However, PlayStation Plus users have received a welcome boost earlier today, as Sony pushed out the PS4’s latest console update, currently known as firmware 5.50.
Although there are numerous new features contained within this latest update, one of the most helpful concerns the addition of a new improvement to the consoles Library UI
More specifically it separates your PS Plus games from the games you’ve bought. It’s also handy because, should your PS Plus subscription lapse, you’ll know which games you can still play thanks to the addition of a handy icon; as PS Plus games can only be played with an active membership.
Here’s the official description from PlayStation:
PS Plus tab: This update also adds a new PS Plus tab to the Library, which clarifies what games you own from PS Plus’ Monthly Free Games. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to your game so you know which games you can play if you re-subscribe.
The small change to the system might seem pretty small, but it’s clearly something fans of the console have been demanding for a while.
“I’ve wanted “purchased” and “ps plus” tabs in my library for quite awhile (quite baffling they weren’t there before tbh) so that is a welcome change,” wrote one user on the Resetera forums.
This handy feature news arrives shortly after the latest PS Plus lineup for March 2018 went live on Tuesday earlier this week – and if you haven’t already heard, it’s quite the month of free games.
PlayStation Plus members in March 2018 will receive two Sony exclusives in the form of Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank for free on PS4.
PlayLink title, That’s You!, once again isn’t included and neither is there a PSVR title this month.
However, even the ‘smaller’ titles are fairly impressive. Here is the full PS Plus March 2018 line-up:
• Bloodborne (PS4)
• Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
• Legend of Kay Anniversary (PS3)
• Mighty No. 9 (PS3 and PS4)
• Claire: Extended Cut (PS Vita and PS4)
• Bombing Busters (PS Vita and PS4)
These titles will be available to download on PlayStation Store from 6th March for roughly one month.
For the sake of anyone who hasn’t opted into Sony’s incredible PlayStation Plus service at the dirt cheap price of £6.99 a month – Or £49.99 for the year / £19.99 for three months.
Here’s what you get:
• Access to online multiplayer on your PlayStation 4
• Exclusive discounts at PlayStation Store
• Share Play – so your friends can play your games even if they don’t own a copy themselves
• 10GB of cloud storage for your PS4 game saves
More important than any of that is the fact Sony give away 24 PS4 games a year, completely free. And on top of that, a whole host of PS3 and PS Vita games as well, just to sweeten the deal.
So, when you think about it, signing up to PlayStation Plus is a bit of a no-brainer, really.