Some of October 2023’s PlayStation Plus Essential games have seemingly been revealed ahead of an official announcement.
Dealabs user billbil-kun, who has been accurately leaking the PlayStation Plus line-ups almost every month since September 2021, has published what they claim to be the two headline additions to the subscription service next month.
They are The Callisto Protocol and Farming Simulator 22. According to the dataminer, they will be available to download from October 3 until November 7.
It was confirmed last week that Striking Distance CEO and Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield is leaving the Krafton-owned studio after its debut game, The Callisto Protocol, reportedly failed to meet expectations.
Essential is the entry-level PlayStation Plus membership tier, which offers subscribers access to a few ‘free’ games every month.
The service’s more expensive Extra and Premium tiers, which were introduced last summer, offer subscribers access to the Game Catalogue, a library of up to 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games, as well as Ubisoft+ Classics, a curated selection of titles from the Assassin’s Creed publisher.
Sony increased PlayStation Plus subscription prices by up to 35% earlier this month.
The move saw the cost of 12-month subscription plans for the service’s Essential, Extra and Premium tiers rise by $20-$40 / £10-£20 / €12-€32 depending on the chosen membership plan.
Sony is currently testing cloud streaming for PS5 games, a feature which will be offered to PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers when it launches.
It will include PS5 games from the PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue and Game Trials, plus supported digital titles that players own.