On December 13, Sony is likely to disclose the PS Plus Extra and Premium games for December 2023, ahead of their December 19 release. While this follows Sony’s usual pattern, this reveal is noteworthy because it will be the last of the year. In other words, the PS Plus Extra and Premium games for December 2023 will close out the service’s entire year and set the tone for what’s to come the following year. If the games chosen are too “small,” it may have a negative impact on anticipation; if the games chosen are too “big,” it may set unrealistic expectations for the year.
Furthermore, during the year, PS Plus Extra and Premium have established themselves as the service’s most notable features. When the PS Plus Essential selection faltered, the two upper categories stepped in with unrivaled quality and quantity. That’s why a mixed bag of PS Plus free games for December 2023 is fine; they’re not the final word of the year. Fans may presently obtain LEGO 2K Drive, Sable, and PowerWash Simulator, and while these will appeal to particular demographics, they will fall short of the variety required to round out the year. The PS Plus Extra and Premium announcement on December 13 should do exactly that—end the year.
Specifically, fans can expect the PS Plus Extra and Premium games for December 2023 announcement (as well as their release) at the following:
- PS Plus Extra and Premium Reveal on December 13, at roughly 10:30 CT.
- PS Plus Extra and Premium will add these games on December 19
This will give subscribers roughly a week till Christmas to enjoy them before being swamped with a slew of new festive games. In any case, considering PS Plus’s unique status at the end of one year and as a kickstarter for the next, these titles should be an early Christmas present.
What to Expect From the PS Plus Extra and Premium Games for December 2023
Unfortunately, it’s usually impossible to even estimate what Sony will offer here. It not only adds roughly 20 titles that are tough to choose from, but the games can span the whole PS1-PS5 catalog. That’s great for subscribers, but it means there aren’t usually any real trends to base forecasts on.
However, a recent PS Plus leak indicated that Buzz Lightyear from Star Command, Thrillville, and Thrillville: Off the Rails might be added to the service at some point. Based on the timing, it stands to reason that these will be PS Plus Premium games for December 2023, though this remains to be seen. On the assumption that they are, Sony is obviously moving in the right path to end the year on a positive note.