Sony has lined up another fantastic month of free PlayStation Plus games. The gaming giant announced that for November, subscribers will be able to get their hands on no less than Nioh and Outlast 2.
Action-RPG Nioh drops players into a feudal Japan beset by demonic yōkai forces led by an enigmatic sorcerer. As an Irish sailor, you must get to grips with Nioh’s unique brand of challenging combat while exploring a world oozing with Japanese folklore. The timing is perfect as we learned yesterday that Nioh 2 launches on Mar. 13 next year.
Outlast 2, on the other hand, taps into the fear of isolation and the psychological weight of rescuing a loved one from a deranged horde of cultists in an outlying village. It’s the type of game you’ll fear loading up, but that delivers delectably unnerving moments of sheer horror.
Both titles are available from the PlayStation Store from Nov. 5 until Dec. 3. Make sure you download October’s PlayStation Plus offering if you’ve yet to do so. It includes PlayStation exclusive The Last of Us Remastered and MLB: The Show 19.
Sony’s strategy of including acclaimed titles is paying dividends. In an earnings report published yesterday, it announced that the PlayStation Plus subscriber base had swelled to a record high of 36.9 million up to Q2 2019. That’s up from 34.3 million for the same period last year.
The fact PlayStation Plus grants access to the multiplayer component of games alongside select discounts on the PlayStation Store stands as the main reason why players sign up. But, the free games have unquestionably bolstered the ranks.
The beauty of the PlayStation Plus scheme is that players need only need download the monthly free titles and can then play them whenever they want as long as their subscription is active. A backlog of titles has become a strong impetus for players to stay subscribed. And, for $59.99 a year is easy to see why.