PS Plus games: announcement and release dates (October 2023)

This PlayStation Plus month and year article reveals the dates of the two PS Plus announcements for October 2023: monthly games and Extra, Premium game lineups.

PS Plus games: announcement and release dates (October 2023)
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson & Lee Brady


As part of our PlayStation Plus guide, we have put together this helpful schedule so you can plan your subscriptions and game selection over the coming PlayStation Plus month and year. These are your upcoming slots for the PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium games announcements and release dates for October 2023. Will they be the best PS Plus games?

truetrophies playstation plusPS Plus Essential — what’s coming and when?

PS Plus Essential — what’s coming and when?

The monthly game's announcement for Essential subscribers comes on the Wednesday before the first Tuesday of any given month. So, for the coming month, Tuesday, October 3, 2023, is the date when the PS Plus games will be released. Therefore, on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the games will be officially announced. This update traditionally has one PS5 game and two PS4 games, but we have seen the service add games more leniently from each console more recently.

truetrophies playstation plusPS Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe — what’s coming and when?

PS Plus Extra, Premium, and Deluxe — what’s coming and when?

Every mid-month, we get an Extra tier Games Catalog update with PS4 and PS5 games, and the Premium tier sometimes gets a Classics Catalog update with PS3, PS2, PS1, and PSP games. Note that some of the PS3 games are only available via streaming and, if your territory doesn't offer streaming, you will only have access to the PS Plus Deluxe games without the PS3 titles.

The new PS Plus Extra and Premium games are announced on Wednesday prior to the second or third Tuesday of the month unless Sony makes an early announcement. For the October 2023 lineup, the normal cadence might change, but the games should get an announcement on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, with the games releasing on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. The announcement and release could come one week later than expected if Sony decides to shift cadence — please bear that in mind.

PS Plus important dates for all tiers

TierCatalog updatePlatformsAnnouncementReleaseNotes
Essential gamesMonthly GamesPS5, PS4Wednesday, September 27, 2023Tuesday, October 3, 2023PS Plus Essential games September 2023 leave by the end of Monday, October 2, 2023 + Monthly Games are accessible to Extra and Premium tiers
Extra gamesGames CatalogPS5, PS4Wednesday, October 11, 2023Tuesday, October 17, 2023Check to see the 16 PlayStation Plus leaving games registered this month.
Premium gamesGames Catalog + Classics CatalogPS5, PS4 + PS3 streaming + PS1, PS2, and PSP game emulations for PS5, PS4Wednesday, October 11, 2023Tuesday, October 17, 2023For regions without PS3 streaming, see the Deluxe games tier, some classic games with trophies are made available
Our guide to PS Plus' PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS2 trophy support is on hand if you need it. What have you been playing on PS Plus? Now, let us know if this was helpful in the comments and what games you are playing! See you there!
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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