A PlayStation Plus subscription provides more than just online gaming capabilities. Subscribers also get a couple of games for free every month. Sony provides free games to subscribers who own a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita but things are going to change next year. Sony has confirmed that the free PlayStation Plus games lineup will not include titles for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita starting next year. Subscribers will only receive PS4 games for free.
Starting March 8th, 2019 the PlayStation plus monthly games lineup will only include PlayStation 4 titles. No PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles will be offered. Sony confirms that this won’t affect any games that subscribers have already downloaded on those consoles or any that they will download prior to March 8th, 2019.
Those games will remain available to subscribers as long as they remain a PlayStation Plus member. All game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will be retained as well. Sony says that it’s doing this because many of its gamers are now on the PlayStation 4 platform.
To be clear, a PlayStation Plus subscription will still be offered for PS3 and PS Vita gamers. They will continue to receive benefits like online multiplayer, online game save storage, and exclusive PS Store discounts for content and network services.
However, those who do not wish to continue their service beyond March 8th, 2019 are advised to cancel their PlayStation Plus subscription by turning off auto-renewal in their account settings before the aforementioned date.