PS Plus Extra quickly retracts surprise leaving game for May 2024

PS Plus Extra revealed that Teardown would be leaving the service in May 2024, but luckily it looks like the PS5 game might be staying put for now.

PS Plus Extra quickly retracts surprise leaving game for May 2024
Lee Brady

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After only six months in the PS Plus Extra Games Catalog, it looked like subscribers were about to lose access to those Teardown trophies. For a brief window of time, the PS5 demolition game was listed among the 35 other games leaving PS Plus on the PS Store. Luckily, PS Plus Extra's Teardown won't be leaving in May 2024 — or, at least, that's what currently seems to be the case.

PS Plus Extra briefly added Teardown to the leaving games list

As spotted by Reddit user "alldake," Teardown was added to the PS Plus leaving games list on the PS Store, suggesting that the game was about to leave the service on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. This would have been quite a surprise for subscribers given the fact that Teardown was only made available on PS Plus Extra at the end of November 2023, ending the game's availability on the service after only six months.

Teardown PS Plusvia Reddit.

Thankfully, a day later, we're happy to report that Teardown is no longer listed among the games leaving PS Plus in May 2024. No comment has been given by either Sony or the game's PS5 publisher Saber Interactive to help explain what happened here, but our best assumption is that the game was erroneously given an early leaving date behind the scenes, the Reddit post drew attention to the issue, and it was quickly amended by Sony.

That's what we hope is the case anyway, although we'll be keeping our eyes peeled on the PS Store's leaving game list just in case the title reappears in the near future. PS Plus Extra losing Teardown so soon would be a little outrageous considering the game was added as a massive day-one launch for the service back in November 2023. The title's staggered release on the service also drew in a wealth of players, suggesting that PS Plus should consider copying the Game Pass release method more often.
If you haven't played the game yet, read TrueTrophies' Editor Kes' impressions of Teardown on PS Plus here for a sense of what it's all about. You might want to get on this one too — there's really no telling when Sony might actually decide to remove it! Let us know in the comments what you think about this strange PS Plus scenario!
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Shadow x Sonic Generations), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium games), and his secret third eye on junk he really likes (Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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