Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announces the lineup of free games available for PlayStation Plus subscribers during the month of February 2017.
Now that the first month of the new year has come to a close, those who are signed up for Sony’s paid PlayStation Plus subscription service don’t have much longer to pick up the free games offered for January 2017, as the this month’s batch of titles have now been revealed. Beginning next Tuesday, February 7, members of the service will be able to download Sumo Digital’s creation-focused co-op adventure LittleBigPlanet 3, as well as Roll7’s pixelated shooter Not a Hero completely free of charge.
This particular revelation comes directly from an announcement Sony made on its official blog, with the company also using its post to confirm the three other titles joining LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero for PlayStation Plus‘ free games for February on PS4. For those unaware of the two major featured titles’ releases, though, LittleBigPlanet 3 launched back in 2014, while Not a Hero came out in 2015 on Android and PC, and was released on PS4 and Xbox One last year.
As it happens, Breakfall’s Starwhal, Tribute Games’ Ninja Senki DX, and FullPowerSideAttack.com’s TorqueL round out the list of games available for this month alongside LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero, bringing the lineup to a total of five titles in all for Sony’s current generation platform. Of course, PlayStation 4 fans won’t be the only ones getting free games this month, with PS3 owners able to grab the Extended Edition of Dreampainters Software’s Anna and Starwhal, and with Ninja Senki DX and TorqueL being available for PlayStation Vita.
For the sake of full clarity, it must be mentioned again that only those who are using the PlayStation Plus subscription service with an active membership will be given access to the free content for February. As of now, a 12-month membership will set fans back $59.99, while three-month plans cost $24.99. Should there be fans out there looking to go the monthly route for PlayStation Plus, Sony charges $9.99 per month.
Considering the generally positive critical reception that both LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero received, this month’s selection of free PlayStation Plus games contain some pretty solid choices for members of the service. Our review for LittleBigPlanet 3 praised the game for its impressive visuals and dedication to the franchise formula, and we came to the conclusion that Roll7’s Not a Hero “offers a fantastic, fluid and vibrant indie challenge full of bizarre humor.” Bearing all of this in mind, it would be hard to get upset at receiving a slew of free games in the first place.
The free PlayStation Plus games for this month become available next Tuesday, February 7, 2017.