PlayStation Have Changed July's PS Plus Lineup, For Some Reason

By Sam Quirke, 4 months ago
Honestly, we have no idea what's going on at PlayStation towers at the moment. Barely any news for most of this year, a total absence from E3, some bizarre mixed messages about the next generation from behind closed doors, and now a sudden PS Plus switcheroo...

Just tell me what's going on!Just tell me what's going on!

So, here's the deal: Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is now not included in the PS Plus line-up for July – despite the original PS Plus July 2019 announcement. We have no idea why.

Instead, we will be getting Detroit: Become Human — which, for a lot of people, will be quite the upgrade. Not just Detroit, either — because we'll be getting the Deluxe Edition of the game, it'll also be bundled with the PS4 version of Heavy Rain. Although as Heavy Rain was already in PS Plus exactly a year ago, so it's not the most mind-blowing addition to the line-up.


The Digital Deluxe edition also gives players a Digital Art Book, a Digital Deluxe Soundtrack, Avatars and a couple of dynamic scenes. Not bad for a surprise swap. One of my personal highlights of the game was the soundtrack, so that's definitely worth a download.

We'll still be getting Horizon Chase Turbo as the second option — sorry, no sign of a swap out for that one.

Luckily we have everything covered for your journey through Detroit, which includes a number of trophies linked to multiple endings and following very particular paths. Check out our Detroit trophy guide for an efficient way through the game — though we personally recommend that you give the game at least one play through without a guide so you can appreciate the complexity of its choice and consequence systems.

Are you pleased with the sudden change? Let us know in the comments!
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.
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capicawl
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capicawl
Posted on 02 July 19 at 13:39
I’ll bet anything, complaints about a soccer game being free was the reason. And I’ll double down the bet to say 90% of said complaints were from the US.

Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership? I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but I definitely would give the game a whirl.
kintaris
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kintaris
Posted on 02 July 19 at 13:41
capicawl said:
I’ll bet anything, complaints about a soccer game being free was the reason. And I’ll double down the bet to say 90% of said complaints were from the US.

Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership? I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but I definitely would give the game a whirl.
That doesn't seem entirely PlayStation's style to be honest. They don't often give into pressure, especially over something as relatively trivial as this.

It's probably an overlooked licensing problem that has just come to light.
Darkflamewar
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Darkflamewar
Posted on 02 July 19 at 13:41
What bollocks you shouting out Sam?
kintaris
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kintaris
Posted on 02 July 19 at 13:43
Darkflamewar said:
What bollocks you shouting out Sam?
Thanks for your contribution Chin.
Kinky_Mong
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Kinky_Mong
Posted on 02 July 19 at 13:43
So, here's the deal: Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is now not included in the PS Plus line-up for July – despite the original PS Plus July 2019 announcement. We have no idea why.
The huge number of complaints would be my guess.

I'm pleased about this switch anyway, was on the verge of buying Detroit in a recent sale but getting it "free" is much better!
Koding
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Koding
Posted on 02 July 19 at 14:20
Amazing timing. I was about to borrow my son's physical copy and here they give me the digital one!! Can't wait to play this.
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Frankie_Drums_
Posted on 02 July 19 at 14:34
capicawl said:
Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership?
We're not getting something for free because we have a membership. We're getting games every month that are part of a paid membership. If you stop paying, you lose access to the games.

When Sony first started the free games, it gave them an edge over Microsoft. Then Microsoft matched the program and included games as well, and that's when perception shifted from "a free game with a membership" to "games are included with paid memberships."
capicawl
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capicawl
Posted on 02 July 19 at 14:59, Edited on 02 July 19 at 15:01 by capicawl
Frankie_Drums_ said:
capicawl said:
Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership?
We're not getting something for free because we have a membership. We're getting games every month that are part of a paid membership. If you stop paying, you lose access to the games.

When Sony first started the free games, it gave them an edge over Microsoft. Then Microsoft matched the program and included games as well, and that's when perception shifted from "a free game with a membership" to "games are included with paid memberships."
Well I was a ps plus member long before they offered games, so it’s free. It’s not like they raised the price over time to offer that. And I won’t ever stop being a ps plus member, so I’ll always have the games.
munchmagic1986
Posted on 02 July 19 at 15:31
I think the main reason is from complaints that half of the game is available as a free to play title, PES 2019 Lite, which contains the myClub online game mode. I doubt it would have been down to pressure from players who don't want a footie game as they have had PES a couple times on the Plus lineup.
DeathofRats09
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DeathofRats09
Posted on 02 July 19 at 15:32
it's a change for the better and I recommend Detroit : Become Human
Soragoof
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Soragoof
Posted on 02 July 19 at 15:36
I'm extremely happy about this! One of the few games on my wishlist has just become free after being on the verge of buying it for some months now.
Emiinah
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Emiinah
Posted on 02 July 19 at 16:07
Whatever the reason, I’m happy!
What’s the point of nice days when stupid people are allowed to enjoy them too?
UlvenFenrir
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UlvenFenrir
Posted on 02 July 19 at 17:04, Edited on 02 July 19 at 17:06 by UlvenFenrir
capicawl said:
Frankie_Drums_ said:
capicawl said:
Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership?
We're not getting something for free because we have a membership. We're getting games every month that are part of a paid membership. If you stop paying, you lose access to the games.

When Sony first started the free games, it gave them an edge over Microsoft. Then Microsoft matched the program and included games as well, and that's when perception shifted from "a free game with a membership" to "games are included with paid memberships."
Well I was a ps plus member long before they offered games, so it’s free. It’s not like they raised the price over time to offer that. And I won’t ever stop being a ps plus member, so I’ll always have the games.
they did increase the price and are going to soon again. dunno what cave youre living in. and its not free. you pay. no one wants a yearly game as part of their ps plus membership, and certaintly not a football game that you can find in the garbage bin.

whenever a company says “buy 1 , get 1 free” marketing tactics, its never free as long as youre paying. its an illusion to trick people into thinking theyre getting shit for free.
donald047
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donald047
Posted on 02 July 19 at 17:27
UlvenFenrir said:
capicawl said:
Frankie_Drums_ said:
capicawl said:
Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership?
We're not getting something for free because we have a membership. We're getting games every month that are part of a paid membership. If you stop paying, you lose access to the games.

When Sony first started the free games, it gave them an edge over Microsoft. Then Microsoft matched the program and included games as well, and that's when perception shifted from "a free game with a membership" to "games are included with paid memberships."
Well I was a ps plus member long before they offered games, so it’s free. It’s not like they raised the price over time to offer that. And I won’t ever stop being a ps plus member, so I’ll always have the games.
they did increase the price and are going to soon again. dunno what cave youre living in. and its not free. you pay. no one wants a yearly game as part of their ps plus membership, and certaintly not a football game that you can find in the garbage bin.

whenever a company says “buy 1 , get 1 free” marketing tactics, its never free as long as youre paying. its an illusion to trick people into thinking theyre getting shit for free.
Amen.

I reckon with the level of complaints and that, Sony may have reached out to Konami and been told "look, we are only going to be keeping the online servers open for another 3-6 months while we launch Esports PES 2020/try and hook a few more people by giving away coins even though we are stopping the only decent player packs effective this month".
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Leigrez
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Leigrez
Posted on 02 July 19 at 18:07
Dang and I just bought it for 16$ the other week. Still really glad that everyone who has PS plus will get to enjoy it.
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MrVan77
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MrVan77
Posted on 02 July 19 at 18:33
Leigrez said:
Dang and I just bought it for 16$ the other week. Still really glad that everyone who has PS plus will get to enjoy it.
Same here, just bought it on the last sale. That was only a couple weeks ago.
LEFT__4__DEAD__2
Posted on 02 July 19 at 18:35
I love Detroit become human i cosplayed at Tokyo Gameshow when the Detroit become human event was at it, arigatou gozaimasu :)
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GampxS
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GampxS
Posted on 02 July 19 at 20:09
capicawl said:
I’ll bet anything, complaints about a soccer game being free was the reason. And I’ll double down the bet to say 90% of said complaints were from the US.

Whatever happened to being happy that you are getting something for free for having a membership? I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but I definitely would give the game a whirl.
Found the Sony employee.
No but seriously, your opinion would be right if the price would be right. Im student I dont make much money and I cherish it. PS Plus cost less before and had more exclusive sales and free games, then they made PS Plus more pricey, removed games and the difference between PSPlus sale and normal sale was like only 5%. That is maybe still acceptable for some people IF the games would be worth it but they dont. If they would give us chance to pay ONLY for online gaming for a resonable price I wouldnt hesitate to leave the pricey option. Guys like you are why we cant have nice things cause you just accept the changes no matter what are the outcomes.
But as I see there is still majority of people who care about gaming economy and thanks to them (us) Sony cant just do whatever without consequences.

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Posted on 02 July 19 at 22:55
Detroit has a great story and this is an excellent free game. Shame I already have it, but nice one Sony.
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