UPDATE 12/1/23: Last night's announcement that Sayonara Wild Hearts would be part of the PlayStation Plus game catalogue was a mistake, Sony has now said.
"Sayonara Wild Hearts was incorrectly announced as part of January Game Catalog lineup for PlayStation Plus," the company wrote in an update to its blog post.
No reason was given for the error. The rest of the month's upcoming game line-up remains as is, including Back 4 Blood, Devil May Cry 5 and Life is Strange. More on all that below.
ORIGINAL STORY 11/1/23: Sony has revealed the games heading to its PlayStation Plus catalogue this month for Premium and Extra tier subscribers, including Back 4 Blood, Life is Strange, Devil May Cry 5, and more.
Back 4 Blood is, of course, the co-op zombie shooter from Left 4 Dead studio Turtle Rock, which aims to give the genre of a bit of a twist through game-altering deck building. Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, meanwhile, is Capcom's well-regarded most recent chapter in the long-running demonic hack-and-slash series.
Acclaimed supernatural narrative adventure series Life is Strange is actually joining the PlayStation Plus catalogue with two instalments - developer Dontnod's initial episodic adventure and Deck Nine's prequel Before the Storm, which follows the adventures of Chloe Price before she met the first game's protagonist Max Caulfield.
That's not everything heading to the PlayStation Plus catalogue for Premium and Extra subscribers though. Arc System Works' superb Dragon Ball FighterZ is incoming, as is developer Simogo's gorgeously dreamy rhythm game Sayonara Wild Hearts.
Stunt-action sandbox sequel Just Cause 4: Reloaded also joins the line-up alongside Superbrother's sci-fi exploration adventure Jett: The Far Shore, puzzle adventure Omno, and live-action interactive thriller Erica - which Eurogamer liked a lot when it released in 2019.
And if it's retro games you're after, Premium tier subscribers can also expect the arrival of three PlayStation 1 games: Star Wars Demolition, Hot Shots Golf 2, and Syphon Filter 3.
Here's that list in a more succinct form:
- Back 4 Blood (PS4, PS5)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4)
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (PS5)
- Erica (PS4)
- Jett: The Far Shore (PS4, PS5)
- Just Cause 4: Reloaded (PS4)
- Life is Strange (PS4)
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4)
- Omno (PS4)
- Sayonara Wild Hearts (PS4)
- Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS1)
- Star Wars Demolition (PS1)
- Syphon Filter 3 (PS1)
All the above will join the PlayStation Plus catalogue next Tuesday, 17th January.