PlayStation Plus to Offer a PS5 Game Right Off the Bat in 2021

Published 01/25/2021, 12:56 PM EST


Amidst all the fiasco that has been going around Xbox Love Gold and the Game Pass, Sony sees an opportunity. The company once again wants to prove that the PlayStation is the best console in the market. Therefore, it has been really making the PlayStation Plus lucrative right from the start of 2021.

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The January deals for the PS Plus were already worth more than what fans have to pay annually. However, to sweeten the deal further, Sony is going to include a PS5 game in the PS Plus free games for February.

Living room with a Sony PlayStation 5 home video game console and DualSense controller alongside a television, taken on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Initially, fans thought that it would be a while before some PS5 games come to the subscription-based service for free. With the release of the console in November, fans expected it would be more than 4-5 months before they could play a PS5 game for free.

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Sony has also recognized the fact that its latest console has not reached a lot of households. Therefore, it will offer the PS5 game for a total of two months.

PS5 game Destruction AllStars arrives at the PlayStation Plus for free in February

Similar to Bugsnax, Worms Rumble, and Maneater, Destruction AllStars is going to launch on the PS Plus. The developers initially announced it as a launch title for the console. However, the game failed to gather support. Naturally, with the price tag, not a lot of players would have purchased the title.

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To ensure popular reception, Sony is now including the title in the free games on the PS Plus for February. It will carry over to March as well so that most fans can have a taste of the game.

The game itself has a very unique concept and it comes from seasoned developers. The gameplay involves a sort of battle royale between vehicles which can be played solo or with friends.

While fans now know about one of the three games coming to the PlayStation Plus for free in February, Sony has kept the other two under the covers. Whether these will include another PS5 title or stick to PS4 ones is also uncertain. One thing that is certain is subscribers of the PS Plus will be getting a lot out of their money.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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