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What Remains of Edith Finch and Overcooked! are your PlayStation Plus games for May

Explore a surreal family history told through fantastical tales or cook up a storm with friends and family

We’ll be adding two new titles to your monthly PS Plus on 7th May, one a slow-burning exploration of family tragedy and the other a red-hot couch co-op mash-up of cooking, puzzles and chaotic, laugh-out-load fun

Let’s take a closer look:

What Remains of Edith Finch

From the creators of The Unfinished Swan, the award-winning What Remains of Edith Finch is a highly original and often surreal experience. As the last of the cursed Finch family line, visit your family’s old family home and discover more about your relatives’ untimely deaths through unique interactive storytelling.

Sombre, thought-provoking and at times deeply moving, What Remains of Edith Finch is one of this generation’s most understated gems. If you missed it the first time around, now is your chance to experience it. Winner of Best Game 2017 from the British Academy Games Award (BAFTA), Best Narrative award at the Game Developers Choice Awards 2018 and more, developer Giant Sparrow’s follow up to their debut release, The Unfinished Swan, is a truly a special experience.

Overcooked!

Built specifically with local co-op play in mind, Overcooked! is a fun, frantic and often hilarious experience for up to four players. You and your friends will join forces to become a team of chefs and work against the clock to turn out dishes for hungry customers.

With a strong emphasis on teamwork and timing, you’ll need to communicate with each other to chop vegetables, fry steak, stir sauces, plate-up finished meals, and more – all without the kitchen catching fire!

With its cute and colourful stylings, huge range of dishes and kitchen layouts, easy controls, accessible gameplay and a focus on silly, over-the-top antics, Overcooked! is the perfect party game for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Play solo or enjoy couch co-op and competitive modes for up to four players.

 

Both What Remains of Edith Finch and Overcooked will be available to download from PlayStation Store on 7th May.

In the meantime, you still have a few days left to pick up April’s two PlayStation Plus titles.

Conan Exiles is a wholly unique take on the survival RPG genre that transports you back to the very dawn of civilisation, while The Surge is a brutal and rewarding action-RPG journey through a dark sci-fi dystopia.

If you haven’t downloaded these yet, fear not: both will be available to download for PS Plus members until 6th May.

Let us know how you get on with April and May’s titles over on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll see you again next month.

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Sony, you’re breaking my heart :(

burntoffring321 02 May, 2019 @ 09:49
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force us to pay to play online but keep givin crap games

ThePirateLeChuck 02 May, 2019 @ 12:45
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Sony have massively changed the content of this subscription. They should offer everyone who signed up before a certain date the opportunity to cancel their PS+ subscription with a full refund for the outstanding amount due. I and many like me only signed up for the games. If a mobile phone company changes your contract half way through they are legally required to allow you to leave no strings attached. Why should this be any different? I would personally take them up on it and will not be renewing PS+ when my sub is up.

neutronbomb 02 May, 2019 @ 20:27
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The ps5 games offered on plus will be much better when everyone has jumped ship back to Xbox. Platform holders never learn.

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Oh crumpets

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 21:55 Edited
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I’d prefer crumpets to this…

A month so bad that not even the usual guy can defend it…

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Yeah, where’s maaden_swe? Can you save this one for Sony?

ZombieMeat666 01 May, 2019 @ 16:32
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This is absolutely disgraceful, just when you think it can’t possibly get any worse you do this….. This is very very poor value, they don’t even have platinum trophies.. you can finish these in about 8hrs! This has to be the lowest point for PS Plus. You take away the PS3+Vita games and instead of the PS4 games getting better we get 2 cheap indie games which are a glorified Demo and a type of game you get for free on your phone… wow. I hope you get a lot of backlash for this, this need looking into imo, you have taken away so much value this month.

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Agreed

ste_the_legend 01 May, 2019 @ 16:39
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It will probably be a year or so with games like this until they start to see people vote with their wallets and not bother re-subscribing to PS+.

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To be fair ps plus is mainly to game online, the additional bonus to this is you get access to the instant games collection. It was never marketed as pay each month for free games and as a bonus you can play online, it was always the games that are an additional bonus. Clever marketing because it pretty much means there is nothing to look into because, as long as you can game online, you are getting what you pay for.

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Trash. So, let me get this straight, you increased the price of PS Plus, then you removed the PS3 and Vita games…. for this? Wow.

alc_the_talc 01 May, 2019 @ 16:34
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Well this is crap!

not funny

Thank you for What Remains, I didn’t really like the Unfinished Swan but this seems special.

Crap….boooo sony

That’s what you get when you hate Surge & Conan… irony off…

JackFrost-95 01 May, 2019 @ 16:36
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Hoo boy.

I’m suuure glad you got rid of 4 of the 6 PSPlus games so that we could get higher quality, higher profile PS4 titles as part of our subscription.

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I know right!

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People saying What Remains of Edith Finch is trash and crap, are putting them self out as imbeciles. It’s an 88-rated game and it’s a must play. Such a lovely, well made and it can be finished in 2-3 hours, but it’s quality time.

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Its a glorified demo…

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I strongly disagree, it’s 2-3 hours with a very charming and fun story, with some amazing art. Quality over quantity can sometime be the way to go and so it is with What Remains of Edith Finch.

I know many will not play What Remains of Edith Finch, because OMG it’s a walking simulator!!1 I pity those people, who are so narrow-minded.

The last months with Plus has been really bad and it’s still a disappointment we are only at 2 games, when the competition is at 4, and we used to be at 6 games, but this month is a fine month.

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It’s been given away for free on PC…

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A theft. The service is a scam months ago.

xSemaatje2012x 02 May, 2019 @ 14:57
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Agreed. A huge scam..

ste_the_legend 01 May, 2019 @ 16:37
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Well it’s two games that I haven’t already got, so there’s that…. but this is hardly top draw AAA games. Disappointed overall and will reconsider whether to continue with PS+ when my subscription runs out.

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Edith Finch is an incredible game. Overcooked is fun enough in coop, but it’s not really offering value for money at this point. I picked them both up for less than £15 in total last year. Its very poor value.

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‘Poor value’ is an understatement

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Both good games that I do not own. But have often considered buying. So in that sense. Both good games. But are these two games ‘value’? Why didn’t Sony chuck in a PSVR title this month? I would certainly thought now we only get 2 PS4 titles, this was the opportunity to get a bonus VR title!

Its all twists and turns though as previously I got done when we got a free AAA title with COD MW. As I’d already owned that title so was only left with 1 ‘free’ game that particular month. Sony please do not forget PSVR owners, we need free titles too.

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 21:43
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Throw in a PSVR title for the 4% of PS4 owners that own it? That would still leave 96% of people unappeased.

At that point you might as well offer Vita titles again, as 5x more people own one.

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Ahahahahahahahaha.

I can’t wait until my PS+ expires. This is an absolutely atrocious service. Sony clearly couldn’t care less about alienating their customers.

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Definitely not gonna be renewing my subscription

craggyisland 01 May, 2019 @ 16:41
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“Let us know how you get on with April and May’s titles over on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll see you again next month.” – What’s the point, you clearly take no notice. And just try and tell us that these two are worth £80 like you normally would! Never seen so many complaints about the piles of cack you keep “giving” us, read some of the comments for once!

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Dear Sony the IGC games you give away these days are not making the PS Plus subscription worth it. Now that you don’t give PS3/Vita games away anymore, there is no excuse to not include some higher quality games. You should add 1 bigger game to the 2 indies you usually give away.

daddyjam-71 01 May, 2019 @ 16:43
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Absolutely awful, disgraceful really, not what I signed up for!😞

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According to your avatar on here, you haven’t signed up for PS+ at all 😋

Phrasing 😋

daddyjam-71 01 May, 2019 @ 17:49
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I wish!!!😋

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@luckmouse He is a PS Plus subscriber, I checked prior to posting this so as to not look foolish but it is an issue with this site. For some reason the Plus logo/emblem doesn’t always show on people’s avatars.

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Can’t wait for the email that tells me that these games have a value of £80 or something.

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Lol

Carnivius_Prime 01 May, 2019 @ 16:58
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Nah the email says £22. :D

just got the email, and they havent lied at least, you have unlocked 22 pounds worth of games, whoop de doop de doopy do

Might as well not give us anything at all… This is horrible…

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Not one to complain, yet I have never in my life seen a service’s value decrease so drastically as PS+ has.

Pathetic!

citoyen-europeen 01 May, 2019 @ 16:45
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Such a disappointment 😞

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 21:13
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As the expectations for this are so low I don’t think it’s possible to be disappointed anymore…

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This is easily the worst month ever and the lowest value for money by a long long way. Sony this is shameful. You take away PS3 and Vita games. Up the price and give is rubbish like this?

FedUpandDown 04 May, 2019 @ 02:36
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So glad I came on board ps+ as it was sinking!

ollie_uk_2008 01 May, 2019 @ 16:45
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Someone gave me overcook and four of us started playing it. So addictive!

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I know, right? A friend invited me round to play it and I thought it sounded lame. Cut to many hours later and the only reason we stopped was because I was too tired to carry on. I ended up buying it myself and went through it all over again with another friend. It’s nice that someone’s still making couch co-op games. Even if this one can result in tense moments with friends.

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Well, at least it’s not Metal Gear Survive

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I’d rather have Metal Gear Survive than a 3 hour walking simulator and a cruddy party game.

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That three hour walking simulator is one of the best games I played last year. But I can’t really defend this months offering. Very poor value, but they’re both excellent games.

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 21:05
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A three hour walking simulator was the best game you played last year? You have my sympathies..

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Carnivius_Prime 01 May, 2019 @ 16:47 Edited
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Better than I thought it would be. Thank crud it’s not Metal Gear Survive. Edith Finch ain’t my kind of game but I’ve been wanting to try Overcooked after seeing good things about it. Probably not suitable for me since I have no local gamer friends but maybe I can shareplay. So yeah I’m actually ok with this. Not great but not terrible. Still miss when we had around 6 games for various PlayStations though even just cos it offered some better variety.

SaucyBrotato 01 May, 2019 @ 16:48
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You bunch of whinging [DELETED]. You’re getting free games for the cost of less than 50 bucks a year. That’s like 4-5 bucks a month. I am seeing people saying ‘BUT I PAID 15 BUCKS FOR BOTH OF THESE, WAHHH THIS IS BAD VALUE’. For those who don’t own the games, they’ve got 15 bucks worth of games (at sales discount cost) for 5 bucks. THAT is value for money. Just because you own the games already, doesn’t make it bad value for money. Short of getting games tailored specifically to you as an individual that you don’t own, you’re always going to have some games that are in your library. People need to quit complaining, don’t like it, unsubscribe and let the rest of us enjoy the games. Some months are great, some aren’t, but you sure as [DELETED] ARE getting value for money.

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The cost has gone up by 25% per year, the number of games included has dropped by 48 per year.

Please explain to me why we should not be voicing our immense displeasure at this drop in quality of a service which has changed so significantly since we signed up.

Or just shush your pants. You sound like a corporate lapdog.

28.2

Whatever point you’re trying to make became invalid as soon as you said ‘you’re getting free games’.

MiseryPrincess 02 May, 2019 @ 21:27
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You don’t understand what “value”, “cost” and “worth” actually mean. “Value” is what you personally think it’s “worth” (and a matter of opinion), “cost” is what it costs in actual monetary terms.

Fifa whatever “costs” 120969.97 but the “value” to me is 0, as I have no interest in sports games. An expensive game is “worth” 0.

If someone gets less than “5” value in RENTED games for “5” monthly cost, it’s bad value. Not really something you can argue about.

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Makaveli017 01 May, 2019 @ 16:50
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most of people crying cuz they dont know what What Remains of Edith Finch is sadly ! i hope Sony stop giving so good games anymore and give u crap AAA next month so you can be happy

ZombieMeat666 01 May, 2019 @ 17:05
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Errrm yea its a 1hr glorified Demo….

Makaveli017 01 May, 2019 @ 17:13
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quality over quantity but yes most of people like you dont understand they all want a game you just repeat a thing over and over

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Glorified demo doesn’t even make sense. Are you thick? It’s a full game. Just because it’s short doesn’t make it less of a game than a 15 hour AAA title. Edith Finch isn’t for you, however. You need a modicum of intelligence to enjoy it.

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rgritchie_1981 01 May, 2019 @ 16:51
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So Japan gets Metal Gear Survive and Darksiders and we get 2 old indie titles. Why does Japan get consistently better games when its meant to be a world wide service?

Carnivius_Prime 01 May, 2019 @ 16:58
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metal gear survive is trash. and darksiders i bought for £6 anyways

rgritchie_1981 01 May, 2019 @ 17:11
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Not denying it, I would never buy Survive but if it went free I’d give it a go. What Remains is a great experience but it’s only ever going to take up an hour or two of your time

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 21:59
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Because, unlike the US and Europe, Japan doesn’t have the Playstation as it’s dominant console, so they have to try harder.

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Thinking of unsub from ps plus and now im definitely gonna unsub

Wth is this!?

You removed ps3 and vita and with that choice you need to give atleast 1 good AAA game every month and 1 indie because this isnt fair and its robbing money from your costumers

You greedy you know what,i dont want to say it because you gonna block me then.

Last month was ok, this one is just, eh… I don’t know, even MG Survive might have been better. Asian Plus had Azure Nights, why not that?

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 23:37
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Because Sony thinks we need every single walking simulator ever released.

When was the last full RPG for the PS4 we got?

While we’re at it when was the last full racing game or fighting game for the PS4 on plus?

stefmeister2008 01 May, 2019 @ 16:55 Edited
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These are 2 genuinely fantastic games so don’t really see why there’s so much complaining.

I’d rather PS+ offer smaller titles like this than the bigger AAA stuff as frankly I find a lot of these smaller titles to more often be more interesting & more fun than a lot of the bigger titles.

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Deluded

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There not have been on PS3 long ago I guess not and plus I guess forgot how high quality games where free on ps plus

ZeroAbbadon 01 May, 2019 @ 16:55
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Happy to finally have Overcooked, been on my wishlist for ages, but frankly this month overall is quite a poor showing. Especially when Xbox still get 4 games with Gold and one of them is fricking Wolfenstein 2.

stefmeister2008 01 May, 2019 @ 17:07
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Wolfenstein 2 isn’t going to be one of the games with gold games.

ZeroAbbadon 01 May, 2019 @ 17:40
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Yeah, it’s gamepass. My bad.

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My ps plus expired in February. Still waiting for a reason to renew it. Sony is playing a smart game cause most people have thier ps plus for December cycle, so they know they can push any old cr@p without losing money. They will eventually start putting out good games in October/November to make people forget about months like these. Bravo Sony.

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Your plus expired in February and yet you still have the plus icon.

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@Izorpo: It’s a well known issue. Sometimes it shows when it shouldn’t and other times it doesn’t show when it should. It’s an official Sony website.

Todesglubsch 01 May, 2019 @ 16:56
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Urgh, can I get Metal Gear Survive instead?

What a crap month, had nothing this year yet that interests me

£28.98 value maybe next month will be better hahahaha

not £22 that the email said

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normally have at least a good month from xbox if sony is rubbish, but they both very poor this month

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This worst line up in playstation plus history and it’s big scam. Why is no one complaining to playstation staff about this. I don’t get it when PS3 wasn’t saleing they gave up best lineup of free games but when playstation 4 is saleing we get worst line up. I don’t get it . Plus like playstation 4 owner is saleing money for a raining ☔️ day .

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Selling?

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The word you’re looking for is “selling”, fyi.

blacksheepwall_ 01 May, 2019 @ 17:02
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Now i wish the metal gear rumour was true. I’m sure I will soon have some swedish bloke telling me how i’m wrong but this is a pitiful month

hyperrabbit2 02 May, 2019 @ 09:36
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It is on sale right now though. £7.99.

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Sony please sort out this PS Plus rubbish ASAP! Do you want people to jump ship and go back to XBox. How can you drop from 6 games to 2 game and then over at XBox they have 4 games a month. That’s a slap in the face to your loyal PS fans. Sorry if this is not sorted out in a few months, then I’m never subscribing to PS Plus again. The value worth of PS Plus is now at a pathetic level. I’ve already cancelled my auto renewal when you announced the removal of PS3 and Vita, but hoped you would improve the service in other ways, but we’re halfway into 2019 and there have been no improvements yet. WAKE UP OVER THERE!

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maybe they think the 100gb cloud save is the value so we get rubbish now

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Yeah, I think they thought everyone would be like…….wow 100GB…….hello……I don’t even use 10GB. What am I going to do with 100GB?

MiseryPrincess 01 May, 2019 @ 21:08
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You forgot they also raised the price before dropping 2/3rds of the content.

Maybe they could drop the price again..

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iamdark1988 01 May, 2019 @ 17:05
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It’s 1st May Sony, not April… I mean, I’ve always wanted to play What Remains, but.. I’m otherwise lost for words

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Ok, we all laughed, now you can post the real games for the month!

Oh wait, you were serious?! LMFAO

I’m so glad my PS+ sub expires soon. I’d rather not lose online play and save backups, but the only way for Sony to notice that this kind of poor service won’t stand is to stop giving them our money

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As we guessed; Getting less games, cheaper games, worse games, since dropping PS3 and Vita.

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They’re both highly acclaimed games, for sure, but not exactly value for money here. Especially now we’re paying £10 MORE for 48 FEWER games per year.

It’s my birthday tomorrow, I’m gonna be 45, and I’ve been happily playing Sony consoles since the launch of PS1, but it’s getting harder and harder to justify that subscription fee. I’ll not be renewing when mine runs out come September unless there’s a dramatic improvement in service.

One would have thought you’d be trying to improve your customer satisfaction rating on the approach to your next console launch. I can’t speak for anyone else, but you’re driving me from a day-one, guaranteed purchase to seriously considering avoiding Sony all together. That’s quite an achievement. I used to be a proper fanboy. 🤔

Dougmeister211 01 May, 2019 @ 17:15
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Absolute tripe, drivel, offal and codswallop. Sony, you should be slapped around the face with a wet kipper for this insultingly bad offering. I would rather pay to download a free virus which gives me syphillis, and my PlayStation some kind of YLoD.

Faustofausto 01 May, 2019 @ 17:18
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Meh….

Well, it’s still better than MGS Survive

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You can tell the people who don’t really play games 😅 Brilliant month happiest I’ve been in a while!

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Lol you’re crazy

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The quality of the games is not the problem. I’m looking forward to playing both and I love indies, but the 25% increase in yearly cost twinned with the list of 48 games per year is kind of hard to defend. Especially seeing as Sony are shutting down game servers. If we’re not paying for server maintenance and we’re not paying for the games, then where is this money going? Sony just seem to be getting greedy.

residentSteve 01 May, 2019 @ 17:20
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Wow what a joke you put the price up take away games and give us two rubbish iPhone type games. Glad I let my sub run out two years ago now.

iamdark1988 06 May, 2019 @ 11:35
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@50

2 years ago? And you’re still here complaining? Whelp…

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