Today, not only do we have the upcoming offering from PSN for March, but also a bit of news for the service.
First up is the games for March 2019. While many of us likely already own these games, it’s nice to see that more of premium PS4 games are making it to PS Plus. This is perhaps the best lineup for the service that I’ve seen so far. Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank, in the same month?
- Bloodborne, PS4
- Ratchet & Clank, PS4
- Legend of Kay, PS3
- Mighty No. 9, PS3 (Cross Buy with PS4)
- Claire: Extended Cut, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
- Bombing Busters, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
- Dungeon Defenders II PS Plus Pack, PS4 (4 Shadow Costumes, 1 Million in gold, 5 Campaign Shard Packs, 5 Defender Packs, and a Ninja Gato Pet)
Now for the service update, which may be bad news for some. As of March 2019, PSN will no longer offer PlayStation 3 or PS Vita titles. Sony cites this is due to the majority of their audience owning PlayStation 4’s and wanting to focus more on that platform.
We also have an important service update. Starting next year on March 8, 2019, the PS Plus monthly games lineup will focus on PS4 titles and no longer include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles. This won’t affect any games you’ve already downloaded, or will download, prior to March 8, 2019. Those games will still be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member. Your game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will also remain the same – the only change is that no new PS3 and PS Vita games will be added to the PS Plus monthly games lineup beyond March 8, 2019.
I’m not sure who this will impact, but if I’m being honest I rarely downloaded either of the PS3 or PS Vita offerings. The change-up means that we’ll get more PS4 titles instead of the variety that we’re getting now, so I’m all for this. Honestly, I’m surprised it stuck around for as long as it did. However, Sony didn’t say if they’ll add more PS4 titles to replace the PS3 and PS Vita offerings. I’d like to think they would, but with no announcement of such, I’m leaning towards no. We’ve reached out to Sony to see what their plans are.
Update: Looks like Polygon beat us to the punch. They already contacted Sony and got the answer I dreaded. There will be no additional PS4 titles to supplement the lost of the PS3 and PS Vita titles.
Update: Asked for clarification, Sony told Polygon that the PlayStation Plus lineup will consist of two PS4 titles — and no other free games — starting next March. https://t.co/U6m0gAEVHQ
— Polygon (@Polygon) February 28, 2018
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Source: PS Blog