Everything You Can Play And Get For Free On PS5 Right Now
During the build to the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, there has been a lot of talk about pricing. Whether it be the length of time both PlayStation and Xbox made us wait to reveal how much the consoles were going to cost or the controversial decision to increase the RRP of most next-gen games from $60 to $70. The fact of the matter is the price of a next-gen console and even just one (1) new game costs a lot of money. The good news is, there are games to play on PS5 right now that don’t cost anything at all.
We thought the days of consoles coming with a built-in game were long gone. However, PlayStation has brought it back via Astro’s Playroom. Not only can you check out TheGamer’s review of Astro’s Playroom for nothing at all, but it comes packaged with every single PS5. Something we would highly recommend you play whether you have bought a bunch of $70 games or not.
PS Plus subscribers have been able to download top tier games for free every single month throughout the lifespan of the PS4. That is set to continue into the next generation, and the first game up for grabs is Bugsnax. Even better, those of you who don’t have a PS5 just yet can still claim Bugsnax for free. You just won’t be able to play it until you have a PS5.
The PS Plus Collection
As well as being able to download and play Bugsnax, PS5 owners with a PS Plus subscription can also take advantage of PlayStation’s all-new PS Plus Collection. A collection of some of the best PS4 games ever released and Sony’s answer to Xbox’s Game Pass. Titles include Bloodborne, the Crash N. Sane Trilogy, and even God of War. Plus, the collection can also be played on PS4, providing the titles have first been downloaded on PS5.
Fortnite (And A Free Pickaxe)
This one might seem obvious as Fortnite has been free-to-play ever since it was first released more than three years ago. However, it’s worthy of a spot on this list because it remains free on PS5, and was one of the few games in its category that was ready to go at launch. Not only that, but the widespread changes made are pretty visually stunning. What’s more, you’ll get a free Throwback pickaxe just for logging in.
One of the more groundbreaking things PlayStation and Xbox have introduced for this generational crossover is free next-gen upgrades for games. Many titles released on PS4 either have been or will be released on PS5 too. For the most part, you’re entitled to a free copy of the next-gen version if you bought the game on PS4. An offer worth shouting about to make sure everyone knows what they are entitled to, and to prevent anyone from buying the same game twice.
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Josh has been gaming for as long as he can remember. That love began with a mild childhood addiction to the Sega Genesis, or Mega Drive since he lives in the UK. Back then, Sonic 2 quickly became his favorite game and as you might have guessed from his picture, the franchise has remained close to his heart ever since. Nowadays, he splits his time between his PS4 and his Switch and spends far too much time playing Fortnite. If you’re a fan of gaming, wrestling, and soccer, give him a follow on Twitter @BristolBeadz.
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