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PlayStation Plus Collection to be Removed on May 9

PlayStation Plus Collection to be Removed on May 9 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2023 / 2,672 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it will be removing the PlayStation Plus Collection on May 9. It has been available to PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation 5 since the console launched.

Those who redeem the titles by May 9 will still have access to the game after the date as long as they remain a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

"We also wanted to provide an update on the PlayStation Plus Collection that has been offered as a benefit to PlayStation Plus members on PS5 since 2020," announced Sony.

PlayStation Plus Collection to be Removed on May 9

"On May 9 the PlayStation Plus Collection will no longer be offered. If you haven’t redeemed the titles in this collection yet, you can still do so until May 9, which will enable you to access those titles even after this date for as long as you remain a PlayStation Plus member."

The PlayStation Plus Collection includes 20 PlayStation 4 games - God of War, Fallout 4, Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, Days Gone, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, and more.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Blood_Tears (on 01 February 2023)

Most of the games were offered separately through PS Plus monthly over the years anyways as well as dirt cheap in flash sales and in some cases given away for free entirely like Ratchet. When this change happens it will have been 2 and a half years for the collection on PS5 which is a respectable amount of time to redeem these PS4 titles. It's also no longer 20 titles as Sega removed P5 last year so technically it's 19 titles.

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DonFerrari Blood_Tears (on 02 February 2023)

But I have seem a lot of trolls complaining about "what about the new owners that enter after this offer expires?"

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 01 February 2023)

Going to redeem the few i didnt play xD

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Signalstar (on 01 February 2023)

Woah. I guess I should redeem all of the games in the collection before they get removed then.

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brute (on 01 February 2023)

This will be disappointing news for folks that wont be able to buy a PS5 before then.

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DonFerrari (on 02 February 2023)

I don't think they needed to do it, but well they already helped accelerate the adoption and transition during the release window when there is less titles on the system so I can understand they moving on from it on the basic package.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 02 February 2023)

It was a nice incentive for day one owners to have for free but nothing last forever...
Besides most of them is in ps plus extra so better to head over there if u don't reach may 9

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zero129 (on 01 February 2023)

Pretty bad for people who didnt get the console or couldnt get it yet. You get a price rise and now you dont get the collection. Also to the people saying about it being free games while not exactly since you only get to keep playing them games if you have a PS+ sub and that you have to pay for.

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Wman1996 (on 01 February 2023)

This is pretty ridiculous. I doubt offering the games as part of this collection has reduced revenue and profit much. But it doesn't surprise me that Sony only cared to give this collection to early and semi-early adopters.

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JWeinCom Wman1996 (on 01 February 2023)

I don't think there's any obligation to give out free games forever, and I don't recall them ever saying they would do so. If the PS5 is not worth it to someone without the free games, they do not have to buy one.

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pitzy272 Wman1996 (on 01 February 2023)

Not trying to be antagonistic, but your comment feels entitled. They never had to do this in the first place. Plus, it will have been 2.5y since PS5 released by 5/9/23. That’s plenty of time for someone to have been able to purchase a PS5, esp with 6 months of abundant supply.

It was believed that Sony offered these 20 games in part bc of their disc-less PS5 and the inability to transfer disc-based games to it. Because of the new (rumored) PS5 model that will be disc-less BUT have the option of buying the add-on disc drive, I think Sony no longer feels the obligation to keep the PS Plus Collection.

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Jumpinbeans pitzy272 (on 01 February 2023)

I reckon they did have to do it and im glad they did - at launch there was pretty much zero reason from buying this console (I know I bought one) apart from Astro's playroom and a faster UI. Nearly everything else was a ps4 version which perhaps ran slightly better.

This is a great offer for anyone joining the platform - then or now. It's something Sony should be doing and building on too. Hell games like KZ4 and driveclub should have been offered for years before rather than being left on the scrap heap or buried in a larger collection. Both would still be thriving.

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ConservagameR Jumpinbeans (on 02 February 2023)

Based on the scenario at launch up until now, Sony probably could've gotten away without the Plus Collection, or a much poorer selection or fewer titles. Looking back it was really just a small bonus for early PS5 adopters.
Now PS can add to the Plus Game Catalogue, whichever Collection titles currently aren't on there. All the more reason to sign up for PS Plus for those who don't sub.

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DonFerrari Jumpinbeans (on 02 February 2023)

Those games can be added for the higher tiers for sure, but considering the scope of the basic subs this collection wasn't something that was promised forever or that needed rotation or increase.

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Wman1996 pitzy272 (on 02 February 2023)

Being entitled wasn't my intention and I'm well aware it was for an unspecified time. It just seems like the kind of collection you would offer for as little as 1 year or closer to 5 years. But I suppose they picked the 2.5-year mark because PS5s are probably going to be easier to find now and because PS Plus has been revamped.

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