Between all the free games and the ridiculously awesome sales, PlayStation Plus has always been a better subscription service than Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold. But with its latest gambit, Sony is going for the throat.
Announced last night during their E3 2012 Press Conference, starting today, PlayStation Plus will receive an “Instant Game Collection” of 12 PS3 titles. And these aren’t the dregs of the PlayStation Store either. This is good quality, amazing stuff.
Just take a look at the list of free games you’ll receive as long as you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber:
- Choplifter HD
- InFamous 2
- Hard Corp: Uprising
- Just Cause 2
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Little Big Planet 2
- Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
- Saints Row 2
- Sideway: New York
- Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
Downloading all of these games individually from the PlayStation Store would cost over $260. So purchasing a PlayStation Plus subscription for $49.99 per year is a much better option. Especially when you add in all the other monthly bonuses a Plus subscription includes.
Your move Microsoft.