Sony is a few hours away from announcing the April 2021 PS Plus lineup and we have all of our predictions, the latest leaks, and all the confirmed titles right here.
LATEST - New Leaks Ahead of Announcement
April 2021 could be the best PS Plus month ever if these leaks are to be believed.
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An "active member" from the French-Language HotUKDeals has shared new information on the German-Langauge HotUKDeals that suggests that both Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War will be joining Oddworld: Soulstorm next month.
If the leaks that Civ VI is also coming to PS Plus are true, then this could be the best PS Plus lineup we've seen in a long time.
Leaks Suggest Another Game
We aren't too far away from the April 2021 PS Plus announcement, but an eagle-eyed Redditor has spotted something pop up on the Japanese PlayStation Storefront ahead of this.
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If you check out the Reddit post below, you can see that it looks like Sid Meier's Civilization VI is coming to PS Plus as the second free title for April 2021.
Although this is unconfirmed and there are reports that Civ VI is due to get a free-to-play weekend at some point in the future, but that doesn't stop this from being a fantastic title to pick up for free if it is added.
What Do Other People Think?
Everyone's got predictions, and we're not alone. The folks at Comicbook think both Resident Evil 7 and Mass Effect Andromeda could be on the way in the wake of the new releases for both series in the coming months.
It isn't the worst prediction, but we're not so sure!
Other people online are convinced Uncharted: Lost Legacy is on the way and Marvel's Spider-Man could be released in a semi-celebratory manner due to Marvel's Avengers' next-gen launch.
They're all good guesses, sure, but the PS Plus titles don't have to be linked to the wider release schedule on the platform. Sometimes they're just "random" games!
PS Plus Release Date & Play At Home
March's PS Plus titles will be available until April 5th, with the next batch of games going live on April 6th.
In addition to the free games that will be given away to PS Plus subscribers, Sony will also be giving away 10 games to all PlayStation users as part of their Play At Home campaign.
Play At Home will be headlined by Horizon: Zero Dawn, which will be released on April 19th, so that rules it out of the predictions.
Here are the other free games that will be given away starting March 25, 2021:
- Abzû: A beautiful underwater adventure game
- Enter the Gungeon: A gunfight dungeon crawler
- Rez Infinite: A remastered version of the legendary action-shooter
- Subnautica: Adventure underwater on an alien ocean world
- The Witness: Explore a strange island of challenging puzzles
Play At Home will also make these four PlayStation VR games available on March 25:
- Astro Bot Rescue Mission: Go platforming in this daring rescue operation
- Moss: A single-player action-adventure puzzle game
- Thumper: Enjoy rhythm violence with a pounding original soundtrack
- Paper Beast: Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality
Each month Sony release at least two new PS4 games to the service, along with one PS5 game.
All of the PS4 games can also be played on PS5 via backwards compatibility.
So far we have seen PS5 games such as Worms Rumble, Maneater and Control, and Destruction All-Stars added to PS Plus.
During a recent State of Play event, it was revealed that Oddworld: Soulstorm will be releasing on day one on PS Plus.
It is worth noting that only the PS5 version will be free, meaning PS4 players will need to buy the game.
But, the PS5 version can be claimed still and players can wait until they upgrade to next-gen before playing.
Here is some information on Oddworld: Soulstorm.
Oddworld: Soulstorm represents a big visual and cinematic leap. With intelligent new mechanics and twisted new devices which enable highly explosive deviousness. This is a dark parable that tells an epic tale of a volatile society pushed to its limits.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is an explosive action adventure game complete with crafting, scavenging, platforming, and sneaking. It’s the story of an impossible flight against an opposing force that will use every means at their well-funded disposal, from propaganda to brutal force to deadly violence, to stop Abe and the uprising.
You play as Abe, a reluctant hero who inadvertently sparked an uprising and now must lead his fellow Mudokons in their fight for freedom against the Magog Cartel and the planet’s ruling power.Whether he is ready for it or not, the entire fate of the Mudokon species is in Abe’s (and your) hands. Accept his destiny and galvanize societal change, or fail and see his entire race eradicated, the choice is in your hands.
Explore massive cinematic scale and 2.9D environments filled with breathtaking visuals. Scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, solve puzzles, and safely deliver all of your followers to freedom.
April 2021 Predictions
Here is what we think could be added this month.
No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky had a very rocky start, plagued by issues it was almost certain the game would go in the history books as one of the biggest flops of all time.
However, the developers weren't about to let all of their hard work go to waste and instead worked for years to make it the game they always envisioned.
Here is some more information about No Man's Sky.
"Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.
In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again."
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
A breath of fresh air for the Star Wars franchise, Jedi: Fallen Order combined high action gameplay with satisfying adventuring, while also incorporating many elements from Souls style games.
Here is some information on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new third-person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. This narratively driven, single-player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities and master the art of the iconic lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
While mastering your abilities, players will engage in cinematically charged lightsaber and Force combat designed to deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsaber battles as seen in the films. Players will need to approach enemies strategically, sizing up strengths and weaknesses while cleverly utilizing your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path.
Star Wars fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear and enemies while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to Star Wars. As part of this authentic Star Wars story, fans will delve into a galaxy recently seized by the Empire. As a Jedi hero-turned-fugitive, players will need to fight for survival while exploring the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization all in an effort to rebuild the remnants of the Jedi Order as the Empire seeks to erase the Jedi completely.
It is surprising that Metro Exodus hasn't turned up on PS Plus yet.
The third game in the Metro trilogy, Exodus set the standard early on for what Ray Tracing could do on PC.
With a next-gen port coming soon, now would be the perfect time for players to check it out.
Here is some more information about Metro Exodus.
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.
Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.
Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.
Embark on an incredible journey - board the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive, and join a handful of survivors as they search for a new life in the East
Experience Sandbox Survival - a gripping story links together classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels
A beautiful, hostile world - discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness, brought to life with stunning day / night cycles and dynamic weather
Deadly combat and stealth - scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry, and engage human and mutant foes in thrilling tactical combat
Your choices determine your comrades’ fate - not all your companions will survive the journey; your decisions have consequence in a gripping storyline that offers massive re-playability
The ultimate in atmosphere and immersion - a flickering candle in the darkness; a ragged gasp as your gasmask frosts over; the howl of a mutant on the night wind - Metro will immerse and terrify you like no other game…
March 2021 Games
Here are the free games for March 2021 that players still have time to claim before April's games are released.
These are the PS Plus games for March 2021;
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
- Farpoint (PS4)
- Remnant: From The Ashes (PS4)
- Maquette (PS5)
It was rumoured that Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be coming to the service this month, then last night the PS5 upgrade was announced, so this is a perfect time to add the game to PS Plus.
Maquette will be this month's PS5 game, launching on the service on March 2nd, much like we've seen recently with Destruction All-Stars and Bugsnax.
Here is some more information about the games.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
The world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy.
In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.
The story of this first, standalone game in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE project covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar, and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original FINAL FANTASY VII.
It was meant to be a routine mission. Escort two scientists to The Pilgrim – a space station studying some anomaly at the edge of the universe.
You remember seeing it now. A blinding flash. Alarms. Darkness. And then… the crash.
Marooned on a hostile alien world, armed with the standard issue from the escape pod, you set off towards where The Pilgrim came down.
Your only hope of getting home is to locate any survivors from the station while keeping yourself alive with precision accuracy.
Remnant: From The Ashes
Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you’ll set out alone or alongside up to two other players to face down hordes of deadly enemies and epic bosses, and try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and then retake what was lost.
Maquette is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Maquette makes it possible by twisting the world into itself recursively in an MC Escher-esque fashion.