Shortly before the highly anticipated announcement from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), PlayStation Plus' free games for May 2019 leaked via the PlayStation user interface, but the company had yet to officially confirm the titles as the releases subscribers would be getting for the month. Now, SIE has stepped forward to confirm that the leak was indeed accurate, with the titles What Remains of Edith Finch and the original Overcooked being offered at no additional cost to PS Plus members for May 2019.
It's safe to say that both of PlayStation Plus May 2019's free games are quite different from one another, as What Remains of Edith Finch can be considered as an adventure game of sorts that consists of a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. Players are cast in the role of Edith, and they will explore the huge Finch home in search of stories related to her family history in order to try and figure out why she's only one left alive.
When it comes to Overcooked, players will be thrust into what is essentially a frenetic co-op cooking game for one to four players, that has everyone working as a team of chefs to prepare, cook, and serve up a variety of tasty dishes before paying customers storm out. No doubt, the contents of this title from Ghost Town Games and Team17 lies in stark contrast to PlayStation Plus May 2019's other free game, What Remains of Edith Finch.
As it so happens, the PlayStation Plus free games for Asia were revealed not too long ago, and they are a completely different set of titles from Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch. That being said, every region usually receives something different, but sometimes the offerings do overlap.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see how the PlayStation Plus community as a whole responds to May 2019's free games for subscribers. Sony Interactive Entertainment recently stopped providing PlayStation Plus users with free PS3 and PS Vita titles as cross-buys, so there's a possibility some might see the two PS4 titles for this month's PlayStation Plus offer as not enough to compensate, while others might see them as a solid deal overall.
Source: PlayStation Blog