April’s PlayStation Plus games are Conan Exiles and The Surge

Will replace Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness

Sony has announced April’s free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers — Conan Exiles and The Surge will be free to download from Tuesday April 2.

It said in a PlayStation Blog update that March’s free PlayStation Plus games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (normally $39.99 / £34.99) and The Witness (normally $39.99 / £29.99), will be available until Monday April 1.

Developed by Funcom and released in May 2018, Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the savage world of Conan the Barbarian. It normally costs $49.99 / £44.99, although it’s currently on sale for £19.99 in the UK.

Released in May 2017, The Surge is a sci-fi action RPG from Deck 13, the German studio behind Lords of the Fallen. It normally costs $49.99 / £34.99, although it’s currently on sale for £9.49 in the UK.

Between the PS4’s launch in November 2013 and February 2019, the monthly PlayStation Plus line-up generally comprised of two PS4 games, two PS3 titles and two PS Vita games. Sony recently updated the service to focus solely on PS4 games, beginning in March 2019 with Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness.

Explaining the move in a February 2018 PlayStation Blog post, it said: “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.”

Sony said in February 2019 that there were 36.3 million PlayStation Plus subscribers as of December 31, 2018.

At the close of 2018, PS4 console sales had exceeded 91.6 million units, PS4 software sales stood at 876 million, while PlayStation Network monthly active users had surpassed 90 million, according to the platform holder.