April 2021 is on the horizon, and to this point Sony has not revealed the free PlayStation Plus video games PS4 and PS5 gamers might be awarded for the month. That mentioned, if subsequent month’s provide is something like March’s free PlayStation Plus video games providing, it is going to be a giant event. Not solely has PlayStation Plus been providing unbelievable lineups of video games in 2021, nevertheless it’s seemingly upped the variety of video games on provide as nicely, giving subscribers 4 new video games final month, plus a fifth recreation that was nonetheless out there from the prior month’s providing.
As of proper now, subscribers can obtain the next 4 video games: Last Fantasy 7 Remake, Maquette, Remnant: From the Ashes, and Farpoint. For April, we count on Sony to supply one thing comparable, or extra particularly, one PS5 and three PS4 video games, one in every of which can be playable on PlayStation VR.
Beneath, you could find our predictions for the month, which embody a purpose why we expect that recreation goes to be included, an official description of every recreation, and a trailer of every recreation. That mentioned, it is essential to take into account that these are simply predictions primarily based purely on a normal information of the trade, the historical past of the service, and easy observations. In different phrases, there are not any rumors, leaks, or inside information fueling these picks. And naturally, chances are high we might be unsuitable, throughout the board, as a result of that is how chance works. For what it is price although, we’ve got been proper up to now, on a number of events.
Resident Evil 7 (PS4 & PlayStation VR)
Motive: When April’s PlayStation Plus video games launch, Resident Evil Village might be a month out. After all, a brand new mainline Resident Evil recreation would not want any assist producing hype, nevertheless it actually would not harm Capcom to make Resident Evil 7 free forward of time to get gamers within the temper and prepared for Resident Evil Village. And as you might know, Resident Evil Village is a continuation of Resident Evil 7, so it is smart to verify everybody has performed it earlier than Resident Evil Village releases. Some might say it is silly to make RE7 free forward of Resident Evil Village because the latter will definitely trigger a spike in gross sales of the previous, however this argument forgets that Resident Evil 7 has been out for 4 years at this level. Everybody who was going to purchase the sport has completed so already. Lastly, this additionally lets Sony verify the PlayStation VR field, which is one thing it has been seemingly striving to do extra of recently.
About: “Set in modern-day rural America and happening after the dramatic occasions of Resident Evil® 6, gamers expertise the fear immediately from the first-person perspective. Resident Evil 7 embodies the collection’ signature gameplay parts of exploration and tense ambiance that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years in the past; in the meantime, an entire refresh of gameplay techniques concurrently propels the survival horror expertise to the subsequent degree.”
Mass Impact: Andromeda (PS4)
Motive: Mass Impact: Andromeda has an identical pitch to Resident Evil 7. When April’s PlayStation Plus video games launch, Mass Impact: Legendary Assortment might be a month out. If there was a time for Mass Impact: Andromeda to go free on PlayStation Plus, it might be in April. Not solely does EA don’t have anything to lose, however the recreation is a much better product than it was at launch, when most individuals performed it. In different phrases, this represents a chance for EA to erode a part of the narrative across the recreation and exchange it with one thing a bit extra constructive. In the meantime, for Sony, including Mass Impact: Andromeda lets them verify the AAA field and it could result in extra gamers shopping for Mass Impact: Legendary Assortment on PS4 over Xbox One and PC.
About: “Mass Impact: Andromeda takes gamers to the Andromeda galaxy, far past the Milky Manner. There, you will lead the combat for a brand new house in hostile territory because the Pathfinder – a frontrunner of military-trained explorers. That is the story of humanity’s subsequent chapter, and your decisions all through the sport will in the end decide humanity’s survival.”
NieR: Automata (PS4)
Motive: “Similar to Resident Evil 7 and Mass Impact: Andromeda, now’s the time to make NieR: Automata free. For one, it is now 4 years previous and has offered thousands and thousands of copies, aka how rather more can Sq. Enix count on to squeeze from this stone? Two, and extra importantly, later in April, “Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…” will launch, a remaster of NieR: Automata’s predecessor. So, once more, that is one other alternative for synergy and it might be an ideal ultimate hoorah for the sport, which owes a lot of its success to its gamers on PS4. “
About: “NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S, and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by highly effective machines. Humanity has been pushed from the Earth by mechanical beings from one other world. In a ultimate effort to take again the planet, the human resistance sends a drive of android troopers to destroy the invaders. Now, a struggle between machines and androids rages on… A struggle that would quickly unveil a long-forgotten reality of the world.”
Oddworld: Soulstorm (PS5) (Already Confirmed)
Motive: Already confirmed.
About: “Oddworld: Soulstorm represents a giant visible and cinematic leap. With clever new mechanics and twisted new gadgets which allow extremely explosive deviousness. It is a darkish parable that tells an epic story of a risky society pushed to its limits.”