The new year is almost upon us, and PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) members are eagerly anticipating the reveal of the free games for January 2024. Here’s what you need to know:
Reveal date for essential games
The PS Plus January 2024 Essential games are set to be unveiled on December 27th. Sony consistently follows the pattern of revealing the next batch of Essential offerings on the final Wednesday of the current month, precisely one week before the release date for the next Essential freebies. According to the PlayStation blog post for December 2023, these next Essential games will be available for download on January 2nd.
Extra and premium announcements
For those who subscribe to the Extra and Premium tiers, the good news is that their games will be announced on January 10th. Sony traditionally waits until the Wednesday one week after the release of the Essentials to reveal the Extra and Premium additions. This is evident in the December release schedule, where the Essential games came out on December 5th, with the higher-tier additions disclosed on December 13th.
Current essential offerings
Before ringing in the new year, make sure to claim the current Essential offerings before they expire. Currently, PS Plus members can enjoy Powerwash Simulator, Sable, and Lego 2K Drive as part of their subscription.
Upcoming titles for 2024
While the anticipation for January 2024 is building up, gamers have more to look forward to in the coming year. Despite the highly anticipated GTA 6 release not happening until 2025, there are plenty of exciting games slated for 2024. February, in particular, promises to be a thrilling month with titles like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Persona 3 Reload.
Games leaving PS Plus january 2024
As new games arrive, some must make way for them. Here are the titles bidding farewell to PS Plus Extra and Premium in January 2024:
- It Takes Two
- Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire Ultimate Edition
- Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
- Jett The Far Shore
- Devil May Cry 5/DMC 5 Special Edition
- The Missing JJ. Macfield and the Island of Memories
All of these games will be leaving the platform on January 23rd, 2024. Among the departing titles, “It Takes Two” notably won the Game of the Year award at the Game Awards in 2021, while “Devil May Cry 5” secured the title of Best Action Game at the Game Awards in 2019. Furthermore, “Pillars of Eternity 2” is another substantial game, especially if you’ve developed a taste for CRPGs thanks to titles like Baldur’s Gate 3. “Snowrunner” offers a unique blend of relaxation and challenge that has captured the attention of many gamers.
With the new year just around the corner, PS Plus members have exciting times ahead, both in terms of free games and highly anticipated releases. As Sony gears up to unveil the PS Plus January 2024 games, gamers can also make the most of the current offerings and enjoy the diverse selection of titles that will be leaving the platform. Stay tuned for the upcoming games and make sure to claim your freebies before they expire.