Sony announced the November PlayStation Plus lineup which so happens to fall in the same month the PS5 launches worldwide. This means subscribers are in for a treat as they will get both PS4 games as well as PS5 game when their console arrives at launch. For a few weeks now, rumours have been swirling that Bugsnax would be the first free game on the service and it seems that’s the case. On 12 November, PlayStation Plus subscribers can add the game to their library even those who don’t plan on picking up a console at launch can grab the game for later use.
Of course, there’s also PS4 games and the lineup is not bad. Subscribers can pick up Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition. Keep in mind that these two games are also backwards compatible so if you are on PS5 you can play them too.
November PlayStation Plus arriving 3 November
- Bugsnax (PS5 only from 12 November)
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (PS4 + PS5)
- Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (PS4 + PS5)
Leaving PlayStation Plus on 3 November
- Need for Speed: Payback
The very first PS5 game to join PlayStation Plus is Young Horses’ ultra-charming, whimsical first-person adventure Bugsnax! Play an investigative journalist who has set out to explore Snaktooth Island, home to legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Discover, hunt and capture all 100 critters while also tracking down and reuniting the island’s inhabitants.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War beckons you once more into JRR Tolkien’s iconic world of wizards, orcs and elves. Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
In Team Cherry’s engrossing 2D explorative platformer, descend into a sprawling underground world of Hollownest to battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs. Unlock new skills and tailor your power sets to fit your playstyle to help you explore twisting caverns, ancient cities and deadly wastes. Uncover a kingdom’s ancient history, taking on epic bosses that’ll challenge your combat and platforming skills as you strive to solve the mysteries buried at its heart.