PS5 and PS4 games excellent, Sony seems unstoppable –

I PS5 and PS4 games available to subscribers a PlayStation Plus during the month of August 2022 they are really great, the best line-up in a long time now, and they add to what has been announced for the Extra and Premium tier catalog.

In short, Sony seems unstoppable and we wonder how long this aggressive approach of the Japanese company will last, which is pushing to the maximum in order to increase subscriptions to its service, but which at some point will have to slow down … if only to avoid saturating the offer and affect the sales of new releases, also and above all in retail format.

As we have reported, the PS Plus games of August 2022 include the amazing jRPG Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the double version for PlayStation 5 And PlayStation 4the excellent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remastered collection, also for PS5 and PS4, and finally the creepy Little Nightmares adventure for PS4.

Three titles of great depth, without a doubt. The first revolutionized the series Yakuza opening it to the general public by abandoning historical action gameplay in favor of turn-based combatclasses and upgrades against the backdrop of an absolutely engaging story that takes place between Tokyo and Yokohama, with a completely new cast of characters and, as usual, very valid: we talked about it in the review of Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, playable characters

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (review here) instead marked one of the most welcome returns ever, that of the sports series linked to Tony Hawkas part of a remaster that manages to maintain the original spirit of the experience while raising it to modern quality standards, even from a technical point of view.

And then there is Little Nightmares (review), the gem of Tarsier Studios that mixes fairy tales and horror stories to involve us in the events of the young Six, a girl trapped in a huge ship full of corrupt souls who are just waiting for the opportunity to be able to grab her, and from which we will have to help her escape.

Little Nightmares, Six explores the scenery with the help of a flashlight

Little Nightmares, Six explores the scenery with the help of a flashlight

In addition to these games, there are also the novelties of the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium catalog of August 2022, which include eight games from the Yakuza series: the ideal closing of a circle for those who had always wanted to give the SEGA series a chance, and now have not more excuses.

While waiting to find out what will happen in the next few months, there is no doubt that Sony is pushing a lot its renewed subscription service and it will be interesting to understand how much the platform numbers will grow compared to the past, but also what kind of balance the company aims to achieve to avoid a saturation that would be counterproductive, since there is one thing that really nobody can buy: time.

Yakuza 0, Kazuma Kiryu in its 80s version

Yakuza 0, Kazuma Kiryu in its 80s version

So what will Sony’s strategy be? How far will the Japanese house go with the new PlayStation Plus without affecting the sales of its exclusive first parties? Will there be a settling of the offer or will we see a furious progression until the autumn to grow the user base? Let’s talk about.

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