xbox Live Gold. Initially, it was simply subscription service where members would receive free games each month. However, when PlayStation Plus jumped over to the PS4, it also acted as a gateway to Sony’s online content and store discounts.
Every month PlayStation Plus owners gain access to a set of exclusive discounts from the PlayStation Store, along with at least two free PS4 games, two PS3 games and two PS Vita titles. Over time, this has shifted and now you’re likely to receive two PS4 games, two PS3 games and two PS Vita titles and two PS4 titles that are also cross-compatible with PS3 or PS Vita. Since September, Sony has also included a PlayStation VR title for free.
It should be noted that as part of the free PS Plus games for March announcement, Sony said it will discontinue PS3 and PS Vita games as part of PS Plus from 8 March 2019.
How much is PS Plus?
PlayStation Plus can be purchased in three- or 12-month subscriptions either with pre-paid cards or by hooking your PayPal or card details directly into your PlayStation ID on the Sony Entertainment Network.
A 12-month subscription will now cost you £50, with a three-month setting you back £20. Amazon also offers up a slight discount on picking up six-month subscriptions too.
How often does PS Plus update?
PlayStation Plus updates on the first Wednesday of every month. Each title generally lasts until the following update, but occasionally Sony has seen fit to keep games running over multiple months. Sometimes it only runs a game for a couple of weeks at a time – but that hasn’t happened in a while.