PS4 and PS5 owners are likely familiar with Sony’s PS Plus release schedule—typically unveiling upcoming games on the last Wednesday of a month and releasing them on the first Tuesday of the following month.
Last Wednesday, Sony announced May 2023’s PS Plus free games: Grid Legends, Chivalry 2, and Descenders, which are now available for download.
A Mixed Bag for Gamers
Some might view the PS Plus May lineup as somewhat underwhelming. While all three games have received positive reviews, they cater to niche interests—Grid Legends is a racing game, Chivalry 2 focuses on medieval combat, and Descenders is all about cycling.
However, fans of these genres who haven’t yet explored these titles will likely enjoy the experience.
Console Compatibility and Game Sizes
Both Grid Legends and Chivalry 2 come in native PS4 and PS5 versions, but Descenders is only native to PS4. Nevertheless, all three PS Plus games can be downloaded on either console—though Descenders won’t be played in a PS5 native version on current-gen systems.
Fortunately, the file sizes for these games are relatively small: Grid Legends takes up 38 or 46 gigs, Chivalry 2 requires 22 to 23 gigs, and Descenders is a mere 6 gigs.
Upcoming Releases and Events
Disappointed gamers can look forward to June’s new lineup, as well as the PS Plus Extra and Premium games set to release later this month. These selections typically offer more variety, increasing the likelihood of finding a game that resonates.
While details remain scarce, Sony has confirmed Humanity as a day one PS Plus Extra title—players control a dog leading humans through puzzles and levels, with the added bonus of user-generated content.
Sony may reveal additional surprises throughout the month, though it’s uncertain whether they’ll be related to PS Plus. Gaming conventions and events are already scheduled for June, but fans eagerly await a PlayStation Showcase. The timing of such an event, however, remains up in the air.
And hopefully, by the time the Showcase starts, an official statement will be made regarding the reported development of PlayStation 6.