Since the Xbox Game Pass launch, which fundamentally revolutionized the system, Sony PlayStation has been lagging. More and more players prefer Game Pass over individual game purchases.
Everyone knows that Sony recently adopted the new tier-based system as part of their Playstation Plus subscription model. This model is essentially the same as the Xbox Game Pass, in which you purchase a subscription and, depending on the type (Tier) of subscription, you get access to various games.
We already know the upcoming titles coming to PlayStation Plus in August, including Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (PS5/PS4), Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5/PS4), and Little Nightmares (PS4). These games are evident that Sony has recently been aggressively promoting and growing its PlayStation Plus catalog to draw more gamers.
Additionally, it appears like Sony does not plan to stop there since they just revealed that 8 Yakuza titles, including Like a Dragon and the entire Kazuma Kiryu saga, would be available to Playstation Plus Library in 2022.
Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, and Yakuza 5 Remastered will also be accessible for PlayStation Plus Premium members later this year. At the same time, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be made available for Extra and Premium members.
Then, as part of the lineup for the August Game Catalog, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be made available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium users.
Sony stated that eight Yakuza titles would be brought on Playstation in 2022. We can anticipate further games to be added later this year to maintain the library’s freshness and excitement.
Moreover, in contrast, the Yakuza series is also available through Xbox Game Pass, and it appears like both of these subscription services want to compete with one another.
It is crucial to remember that, regardless of whether you use an Xbox or Playstation, competition is always positive and benefits customers since, as a result of the growing rivalry, users of both platforms will have access to a selection of new games through the subscription model, which makes it a win-win situation.
In addition, the Yakuza series is experiencing turmoil due to Toshihiro Nagoshi’s resignation as Sega’s creative director in October 2021. Eight additional employees, including Yakuza series director and producer Daisuke Sato, joined Nagoshi when he quit creating Nagoshi Studio.
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the creator of the Yakuza series, has been working on the follow-up to Yakuza: Like a Dragon as Nagoshi Studio gets started on its first project. In addition, Ryu Ga Gotoku is rumored to be developing a brand-new IP apart from its well-known Yakuza and Judgment series.
Which subscription model do you hold currently? Xbox Gamepass or Playstation Plus? What games would you want to see in that subscription?
Avinash is currently pursuing a Business degree in Australia. For more than three years, he has been working as a gaming journalist, utilizing his writing skills and love for gaming to report on the latest updates in the industry. Avinash loves to play action games like Devil May Cry and has also been mentioned on highly regarded websites, such as IGN, GamesRadar, GameRant, Dualshockers, CBR, and Gamespot.