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The First PlayStation Plus Extra/Deluxe Game For August Has Been Revealed

And it's a launch day release!

Although we’re still a ways off from PlayStation announcing the full line-up of PlayStation Plus Extra/Deluxe game catalogue additions for August 2023 (we’re yet to even see the Essential tier inclusions yet), we’ve already got confirmation of at least one game coming to subscribers and it’s an exciting new release hitting the service at launch in the form of Sea of Stars.

When Is Sea of Stars Coming To PlayStation Plus?

Interestingly, Sea of Stars is seemingly not coming to the service amidst the regular mid-month drop of games given it’s pegged for an August 29th release date, making it a bit of a change from previous day one PS+ additions like Stray or Meet Your Maker which were more in line with the rest of their respective months’ inclusions.

It also marks the first time that a game has landed on both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass on its initial launch day.

What Is Sea of Stars?

Coming from Sabotage Studios, the folks behind the excellent retro platformer The Messenger, Sea of Stars is, “…a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.”

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Sea of Stars is aiming to combine nostalgia for the turn-based RPGs of the 16/32-bit eras while modernising them with thoughtful mechanics and fresh ideas around combat, movement and traversal. You can learn more about the game and some of the concepts behind its environmental designs over on the PlayStation Blog.

What’s The Full PlayStation Plus Extra/Deluxe Line-up For August?

C’mon… I already told you, we don’t know that yet! But definitely stick with us for all the latest news on PlayStation Plus catalogue additions as it comes.

“Promising the Sabotage touch in every system, Sea of Stars aims to modernize the classic RPG in terms of turn-based combat, storytelling, exploration and interactions with the environment, while still offering a hearty slice of nostalgia and good old, simple fun.”