Sony brings back popular PS Plus feature

Although it was quietly removed recently for unknown reasons, Sony is bringing back a popular PlayStation Plus feature.


Sony recently removed a popular PS Plus feature that lets fans know when certain games are leaving the lineup, but now it’s brought the feature back. While plenty of games are regularly added to the PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers of Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, the vast majority of them are being added with no release date announced. In rare cases where games will only be available on the service for a relatively short period of time, Sony usually lets fans know exactly when they’re leaving.

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That changed recently when Sony removed expiration dates for games listed in its PS Plus Last Chance to Play section. Naturally, this has upset some PS Plus subscribers who want to know when certain games are leaving the lineup. This way, they can prioritize certain games over others to make sure they play everything they want before the games leave the service.

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As spotted by Push Square, expiration dates have been added to PS Plus Extra and Premium games leaving the service. Considering how quickly Sony added expiration dates to games, it’s possible this was simply a bug as opposed to a deliberate move on the company’s part. Anyway, expiration dates are back and now subscribers know exactly when certain games go, like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Editionfor example.

As previously revealed by the Japanese PlayStation Store, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition is leaving PS Plus on February 21, 2023. This gives PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers plenty of time to play the game if they wish. And even after it’s been removed, it’s still possible that it’ll be added back at some point, because it’s not even the first time that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition is part of the PS Plus Extra and Premium range.

Push Square also noted that a game that previously featured in the Last Chance to Play section has been removed since expiration dates were brought back. Apparently, Ground floor was listed in the Last Chance to Play section, but it no longer appears. This could be further evidence that the Last Chance to Play section was buggy and not displaying all the correct information, but it could also be the result of human error. However, Sony is unlikely to provide any further details on the situation, so PS Plus subscribers can rest easy knowing their expiration is creeping up.

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Source: Push Square