Persona 5 is leaving the PlayStation Plus Collection in May

Persona 5

Better take some time to download it now

PlayStation has announced the games coming to PlayStation Plus in April. Alongside cards and outlaws, there’s also a heads-up that one game will be leaving another part of the service in May. Persona 5 is leaving the PlayStation Plus Collection on May 11.

In an addendum on the PlayStation Blog, Sony says that adding the game to your library before May 11 will allow users to still have access, as long as they have an active Plus subscription. The PS Plus Collection is available for PS5 owners who have an active sub.

As for April’s PS Plus games, both PlayStation 4 and 5 get in on Hood: Outlaws & Legends. The PlayStation 4 entries are SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated and Slay the Spire. The former isn’t quite the best foot forward for a cult classic, but the latter is a deck-building roguelike that will eat your time like nobody’s business. Seriously, check out Slay the Spire if you somehow haven’t tried it yet.

March’s PlayStation Plus games also take off on April 4, so don’t forget to pick those up. Those are Ark: Survival EvolvedTeam Sonic Racing, the PS5 version of Ghostrunner, and Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.

The PlayStation Plus Collection is still sticking around

Sony recently revealed its revamped PlayStation Plus plans, with “Essential” players keeping access to current benefits while higher tiers can get a catalog of games ranging across generations. It all goes live in June, and PlayStation confirmed to IGN that the Plus Collection will not be going away with this change.

As for Persona 5, it’s a bummer the beefy Atlus RPG is leaving the collection. Granted, it’s the base version and not the significantly expanded Royal. But Persona 5 is a major RPG of the last console generation, and one that added some nice variety to the PS Plus Collection.

Considering Atlus has been rolling out a series of Persona announcements over the last few months, maybe something’s in store. For now, it’s a good reminder for PS5 owners to make sure they’ve got all the Plus Collection titles in their library.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter