The Bigger Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Every month, those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus are gifted two free games for use on their PS4.
Usually, one larger game from a bigger developer headlines the list, accompanied by a smaller indie title to appeal to a wide arrange of tastes in their player base.
While the official list for November 2019 has yet to be revealed, we have a few predictions as to what free games might be included based on Sony’s past choices. For next month, we highly suspect Resident Evil 7: Biohazard with be the larger game on PS Plus for several reasons.
Firstly, its common for Resident Evil games to be offered for free on PS Plus. This includes Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3 in September 2011, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition in November 2012, Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection in September 2013, and Resident Evil (PS4) in October 2016.
Secondly, Resident Evil 7 is a PS4 game that also functions with PSVR. Only six PSVR games have been offered on PS Plus, with the the last time being the Wipeout Omega Collection (which was also a PS4 game with PSVR functionality) in August 2019.
However, if there was ever a time of year for a PSVR game to be offered for free on PS Plus it would be October/November as its the anniversary for the original release of PSVR back in 2016 (Oct. 13).
This leads to the final point, being Sony is currently hosting a PSVR Anniversary Sale with dozens of PSVR games being 25-90% off.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is currently 25% off priced at only $14.99. It’s also worth mentioning back December 2017 the game received a permanent price cut of approximately 40% (with taxes) taking it from $59.99 to $29.99. Then in August 2018 it dropped to the price it still holds today, being $19.99.
That lower price range despite it being a well-received AAA title, along with with the 25% off is a pretty big indicator that Sony and developer Capcom wouldn’t mind it being on PS Plus for free alongside the other entries in the series.
Therefore, if you don’t see Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PS Plus next month, then suspect it sometime pretty soon.