Celebrating October’s Free Games: A Sad Lack of Players

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With The Callisto Protocol there is a real top title among the free games on PS Plus in October. The interest of many gamers remains low.

Hamburg – Players actually seemed relatively happy with the free games for PS Plus in October. And that’s not surprising: With The Callisto Protocol, Weird West and the Farming Simulator 22 covers a fairly wide range of tastes. But even the diverse line up doesn’t seem to be attracting PS Plus subscribers in droves to the Sony PS5 at the moment. Interest in the subscription service’s games is currently on a downward trend.

Name of the service PS Plus (PlayStation Plus)
Monthly charges 8,99 Euro
Provider Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE)
Advantages 2 months Free games, access to PS4/5 online multiplayer, exclusive discounts in the PlayStation Store, 100 GB of online storage
Active memberships 48 million users (as of December 2022)

PS Plus: Despite great games, players’ interest is in the basement

What happened? Despite a good selection of games in October, many players don’t seem to be really interested in the current free games on PS Plus. At least that’s what a data analysis by colleagues at TrueTrophies claims, which deals with the first players of the monthly games. According to TrueTrophies, October delivered the second worst result of the entire year.

Celebrating October’s Free Games: A Sad Lack of Players
PS Plus: Despite new free games, players’ interest is in the basement © Sony | Striking Distance Studios

Straight Weird West Very few gamers seem to be interested. The title made it to number 5 among the worst-performing PS Plus titles of the year. According to TrueTrophies, only August 2023 performed worse than October. Back then there was the toy building kit Dreams been the top title in the PS Plus line up.

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The PS Plus free games in October 2023:

The Callisto Protocol (PS5)

Farming Simulator 22 (PS4, PS5)

Weird West: Definitive Edition (PS4, PS5)

Is the lack of interest due to PS Plus’s game selection? It’s not that easy to say. As TrueTrophies also notes in its evaluation, the lack of attention given to PS Plus games could also be due to the fact that players are simply busy with too many other titles at the moment. Regardless of whether EA Sports FC, Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Baldur’s Gate 3 or Mortal Kombat 1: The competition is simply enormous.

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What games will be on PS Plus in November? As always, this is still a big secret. Sony will officially announce the free games on PS Plus for November 2023 on Wednesday, November 1st at around 5:30 p.m. Players will be able to download the free games to the PS5 from November 7th.