Sony has officially announced the PlayStation Plus games for June of 2021, and because it’s already May 28 and it’s a Friday, that means June’s new PlayStation Plus games will be ready to claim Tuesday June 1. Allowing you the entire month to make sure you claim them. That does mean you have to wait through the weekend. But the wait is only a few days. So you should have more than enough to fill that time before you dive into a new free title. Also worth noting is that one of the games is a pretty excellent grab.
If you didn’t claim the titles for May, which includes Battlefield V, do so as soon as possible. Because once Tuesday, June 1 comes around, it disappears. As for June, starting on the 1st, PS5 owners will get their fifth official PS5 game for free as part of PS Plus.
PS5 games, and we mean proper PS5 games that are designed for PS5, are still in somewhat rare company. So any new PS5 titles are a welcomed addition to the PS Plus lineup.
The PlayStation Plus games lineup for June includes Star Wars Squadrons
This isn’t the first time a big AAA game has made its way into the lineup. But this is a big deal no matter how you look at it. Because one of the three games PS Plus subscribers will get this month is Star Wars Squadrons. One cool feature of Squadrons is that the game has you play as both the rebels and the empire. So you get a chance to play as a fighter pilot for both sides.
Each one providing you with a unique story to follow as you see things from different perspectives. At the heart of the gameplay, you fly around space in X-Wings and Tie Fighters doing your best to shoot down your enemies. In addition to the game’s single player story, there’s also multiplayer combat which is likely to be the bulk of the game for many players once the single player campaign is over.
For PSVR owners, you can even play the complete game in virtual reality for a much more immersive experience.
Unlike Days Gone, which was one of April’s PS Plus games, Star Wars Squadrons isn’t part of the PlayStation Plus collection for PS5 owners. So if you do own a PS5, this is your chance to get Star Wars Squadrons for free. So you may at the very least want to claim it even if you don’t plan on playing it right away.
Don’t miss out on the other two games
In addition to Star Wars Squadrons, there are two more games to pick up for June that you will definitely want to snag. For PS4 owners, there’s Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. Which is the ultimate version of the latest game in the long-running Virtua Fighter franchise that’s been around since before the days of the original PlayStation.
Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the Virtua Fighter series of fighting games, there’s a lot to love. Not the least of which is Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown’s vast roster of playable characters. You might even need to practice a bit to hone your skills as you try to master the game’s complex combo system.
The special thing about Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown being part of PS Plus for June is that it’s actually sticking around for two full months. As Sony says it will be available to claim for free until Monday, August 2. So you have a little extra time to snag this one. This game was also just announced this week, so this will be a completely new release for PlayStation owners and they can get it at no charge.
If you own a PS5, then in addition to the other two games you can also claim Operation: Tango for free.
In Operation: Tango, you’ll be able to team up with friends online and complete multiplayer spy missions to save the world. You can play with friends whether they’re on PS4 or PS5. So no one is left out here. Both players will however need a working microphone to play. So keep that in mind before diving in.
Starting from June 1, you can claim all of these titles. Remember, you can claim Operation: Tango and Star Wars Squadrons until Monday, July 5. While Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will be available until Monday, August 2. And for May’s free titles, you can claim Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, and Wreckfest: Drive Hard until Monday, May 31. So don’t miss out on those great titles if you haven’t already picked them up.