PS Plus Games for May?
As April starts to wind down, it’s time to think about next month’s PS Plus games! In 2020, Playstation seems to be following a pattern of giving us one RPG or story-driven game, and one more sporty or action-based game. Based on this, here are my top three predictions for which games PS Plus might offer in May, in each category.
RPGs or Story-Driven
Horizon Zero Dawn is an excellent RPG that came out in 2017, so it’s been around more than long enough to become a PS Plus game. It’s already appeared in the PS Now library, and Playstation is notorious for offering PS Plus games that are already accessible via PS Now, so I think Horizon Zero Dawn is a fair bet. Playstation seems to be drawing from games that are 18 months to 3 years old, so it’s safe to assume anything from that period is likely to be on offer next month.
More of an action-adventure than an RPG, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is another 2017 release. This one follows Senua, a warrior of Pict descent (Pict is an old term for Scottish people from the time of the Celts), who must rescue a dead lover from the Goddess of the Underworld’s grasp. It’s relatively dark and has elements of psychosis the player has to contend with while adventuring.
PS Plus hasn’t given us an Elder Scrolls game yet, but Oblivion is available in the Now library, and I think it’s the likely one to get from PS Plus in May. Oblivion takes place six years after Morrowind (Elder Scrolls III) but is not described as a sequel. Bethesda tends to give away their games regularly via Ubisoft for PC, so I think a Bethesda game is very likely to appear on the PS Plus roster.
Action or Sport
PS Plus gives away sports games like Ashes Cricket an awful lot. We had MLB The Show 19 back in November, and no significant sports game since. Ashes Cricket allows you to play through the Ashes 2017/2018 tournament, in both men’s or women’s competitions. For cricket fans, Ashes Cricket would be an excellent choice for PS Plus in May.
Overwatch launched in fall 2015, but whereas it’s more than old enough to join the ranks of PS Plus freebies, it’s a Blizzard game, and I don’t think it’s too likely we’ll get a Blizzard game with PS Plus. You never know, though, Overwatch is no longer as popular as it was, and this could be a good marketing move to gain more players.
Everybody’s Golf is a fun yet comprehensive golf game. It seems like a good choice for PS Plus right now, as everyone is at home needing something to do. It’s a great game to play with those you live with and might help liven up an otherwise dull night in. Golf games are accessible for everyone — the young, the old, adults, gamers — so no matter who is in your household, you’ll all have fun with this one.
Those are my top predictions for which Playstation Plus Games we’ll get for May, but I think anything that came out between spring 2017 and fall 2018 is likely. Potentially, there’s scope for some older titles, too, though. What do you want to see from Playstation in May? Is there a title you’ve been hanging on for?