PSA: Three Yakuza games are leaving PlayStation Plus, amid a few other titles

Yakuza 0 leaving PlayStation Plus

Borderlands 3 is getting the boot too

PlayStation Plus giveth, and taketh away. Like any other running “subscription” service, every game cannot stay up indefinitely. While Sega won’t be taking tax-writeoffs and erasing Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 from existence; that trio is leaving PlayStation Plus on August 15.

The news comes straight out of the PS5’s UI, which notes that a selection of games (listed below, in the order they appear on the storefront) are in their “last chance to play” phase. That gives you less than a month to either play through them or eventually pony up and buy them outright.

The full list of games leaving PlayStation Plus on August 15

Beyond the Yakuza games and Borderlands 3, this looks like a pretty standard list of games to remove from the service.  Losing three Yakuza games feels like a punch in the face, but something like DCL – Drone Champions League is fated to cycle around different services at will.

As for recommendations, Borderlands 3 is a great game to run through for free, especially if you’re the type of person who likes to just see things through until the end of the story and stop there. Nidhogg is still a great party game/weekend bit of fun, and of course, nearly every Yakuza release is worth playing in some capacity.

Plan accordingly!

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