PS Plus and Games with Gold: "Free" games in May 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X and Co.

PS Plus and Games with Gold: Free games in May 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X and Co.

PS Plus and Games with Gold

Both Sony and Microsoft announced the lists of "free" games for PS Plus and Games with Gold in May 2021. For a better overview, we summarize the details here - and reveal which games you will receive in the new month with a membership in the online services for PS5, Xbox Series X and Co. A leak on the PS Plus line-up for May 2021 has come true: subscribers receive both the first-person shooter Battlefield 5 and the survival game Stranded Deep "free" on PS4. Especially for PlayStation 5 there is the Demolition Derby Wreckfest with PS Plus included.

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Due to the backward compatibility of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, the PS4 or Xbox One and 360 games can also be played on the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Faster loading times and sometimes improved refresh rates await you.

PS Plus: List of the new "free" games for May 2021

Battlefield 5 (PS4) Stranded Deep (PS4) Wreckfest (PS5)

Games with Gold: The line-up for May 2021

Armello - May 1st to 31st (Xbox One) Dungeons 3 - May 16 to June 15 (Xbox One) Lego Batman - May 1st to 15th (Xbox 360) Tropico 4 - May 16th to 31st (Xbox 360)

Sony Reveals PlayStation Plus Games for May 2021

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PlayStation today revealed their next lineup of games available to download for free to Plus subscribers. The three games on offer for May are Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last, Battlefield V, and Stranded Deep. All three games will be available starting on May 4 through May 31.

Wreckfest is the demolition derby game from Bugbear, which was originally released on PC in 2018 and console in 2019 (after a period of early access). It was released on Xbox Game Pass in February of this year, and will come to the PS5 with the PS Plus release. Stranded Deep is a survival game set on a beautiful island (there are sharks involved) which was released on console last year. Battlefield V is the latest (rather contentious) entry in EA’s FPS series.

It’s a decent lineup, particularly if you compare it with Xbox Live Games with Gold’s most recent offerings. Battlefield V’s inclusion is probably part of EA’s promotional hype tour, as it’s got two Battlefield games set to release some time this year, including Battlefield 6.  It’s a pity we won’t get a launch title like we did last month with Oddworld: Soulstorm, but we can’t have everything. By the way, that game as well as Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War will be available to download through May 3.

While it’s just three games, it’s at least a more interesting lineup than last month’s PS Now additions. Personally, I think the games industry would benefit enormously from both companies, Xbox and PlayStation, combining their disparate offerings. Combine Gold with Game Pass (which it already basically is) and offer a selection of free launch titles. Combine PS Plus with PS Now and add some backward compatibility to the PlayStation. Wins all around, and fewer subscription fees for gamers.

Source: PlayStation Blog