PlayStation Plus September 2016 Free Games and Price Increase
PlayStation Plus members have had their latest selection of free titles revealed to them. This month will be featuring two major releases for free to anyone who is signed up for the service.
First is Journey, the critically acclaimed adventure by the talented developers at thatgamecompany. You take on the role of a traveler as you venture through a world filled with breathtaking scenery as you search for your way to the mountaintops. It is a serene and relaxing game, with a unique online experience and a gorgeous soundtrack.
The next title we'll receive this month is Lords of the Fallen, developed by both Deck13 Interactive and CI Games and released late into 2014. You play as Harkyn, a man trying to end the war between humans and the gods. With a combat system that is often compared to Dark Souls, the game offers the player three classes to choose from, each giving a unique experience.
The full list of PlayStation Plus titles can be seen here:
- Lords of the Fallen
- Princes of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Amnesia: Memories
There is also however some sad news to go with this announcement. As of September 22nd the price of PlayStation Plus yearly membership will be increasing. The price of one year of service will be increasing from $49.99 USD/$49.99 CAD to $59.99 USD/$69.99 CAD. The price of a three month subscription will be increasing from $17.99 USD/$17.99 CAD to $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD. Finally, the one month price of PlayStation Plus will not be changing in USD but will be increasing from $9.99 CAD to $11.99 CAD.
Sony had the following to say in regards to the price increase, blaming market conditions for the hike:
PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.
The price of the service had already gone up for Europe and the UK at a similar time last year.