February 28, 2018 | by John
Playstation Plus to Drop PS3 and Vita Free Games Next Year

UPDATE: Sony has told Polygon that they will only be giving out the standard two PS4 games after the change happens.

Original Story: Following up the announcement of March’s PS+ lineup (which is solid, by the way. Bloodborne and the Ratchet and Clank remake are two fine games.), Sony also announced they will be focusing exclusively on making Playstation 4 games free with the subscription starting in 2019.

Both Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita will no longer recieve “free” games every month alongside PS4. Sony did stress that as long as you keep your subscription running for PS+, your previously received games “…will still be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member.”

Other PS+ benefits including cloud saving and any other small tidbits will still be available to all users after March 8th, 2019 when this kicks in. The only difference is that only PS4 games will be made free from then on. It is currently unknown if Sony will be raising the number of PS4 games given out every month once the other consoles are removed, or if the standard two-per month will stay true.

“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,” said Sony in the PS Blog post.

Let’s hope that for the next few months, Sony will put a good variety of high quality games on the PS+ block until the service lapses, but if this month is anything to go by, with Mighty No. 9 on the PS3 list, maybe we will be better off with just PS4 games.

John Michonski is Video Game Choo Choo's Editor in Chief. He's a fun man who likes to do good.

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