big PS Plus merger
The PlayStation Now May 2022 games lineup includes Soul Calibur 6, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, and Blasphemous – the last three games to come to PlayStation Now as we know it ahead of its merger with PlayStation Plus.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the latest arena fighting game based on the Naruto franchise, and Soul Calibur 6, the latest mainline installment in one of the oldest arena fighting game franchises, is every bit as over-the-top and effervescently anime. Blasphemous is a stunningly Gothic 2D action platformer. It’s not the most popular of the month’s games. However, it’s more brutal than any fighting games that it has.
All three of these games will arrive tomorrow, May 3, for existing PlayStation Now subscribers. PlayStation Now, which will become PlayStation Plus Premium in June 2018, will continue to provide streaming and download access to an exclusive library of games.
Existing subscribers with pre-paid subscription time will retain their stacked membership, and they’ll also have access to the same services after PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus are combined. It’s no surprise, then, that Sony has deactivated pre-paid PlayStation Plus cards and removed annual PlayStation Now subscriptions to prevent users from building up massive subscriptions before the prices change, though you can still get access on a monthly basis.
The updated PS Plus Premium release date schedule confirms a mid-to-late June launch for the Americas and Europe, with Asia getting first dibs later in May and Japan kicking off June with an early launch.
The launch of PS Plus Premium could see upwards of 50 games leave PlayStation Now as we know it.
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