All free PlayStation Plus games will now go live in Europe on the first Tuesday of each month, Sony has announced.
The change will begin with next month’s line-up of free games, which will be made available on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita next Tuesday, July 7. PS Plus games were previously released in Europe on a Wednesday, one day later than the US.
“Hey folks. As of this month, Plus games go live in both EU and US on the first tuesday of the month (no longer Wednesday in EU),” SCEE blog manager Fred Dutton confirmed on PlayStation Blog. “The first Tuesday in July is 7th July, hence why the games aren’t launching this week.”
While next month’s games have yet to be confirmed, Japanese PS Plus subscribers are currently able to download PS Vita’s Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and PS4’s Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN for free in celebration of the service’s 5th anniversary.
It isn’t yet known whether Sony has similar plans to celebrate the milestone in Europe.
Next month’s free Xbox Games With Gold, meanwhile, include Gears of War 3 on Xbox 360 and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag on Xbox One.
Source: blog.eu.playstation.com (Thanks, Damian)