September’s PlayStation Plus games have reportedly been revealed early
Hitman and more will feature in next month’s line-up, it’s claimed
September’s PlayStation Plus games have seemingly been revealed ahead of Sony’s official announcement.
According to Dealabs – a site with a strong track record for revealing PS Plus games early – September’s free titles will be Overcooked! All You Can Eat for PlayStation 5, and Hitman 2 and Predator: Hunting Grounds for PS4 (which are also playable on the newer console via backwards compatibility).
UPDATE 01/09/21: The games have now been officially confirmed.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: According to the site, proof of the leak has been submitted and verified by its moderators. Going by Sony’s typical schedule, the September PS Plus games should be officially announced within the next few days.
August’s PlayStation Plus games are Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4), Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4) and Hunter’s Arena: Legends (PS5 version only). They’ll be available to download from August 3.
Earlier this month Sony indicated that it’s not concerned about a recent decline in PlayStation Plus subscribers and monthly active users.
In the company’s Q1 financial results published this month, which cover the three months ended June 30, Sony reported total PS Plus subscribers of 46.3 million, which is up 1.3m year-on-year but down by over 1 million compared to the two most recent quarters.
According to eight years of data collated by Resetera, it’s the first time PlayStation Plus users have significantly dipped between quarters during this time period.
Sony’s chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki blamed the decline on last year’s stay-at-home restrictions and the increase they had on game activity.
“Of course, 104m is not a strong number, but are we looking at it as a declining trend? We don’t think so,” he commented. “We are trying to analyse different elements, but there are no conspicuous trends that we can capture. Maybe this month or next month we will have to continue to watch and do an analysis.”