We’ve seen a lot of confusion both in our PS5 Facebook group as well as on Twitter about if games will be removed from PlayStation Plus Extra tiers. We understand this given that PlayStation Plus games usually stay in your library for as long as you stay subscribed, however this won’t be the case with the new tiers.
Whilst this will remain the same with PlayStation Plus Essential games (the three games added for base subscribers every month), we can definitely confirm that PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue games that are part of the Extra/Deluxe will be removed from the service over time, much like they are from Xbox Game Pass games. This means that once PlayStation Plus Extra/Deluxe games leave the service, they won’t be playable even if you’ve added them to your library.
As detailed by PlayStation Lifestyle, PlayStation is being clear about this with a category called “Last Chance to Play” which can be found on your PS5 console. It seems as though games in this category will be listed if they’re to be removed from the service within the next month, but the website has also cleverly found a handful of other games that have expiration dates by going to their direct store listing.
So far, the games that have an expiration date, either in the “Last chance to play” section as well as on their direct listings are:
Shadow Warrior – July 5th
NBA 2K22 – August 31st
WRC 10 – August 31st
Red Dead Redemption 2 – September 20th
There’s other games such as Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare and Siberia that are listed overseas, but these are all PS3 games so we never had access to them to begin with.
As far as we know, we’d probably expect the classic games in PlayStation Plus Deluxe to stay there for the length of the service, unless they’re also removed for licensing issues down the track. We’ll continue to keep you up to date with the additions and removals from the new PlayStation Plus.