Those of you without a PlayStation Plus subscription may want to sit up and take notice as the service has been revamped and now offers some pretty epic gaming.
It was announced during the E3 PlayStation press conference and, as of yesterday in the UK, it is now live. PlayStation have updated their PlayStation Plus subscription service by offering subscribers an “instant game library”.
Starting June 6th, there will be an Instant Game Collection of 10 games to choose from ready to download and play as part of the updated PlayStation Plus subscription, with at least three being updated monthly. The amazing launch line-up includes the brand new Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, as well as Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD, Renegade Ops, Chime Super Deluxe, Outland, Darksiders and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
As part of the 10 games available, there will be a PlayStation Plus Game of the Month. This will change every four weeks and represent the very best PlayStation Store has to offer, including brand new download-only games and Digital Blu-rays.
Additionally, as part of their subscription, members will have access to three digital Blu-ray blockbuster titles from SCEE – inFamous 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse and LittleBigPlanet 2.
PlayStation Plus will also deliver some of the best games in production from smaller, independent developers that every member will have the chance to play. The first game to be included as part of this new offering is Retro/Grade, the arcade shooter with a twist from 24 Caret Games and will be available later this summer for eight weeks, at no cost to subscribers.
That is pretty impressive and I am already looking forward to seeing what the next batch of games that are added to the service. Although games will be removed from the service on a regular basis, once the subscriber has added the game to their download queue, that game will be available to them for the life of their PlayStation Plus subscription. The only problem I can see is running out of hard drive space.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have a 15GB infamous 2 to download…