PlayStation Now loses 50+ games ahead of PS Plus relaunch

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Over 50 PlayStation Now games have been removed — PS3 games in particular — ahead of Sony's reshuffle of PlayStation Plus into three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium.

Well, the time has come to say goodbye. Reddit and PSN Profiles have spotted that Sony has gutted over 50 games from the PlayStation Now catalogue with PS3 games particularly affected.

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The news appears to signal that Sony is beginning the process of restructuring its subscription services ahead of the launch of three PlayStation Plus tiers in late May and June (thanks, PushSquare). Reddit user Cobra_Bite has published a list of 56 games leaving the service from May 3rd. The PS3 games on the list might return as part of the Premium tier, but it seems that many of the titles are SEGA published and so a set of licenses has expired. Thus, it might be that we never see these again on a subscription service.

PS4 games being removed from PlayStation Now

May 3rd
  • Akibas Beat (NA)
  • Akibas Trip (NA)
  • Anomaly 2
  • Exile's End
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Lovely Planet
  • NBA 2K18
  • No Time To Explain
  • Steredenn Binary Stars
  • The Final Station
  • The Golf Club 2019
May 17th
  • Destroy All Humans
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros
  • Metal Gear Solid V
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore
  • Sonic Mania
  • Sonic Forces
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • The Dwarves
  • Virtua Fighter V
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • WWE 2K19

PS3 games being removed from PlayStation Now

May 3rd
  • Sonic CD
May 17th
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World
  • Altered Beast
  • Bomberman Ultra
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Catherine
  • Comic Zone
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Fighting Vipers
  • Golden Axe
  • House of the Dead 3
  • House of the Dead 4
  • House of the Dead Overkill
  • Metal Gear Rising
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Nights into Dreams
  • Renegade Ops
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Silent Hill HD Collection
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic 4 Episode 1+2
  • Sonic the Fighters
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Super Hang On
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • Yakuza 4
  • Yakuza 5
  • Zeno Clash 2
Quite the list, huh? Is there anything you miss? Anything you hope to come back? Surely Metal Gear Solid 4 has to make a return on Premium... right? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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