Sony has announced the first new batch of games for its higher PlayStation Plus tiers since it revamped the service. Along with the three titles that are available for PS Plus Essential members and those in the current Extra and Premium libraries, subscribers will have access to a bunch more games as of July 19th.
One of those is Stray, a cyberpunk adventure game in which you play as a cat with a drone companion. It's the first time that a third-party title will be available on a higher PS Plus tier on its release date. You'll have access to the PS4 and PS5 versions.
Members will also be able to check out PS5 blockbuster Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. The PS4 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake was previously available to claim through PS Plus. However, for a while, those who snagged it were unable to get Intergrade without paying for the full game. Square Enix eventually relented and offered an upgrade path.
Also on July 19th, Extra and Premium members can play Marvel's Avengers on PS4 and PS5 at no extra cost. Things haven't exactly gone incredibly well for that but the gameplay is solid. Crystal Dynamics just added the latest playable character, The Mighty Thor (Jane Foster), a few weeks ago.
On top of those, you'll have access to a bunch more Assassin's Creed games, Saints Row entries and some other games:
Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4)
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (PS4)
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered (PS4)
Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry (PS4)
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (PS4)
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (PS4)
Saints Row Gat out of Hell (PS4)
Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition (PS5)
Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure (PS4)
Jumanji The Video Game (PS4)
Paw Patrol on a Roll! (PS4)
ReadySet Heroes (PS4)
Premium members will be able to dive into a couple more PlayStation Portable titles in the form of No Heroes Allowed! and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival as well. That's a fairly solid slate of additions overall, with something for just about everyone.
Sony says it will continue to shakeup the PS Plus lineups on a monthly basis. It will refresh the Essential library at the start of each month and add new games to Extra and Essential a couple of weeks later. Bear in mind that games will cycle in and out of the Extra and Essential tiers, but you'll have access to Essential titles you claim as long as you maintain a PS Plus subscription.