PS Plus October 2018: FREE PS4 PlayStation Plus games leaked? When is Sony reveal date? (Pic: SONY)
PS PLUS OCTOBER 2018 GAMES – COMING TODAY!
The PS Plus games reveal for October should be announced by Sony later today.
There have been a series of questionable leaks for the roster of free titles this month so far, but none of them seem to be particularly authentic.
We could be in for Diablo III: Eternal Collection, we could be in for Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition… there's a long list of titles we'd be excited about seeing.
Sony is going to want to pull out some impressive titles if it wants to compete with Microsoft's offering of Games with Gold October titles.
We're expecting Sony to announce the games at roughly 4pm BST – we'll update this page with more information as soon as we know what's coming.
PS PLUS OCTOBER 2018 GAMES – A 2ND LEAK?
More rumours doing the rounds today as multiple sites suggest that Sniper Elite 3 could be one of the PS4 games to be given away for free in October.
The leaks come via a Russian Twitter account who has posted – an as yet completely unvalidated picture – showing Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition as one of the free PS4 games coming in October.
Again, like the below image showing Nioh and Diablo 3 Eternal Collection, it's not official in any form and until Sony officially announces the games this coming Wednesday we won't know for sure.
In fact, the official PlayStation Plus Sub-Reddit has gone one step further, suggesting that these leaks "are caused by a glitch in PSN, so dont get your hopes up."
Again this seems completely believable. Especially given that you would think if any of the aforementioned games had leaked, you'd have more than one bloke noticing the error on PSN.
Only time will tell. Stand by for more info, leaks and updates leading up to the full Sony announcement this Wednesday.
PS PLUS OCTOBER 2018 GAMES – LEAKED?
Has Sony leaked the two headlining games for PS+ in October?
A post to Reddit reports that Nioh and Diablo III: Eternal Collection were showed to them via the PlayStation Store on their console.
"This games appeared in my store with the PS Plus sign (that small bar). If I click on them they don't show up. Is this a bug or a leak for the October games?" asks the poster.
The image – which can be seen below – could easily be a hoax or a fake, but it's worth noting we've seen announcements of titles ahead of time thanks to PS Store leaks before.
If true, it could time quite well with BlizzCon 2018 – where we're expected to hear more about Diablo 4. Blizzard announcing the previous game (and all its content!) is free in time for the event sounds feasible – and it would have been a lovely surprise too.
Still, if this is true, it looks like October could be a bumper month for PS+ subs.
What is PlayStation Plus?
For the sake of anyone who hasn't opted into Sony's incredible PlayStation Plus service at the dirt cheap price of £6.99 a month – Or £49.99 for the year / £19.99 for three months.
Here's what you get:
• Access to online multiplayer on your PlayStation 4
• Exclusive discounts at PlayStation Store
• Share Play – so your friends can play your games even if they don't own a copy themselves
• 10GB of cloud storage for your PS4 game saves
More important than any of that is the fact Sony give away 24 PS4 games a year, completely free. And on top of that, a whole host of PS3 and PS Vita games as well, just to sweeten the deal.
So, when you think about it, signing up to PlayStation Plus is a bit of a no-brainer, really.
What are the FREE PlayStation Plus games, right now?
The September 2018 titles are now live and by lord is it a good month to be a PS Plus Subscriber.
It all starts with Destiny 2 – No, REALLY – a massive AAA game that launched less than one year ago on September 6th. There isn't really a better time to download it, especially with Bungie launching their next big expansion, The Forsaken, as well.
On top of Destiny 2, PS Plus subscribers can also grab the following games:
Once again, don't hang about and forget to download these games because they'll no longer be available once they're gone.
PS Plus – PS4 exclusives which could be coming to PlayStation Plus in the future
Sony PlayStation have yet to give away these exclusive games on PS Plus. Could they be released for free in the future?
Will PlayStation Plus include PlayStation VR games?
It already has!
In fact, we imagine that VR games will become a more regular occurrence in the future for PS Plus.
However, that has nothing to do with the constantly growing PS VR playerbase.
It's because of some very specific changes occurring from 2019 onwards, which you can read about below.
PlayStation Plus 2019 changes
Sony announced earlier this year that they intend to drop PS Plus support for Vita – alongside the PS3 – from next March, here's the full explainer from the company:
"Starting next year on March 8, 2019, the PS Plus monthly games lineup will focus on PS4 titles and no longer include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles.
"This wont affect any games youve already downloaded, or will download, prior to March 8, 2019.
"Those games will still be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member.
"Your game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will also remain the same – the only change is that no new PS3 and PS Vita games will be added to the PS Plus monthly games lineup beyond March 8, 2019."
Sony explained the decision by pointing to their increased importance of the current PS4 platform, telling fans:
“Many of our fans are playing on the PS4 platform, with the increasingly vast number of PS4s in homes around the world."
We suspect this could mean a more permanent slot for PSVR games in the monthly PS Plus lineup.