Sony has confirmed the PlayStation Plus Essential lineup coming to the service in October 2023 and it includes The Callisto Protocol, Farming Simulator 22 and Weird West. The three free games will become available to download for PS4 and PS5 players on 3 October until 6 November.
While it’s not a very big month for PS Plus Essential games, players will get to experience The Callisto Protocol, a sci-fi survival horror game from the creator of Dead Space, Glen Schofield. It launched back in December 2022 to a mixed reception, leading to the company potentially being in a spot of trouble. However, it’s still a good time if you look past some of its flaws. Additionally, Farming Simulator 22 offers another laid-back agriculture and business management game while Weird West is an inventive action-RPG and immersive sim.
As mentioned, the games will become available to download for all PlayStation Plus subscribers on 3 October. Make sure you grab the September games before they disappear too.
PlayStation Plus Essential October 2023 Lineup
Leaving PlayStation Plus on 2 October
- Saints Row (PS5/PS4)
- Black Desert (PS4)
- Generation Zero (PS4)
Arriving on PlayStation Plus on 3 October
- The Callisto Protocol (PS5/PS4)
- Farming Simulator 22 (PS5/PS4)
- Weird West (PS5/PS4)
The Callisto Protocol – PS5/PS4
In this narrative-driven, third-person survival horror set 300 years in the future, take on the role of Jacob Lee – a victim of fate thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security penitentiary located on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. When inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, the prison is thrown into chaos. To survive, Jacob must battle his way to safety to escape Black Iron Prison, while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets buried beneath the surface of Callisto.
Farming Simulator 22 – PS5/PS4
Take on the role of a modern farmer and creatively build your farm in three diverse American and European environments. Farming Simulator 22 offers a huge variety of farming operations focusing on agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry – now with the exciting addition of seasonal cycles!
Weird West – PS5/PS4
Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures, each playing with their own rules and their own peculiar motives in this isometric action RPG. The game supports different styles of play in a simulated sandbox world where characters, factions, and even places react to a player’s decisions, and players are faced with brutal choices and consequences that can’t be undone – including death.
Source: PS Blog