You're in for a treat
While all eyes of the gaming community are firmly fixed on the next generation of consoles and Sony's PlayStation 5, the company is rewarding its loyal PlayStation 4 players with a free multiplayer bonanza.
It's no secret that 2020 has been a rough one, and in the spirit of bringing us all back together, there's another multiplayer weekend on the way. Better yet, it won't cost you a penny.
Alongside news of which titles are coming for free to PlayStation Plus in August, the PlayStation Blog confirmed the free multiplayer weekend. The event will run from Saturday August 8 at 12:01am, all the way through to Sunday August 9 at 11:59pm local time. If you want to take part, you'll need an internet connection and PlayStation Network account.
Normally, multiplayer requires gamers to pay for a PlayStation Plus subscription, so news that multiplayer will be temporarily free is a good one. Okay, so it's not the best gift Sony's even given us, and you'll need to already own the game you want to play, but it's better than nothing.
It's important to remember that even in its twilight months, the PS4 has delivered record-breaking games like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima - both of which are set to go down in history as two of the console's best. Continuing to prove there's still life in the old gal yet, the PS4 is still luring players back every month to see what's going on with PlayStation Plus.
Although some multiplayer titles are stuck behind a paywall unless you already have them, there are still plenty of free-to-play options available. One of these is in August's latest PlayStation Plus reveal as Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be free-to-play. Inspired by TV show's like Takeshi's Castle, Fall Guys pits 60 of you against each other in this online multiplayer party game which can be a brutal free for all or co-op brawler.
What happens to PlayStation Plus when the PS5 drops is a mystery. Microsoft has already removed the ability to purchase 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription, and it looks as both consoles go head-to-head, the gaming rivals will be overhauling their online services.
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