It’s that time of the month again. We’re approaching Sony’s big PS Plus reveal for April 2022, and it’s time to make some educated guesses.
This post serves as a monthly check-in for all things PlayStation Plus. We’re rounding up all the news, rumours, leaks and data available to help decipher what gaming subscribers can expect and when they can expect it.
We won’t know for sure until this Wednesday, March 30, when Sony unveils next month’s games, but with a little detective work and a bit of luck, we may uncover some possibilities.
April PS Plus Games That Leaked
While we had a ton of leaked lineups in 2021, that changed in 2022. Whatever tap was opened last year was sealed.
So far, for April’s PS Plus games, we haven’t had any leaks – neither the implausible, totally made-up leaks too good to be true, nor the most reliable, sober variety. There are simply no leaks for April.
Likewise, we haven’t heard any rumors. No little bird came to whisper in our ear.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t any PS Plus leaks or rumors, though. We recently learned that Sony is reportedly set to reveal its big Xbox Game Pass competitor as early as this week. It’s possible that instead of just revealing next month’s PS Plus games, we’ll get a much bigger reveal of an entirely new service that changes the way we think about PS Plus forever, blending PS Plus with PS Now and totally upsetting the whole service.
Will Sony Reveal Next Month’s Games and this new service at the same time? I think it makes sense, but stay tuned. . . .
April Predictions PS Plus
Alright, here’s what we know for sure (or as close to “for sure” as possible).
We know that:
- Sony will unveil the April lineup of PlayStation Plus games this Wednesday.
- The new games will be available on Tuesday, April 5.
Indeed, Sony almost always reveals the next month’s lineup on the last Wednesday of the month and releases new free games the following Tuesday. It only really changes if the dates don’t line up nicely, but this month should be normal.
With that in mind, we may wonder what big games are releasing on Tuesday 5th April that could be potential PS Plus deals? The answer is:
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- MLB The Show 22
Lego Star Wars seems like a no-brainer in many ways, but I don’t think it will be the PS Plus offering. It’s just too big for a third-party game and everyone involved will want the money from the sales. So many hands in the pot on this one. TT Games, the developer, Sony and Disney/LucasFilm, LEGO. I do not think so.
MLB The Show 22 is quite another matter. While the baseball franchise was a Sony exclusive – and is indeed developed and published by Sony – it has recently gone cross-platform. MLB The Show 21 landed on Xbox Game Pass on day one of last year, and it’s expected to do the same this year.
It makes sense that Sony would also give the game away to loyal subscribers this time around rather than allow Microsoft to, uh, show them again. On the other hand, Sony probably wants all those juicy first-day sales it could lose if it just gave away the game like those Microsoft crazies. So who knows? Where do pride and greed fit in the hierarchy of needs?
Other possibilities for the month of April include:
- A really cool game but only its multiplayer or basically a trial version.
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising (which is actually quite charming)
- Dark Souls Remastered (because Ring of Elden is such a success)
- The Order: 1884 (because we keep thinking they’re gonna give this away and they don’t)
- MediEvil remake (because I want to play it)
- avengers (because they need an influx of new players)
- Disco Elysee (because good RPGs are a gift to humanity)
- Sackboy a great adventure (because the time has come)
- Insurgency Sandstorm (because it’s a very good shooting game and why not?)
Here are some predictions. I love writing them, but I’m notoriously bad at making winning predictions, so probably don’t expect any of them to make the cut, but who knows?
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