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The PlayStation Plus August lineup appears to have leaked just days ahead of the official reveal, and it's safe to say fans really aren't happy with what's in store.
The free games for next month were accidentally leaked by PlayStation itself over the weekend. A swiftly deleted post over on the PlayStation Blog confirmed that from August 3, subscribers could download the following titles on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4: Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Tennis World Tour 2, and Hunter's Arena: Legends. Not exactly a huge month.
Check out the trailer for Hunter's Arena: Legends below:
While all three of the games on offer undoubtedly have their own charms, PS Plus subscribers are once again hitting out at what they feel is another disappointing month following on from a string of disappointing months.
"Well this sounds extremely disappointing, skip for me," reads the top-voted post on Reddit in response to the leaked lineup.
"What the hell happened? For the first few months of this year PS+ was great, now it's back to the sort of shit they'd struggle to give away," added another user.
Others pointed out that the recent free games have only really been disappointing in comparison to some of the incredible offerings we got in the first half of 2021. "Unbelievable," wrote one user. "We had Final Fantasy VII Remake, Control, Shadow of War and other good stuff. And now the last 3 or 4 months it's been awful, I don't know what Sony is thinking."
To be fair to Sony, there's still been a lot to admire about the last few months of free games. While almost nobody has been happy with Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII and WWE 2K Battlegrounds on PS4 this month, there's been a huge amount of love for the underrated A Plague Tale: Innocence as the PS5 freebie.
I've no doubt there are those who will try out the free games for August and find something to love about a game they'd never considered playing before - that's part of the charm of PlayStation Plus.
With that said, as Xbox Game Pass continues to out-do both PS Plus and PS Now with a massive library of games that can be played on Xbox consoles, mobile devices, and laptops, it might be time for Sony to start listening to the negative feedback and change up how it handles its subscription services.
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