The PlayStation Plus collection is one of the best things the PS5 has going for it. Unfortunately, Sony is killing it, and current subscribers only have a few months left to claim certified bangers like transmitted by blood and Resident Evil 7 before the curated collection is gone for good.
Sony announced the news on Wednesday in a new PlayStation Blog post on upcoming PS Plus games. “We also wanted to provide an update on the PlayStation Plus Collection which has been offered as a benefit to PlayStation Plus members on PS5 since 2020,” reads a paragraph buried at the end. “On May 9, the PlayStation Plus Collection will no longer be offered. If you have not redeemed the titles in this coFor now, you can still do this until May 9, which will allow you to access these titles even after that date as long as you remain a PlayStation Plus member.
What games are in the PS Plus collection?
Announced alongside the launch of the PS5, the special collection includes 19 games (personas 5 was previously removed), including a bunch of big first-party blockbusters from Sony’s back catalog:
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- battlefield 1
- transmitted by blood
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Zombie Chronicles Edition)
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Days gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy 15
- God of the war
- Infamous second son
- monster hunter world
- Mortal Kombat X
- Ratchet and Clank
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Until dawn
How do I claim PS Plus Collection games for free?
All good things must come to an end, I guess, but thankfully the collection will still exist for paying subscribers who claim the games before the May 9 deadline. To do this, all you need to do is:
- Go to the PS Plus tile on the far left of the PS5 home screen
- Select it and scroll all the way down until you see the “PlayStation Plus Collection” icon
- Select Show Games, select each one and choose “Add to Library”
The games can then be downloaded and played whenever you want as long as your PS Plus subscription is still active. Anything you don’t claim before the collection ends will revert to its standard PlayStation Store price.
The program started out as a great way to fill player backlogs when they first bought a PS5 and didn’t have many new games for it, and also functioned as a shortlist of some of the greatest games of the PS4 era. While some of the games are also included in the wider PS Plus library exclusive to the more expensive Extra and Premium subscriptionsit was a great added benefit for those who just wanted to pay the bare minimum in exchange for online multiplayer and free access to a few new games every month.