PlayStation Plus Collection: Everything you need to know

Playstation Plus Collection
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PlayStation Plus already offers a host of benefits to its subscribers, from exclusive discounts to online multiplayer access, and members are about to get even more when the PS5 launches. Sony announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, granting subscribers access to a library of select PS4 titles for free on the PS5. Here's everything you need to know about it.

What is the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS5?

The PlayStation Plus Collection is a new benefit being offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and you won't need to pay any extra for it. The service will allow members to play a number of first and third-party titles for free. These games can be downloaded directly to your PS5 console at any time.

It is set to launch alongside the PS5 on November 12. Sony notes that the availability of games may vary by country, and the PlayStation Plus Collection is not available in China.

Is the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS4?

It's unclear, but it does not appear to be available on PS4. In a new blog post Sony stated that the PlayStation Plus Collection "will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PlayStation Plus members receive for a single subscription price," but it still lists the Collection as "Coming to PS5." From the wording of this, it sounds like all of your existing PlayStation Plus membership benefits on PS4 should carry over to PS5, and this will be another addition on the upcoming console.

Additionally, PS4 games redeemed from the PlayStation Plus Collection will benefit from Game Boost on PS5, delivering increased loading speeds and improved or more stable frame rates.

Which games are in the PlayStation Plus Collection?

Sony has announced 20 games that will appear in the PlayStation Plus Collection at launch.

From Worldwide Studios:

  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Until Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

From third-party publishers and developers:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Resident Evil 7

Is the PS Plus Collection different from Xbox Game Pass?

The PlayStation Plus Collection is much different than Xbox Game Pass. Despite it offering a number of games to download on demand, it is very far from a "Netflix for games" type of model that Microsoft is going for. It's library at launch will be extremely limited, and it doesn't seem like newer games will come to the service.

And Sony certainly won't start releasing new first-party games into any of its PS5 subscription services anytime soon. PlayStation Now is more like Xbox Game Pass, and even that service is lacking.

Is the PS Plus Collection part of PS Now?

PlayStation Now is a completely separate service from the PlayStation Plus Collection. If you purchase a PlayStation Now subscription, you won't get access to any of the games in the PlayStation Plus Collection unless they also happen to be a part of PS Now.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.