Former PS Plus Free Game Getting PS5 Upgrade
A free PlayStation Plus monthly game from many years ago will get a free upgrade to the PS5 version alongside the launch of its new DLC.
Starting this month, PlayStation Plus will evolve into a multi-tiered service. The roll-out varies between regions, but users will have a choice between three levels. The Essential tier works the same as PlayStation Plus today, but the Extra and Premium tiers will give users access to hundreds of games, trials, and other bonuses.
Sony sometimes gives PlayStation Plus members brand-new games on day one. This mainly consists of indie titles, but it led to some massive success stories, such as Rocket League and Fall Guys. Still, this move doesn’t always end well, as the developers of Oddworld: Soulstorm claimed that offering the game to PS Plus subscribers for free was devastating for the studio. Regardless, a day one PlayStation Plus game from many years ago is now getting an upgraded PS5 version.
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Furi launched in July 2016 and was a part of the PlayStation Plus lineup for the month. Its development team, The Game Bakers, confirmed that Furi will get a free upgrade to the PS5 version on May 17. Anyone who owns the PS4 version will be eligible for the upgraded version, including all the members who got the game via PS Plus. Additionally, all the content released as a part of the One More Fight DLC will be available for free. This update comes alongside the new Onnamusha DLC, which adds a new character to the game for $6.99.
Furi is also available on Xbox One, but Xbox Series X owners will not get the upgraded version, as this update will only launch on PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC. The developers mentioned that Furi did not perform too well on Xbox, and they had to prioritize other platforms since they are a small indie development team. They further stated that they couldn’t find the time or budget for the port.
July 2016 was a noteworthy month for PS Plus subscribers, as accompanying Furi was Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, the standalone expansion to Saints Row 4 starring Johnny Gat. PS Plus members also got early access to Paragon, the now-discounted MOBA from Epic Games. Back then, some PS3 and Vita titles were also a part of the free PlayStation Plus monthly games, so members got six games in total. PS3 owners got Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and Fat Princess, while Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and Prince of Persia: Revelation were available on PS Vita. Both platforms were removed from the service in 2019.
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