THE BIGGER GAME
May 2017 had some great free titles for PS Plus members to enjoy, including the whole first season of the hilarious Tales from the Borderlands from Telltale, and the beautiful Abzu with music by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.
Usually each month, one larger game is the headliner for the free PS Plus game releases, and we predict June will feature horror survival title Alien: Isolation as that title.
First released in October 2014, these days Alien: Isolation is constantly swinging back and forth between discounted prices often dropping below $15 USD. The game follows Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, 15 years after the events in the original Alien film. Currently, the season pass for Alien: Isolation is also discounted on the PlayStation store for $11.99 until May 24, offering all five add-on packs normally priced at $7.99 each.
The choice of including Alien: Isolation would also seem timely with the latest film Alien: Covenant hitting theatres this month. Since the lore of the games coexists with that of the movies, it would seem business-savvy for Sony to partner up with Fox for some cross promotion while still staying within the franchise. Even if Alien: Isolation doesn’t make it on the PS Plus list for June, it is still a likely candidate for the coming months.