It looks like the PlayStation Plus May 2022 lineup has leaked. If the leak is to be believed, then you're getting a major first in the form of a FIFA game arriving on the service next month, as well as a co-op action RPG and a grim, curse-filled roguelike.
What does the PlayStation Plus May 2022 leak contain?
This PlayStation Plus May 2022 leak comes to us from Dealabs (via gaming analyst Nibel on Twitter), a French platform that has been accurate in leaking PS Plus games for the last few months. According to Dealabs, the first major game on the service next month is FIFA 22, marking the first time a FIFA game has appeared on PlayStation Plus. Given that the next EA soccer game likely isn't going to be called FIFA, this will also technically be the last FIFA game on PS Plus. So it goes.
As well as FIFA 22, which will be playable on both PS5 and PS4, you're getting two other games. Tribes of Midgard is a co-op survival action RPG in which you and your friends must defend your town from hordes of angry monsters. The game managed to sell more than half a million units within its first week on sale, so it's a popular one. The third game on PlayStation Plus in May 2022 will be Curse of the Dead Gods, an action roguelite set in a cursed labyrinth. All three games are playable on both PS5 and PS4; Curse of the Dead Gods technically hasn't had a PS5 upgrade, but you can play it on PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility. If Dealabs is to be believed, these games will debut on May 3rd, so you've got until then to download April's lineup: Hood: Outlaws and Legends, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, and Slay the Spire.
PlayStation Plus is getting an overhaul
This will be one of the final PlayStation Plus lineups released before the service undergoes a major overhaul in June. When the change happens, there will be three tiers of PS Plus: Essential, Extra, and Premium. Essential will be identical to the current system; you'll get three games to play per month, as well as exclusive discounts and access to online play. Extra will add a catalog of "up to 400" PS5 and PS4 games, while Premium will also bundle in PlayStation Now's cloud streaming library. PS Now is being retired as a separate service, too, so you'll need to subscribe to PS Plus Premium if you want to take advantage of cloud gaming.
Sony is intending to launch the new PlayStation Plus service on June 13th in the Americas. The service will already have launched in Asian markets by then, although interestingly, Sony has decided to launch its PS Plus overhaul in Asian markets before it does so in Japan. Europe will be the final phase of the initial rollout, with the new PS Plus system arriving there on June 22nd. Until then, you can sign up for PS Plus at $9.99 a month. The service is also available in 3-month or 12-month blocks.