PlayStation has made a popular and new PS5 game free for a limited time via PlayStation Plus. To couple this, Sony is giving PS5 users who don’t have a PS Plus account a limited-time free trial. As you may know, today GTA 5 and GTA Online come to PS5, as well as Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. For the release, PlayStation has nabbed exclusivity of the latter, but it’s locked behind a PlayStation Plus subscription. All PS Plus subscribers on PS5 can redeem GTA Online as a standalone title for free through June 14. If redeemed through PlayStation Plus, the game is tied to the subscription, which means if the subscription lapses, access to the game will be restricted until the subscription is renewed. 

At its cheapest rate, a 12-month PS Plus subscription can be had for $60. So, if you’re not already a subscriber, this is a steep price for a free download. Of course, you can nab one month for $10, but you will lose access to the game after this month if your subscription isn’t renewed. 

If you don’t want to fork over money for PlayStation Plus, Sony is currently offering a free seven-day trial for anyone who redeems GTA Online Standalone on PS5 without an active subscription. This doesn’t solve the problem though that after seven days, you will lose access to the game. Further, these free trials are set to automatic renewals, so you also run the risk of forgetting about the trial and paying more than you bargained for. That said, at the very least, all PS5 users can play the game for free for seven days, while PS Plus subscribers can continue to enjoy the game for as long as they stay subscribed. 

To claim the game for free via PS Plus, you will need to load GTA Online Standalone on your PS5 and then load online multiplayer. From here, the game will link to a PlayStation Store page if you don’t have an active PS Plus subscription. At this point, you can nab a free seven-day trial.

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