The next game coming to PS Plus has been revealed and it suggests that Sony’s subscription service may soon look closer to Xbox Game Pass.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is coming to PS Plus Extra and Premium later this month as part of the service’s newly revamped on-demand game library. This is according to Dealabs user billbil-kun (opens in new tab)which has successfully leaked every new round of PS Plus titles for several months (thanks, push square (opens in new tab)).
The open-world tactical shooter sends you to Bolivia to take down a powerful drug cartel and includes all the basic features you’d expect from a Ubisoft sandbox. While we don’t consider it to be one of the best co-op games you can play, it does allow you to shoot in an expansive environment with up to three friends.
Wildlands will be added to PS Plus as part of its Ubisoft+ Classics library – a selection of older Ubisoft titles available to all Extra and Premium members. But its addition is particularly notable because the game has just been added to Xbox Game Pass.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Ubisoft, promising to bring more titles from the publisher to its subscription service. So far, this includes Assassin’s Creed Origins, Watch Dogs 2, and most recently, Ghost Recon Wildlands. While these releases were thought to be the product of the companies’ recent deal, Wildlands’ upcoming addition to PS Plus suggests that Xbox add-ons may not be as exclusive as previously thought. As more titles come to Ubisoft+, the two services may start to look more similar than ever before.
It’s not just Ubisoft titles that are homogenizing services. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming to PS Plus later this month, with much of the rest of the series falling at the end of the year (opens in new tab). But most of the Yakuza games have already been added to Game Pass, leaving Sony trying to catch up. As Xbox and PlayStation look to beef up their services by adding more titles, they could end up cementing their own similarities. In the meantime, you might want to prepare yourself by checking out how to play Yakuza games in order.
Microsoft will likely be betting on its day one releases to maintain an edge over the PS Plus. Meanwhile, Sony can point to its extensive back catalog of PS1, PS2 and PS3 retro games as an advantage over Game Pass. Regardless of how services try to individualize themselves, more games and more features can only be good for subscribers.