Free PS4 PlayStation Plus Game For July Gets Substitution

Soccer swapped for androids.

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The free PlayStation Plus offerings for July have gotten a last-minute substitution. Sony announced that instead of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, as previously announced, members will instead get Detroit: Become Human. This is the Digital Deluxe edition, which means it also includes another Quantic Dream game: Heavy Rain. The statement announcing the change didn't give much insight as to the reason for the swap, but the news came just hours before the free games were set to arrive on PSN. They're now available on the PlayStation Store and will be available until August 6.

"We are making a swap to the PS Plus games lineup for July," the announcement states. "This month, we are adding Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition, which also includes Heavy Rain, to the July games lineup instead of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience."

The two-for-one Quantic Dream offering will be joined by Horizon Turbo Chase. Quantic Dream's games have become known for moody, atmospheric cinematic qualities and photorealistic characters, often matching their real-life actors. Detroit: Become Human is the studio's latest, taking place in a not-too-distant future where androids begin to rise up against their subservient roles.

"I played with my best intentions. Things didn't always go the way I wanted, but that was a burden I chose to bear, and the story benefitted from my commitment, flowcharts be damned," Peter Brown wrote in GameSpot's review. "After completing the game, I tried to go back and fight my instincts to see what would happen if I chose a darker path. It never felt justified nor worthwhile. Detroit is well worth playing, but it struggles to strike the right balance between giving you freedom of choice and reminding you that it's all a game in the end. Cage and Quantic Dream are getting closer to nailing this style of game, but it's obvious that there's still room to grow."

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asmcint

So they replaced a game I was mildly interested in(sports vidya can be fun, though I usually don't like paying for it) for something that's an absolute, unmitigated dumpster fire whose only entertainment value comes from watching other people suffer while playing it. Welp guess all I'm getting out of PS+ this month is continued multiplayer.

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02050muh

I am really OK with both

P/S: lucky me i didnt buy detroit (2nd hand) last week

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UrbanMessiah

Well, for free was about the only way I was going to play Detroit: Beyond Human...no way was I going to pay for a glorified interactive movie.

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GamerBum

@UrbanMessiah: I have to agree I’d never pay for this garbage. Sony exclusives are so overrated where Xbox games get slammed all the time. I think Xbox exclusives are better. I prefer them get more mileage out of them that’s for sure.

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barkof

SONY shouldn't have swapped the games. Whatever games they gift us, there are gonna be a section of gamers who would be excited about the selection as well as a section who will be pissed. I for one I'm a FIFA player but was happy I was gonna be in a position to play the best of both worlds. At least include the third game and give us the option of choosing which among [DHB and PES2019] we want to add to the racing game

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dynamotnt

i bought a years worth of psplus when I found out Heavy Rain and Detroit were on instead of fuckin, Konami's shitty football handouts, even their freebies are shit haha, was probably just a platform for micros anyway.

but good job on releasing games that don't suck. everyone is entitled to say pes sucks, if you're paying for a service and get **** all but shit and STILL slow network, crappy ps now and no game pass, you're more then entitled to be pissed off over a shitty month.

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barkof

@dynamotnt: Just because you don't like PES don't mean its shitty. besides who said the network was slow?

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DarkRikuShadow

@dynamotnt: Are you ok? You don't seem ok

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onehitta323

@dynamotnt: pooooooooor baby

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epobirs

On one hand, I have zero interest in sports simulation. On the other, I bought Detroit: Become Human less than a month ago. Just not a good PS+ month for me.

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barkof

@epobirs: understood. But one man's bad month is another's good month. Though SONY ended my celebration by taking away PES for two games whose style I don't enjoy (DBH and Heavy Rain)

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tlpina

Now we're talking. Pro Evo is good, but getting it 1-2 months before the new one comes out is a joke.

Not having PS3 and Vita games was supposed to mean a step up in games.

Sony may have read all of the negative impact of releasing an "End of life cycle" game + a bad copy of top gear and decided to step it up.

Good for them.

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RaveNRolla

Europeans be like "awwwww :("

Muricans be like "pro evo what now?"

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Mozelleple112

Another excellent month of PS+... Really loving the service. I've only bought 10 games this generation, and haven't really had the need to buy more as I've downloaded more than that for free.

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Berserk8989

@Mozelleple112: Same here. Only bought the ones I was really interested in (maybe 2 or 3 per year). Others I played through PS Plus. Can't wait for Detroit.

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theimortal2

just bought detroit but worth it to have heavy rain so now i have all three post Fahrenheit quantic dream games on my ps4

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uk_friday

thank lord...a game worth downloading instead of a pointless game that you would already have had by now if you actually wanted it...

PS To all you yanks....its FOOTBALL not soccer

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barkof

@uk_friday: Errm. Check history. It's the English (England) who used to call it soccer in order to differentiate it from Rugby. I don't know why people think it's the Americans who started calling it Soccer.

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boardsport311

@uk_friday: You know we don’t care right?

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N-REAL

@uk_friday: That's what I like about UK...... Always commenting about Football not being soccer.

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Furwings

@uk_friday: It's still a sport where the crowd is so bored they break out into chants and song and grown men cry after being tripped and falling on grass...

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onehitta323

I already had the digital deluxe edition for this. Both Detroit and Heavy Rain are great games. Whoever didn't have this before is in for a treat if you're into these types of games.

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Furwings

Soccer blows goats anyway. As they said in Dances with Wolves: "Good Trade".

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DougSwan

Small bummer. Love soccer and was looking forward to playing a bit. But I'm sure I'll enjoy this one as well.

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DeadPhoenix86

Time to renew my PS Plus.

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itchyflop

ha just bought the physical version, played the demo and Detroit is very good indeed, some quick detective game-play elements are there (dont be fooled) and skill is needed, marrying with a great story.

Never played footy games, got the usual fifa's and pes in the collection but have to be watching the world cup or something to get the urge.

That's not to say they are bad games, they're not, long standing fun titles free or purchased and with pes usually at a discount.

I wonder why Sony changed their minds.....

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BarcaAzul

@itchyflop:

Seems it could be due to the Liverpool licence expiring and with former EA sports employee Peter Moore now at Liverpool, looks like things may have changed recently and why it was pulled at the last minute

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itchyflop

@barcaazul: oh wow thanks for the info.

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Ember_to_Flame

Finished Detroit when it was new, but it is still a better PS+ game than PES(who plays soccer games and think they are fun? I sure don't). I wouldn't have played it anyways so makes no difference to me this month. I would assume people are more happy with this lineup, at least that is what some of my PS friends told me yesterday.

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Mozelleple112

@ember_to_flame:

Even if you don't like playing/watching football (or football games), it's always fun to play football games like FIFA, PES etc with friends during movie night, sporting events, pre-parties, after-parties etc.

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alien33

@ember_to_flame: "who plays soccer games and think they are fun? I sure don't"

Soccer fans...? That statement could be applied to any kind of game anyway:

"who plays adventure games and think they are fun? I sure don't"

"who plays puzzle games and think they are fun? I sure don't"

"who plays fighting games and think they are fun? I sure don't"

"who plays RPGs and think they are fun? I sure don't"

...

..

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Ember_to_Flame

@alien33: Except all those you mentioned are fun.

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ZmanBarzel

@ember_to_flame: Except you are speaking only from your perspective. There are people who don't like adventure games, or puzzle games, or fighting games.

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Ember_to_Flame

@zmanbarzel: Of course it is my perspective, but in general sense with the people I play with think the same. Thing is he said whole genre's, I only said soccer specifically.

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alien33

I own PES 2018, so if I got 2019 it would be just to check the new rosters. So, I'm happy with getting Detroit.

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analgrin

I would have preferred PES. I didn't like the demo of Detroit but i'll give the full game a go to see if it changes my mind.

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Atzenkiller

Interesting. I guess there was quite some outrage on the internet over PES being one of the PS+ game.

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streetmagik

I already played through Detroit, so it's not helping me personally. I love soccer, so I honestly wanted to try PES 2019, but it is better that a large group gets to play DETROIT. It is a good game.

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dmblum1799

I'll give Detroit a shot. I thought Heavy Rain was pretty good back in the day.

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Warlord_Irochi

I don't remember a last minute change like this one happening before. At least not recently, strange...