The PlayStation Plus lineup for April 2020 wasn’t due to be announced until next week but today a video leaked revealing what the free games for the upcoming month will be.
If true then I can get my UC4 back from my son and he can get his own copy from PS+. Im curious about something. If he chooses to add the game to his machine from +, will it just work with the data already installed from disc and just allow him to play without the disc? I know games installed from disc on xbox one, and then later offered in gamepass, will let you play without the disc if you are a gamepass member. Just curious if it was the same for + games.
As far as I know it doesn't work like that on PS4. He'll have to delete it and then download it.
Do you know if it works the other way? Meaning if a game installed from + and then you decide to no longer be a member, would it still work with the disc inserted (and not have to install again)?
I don't know for sure but I would guess that wouldn't work either.
Are these leaks ever right?
TGGJustin is correct! I had to delete my game data from Firewall Zero hour game to be able to download the PS+ version.
@Darth I don't know if they fix this but I tried a couple of years ago and it's installed the game twice.
I wish they gave vr game every month
@ilikestuff There don't seem to be many legit looking leaks for PS+ free games, usually just speculation, so it's hard to tell.
Lol Sony 🙄
Has to be reinstalled.
save games + trophies works...if u had physical before and now get digital ..it simply doesnt work
Very good question, and Yes but depends... So you say your son has your disc copy - ok this works but not always and I'll explain... 1. -If you are playing in the same region than yes, will work. Save files are region locked. So if you are in europe but playing a U.S disc the save files will not work because they will need a U.S digital copy not a europe digital copy. So long as it's all in the same region 2. -Second thing, if he has saves and downloads a digital copy it should work fine, as long as he deletes the Disc copy / when you delete the game the saves will still be there, but the game must be deleted for it to use the digital copy of the game / to be safe save your games saves to a usb stick. then Delete the game. and when you install the digital it should all just work...
its kind of weird that it wont work but I understand it now.
His save will work. Just make sure he uploads his save file online so it’s safe... if he has PsPlus it does this automatically and he will good. I don’t think the Trophies transfer so he may be earning a whole new set of Trophy’s for the digital version.
Just went back and checked TLOU and Borderlands THC- trophies transferred just fine from disc to digital for me, so this should work.
I don't know for sure, but I do have a similar situation that probably isn't directly applicable. I did have Driveclub on PS+, but I got the full game on Black Friday on disc. When I popped the disc in, it needed to delete the old file and install from the disc. A few things you should know about my context: I do not know if Driveclub on PS+ was the full game that comes on the disc that just required an unlock fee. If so, then deleting that version for the same game seems really odd. But if the Plus version was missing a lot of files, the delete/ new install makes sense. Sadly, I'm not sure. I sense that people who have a game on Plus have no reason to buy that game separately (traditionally speaking); likewise, someone who buys a game that is later added to Plus likely has little incentive to test this hypothesis. Sorry, I have nothing concrete. If I had to guess, it needs to be deleted in favor of the other version. Being on Plus, there are likely file restrictions in place.
You have to delete your installation and re-install it from PS-+
He will need to reinstall, but he can keep his game saved data
No a digital copy is separate from the physical. I know this because of Nioh when that became PS+
i am pretty sure disc games only work with a disc install and plus games only work with plus install. I have had to delete some of the disc games so i could play digitally. Saves should be the same though.
They have two different sets of data files. You have to delete it and reinstall regardless if you had the disc first and then download ps+ or download ps+ then get the disc.
@all above, thanks for that info. Last month he got the UC collection from + and asked me if I had 4 (which I do) so I lent him the disc. I wasn't aware that the games (though being the same) use different data sets. I figured it would just see the installed data and just let him continue to play without the disc. I will warn him of that if he decides to get it from + next month (if this leak is true). On a side note, I didnt even know that gamepass did this until i went to play some gears 4. I was all ready to pop the disc in when it told me to but it just loaded right up with a "Gamepass" logo in the lower corner (that fades away). I was like... whoa I dont need my disc. If I cancel GP then yeah I would need the disc but I thought that was really neat. That's what prompted me to ask if + did the same thing. thanks again.
If you have a disc based game installed, you’ll have to delete it and download the digital version if you want to play w/o the disc.
Yeah that's what I'm reading. Kind of weird but I understand it now.
Hmmm, I have a few games that got offered on plus and I have the physical, I'll have to test this out, but I'm thinking no.
He'll have to delete the game and install it from disc. A disc and a download are two different executables. He will be able to use his save data though. I have a few games from disc that came along with PS+, and if they were games I was playing, or would play, I had to download it.
Seems kind of backwards way to do it. I dont know why they couldnt just keep the core installation data and just apply the right license to use it. If it was from a disc then a flag is present that tells the system to require the disc to play the installed data. If you get the digital version (same core data) but this time there is a digital license applied that tells the system no disc is required. Im not sure how MS has done it but games i installed from disc I dont need the disc if those games are in gamepass. Its like my games are now able to be played because i am a gamepass member and all it checks is my membership. It sees im a GP member and the games play. If i werent then it would prompt me to insert the disc to play.
Not sure the reasons why, but I imagine it has something to do with the DRM involved in game releases. WIth a disc game, it checks to make sure the disc is in the drive to authenticate if someone has a legal copy. A digital version will check it against whatever DRM they use to check rights for digital games.
@Darthv72 No once you get the game with plus you have it for free yes but once your plus is up you can't access the game anymore unless you rebuy it either digital or physical. I would have just kept the disc to begin with trading games is useless unless its a really really shitty title and UC4 is not a shitty title.
okay... but nobody is talking about trading games. Question was already answered. Thanks.
@darthv72 When you said get my UC4 back for my son I assumed you traded the game off
it is treated as different game, even if its same region and country. I own Just Cause 3 disc. so when i try this theory, sold the disc the moment i learn it is free on Plus, it download differently even though the game still not deleted in my hard disk. you have to redownload the DLC too.
If true meh for me. I really enjoyed U4 but I don't want to play it again nor Dirt Rally. During these dire times while I'm home thankfully I have a nice library of games to play.
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Same. I've bought on day 1 and beat UC4 on crushing first playthrough, not looking to play it again. Not into racing games like this until I get a wheel.
You did well to beat crushing. I did it recently and that gun fight on the multi-floored abandoned building towards the end of the game was insanely difficult. Must have taken me 100 + attempts before I finally beat it (without any cheats / infinite ammo enabled).
Yeah a lot of parts on there so many attempts I wanted to quit, felt it was impossible, but got through. :D
It's confirmed. It was a video from the PlayStation Access channel that was then pulled.
A 4 year old game that most of us played through when it was new. Hmm
Lucky me then. Never got to playing UC4. I know, shame on me and all that ;)
Shame on you, now enjoy.
Nothing wrong with that. It is a beautiful game and nice tech showcase...just kinda one of those play through once and then done games. I have a huge backlog, so I rarely play through games more than once.
The entitled whiners are never far away.
Most of us that game on PlayStation are entitled whiners so...
You're whining about people whining.
Wow, UC4 sold 100+ million copies?
I'm one of many who still haven't had the chance to play U4 believe it or not. Whilst early adopters may be disappointed it's a welcomed addition. I've heard mixed reactions towards it but I'm looking forward to experiencing the title.
Did you know that " most " would mean greater than 50% ?
No, it doesn't.
"most of us"? UC4 sold an impressive 16 million copies, but that's less than 20% of PS4s sold, I'd hardly say that's most of us.
Because no one rented it from gamefly, redbox, or bought it used. Riiiight
Not many people do that, unless you think over 84 million people bought it used or rented?
I hope DIRT Rally is confirm soon,I'm itching for some off road racing for awhile now since GT SPORT put almost zero effort into off road racing I loved that game but it definitely tuned towards track racing and dirt tracks were the first thing to added but they want to do e-sports so sacrifice were made.
This is a real leak. It was a video on the PlayStation Access channel that they always upload when the games are announced. Someone messed up and put it up a week early.
Hopefully they don’t swap it like the Pro Evo/Detroit fiasco then.
Well nothing for me this month. Already have UC4 and have no interest in Dirt Rally
Uncharted.... Eww.. No thanks. U4 was Tylenol pm.
I'll get hated on for this but i was so excited for Uncharted 4 before it came out, and the game itself bored the shit out of me and basically killed the series for me. It was hard for me to finish the game and I vowed I'd never play it again. So having said all that even though no-one asked and me talking a big game, if the free game was The Lost Legacy I'd play it lol
Dude, I’m right there with you. I hated what the writers did to Drake. He came out of retirement and... regretted it?! He wanted to go back home to his couch?! Like, wtf. It was a slap 👋 in the face to people who liked the other games cause apparently Drake hated being in them. Now Lost Legacy... that was enjoyable.😃
I'd say the first half of U4 I was fairly indifferent to but the second half was so good that I rate it very highly as a whole. If you like the series and the characters it was a great game to finish with, it took a bit of time to get going, but once it clicked it was brilliant.
I'd prefer if Sony would release more niche games like Greedfall, Man of Medan, The Sinking City. Everyone played uncharted 4 by now.
Thank god you're not in charge then
Yeah we're getting generic normie stuff most of the time. Dirt 2.0 is a cool addition. Something like Vampyr, Hellblade or Tales of Berseria would be cool.
No matter what they released, there will always be people wanting something different or already have one or both games. You can't please all the people all of the time.
110 Mil ps4. UC4 not even 20 million sold. Please be quiet with your BS
Dirt Rally 2.0 yes! I have a soft spot for Rally games as Colin McRae rally 04 was one of my first PS2 games.
You should try the first DIRT:Rally in VR, it really is something special. I don't know why they didn't continue PS VR support for the 2nd game
Same. I played the original Colin McRae Rally on PS1. Fell in love in an instant.
Every month PS Plus is giving me games that I already own, and I don't even own that many games. Wish they'd give out more great games that people might have missed instead of ones everybody has already.