In a bit of an interesting move, Sony has confirmed that, beginning in June 2014, each platform will have access to two PlayStation Plus free games per month in North America and Europe. This won’t affect the number of PS Vita games each month, but it does mean North American PlayStation Plus members will be receiving one less PS3 game per month, and PS4 owners will be receiving one more game per month (Resogun had been in the IGC since PS4 launch in North America).
Sony also took this opportunity to announce PlayStation Plus turns 4 years old next month, and with this, they revealed that the length of time each title is available in the Instant Game Collection will be streamlined:
Starting in July, every title in the Instant Game Collection will be available the first Tuesday [Wednesday in Europe] of the month, and will be free for the month, until the first Tuesday [Wednesday in Europe] of the following month, taking the guesswork out of how long the game will be available for free.
As well, “in the coming weeks, several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out” (like Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and LittleBigPlanet Karting), so grab them while you can. No mention was made if these phased out titles will be replaced. Update: Fred Dutton of the EU PS Blog said, “The annual ‘evergreen’ titles will not be replaced.”
For the future of PlayStation Plus, Sony teased that Secret Ponchos on PS4 will still be given away for free once it finally launches.
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