PS4's Free-to-Play Lineup Bolstered by Skiing, Strategy, and Pool

Snow, Guns Up!, and Hustle Kings confirmed for PlayStation 4 this week.

The PlayStation 4 is getting more free-to-play games. This week, Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog three new free-to-play titles for the console: Snow, Guns Up!, and Hustle Kings.

Snow is an open-world skiing and snowboarding game from Poppermost Productions, a small studio of ten people in Sweden. The game's goal is to capture the feeling of zipping down a mountain, as well as the peaceful nature of being outdoors. It has multiple modes, including a free roam option where you can go where you want and do what you want. In the competitive mode, you can go head-to-head with other players in an attempt to pull off the best tricks.

Guns Up!

At launch, only skiing will be supported, but Poppermost says it hopes to add snowboarding--and other winter action sports--through future updates. Snow is currently available on Steam for PC as an Early Access title; the PS4 version is "coming soon."

As for Guns Up!, it is an action strategy game coming to PS4 this year alongside PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions. You play as a general who must strategically deploy units and resources to lay waste to enemy soldiers and their base. It is a cross-buy title, and a beta will be held later this year ahead of its release.

Guns Up! is the first game from Valkyrie Entertainment, which previously work on art for Infamous: Second Son and League of Legends.

The third free-to-play game confirmed for PS4 this week is billiards title Hustle Kings, which is already available on PS3 and PS Vita. Throughout the game, you'll earn Hustle Kings Credits (HKC) for completing the various challenges, and because it's a free-to-play game, this currency will also be available to buy with real money. But if you don't like that idea, you can pay for an "upgrade package" that will allow you to play the entire game without the need for HKC. A price was not announced.

Free-to-play games are nothing new for PS4. Others currently available include Warframe, DC Universe Online, War Thunder, and Blacklight: Retribution.

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mr_nee
mr_nee

"It is a cross-buy title, and a beta will be held later this year ahead of its release." I thought it is free to play

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

Cross-buy in terms of you purchase it for one platform you have it on multiple platforms.

The buy portion is a little off but accurate. You are still buying the item for zero dollars. You still add to cart and confirm purchase even for 0.00 .

oddsnake
oddsnake

I love all three titles! I already loved Hustle Kings on PS3, played it a LOT. Snow looks awesome for a winter sports fan like me who's dying for a new SSX, and Guns Up looks like a smashing fun RTS game. Three fantastic games I'm dying to play.

hystavito
hystavito

I wanna go out and play pool again, been ages... nah forget it :).

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@hystavito  Pool is one of those things that's way more fun and very accessible in real life.

Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

only one i interested in is Snow, looks awesome

puffnbillys420
puffnbillys420

Yeh boy !!!  free skiing/snowboard game now thats something I can have some fun with

gregglle
gregglle

apparently the best way to experience this game is with the oculus rift.

imajinn
imajinn

Cool Boarders..... those were the days.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

yawn… my PS4 can't eat any more dust….. 

it's either Steandie-ports or pay-to-win games…. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Ahiru-San  Geez, how dusty are some people's homes?  Use of a dust rag now and then can go a long ways to alleviate the dust woes...  :)

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Greatness still Awaits, I see...

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Judging by my 3 unhooked Sony consoles - possibly never.

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

I don't know about any of you but when I saw the snow, I was reminded of amped for the 360.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

For being free why not? Least it's better than some of the indie games which only ONE I've liked so far =(

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Go watch Xbox's indi trailer. It'll bl0w your mind!

imajinn
imajinn

@Sevenizz Only one Indie blew my mind, and that's the new one from the makers of Limbo.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

Man, this is getting sad. I hate F2P games. I've never tried a single one worth playing. Is this Sony's idea of Greatness Awaiting? Indies and F2P games? MS is bringing some F2P games as well. Ugh. Can't wait for devs to finally start giving us real games to play. Lots of great games coming down the pipe but, for now, there is nothing worth playing on either system. Good thing I have a huge catalog of unfinished last gen games.

apophis32
apophis32

when do we get planet side 2 ?

blackace
blackace

When will these games be available is the big question. Besides Hustle King, the other two games seem to still be in development.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Isn't Snow out now for Steam and laughed at by how bad it is? I thought I heard that in a Machinema podcast.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@drodriguesaar The first one was awesome.

I liked it coz i could save the whole downhill run and replay it.

The replay feature was no more in Cool Boarders 2 :-(

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Guns Up! looked interesting.  Too bad it's F2P, and now it doesn't interest me at all.

beuneus12
beuneus12

Free to play ain't 'free' son

rasterror
rasterror

Free to play, expensive to enjoy and win.