Thursday, December 26, 2013

PS Plus adds 'DmC', 'Bioshock Infinite', and more for the new year

Sony’s premium online service welcomes the new year with a fresh collection of free games headlined by DmC: Devil May Cry and Bioshock Infinite.

Many gamers were disappointed when it was announced that Playstation Plus would be necessary for online multiplayer on the PS4, but really, Sony’s online service is the gift that keeps on giving. PS Plus subscribers have been lavished with a steady stream of free games for the past few years, and there seems to be no let-up in the generosity.

This January, Playstation Plus members will be able to add six more games to their collection. The standout addition for most will probably be multiple Game of the Year winner Bioshock Infinite. Irrational Games’ follow-up to the critically acclaimed Bioshock was released back in April and has garnered praise from all quarters as one of the best shooters of the generation. The developers are currently adding to the lore with the release of story-based DLC for the game, but that’s not really a necessity to follow the mind-bending tale that Infinite weaves.

The rest of the offerings aren’t too shabby either.

The latest iteration of Capcom’s storied Devil May Cry franchise, DmC,*will also be hacking its way to PS Plus as the second of the two retail releases being offered. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons rounds out the games available on the Ps3, while the critically acclaimed PC title Dont Starve will be free to PS4 owners. Two PS Vita titles, namely, Worms: Battle Island, and Smart As….*complete the sextet of titles that PS Plus subscribers can look forward to in the new year.

Microsoft has taken a page from Sony’s book by offering free titles for Xbox Live subscribers, but a quick comparison of the titles on both services leaves no doubt that Xbox Live has a long way to go before it can catch up to Sony on this front. Here’s hoping the folks over at Microsoft wise up, because when they start to come on par with what PS Plus is doing, its the gamers who win.

Source: Playstation Blog

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