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PlayStation Plus in June: NBA 2K14, Trine 2, Dragon’s Crown, Pixeljunk, more

Lone Survivor and Surge Deluxe also join the service next week

Next month, PlayStation Plus will reach its 4th anniversary. It’s evolved a great deal since its inception, providing our PS Plus members with exclusive discounts, beta access and even select games early, as well as, of course, great games to play through our Instant Game Collection. As our members have grown with us from our introduction on PS3, PS Vita and now PS4, together we’ve built a really strong global community of gamers.

PlayStation Plus has been an essential part of PlayStation 4, providing access to next-gen online multiplayer and a steady stream of great games including Resogun, Outlast and Don’t Starve. Since we are always looking to continue the evolution of PS Plus as a service that really serves our community, we are excited to provide a more balanced set of games each month within the Instant Game Collection. As you’ll see below, starting in June, members will now have access to two titles per month for each of our platforms.

Since we’ve seen how excited many of you are to download Instant Game Collection titles as soon as they’re available, we’ve decided to adjust the length of time each title will be available. Starting in July, every title in the Instant Game Collection will be available the first Wednesday of the month, and will be free for that month, until the first Wednesday of the following month.

In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out, so if you’re new to the service and haven’t had a chance to download all of the titles available through PS Plus — or if you’ve been thinking about subscribing but haven’t yet — now is the perfect time to get all the great games available with PS Plus.

Anyway, without further ado, read on to find out what’s coming to the service next month.

New on PlayStation 4:

First up this month on PS4 comes a real gem from the incredible development teams at Q-Games and Double 11. Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate is a twin stick shooter that is as much about blasting things as it is about exploration and puzzle-solving.

Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate combines the campaigns of Shooter 1 and 2 into a single package with new features and optimisations. It’s a highly addictive game and with a platinum trophy to collect I’m certain this will keep you entertained throughout June.

Next up this month on PS4, let your imagination run wild in a beautiful fairy-tale land, avoiding danger at every turn as you solve mysterious puzzles in the award-winning Trine 2: The Complete Story. Don’t forget, you can take advantage of co-op multiplayer for up to three players in this epic adventure so grab your friends and get online.

Trine 2

New on PlayStation 3:

First up on PS3 this month, NBA 2K14 slam dunks its way onto PlayStation Plus. IGN believe this to be the best basketball simulator ever giving it a whopping 8.9 out of 10 and I won’t disagree! To ensure you make the most of your game, get online and face off against rival squads.

NBA

Next up on PS3 is the Cross-Buy psychological survival horror Lone Survivor (Director’s Cut). You play as a masked protagonist who must escape from a city ravaged by disease. Starving and exhausted, you begin to question how much of what you see is even real.

The choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness…

New on PS Vita

Dragon’s Crown is your first offering this month on PS Vita. Be prepared to be thrust into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock the secret behind the ancient dragon threatening the world.

Last but certainly not least make sure you pick up the electrifying Surge Deluxe from the team at Futurlab. This is a highly addictive block matching puzzle game where you need to be lightning fast to compete!

Expanded from the original release of Surge, this Deluxe version adds in a new Combiner block for higher multiplayers in strategic play and a new Chain Linker block for longer chain connections! Trust us – this one is very hard to put down.

In summary

Leaving PS Plus:

30th May: Stick it to the Man
30th May: Payday 2
30th May: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons
30th May: Muramasa Rebirth
30th May: Everybody’s Golf

Entering PS Plus:

4th June: Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate (Cross Buy)
4th June: Trine 2: The Complete Story
4th June: NBA 2K14
4th June: Lone Survivor (Cross Buy)
4th June: Dragon’s Crown
4th June: Surge Deluxe

Don’t miss out! Make sure add any of the games scheduled to leave the service to your download list now to ensure you get to play them!

Not a PlayStation Plus member? Then join today from just £5.49/€6.99 per month. To find out more visit our PlayStation Plus site .

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store.

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counterUAVbaby 29 May, 2014 @ 15:30
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THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! :))))))

1.1

Actually its changing from 8 ps3 games to 2 ps3 games, but you are welcome.

1.2

@BaneyFunny : what are you talking ? It was 3 PS3 games per month, now 2 but 2 PS4 games…
Why have you seen 8 PS3 games per month ?

If you talk about yearly games, they will come in one or two weeks, as usual… They never been annouced with the June monthly program… God please !

1.3

@sword15 isnt it 7 or 8 ps3 games available now in the IGC? it used to be more, but now its 7 or 8. I read in this blog post that these will get removed and they say if you dont have plus yet “grab these titles now while you still can” and the new system is only 2 games per system are available at any given time.

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Really?

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Gamers are not smart people. They want a paywall. You can see it on ps4. Half of ps4 owners got PLUS. While on ps3 its not even one in twenty people… So thats why there is no need for sony anymore to give out a ton of great games in PLUS. Because gamers votes for the online-paywall. Sad but true:(

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*voted

Stingraysito 29 May, 2014 @ 16:41
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I’m really disappointed at this update. It all started with the yearly VITA games which even if it was a business related decision the way that is has been communicated to the consumers has been nothing short of disrespectful.

My subscription won’t be renewed. I don’t have a PS4 so not point of paying for it.

Well with the PS4 you are pretty much screwed. Is not like people chose the paywal @baneyfunny. Either you pay it or play just offline ;)

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Awesome, that’s four games that I can get on the Vita!

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Yeah they (on particular one guy here) seem to often forget most are ps3 owners here and want ps3 content.

3.2

Awesome, that’s four games that I can get on my Vita and two games I can get on my ps3!

3.3

I think that Vita’s games should be excluded from Plus program. It’s better to get 3 games for PS3 & 3 games for PS4. Vita is a small “console”, not solid and not stationary. She looks like an overgrown smartphone. Are there a smartphone games in Plus? Nope.

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yay for the ps4 games but why are we suddenly getting the yearly sports games on ps+ can we atleast have a ps1 classic to choose instead of sports games?

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my heart just cracked, why would you want to rent ps1 games, grab them in sales and own them forever without this DRM Crap!

@BaneyFunny i have all the ps1 games that i want from the store in physical form, it’s more of a yay i can play them via vita without having to be tied to the ps3

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PS Vita’s Dragon’s Crown… Hype died
Not sure about Lone Survivor, Could probably play it

5.1

It is good… but most people already beat it on PC… it was in bundle for 1$

Oh… and Trine 2 was 1$ bundle… and Pixel Junk … for 3$ if I’m not mistaken

Dragon’s Crown is very good game… but sadly due to the fact that it is ONE OF THE FEW GAMES THAT HAVE PHYSICAL BOX AND GAME COPY most of people already have it.

All in all… I don’t see reason for me to buy membership+… again

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jesus christ i was hoping those rumors were false…absolutely nothing in june for me then, make that 3 crap months in a row.

madmanwithabox12 29 May, 2014 @ 15:39
6.1

Come on man, you can’t really complain. It’s free stuff at the end of the day.

NIALLERMANBUZ 29 May, 2014 @ 15:42
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I hate that word ‘free’…It’s not free, you’re paying for it.

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@madmanwithabox12 You know you are paying a subscription for these, right?

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Only Dragon’s Crown for me…
How about our ‘yearly’ vita games? Will you replace them soon?

StevenJamesHyde 29 May, 2014 @ 15:46
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“In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out”

They’re going away, they probably won’t be replaced

Fred Dutton 29 May, 2014 @ 15:50
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Chris will be along to answer questions soon, but just to clarify, the annual ‘evergreen’ titles will not be replaced. Instead, you’ll be getting one additional PS4 game every month. So, 2 x PS3, 2 x PS4 and 2 x Vita each month for the foreseeable future.

SGTSTEELFACE 29 May, 2014 @ 15:53
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OK I was happy now im angry this essentially is a kick in the teeth

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So one less for PS3 one more for PS4. Quite nice. I’m just afraid that since we received such fine deal US will get 3 games per month, per every platform ;) Hope not.
Chris used magic word – BALANCING!! :)

8.1

The PS Plus service will contain the same amount of games in each region

8.2

Yea, you answer that question but not the others…

@Chris: So when it does suit you, you do compare our Plus to US Plus? Do we also get the same sales and discounts from now on? Or will that remain a 10% discount compared to the 50-75% the US often gets? Or do we get your random excuse you dont compare EU and US?

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counterUAVbaby 29 May, 2014 @ 15:34
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Can Jak and Daxter trilogy be on that list please Chris?

SGTSTEELFACE 29 May, 2014 @ 15:43
9.1

Jak and Daxter Trilogy has been and gone on plus

supersmith2500 29 May, 2014 @ 15:48
9.2

Already on Plus.

counterUAVbaby 29 May, 2014 @ 15:53
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Oh damn! Thanks for letting me know!!!

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Great update. Brilliant to see the PS4 getting two games a month now and to see Trine 2 is one of them. Played it on PC before but it’s a great game and will certainly play it again.

Also happy to see the amount of crossplay going on. Lone Survivor is something I’ve looked forward to playing on a Vita.

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Maybe this time my question will not be ignored.

When Atelier Escha & Logy and Atelier Meruru Plus will be available in Russian PSN?
TK said that all settled long time ago and now everything depends on the PSN.

11.1

ask the dev? if all else fails even the sony president has several psn accounts for different regions

11.2

^ it sucks to do that on the Vita though.. since it can only have one account per memory card :(

11.3

Devs already answered. That’s why I’m trying to get an answer from the PS team. But they keep ignoring that question.
If all else fails… we have torrents, yep. But I still prefer to buy games.

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xX_HOJAT_Xx 29 May, 2014 @ 15:35
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Half of PAL region don’t play basketball. Now many have to learn about the rules of this sport. That’s not interesting. Sorry to be blunt.

12.1

the rules are simple:
throw the ball in the basket :D

12.2

Rules are a bit more than toss ball in basket

So I’m guessing the US will get a cricket game next month, as that sport is just unbelievably huge over there. Do Sony even consider the games to offer to regions?

runs_like_wind 30 May, 2014 @ 00:12
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Us got a “football” game in may.

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StevenJamesHyde 29 May, 2014 @ 15:35
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” Starting in July, every title in the Instant Game Collection will be available the first Wednesday of the month, and will be free for that month, until the first Wednesday of the following month […] In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out”

In other words, the yearly titles aren’t being replaced. Still, 12 extra monthly games beat 5 annual games, especially if you’re a PS4 owner

13.1

You’re so suspicious…
You know that’s the June’s annual games aren’t annouced with the monthly update but one or two weeks after, or at E3.
So, keep calm, they’re coming…

For Vita annual games, we can’t be sure, but i don’t think they’ll just let Uncharted and Gravity Rush go without other games coming.

StevenJamesHyde 29 May, 2014 @ 16:00
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I refer you to post #7.2

13.3

Sword, are you blind? Fred said yearly games are going to be taken away and nothing will replace them

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blade1003605 29 May, 2014 @ 15:35
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Wow, nice games!

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Its a pretty good month. I hope next month you guys can follow the U.S in securing 2 PS4 titles per month.

15.1

There is two PS4 games here…

15.2

Did you even bother to read the article? It says right there are two PS4 games, two games for every platform.

15.3

Read the article again.

Ramases_Niblick 29 May, 2014 @ 15:35
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Bit disappointing for me this month. Already got Lone Survivor (great game). Might give NBA2K14 a go.

KaneTheGoth 29 May, 2014 @ 16:26
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I got it too. In the sale they had a couple of weeks ago.

Alphaembryo 29 May, 2014 @ 15:36
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Yearly PS3 games…?

StevenJamesHyde 29 May, 2014 @ 15:44
17.1

“In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out”

In other words, LBPK, XCOM, Uncharted 3, Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush are going soon. No mention of them being replaced, so we must assume it isn’t happening

17.2

Like usual, they’ll be announce in an other post, maybe during E3 or in one or two weeks… Be patient !

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hope they aint stopping yearly titles, if so then this service will have gone downhill even more, i’m just hoping yearly titles may be announced at the sony conference at E3

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hyperrabbit2 29 May, 2014 @ 15:36
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Great news for PS4 owners!

KaneTheGoth 29 May, 2014 @ 15:36
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Lone Survivor was in a sale a couple of weeks ago!

19.1

Which is why it should have been obvious as a contender for PS+. Is really easy to spot them now ahead of time..

19.2

So? I’m failing to see what’s wrong with that.
Dragon’s Crown was never on sale for EU and here we are.

apostolis81 29 May, 2014 @ 15:36
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Will Dragons Crown be crossbuy?

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No, that game has no cross-buy.

20.2

Although it have cross-save, so you can grab one for PS3, if you want, and play on both without the need to spend money twice.

I expected this all the way.

It was pretty obvious the yearly games were going to go with the fact that it happened to vita and not a word has been said about them.

Adding the extra ps4 games brings it in line with games with gold vs xb1 and overall is 1 game per month better than the competition .

I don’t care for my ps3 much now so more ps4 content suits me.

21.1

Yeah, nice touch that they don’t express anymore “we don’t feel like it”. Instead the games “fade away”. So does my trust.

21.2

Trusting a corporation is akin to bending over and shoving a hot metal skewer into your derriere. Corporations are like governments…lies, lies, distraction, lies, lies ad infinitum.

I still have and us my PS3 so I’m still getting 6 games a month, however I recall when PS+ changed from what it had been (PSN title, psone, minis etc) that we were told we would have around 45 games a year. Which is now 72 games a year, that’s more games if you have all 3 systems.

However maybe a better way to promote plus is if someone only has a PS3 or just a vita then a reduction in the cost of plus. I’m not sure how they would implement that though and leaving it to say SCEE would be well….any analogy I could give would just be a tired cliche

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Cool game for the PS4! Might even change my avatar to a happy face! LOL Thanks guys!

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Great month for Vita

Nothing for me . I guess that making dragon’s crown available on the ps3 as well was too big of a hustle to you Sony….

24.1

It’s not cross buy, never was, so it would have to take 2 slots. Personally – I prefer to have 2 different games.

:|

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Good stuff. I’ve already got Dragon’s Crown, but its arrival on PS+ means my girlfriend and I can now play it together (her using my physical copy). The rest of the games look interesting as well, though I’m not much of a sports fan.

Also, Surge Deluxe is excellent. Can’t recommend that one enough.

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Awesome update! Haven’t got any of those games. Especially looking forward to dragon’s crown. Thanks

27

When will be the Yearly games announced?

StevenJamesHyde 29 May, 2014 @ 15:42
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“In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out”

They’re going, and they ain’t being replaced

27.2

Like usual, they’ll be announce in an other post, maybe during E3 or in one or two weeks… Be patient !

27.3

My bad, they’re really cancelled, that was announced by Fred… Dam…

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Ravenous-Raven 29 May, 2014 @ 15:38
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Terrible releases for the ps4. Pull the finger out now sony sick of all these indie games I we want something that plays great and looks unbelievable not sumthing that is mediocre and looks like its played on the ps3. 0 stars out of five sony. Give us sumthing we deserve sony after all we are your loyal customers!

28.1

Outlast, Merc Kings and Stick it to the Man were all amazing. You should play the games before judging them.

I’d rather have titles like that than the yearly multiplat rehashes from EA, Ubisoft and Activision.

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PS4 been out only 6 months and how do you expect them to give Full AAA games when there no library yet to consider? Give it a year or more then you will see AAA games in PS+. Also you are not paying PS+ only for PS4 because it covers three platforms along with discounts in every sale. So, look at the value you are getting for 50 a year. If you don’t like then don’t purchase PS+ and hate to see these kind of comments which doesn’t make sense.

28.3

I really wonder what games you are expecting to get for PS4.

By the way, Trine 2 looks great…

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Excellent:
* Lone Survivor

Good games but why for EU / again that genre:
* NBA
* Dragons’s Crown

Just last month we a debate here that Muramasa’s Rebirth wasn’t a real RPG, discussed alternatives and that Dragon’s Crown would also fail to satisfy the often expressed demand for RPGs. And yet …
After PES its just one more sports game, now from the better game series but for a far less popular sport. And that just shortly after NBA 2013 was already given to some SCEE countries.

I get that both games are good and have been requested by severals. But it is disappointing that niches are catered while the top requests are being ignored month after month.

About Trine 2 … didn’t we already have that game in the IGC?
Hadn’t we been vocal enough about bringing the same games to the IGC more than once, even for different systems?

This could be a good month if the niche titles would be there to round up a broader collection. But alas, we only have a reduced IGC in Europe and thus it’s getting ra...

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Excellent:
* Lone Survivor

Good games but why for EU / again that genre:
* NBA
* Dragons’s Crown

Just last month we a debate here that Muramasa’s Rebirth wasn’t a real RPG, discussed alternatives and that Dragon’s Crown would also fail to satisfy the often expressed demand for RPGs. And yet …
After PES its just one more sports game, now from the better game series but for a far less popular sport. And that just shortly after NBA 2013 was already given to some SCEE countries.

I get that both games are good and have been requested by severals. But it is disappointing that niches are catered while the top requests are being ignored month after month.

About Trine 2 … didn’t we already have that game in the IGC?
Hadn’t we been vocal enough about bringing the same games to the IGC more than once, even for different systems?

This could be a good month if the niche titles would be there to round up a broader collection. But alas, we only have a reduced IGC in Europe and thus it’s getting rather annoying. If you give us less, you should at least care a bit more to indeed share what people are looking for most.

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Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown are real RPGs. How you can argue otherwise is absolutely beyond me.

DjangoDiabolik 29 May, 2014 @ 15:50
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Dragon’s Crown and Muramasa are two of the best games on the Vita.

That said, I would like it if we started getting some PSP RPGs in place of some of the Vita games.

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@Nesther
You are probably one of those who consider Soul Sacrifice and Okami to be RPGs too.
Just because a game has levels and item slots, doesn’t mean that it autmatically is a RPG. It just has RPG elements.

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Awesome list, I will get everything this month.

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Won’t be bothering with any of those.

Still think Plus needs a revamp, with perhaps the option of a couple of movie rentals per month instead of the games, or something like that.

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that movie rental thing sounds like a great alternative, but knowing them they will put crap titles in those too

31.2

Given the state of the movie industry the chances of getting a good movie is small. I mean really really small. Like even smaller than really really really small.

DarkArchoNx66 29 May, 2014 @ 15:39
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Well, now at least now it’s crystal clear that you are just a bunch of scam artists without a shred of integrity. Nba 2k14 was the deal of the week a couple weeks ago, and now we are getting it on IgC. Excluding May, this is the second month in a row a sports game is coming to plus. What is next in store? Perhaps Fifa now the world cup is in order. Do not forget to put it on sale again, before July. That is pretty low, even for you. Though it is good to know how you operate, as if there were any doubts.. You already cheated us out of one game from what we signed up for without an explanation, and the last months for plus have been dreadful for obvious reasons having to do with cuts.

Dwse file me tous axristous. Dn ksana vazw gia olo tn xrono plus,mono 3mhnes ean m endiaferoun ta game. Gia emena dld auton tn mhna kai tn proigoumeno apolitws tpt. T dragons crown an htan gia ps3 tote hmoun komple alla oxi…. MONO PS VITA gia na gamame.

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“Excluding May, this is the second month in a row a sports game is coming to plus.”
So… not two months in a row, then. It’s not a row if you exclude the middle option. >_>

32.3

Do you think it’s easy to get ps+ deals every month? Indeed it’s not the first time, but you have to get over it, it will happen again and I presume pretty soon, Batman for vita is on sale, but NA got it on plus, so most probably we will get it too.

You say the last months were dreadful, but that’s only your opinion, May had some great games, lot’s of people were asking for Muramasa, as lot of them were asking for Dragon’s crown sale. It’s just your opinion, nothing wrong here.

I agree that they changed plus and gave us 1 less game, without notice on the contrary they assumed us that it wont happen 2 month before they did it, but all in all if you have ps+ since the beginning the service becomes only better and today they also announced that we take 2 games for ps4, I am wondering how NA subscribers will react to this now.

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SGTSTEELFACE 29 May, 2014 @ 15:39
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Alright Il give it to you chris this is a gorgeous month for vita and love this direction so good month :)

SO…. when will the yearly games be swapped? (Gravity rush and Uncharted:GA say hi ;))

Alphaembryo 29 May, 2014 @ 15:53
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…they wont:

”In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out…”

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They won’t. They’re getting rid of the yearly games and giving us one more game a month (for the ps4). If you have all three consoles then that’s a pretty good deal, but it’s definitely going to annoy some.

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Like usual, they’ll be announce in an other post, maybe during E3 or in one or two weeks… Be patient !

But it looks complicated for PS Vita yearly games…

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Hi Chris!

You posted that from July every game will be in IGC for one month, so I wonder if we’ll get yearly update next month (June)?

singularity7uk 29 May, 2014 @ 16:14
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The yearly update is now dead and buried – its over, gone for good, no more.

“the annual ‘evergreen’ titles will not be replaced. Instead, you’ll be getting one additional PS4 game every month. “

BlackjackPDIF 29 May, 2014 @ 15:40
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Hi Chris, first comment here, just wanted to say the diversity of games in the IGC has really improved recently. Keep up the good work!

Quick question, can we upgrade the Plus version of NBA2k14 to the PS4 version at all? Thanks in advance!

35.1

I could be wrong, but I think the PS3->PS4 upgrade system was a limited-time offer which has expired. Best wait for clarification, though. My memory isn’t all that reliable. ;D

35.2

The upgrade program as expired !

BlackjackPDIF 29 May, 2014 @ 15:58
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You could be right, forgot about that! If only eh?!

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And another question from the other friendly russian neibour: when dragon’s crown will be available in rus store?
NISA also said that they did their part and vita-version should have become available at the same time as ver. for ps3. But… it haven’t. So, well, what’s up? This issue is even more pressing after this post. Extremely pressing.

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Yes Dragon’s Crown (VITA) is available in Russia

36.2

No, Chris. Vita version of Dragon’s Crown is NOT available in Russia. Only PS3 version is.

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Dragon’s Crown (VITA) is available in Russia, but not in PSN Store, only retail.

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Two PS4 games every month? Awesome.

Die_Nasty_79 29 May, 2014 @ 15:40
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Great update guys! Well done on another super month.

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Sorry I must be having a stupid moment here. So the yearly titles are still being replaced yearly (with the exception of psvita it seems) and thee normal plus service will be two games per month per platform?

KaneTheGoth 29 May, 2014 @ 15:47
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Or.. they are dumping the yearly games and NOT replacing them. It’s hard to tell from the slightly ambiguous wording in the topic and no mention of the yearly changeovers…

singularity7uk 29 May, 2014 @ 16:15
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The yearly update is now dead and buried – its over, gone for good, no more – seems clear to me from:

“the annual ‘evergreen’ titles will not be replaced. Instead, you’ll be getting one additional PS4 game every month. “

KaneTheGoth 29 May, 2014 @ 17:32
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@Singularity: Yeah, it’s clear now. But that message wasn’t up when I posted.

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Some games I’d happily play here. Lone Survivor, Dragon’s Crown, Trine 2 and will even give NBA a whirl.

Am I (and most other people) right in thinking the “yearly titles” no longer exist?

ThreeWallzz 29 May, 2014 @ 15:41
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woah,I’m quiet startled!!

Crumptastic_86 29 May, 2014 @ 15:41
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Great list, great to have 2 PS4 games a month. However more important to me is the announcement around how titles will be available/rotated-it’s been hit and miss recently as to when we get the games announced and when they go live (I think we lost a month’s rotation somewhere this year…) so being transparent with the PS+ users about when we will get the games will make a lot of us happy :)

Also, it’s good to see some niche games on the list-too many of the AAA titles I’ve bought before-I never buy basketball games but will definitely give it a go this month! NHL is next on my list, please-I always enjoyed the punch-ups on the Mega Drive version!

andraste123 29 May, 2014 @ 20:52
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No more sports games this year, NHL can wait for 2015.

pinkplaybunny 29 May, 2014 @ 15:42
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Oh good Trine 2 again… Dragon crown is the only one of interest for me this month.

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Hopefully, there wont be any whining about the cutting of the yearly update for a solid six games a month plan. It will make it far simpler to understand and there’s no ‘it’s not fair that this console gets less than this one’ nonsense either.

Nice to see Trine 2 on PS4 is free. It’s a lovely game. I’m even quite happy to try out NBA 2K14.

44.1

People will still complain
but most people would agree that 24 PS4, 24 PS3 and 24 Vita games each year is good value

44.2

It’s not too bad if you ask me ;)

44.3

Since you are SCEE employee nobody asked you

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dark_angel69 29 May, 2014 @ 15:42
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Disappointing for me. Last great month I’ve seen was… well don’t actually remember cos it was so long ago. Seems to keep getting worse each month. I remember a time when it was good and kept getting better each month. Now it’s going the opposite way. :( But suppose for a sports game that has to be good. Could been a lot worse.

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Could have been worse.
Let’s wait for July ;)

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the worst month ever

alice_push_lara2 29 May, 2014 @ 15:57
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the best month ever

singularity7uk 29 May, 2014 @ 16:18
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excellent month.

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an epic month XD

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Good thing there’s not been many ps4 sales as its not like ps3 where we get a good sale then its in plus.

Only 2 I can think of for me us steamword which I would think is almost 100% going to be in plus now and I also bought injustice which knowing my luck will be next month lol

jamiefinney 29 May, 2014 @ 15:42
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poor month this time :( nothing of interest for me.

shame its dropping to only 2 ps3 games a month so now i’m getting less for my subscription until i get a ps4.

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It’s been only two games for ages. Only US been getting three games.

KaneTheGoth 29 May, 2014 @ 17:37
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US drop to 2 now, too

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you can still get them from the psn browser store in order to download them once you get your ps4, playstation had already confirmed this. you’ll have a backlog before you get the system, lol

Two ps4 games per month love it! Hopefully that’s means we will see retail ps+ games a bit sooner that what we hoped!
I don’t like the ps3 games, already have LS and not into sports, but ps4 and vita are great, even though I have Dragon’s Crown

Flipside666 29 May, 2014 @ 15:42
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Lone Survivor & Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate for me :) Thank you guys, i like the sound of the new Plus format. People need to stop complaining, i’m sure that there is something there for everyone, if not, well you cant please everyone all the time, just be happy the service exists and appreciate free stuff.

blackout_pt 29 May, 2014 @ 20:05
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As a RPG fan, The only time I’ve been pleased on the ps3 was with Reckoning and never, ever in the ps vita. So thank you for dismissing the number one request in the poll they made last year. RPG was the most requested type and the less provided one.
Disclaimer: “Soul Sacrificing” is disgusting beyond words, “Muramasa” and “Dragon Crown” are not RPG, at best are Beat’N Up with some RPG components.

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As an RPG fan I’ve been really satisfied with Muramasa and Dragons Crown. They’re superb action-RPGs, Dragons Crown especially really evokes the feeling of classic Dungeons and Dragons.

It’s been the most requested genre, and we’ve gotten RPGs several times a row. You not liking the combat system doesn’t change the fact that they are indeed RPGs.

colmshan1990 29 May, 2014 @ 15:43
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Pixeljunk and Surge for me, I already own the rest (some of them on both PS3 and PS4!).

I think the best of the bunch is either NBA (I don’t follow basketball, but this is brilliant fun with friends, looks great and goes far beyond other sports games by building a proper story mode) or Trine 2, another stunning game which supports local multiplayer. It outputs in stereoscopic 3D too if you have a 3DTV, and looks unbelievably good while doing so.

Dragon’s Crown is fun although some of the design choices regarding the characters might get you some funny looks on the train. :P

Lone Survivor was a good experience on the Vita too, especially when wearing headphones.

A very good selection to be had here if you’re willing to try and explore it.

Think I’m gonna start buying my subscription on a month by month basis. Because the quality of games have been dreadful for the ps4 since I’ve had it. The ps3 selection is getting worse too. I bet the UK has the least amount of basketball fans than anywhere in the world…

counterUAVbaby 29 May, 2014 @ 15:43
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Hey guys can somebody explain these lines: In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out, so if you’re new to the service and haven’t had a chance to download all of the titles available through PS Plus — or if you’ve been thinking about subscribing but haven’t yet — now is the perfect time to get all the great games available with PS Plus. – Does he mean that the yearly titles will be replaced or old ps plus titles will make a back up!

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The yearly games will be taken off without replacements

counterUAVbaby 29 May, 2014 @ 15:50
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Oh thanks mate! That sounds ……. No words for it.

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Stop (CENSORED) with that line !!!
Just keep calm an think…
Like usual, they’ll be announce in an other post, maybe during E3 or in one or two weeks… Be patient !

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Is this a fancy PR way of saying we will now be getting even less games with no yearly update. So more negative changes to ps plus and trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes…..
“Since we’ve seen how excited many of you are to download Instant Game Collection titles as soon as they’re available, we’ve decided to adjust the length of time each title will be available. Starting in July, every title in the Instant Game Collection will be available the first Wednesday of the month, and will be free for that month, until the first Wednesday of the following month.”

(Ps: do several year old pa3 titles now count as ps4)

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Only, we get 6 a month instead of 5, so… do the math and see if it’s still ‘less games’.

DjangoDiabolik 29 May, 2014 @ 16:05
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We had 6 games in the first place, then they took one a way.

So yes, we’re still getting less games, despite the fancy marketing spin.

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@sonofvenom :

Before : 1 PS4 game, 2 PS3 games, 2Vita Games -> 6 games per month

Now : 2 PS4 games, 2 PS3 Games, 2 Vita Games -> 6 games per month

No change !

But we loosed the yearly games…

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Sweet month! :D

Is there any chance of us getting Terraria in the months to come like the US?

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Yes I believe that in June (This Month!!!) that we will be getting it for PS Vita.
Sadly for me though I only have Ps3 … :p
anyway fingers crossed they release for June PS3 line up.

DjangoDiabolik 29 May, 2014 @ 15:45
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Good change up to the format. I’d much rather have two PS4 games a month.

On the worrying side however, your phrasing makes it sound like you aren’t going to replace the yearly titles.

Alphaembryo 29 May, 2014 @ 15:59
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Thats the PR way of saying it… and doing it…

TheDaftTool 29 May, 2014 @ 15:45
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*Sigh* I think that I am going to do myself a favor and avoid the Blog in future. All I end up doing is getting stressed. I honestly don’t see much point me renewing in December.

Great entries for PS4. Well, small games, but I don’t expect AAA’s so soon, but in the indie category, really great, will try both probably. Vita – it’s the winner here, with the amazing Dragon’s Crown. PS3 got the short end of the stick this month, with another sports game.

“In the coming weeks, you’ll see that several of the titles that have had a nice, long stint in the Instant Game Collection will be phased out”. Does this mean XCOM, UC3 and LBP Karting will be replaced with three other titles or have we lost 3 PS3 games staying on Plus throughout the year for good? If it’s the former can we get news on the games replacing them at E3 please :D

Why are people asking about the yearly titles?

Its pretty clear from the post that the yearly titles on ps3 and vita will be taken off soon with no replacements.

Seems pretty clear this time.

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Like usual, they’ll be announce in an other post, maybe during E3 or in one or two weeks… Be patient !

pinkplaybunny 29 May, 2014 @ 16:08
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It wasn’t clear to me but Fred has now confirmed they won’t be replaced so that settles that :-)

Question for Chris – I bought the PS3 version of NBA 2K14 with the PS4 upgrade voucher which I used to buy the PS4 version of the game. With NBA 2K14 on ps plus does that mean I wont need my PS3 disk in the drive to play the PS4 version?

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The system should recognise that you have PS3 downloaded and therefore not need the disk but I would test it out to be 100% sure

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It doesn’t. I bought Assassin’s Creed 4 in sale for PS3 in hipes that I could get rid of my disk copy and my PS4 still requires the disk inserted to play. Tried to get a refund from Sony because why would I need both digital and physical copies for PS3 and they told me tough luck.

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Just tried it and it still asks for the disk. Can this be fixed please?

Rastamadeus 29 May, 2014 @ 15:46
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I will happily complain about PS+ when the service goes a bit skewiff like it has been since around October-ish (as can anyone, whether it annoys people or not, if you’re not happy with something you pay for you can voice your worries). I will also happily rejoice about PS+ when it gets things spot on, such as the January update with DMC and Bioshock Infinite. This month is a bit of both, the PS4 and Vita offerings are luscious.

Stonesthrow 30 May, 2014 @ 08:27
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Meh, I don’t understand how you don’t get games like those on release.. In that case you wouldn’t want to see them in the IGC again.. If the good games aren’t even worth getting on release, then what is? For me those months with all the crazy blockbusters games always suck because I already own those games all the time, by the time they come to the IGC they’ve even gotten pricedrops in stores.. I think it’s great to see some games that get overlooked by the general public in a sea of well known brands. Puppeteer for example, is one of the best adventure games I’ve ever experienced, and it was on my list but I never got around to it.. That game alone has made my 2 year sub worth it :p Mercenary kings too, totally hit me by surprise which makes it even better. And if you don’t own the big blockbusters then you sure won’t own the hidden gems so no harm done on your side..

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Nice selection of games! And a 2nd PS4 game per month, too! I think Trine 2 and Dragon’s Crown are highlights for me. I ‘ll try Surge Deluxe and Lone Survivor, too.

Can we expect some Ratchet and Clank games coming to the IGC, now that they have been added to the Store? Or at least a sale?

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Kind of funny people complain about Sports game, when before they were complaining about too many shooters. Everything in moderation folks. I suspected you’d leave the Yearly Update announcement to E3, its the kind of thing that it makes sense to announce there.

Nothing really for me this month, but I have enough of a backlog as is. Pity Dragon Crown isn’t cross-buy, would really have liked to play that on PS3. Oh well, a nice update anyway.

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Saw the above posts from the team. No more yearly games… oddly doesn’t bother me. I can’t imagine the nightmare it must be to arrange for games to sit in the IGC for the whole year, so if you guys can focus more on great games for next month or the month after instead, then great. Honestly I’ve not had plus long enough to experience a yearly update so it felt like a nice bonus when I joined but its not something I’ve expected again.

Your going to get some (CENSORED) for this guys fair warning so good luck. Also small side note, can we see some RPG’s/JRPG’s in the IGC maybe in the future? Would be nice :)

supersmith2500 29 May, 2014 @ 15:47
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Very good month and three vita games is actually not that bad. But one minor mistake in the post. It’s already past 1st April, don’t you mean 4th June for the titles that are getting replaced?

supersmith2500 29 May, 2014 @ 15:51
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I said three because I already got Dragon’s Crown as a retail copy and that’s for me.

Great month guys:-D

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Really great to see PS4 is now getting two games and this cross buy makes awesome as we are getting more games. Keep up Sony!

PS: Everyone who doesn’t like these offerings and hate PS4 games, please think about the library PS4 has and its not possible for them to give Full AAA games for free. Also sony is not in a good financial position which everyone knows. So, please support and they are doing their best to provide more.

blade1003605 29 May, 2014 @ 15:48
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I have a question.

Dragon’s Crown is unaveliable in Russian PS Store. You fix it, right, PS Team?

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This should now be fixed

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Sorry Chris, Dragon’s Crown is still not available. I’ve tried the store in web browser and the store app from Vita. Only ps3 version and some gameplay videos are available for Russian store. Could you please pass this to the responsible team?
Or did you mean that it will be available after the store will be updated for the PS Plus June update?

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Pixel Junk is better on the Vita, as is Lone Survivor; NBA 2K14 is better on the PS4; we already got Trine 2 for free for the PS3; and that Surge thing looks like it was better on the NeoGeo… You’d think with Microsoft actually trying with their Games with Gold this month Sony would raise their game. Apparently not.

mathiasundgerrit 29 May, 2014 @ 15:50
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this is (CENSORED) I bought a PS4 for 400€ and a PS+ membership an there are always toose (CENSORED) games what the hell is wrong with you why you dont bring games like on the PS3 to the PS4 ? Games like Killzone Watchdogs Need for Speed Rivals Fifa14 NBA2K14 I m really (CENSORED) off that you bring just low quality games I could play on my PS2 out on PS+ .

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Stimulating, mature, compelling games. Where are they?

Don’t want to play nba 2k14 on my dinosaur station 3, cheaped out on the ps4 version they have.

I wish we had a more meaningful subscription service where we would pay about 25 to 30 pounds a month and have access to the whole digital library as long as it’s active

Dissapointment and delays await…

Awesome. Will there be changes in the yearly collection? The ones in AMS were removed and are going to be changed? If yes, when and which games?

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Like usual, they’ll be announce in an other post, maybe during E3 or in one or two weeks… Be patient !

Sword15 I would check your facts, Fred has already said in reply to post 7 that they’re not getting replaced. You’re beginning to look foolish post this response over and over.

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Check the time code… I’ll post that the same moment he post his comment…

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I’m fine with the titles we do have this month though, i think it’s great we have 2 PS4 titles now, but i do yearn for an RPG on PS3/4 since we haven’t had one since Dragon’s Dogma.

Also, this month would have been an ideal time to offer Dragon’s Crown for Vita and PS3 seeing as they aren’t cross-buy i don’t think. Good work all the same considering this time last year is pretty barren in terms of releases (aside from the obvious anomaly of The Last of Us).

KingAndaval 29 May, 2014 @ 15:50
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Is that not a screen-shot from NBA2K14 on the PS4?

Bit misleading if so…

KingAndaval 29 May, 2014 @ 15:52
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If it is the PS3 though, DAMN that looks good.