If you are an owner of PS4 and a subscriber of PlayStation Plus hoping to settle next month with a quality football simulator, you are out of luck. Sony is swapping her line-up of PS Plus games for July in an unprecedented move.
As part of this month's internet subscription package, subscribers had been promised free access to Konami's PES 2019 football game, but it is now being deleted and substituted. You'll get the vastly distinct Detroit instead: Become a Human Digital Deluxe edition from Quantic Dream developers.
"We're making a transfer to the July lineup of PS Plus games," reads an update to the prior PS Plus post.
"We add Detroit this month: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition, which also involves Heavy Rain, to the July games lineup instead of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience."
For Sony, this is a mysterious and unusual move. So why was this happening? Initially, there was a little backlash to the incorporation of PES 2019 (although TechRadar employees looked forward to thrashing each other on the field), and their presence would have made for a fully sports-oriented PS Plus month. The second game, indie vehicle racing game Horizon Chase Zero, continues unchanged.
Moreover, despite being on sale lately, Detroit: Become Human offers subscribers better value than PES 2019 – it was originally published as an exclusive AAA, and its Digital Deluxe edition also contains its spiritual predecessor, Heavy Rain's narrative-and-choice crime adventure in its improved PS4 form.
It is worth noting that the games of Quantic Dream were exclusive to PlayStation until recently. Heavy Rain hit PC last month, and Detroit: Become Human will join in "the fall." A third game will also hit PC platforms on July 22 in the loosely linked series, Beyond: Two Souls. Sony might want to offer them one last hurrah on his platform before heading off to fresh pastures.
Detroit: Become Human is undeniably an exciting title, a story-driven thriller set in the near future where human-like androids reside among us. It is not the beautiful game, but nevertheless it is a worthy game. Give it an attempt.