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Sony revealed its upcoming deals for PlayStation Plus users in a more flashy way than usual: by placing them in a big State of Play event. While most of the show was dedicated to PlayStation VR2 titles and the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, they also smuggled in new PS Plus titles. They also revealed that PlayStation Plus is getting a new game on the service at launch – a rarity for the service.
The three free games available to PS Plus subscribers are Battlefield 2042, Code Vein and Minecraft Dungeons. All three will join the platform on March 7. Breaking a bit from tradition, all of these games offer cooperative or multiplayer gameplay. Minecraft Dungeons, a Minecraft-style dungeon crawler, and Code Vein, an anime Soulslike, offer co-op play. Battlefield 2042, like the rest of the series, is primarily a multiplayer title.
In addition to the free games offered on all PS Plus tiers, Sony has also revealed several games that will appear in the game catalog exclusively on the Extra and Premium tiers. These games include Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves, Ghostwire Tokyo, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, and Rainbow Six Extraction.
There was a surprise in this reveal: Sony is releasing a new launch on the first day of PlayStation Plus. The upcoming platformer Tchia will debut on March 21 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store. It will be available at launch for Extra and Premium subscribers. Xbox Game Pass (the main competitor of PS Plus) regularly offers subscribers games on the day of their release. While PlayStation has done this before with games like Bugsnax and Oddworld: Soulstorm, the practice has been slower for more games.
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