Like every month, Sony offers its PS Plus subscribers the power download several games for free from its PS4 and PS5 catalog. In January, three new titles were therefore offered to owners of this subscription, in accordance with the leaks that we shared with you a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, some PlayStation Plus subscribers have had a bad surprise by downloading their games of the month …
GOOD games to start the year
January 4 to February 1, 2022, PS Plus subscribers can enjoy three free games offered by PlayStation. This selection is varied and allows players to experience a popular licensed action-RPG, a permissive car racing game and a cooperative FPS set in a sci-fi universe.
Remember that once collected, the games offered as part of the PS Plus can be kept as long as the subscription is valid. Over to you, then, dozens of hours of gameplay on the titles Persona 5 Strikers, DIRT 5 and Deep Rock Galactic made free in this month of January.
However, not all players will be able to discover these three games in accordance with what Sony had yet announced. Indeed, some subscribers had the bad surprise of not being able to download the game for free Persona 5 Strikers by going to PlayStation Store.
Bad surprise for Persona fans
As we know, the games offered in the PS Plus can sometimes vary depending on the country you are in. This is particularly the case, very often, if you live in Japan. Nevertheless, players are notified of this change in the upstream PlayStation offering.
On Reddit, a PS Plus subscriber reportedly complained that Persona 5 Strikers would have been replaced by another free game in his country. The user by the name of orochisan17 explains: “I was really excited this month, especially because of Persona. But instead we got this (I live in the Middle East). I am very disappointed. ”
The game that would have been offered to them instead of Persona 5 Strikers is How to Survive 2. It is a much less enticing title, focusing on survival and taking place in a post-apocalyptic universe. It would be released in 2016.
If the user does not specify precisely which country in the Middle East they are from, one cannot help but draw the parallel with similar cases encountered in previous months in Saudi Arabia. By the way, another user would claim that this problem related to Persona 5 Strikers would only concern “Saudi Arabia since we have Persona in Oman“. At present, we haven’t heard of this kind of problem with the free games for january in other countries. If you are interested in the news of PlayStation, here is a new article that you might like: this big spunk from Sony has been fired on charges of pedophilia.