PS Plus Essential free games for March 2023 confirmed

PS Plus Essential free games for March 2023 confirmed
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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PlayStation has used this week’s State of Play broadcast to confirm the games coming to PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers for March.

In addition, the company also teased some of the games that will be added to the Game Catalog for those on higher-tiered PlayStation Plus subscriptions too.

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Let’s take a look what’s in store – when these games all drop on March 7, 2023.

PS Plus Essential free games March 2023

First up is Battlefield 2042, with the latest entry in the long-running shooter franchise being available on both PlayStation 5 and PS4 flavours.

It’ll be joined by Minecraft Dungeons – the top down action RPG spin-off from Minecraft, allowing you to explore plenty of blocky dungeons with your friends.

The final offering is Japanese action RPG Code Vein, originally launched in 2019. Expect to explore a post-apocalyptic world – with a vampiric twist.

All three games will be available to download for no extra cost for subscribers between March 7 and April 3, 2023.

PS Plus Game Catalog games March 2023

While no specific date was given for these – we’ll update when one arrives – PS Plus subscribers on the Extra and Premium tiers also have a few titles to look forward to in the month of March.

They include Rainbow Six Extraction, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Ghostwire Tokyo and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

On top of this, there’ll also be a new Day 1 release of Tchia – launching on the service on March 21.

It’s been a bumper few weeks for PlayStation Plus fans – as they’ve recently benefited from Horizon: Forbidden West onto the service in time for the expansion’s release later this year.

PS Plus FAQ

Is PS Plus worth it?

PS Plus has always been strong and provides incredible value for subscribers in the form of free games and early access. In our view, it’s a service that’s totally worth it, with the value of freebies and other perks far outweighing the cost.

Is PS Plus free?

PS Plus is not free. There are 3 tiers – PS Plus Essential which costs $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly. That’s £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly for those in the UK.

PS Plus Extra which comes in at $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly – which is £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly for UK-based gamers.

The most expensive tier, Premium, costs $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly. It’s £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly for those in the UK.

How often will new titles be introduced to PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus Essential will see a monthly refresh occur on the first Tuesday of the month – with new PS4 and PS5 games. Another monthly refresh will occur in the middle of the month with new games across PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans, according to the Sony blog.

Are PS Plus games free forever?

Yes, providing you don’t cancel your Plus subscription. If you renew it, you’ll regain access to the games you downloaded. If not, they’ll stay locked. Make sure you actively ‘Add Game to Library’ while they’re available to claim them first, however.

What are the minimum requirements to stream games through the PlayStation Plus Premium plan on PC?

According to the PS Plus website, you’ll need the following requirements to stream games through PS Plus on PC.

  • Windows 10
  • Core i3 2.0 GHz
  • 300 MB of available storage
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port

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