According to Dealabs user billbil-kun—who correctly leaked the PS Plus line-ups for September, October, November and December, plus December’s Xbox Live Games with Gold titles and the Epic Games Store’s 15 Days of Free Games promotion—next month’s PS Plus games will be:
Deep Rock Galactic - Narrated Trailer
UPDATE 23/12/21: The same source has also leaked January’s Xbox Live Games with Gold titles.
UPDATE 04/01/22: January’s PlayStation Plus games are now available to claim.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Next month’s PlayStation Plus games will be available to claim from January 4.
Deep Rock Galactic is billed as a 1-4 player co-op FPS “featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters”. It was released for PC and Xbox One in 2020 but will be making its PlayStation debut next month.
The number of PlayStation Plus subscribers totalled 47.2 million as of September 2021, according to Sony.
Details on an Xbox Game Pass competitor service reportedly being planned by PlayStation emerged this month.
According to documents seen by Bloomberg, the new subscription service is codenamed ‘Spartacus’ and will combine the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now services, phasing out the branding of the latter.
The service is expected to launch next spring, when it will be available on both PS4 and PS5 and be structured across three payment tiers, it’s claimed.
The first would include existing PlayStation Plus benefits, such as online play and free monthly titles. The second would offer a large catalogue of games like Xbox Game Pass (although not first-party titles at launch). The third tier would add extended demos, game streaming and a library of classic PlayStation games.