August is fast approaching and PlayStation Plus subscribers can look forward to a whole host of exciting new games arriving. And while no official information is available regarding the PlayStation Plus August drop, we’re here to predict what might be up for grabs.
Despite PlayStation Plus changing over the last couple of weeks, one thing still remains the same across all three tiers – new access to monthly games for Essential, Extra, and Premium subscribers.
The PlayStation Plus July drop has only just landed, however, with August fast approaching, we’ll be predicting exactly what’s in store for next month.
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Additionally, with the PlayStation Plus vs Xbox Game Pass continuing to bubble over, we’ll be exploring some potential PlayStation Plus arrivals that could swing gamers in the direction of Sony.
PlayStation Plus August free games predicted
Despite no official information available regarding the free games that will drop with PlayStation Plus for August, there is plenty of speculation around the topic this month.
Forums and social accounts are starting to bubble over with queries on what is in August’s PlayStation Plus game pack? and we’re here to speculate what may be amongst the goodies.
Below we will list some of the games that could be available in August’s PlayStation Plus Essential package:
Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4 + PS5)
The highly anticipated title didn’t do as well as expected on launch, however, it still holds plenty of hype within the racing community.
Putting the game onto the PlayStation Plus Essential platform could very well give the Hot Wheels game the boost it so desperately needs.
The fun racing game offers up a huge inventory of crazy miniature cars, crazy tracks, and exciting game modes – including both online competitive play and career mode options.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Play as the one-armed Wolf in this action-adventure game, tackling larger-than-life foes in your quest to protect a young lord – a descendant of an ancient bloodline.
The game now features a GOTY Edition and could be the perfect time to unleash the original edition on PlayStation Plus for August.
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Miles Morales was officially released back on the 12th of November 2020 and was a big hit amongst fans of the franchise.
The 2020 action-adventure game was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, based on the hugely-popular Marvel Comic character Miles Morales.
While unconfirmed, we could see a larger title such as this hit the PlayStation Plus Essential package to try and entice people into the more premium Extra/Premium options – which both feature a large catalogue of similar titles.
PlayStation Plus July free games
The PlayStation Plus July drop offered up a trio of cool games this month, seemingly offering something for every type of player. The July games were officially announced on Wednesday, 29th of June, and were available for download on Tuesday, 5th of July.
Below we have listed the three games available for PlayStation Plus July:
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
The well-balanced mix of games offers up something for everyone; a fun-filled platformer, a co-op multiplayer mix of PvE and PvP, and a scary interactive drama for horror fans.
Of course, PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers will have access to a much larger inventory too.
What is PlayStation Plus?
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s monthly subscription-based service that enables players to participate in online multiplayer play for both PS4 and PS5 consoles.
PlayStation Plus is required to play most of the games on Sony’s platform – with only a few free-to-play titles not included in this list.
Within the PlayStation Plus platform, users can sign up for three separate tiers of PS+:
- PlayStation Plus Essential
- PlayStation Plus Extra
- PlayStation Plus Premium
Each offers increasing rewards and ranges in price, with the Premium option offering the best in terms of value and available games. Both PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium offer up hundreds of extra games on top of the three monthly games that come with the Essential package.
What comes with PlayStation Plus Essential?
PlayStation Plus Essential is the base subscription package Sony offers, costing you around £6.99 a month and featuring three unique games every month.
What comes with PlayStation Plus Extra?
PlayStation Plus Extra will set you back £10.99 a month and gives you access to the same three titles that Essential offers.
Alongside this, PlayStation Plus Extra will also give you access to 100s of games within the PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue.
What comes with PlayStation Plus Premium?
PlayStation Plus Premium will set you back £13.49 per month and give you access to the same three titles and full game catalogue as PlayStation Plus Extra.
Alongside this, Premium subscribers will also have access to game trials and a classics catalogue with hundreds of PS2, PS3, PS4, and PS5 games.
When are PS Plus monthly games announced?
As you probably know by now, PlayStation Plus monthly games are announced on the last Wednesday of each month.
The games for all three tiers of PlayStation Plus will then become available on the first Tuesday of the month, with July’s games announced on the 29th of June and available on the 5th of July.
The same will apply for the PlayStation Plus August drop, with games announced on Wednesday, 27th of July and available for download by Tuesday, 2nd of August.