PlayStation Plus April: new free PS4 and PS5 games, predictions and speculations

PlayStation Plus April: new free PS4 and PS5 games, predictions and speculations

PlayStation Plus April

We are now halfway through the month and, as always, the time has come for the predictions on the new free PlayStation Plus games for April 2021. We already have a certainty about the free PS5 game of the month, but what about PS4 games?

Oddworld Soulstorm will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in April in the PS5 version only, while the PS4 edition cannot be downloaded at no cost. Also next month, Destruction AllStars will be removed from the lineup.

The knot on free PlayStation 4 games remains to be unraveled and a serious candidate could be Far Cry 5, a popular Ubisoft game that could serve as a promotional vehicle for Far Cry 6, coming in the next few months. Following the same reasoning, one could think of adding a Housemarque game to promote Returnal and perhaps Rainbow Six Siege to highlight the upcoming arrival of Rainbow Six Quarantine / Parasite but it is also true that maneuvers of this type are not so frequent. on PlayStation Plus. Then there are those who are hoping for Spyro Reignited Trilogy or Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled but there are no concrete clues to this effect.

Looking at the first party games we mention Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, Days Gone and Gran Turismo Sport, these are three not very recent titles and continuously discounted on the PlayStation Store, ideal games to become part of the PS Plus catalog. In March, the PlayStation Plus lineup includes four games instead of the usual three, who knows that even in April Sony cannot follow the same path, offering an extra game to subscribers.

Did PlayStation Plus' Next Free Game Just Get Teased?

A new rumor has emerged that might give us an idea of what one future addition to PlayStation Plus could end up becoming. While it's by no means a guarantee that this title in mention might be heading to PS Plus, it looks like it could at the very least be made available for free in the future.

In a new cryptic tweet from one Nick Baker on Twitter, Activision and FromSoftware's 2019 release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sounds like it could soon be made available free of charge for some users. Although Baker didn't offer much in the way of specifics, he did encourage those who have been interested in picking up Sekiro to perhaps hold off on buying the game 'in the next couple of months or so.' Clearly, he seems to have some sort of insider information about the prospects of the title being made available for no cost.

The reason why this could be a tease related to PlayStation Plus is because Baker has actually provided credible info in the past about games that were heading to Sony's service. Before it was formally announced by PlayStation, Baker was one of the first to suggest that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be one of the free games joining PS Plus for March. As such, it wouldn't be surprising if he also had a scoop about what could be coming to the service in future months as well.

That being said, Baker could also be teasing here that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice might be coming to Xbox Game Pass instead. Baker's background is actually much more involved with the Xbox brand as he hosts a podcast and helps run a website that is dedicated to the platform. With this in mind, it's hard to say which location Sekiro could be coming to, but all the same, it looks like it could be made available free of charge at some point in 2021. Per usual, though, take all of this with a grain of salt until we potentially hear more at a later date.

So what do you think about this tease? And which avenue would you rather see Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice come to -- PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass? Be sure to let me know down in the comments or hit me up on Twitter at @MooreMan12 if you'd like to chat more.