While Sony pulled a rabbit out of its hat with an amazing duo of games set to be available for PlayStation Plus members this March, it seems there’s a price to pay for all that awesomeness.
February 2019 will be the final month wherein players will be able to get six free games across the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. Starting March 8, 2019, the PS Plus free games lineup will focus on just PS4 games, and will no longer include PS3 and Vita titles. Note that this won’t affect existing PS3 and Vita games you’ve already downloaded via PS Plus, but this also means that no PS3 and Vita games will be added to the monthly free offerings beyond March 8, 2019.
Sony has issued an explanation to this change, which you can read below (via PlaySation Blog):
Many of our fans are playing on the PS4 platform, with the increasingly vast number of PS4s in homes around the world. We’ll continue to prioritize the benefits you receive through your PS Plus membership, such as online multiplayer, online game save storage, PS4 monthly games, and exclusive PS Store discounts across content and network services. As a reminder, if you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before March 8, 2019.
For further clarification, Sony has issued a statement to Polygon and has confirmed that starting February 2019, there will only be two free PS4 games per month.
Will this affect your PS Plus membership? Or is playing online multiplayer the main thing and the free games are just the cherry on the sundae?