Sony has confirmed that more next-gen games will be coming to the PS+ service for the PlayStation 5.
PlayStation Plus games over the last few months have offered a lot of excitement for fans.
As the PlayStation 5 became available (or, due to stock issues, available but out of reach), PS+ got its own little upgrade.
PS+ is the service that allows gamers to play their favorite games online, on both the PS4 and PS5. There's been debate as to whether such a service is even necessary, but PlayStation has its way to sweeten the deal.
Similar to Xbox's Games With Gold, PS+ offers a small collection of free games every month for players to download.
Its choices of games has been strong so far, with popular AAA titles like Control and Rise of the Tomb Raider making it to the download slate. But, that's not the only thing that's keeping players interested.
Since the PlayStation 5's release, the service has been offering brand new, next-gen games to go with the other titles.
Starting with Bugsnax, moving through Maneater, and finally settling with Destruction AllStars in February's PS+ slate, fans have loved experiencing the next generation completely for free.
But, fans have worries how long this might last. Thankfully, we've had some reassurance in that department.
Sony's Pledge To Keep Next-Gen Games on PlayStation Plus
In an interview with GQ, Sony's President and chief executive officer Jim Ryan spoke on the future of PlayStation Plus' games slate.
He was asked about the games they'd already released as part of the PS+ slate for the next generation, namely Bugsnax and Destruction AllStars. He was asked if the current trajectory of one next-gen title per month is going to continue.
Ryan responds with;
Yes, it is. We see this as a very interesting and innovative way to publish games and to make games available for our subscribers. It works for us as the publisher and we know that subscribers to PlayStation Plus love it."Jim Ryan on the future of next-gen titles on PS+
PlayStation 5 users, take your sigh of relief now. It doesn't look like the torrent of free next-gen games will be stopping any time soon.
It's nice to see Ryan take such a consumer-friendly stance on this, especially in an era of developers treating their customers as money-making consumers.
The rest of the conversation is fascinating. Ryan even reveals the new PSVR 2, which is coming soon. It's exciting, especially as a Sony patent has leaked the PSVR 2 controller's features.
Plus, more exciting news if you're yet to get your hands on a PS5; an employee leak has suggested that more PS5 stock could appear at Target soon.