December 4, 2022

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Predictions, Rumors, Leaks And More

It’s that time of the month again. We’re getting close to Sony’s big PS Plus reveal for April, 2022, and it’s time to make some educated guesses.

This post serves as a monthly check-in for all things PlayStation Plus. We round up all the news, rumors, leaks and available data to help decipher what games subscribers can expect and when they can expect them.

We won’t know for sure until this Wednesday, March 30th, when Sony unveils next month’s games, but with a little detective work—and some dumb luck—we can figure out some possibilities.

PS Plus April Leaked Games

While we had a ton of leaked lineups in 2021, that’s changed in 2022. Whatever spigot opened up last year has been sealed shut.

So far, for April’s PS Plus games, we’ve had no leaks at all—neither implausible off-the-wall, totally made-up too good to be true leaks, or the more reliable, sober variety. There are simply no leaks for April at all.

Likewise, we haven’t heard any rumors. No little birds have come whispering in our ear.

This doesn’t mean there are no leaks or rumors about PS Plus at all, however. We learned recently that Sony is reportedly set to reveal its big Xbox Game Pass competitor as early as this week. It’s possible that instead of just revealing next month’s PS Plus games, we’ll get a much bigger reveal of an entirely new service that changes the way we think about PS Plus forever, blending PS Plus with PS Now and totally upending the entire service.

Will Sony reveal next month’s games and this new service all at the same time? I think it makes sense, but stay tuned . . . .

PS Plus April Predictions

Okay, here’s what we know for sure (or as close to ‘for sure’ as we can get).

We know that:

  • Sony will reveal the April lineup of PlayStation Plus games this Wednesday.
  • The new games will become available on Tuesday, April 5th.

This is because Sony almost always reveals the next month’s lineup on the last Wednesday of the month and releases the new free games the following Tuesday. That only really changes if the dates don’t lineup well, but this month should be normal.

With that in mind, we can ask ourselves, what big games are coming out on Tuesday, April 5th that might be potential PS Plus offerings? The answer is:

  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • MLB The Show 22

Lego Star Wars seems like a no-brainer in many ways but I don’t think it’s going to be the PS Plus offering. It’s just too big of a third-party game and everyone involved will want the sales money. So many hands in the pot on this one. TT Games, the developer, Sony and Disney/LucasFilm, LEGO. I just don’t think so.

MLB The Show 22 is another matter entirely. While the baseball franchise used to be a Sony exclusive—and is, indeed, developed and published by Sony—it went cross-platform recently. MLB The Show 21 landed on Xbox Game Pass on day one last year, and it’s set to do the same again this year.

It just makes sense that Sony would also give the game to loyal subscribers this time around rather than allow Microsoft to, uh, show them up all over again. On the other hand, Sony probably wants all those juicy day-one sales that it might lose if it just gave the game away like those lunatics at Microsoft. So who knows? Where do pride and greed fall on the hierarchy of needs?

Other possibilities for April include:

  • Some really cool game but only its multiplayer or basically a trial version.
  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising (which is actually quite charming)
  • Dark Souls Remastered (because Elden Ring is such a hit)
  • The Order: 1884 (because we keep thinking they’ll give this away and they don’t)
  • MediEvil remake (because I want to play it)
  • Avengers (because they need an influx of new players)
  • Disco Elysium (because good RPGs are a gift to humankind)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (because the timing is right)
  • Insurgency Sandstorm (because it’s a really good shooter and why not?)

So those are some predictions. I like writing these but I’m notoriously bad at actually making winning predictions so probably don’t expect any of these to make the cut, but who knows?

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