Here Is What Konami Says of Sony's Odd Switch of July's PS Plus Free Games

By: Dylan Lepore | @dylanslegos

When July's PS Plus was initially announced, PlayStation was offering Horizon Chase Turbo and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES) as July's monthly free games; however, it appears that from the backlash from fans, that they were unhappy of the decision to offer PES 2019 as one of the free games.

Here are some of the comments from PlayStation.blog:

EL_JEFE_FRIJOL said, "Man this line up really took the hype out of PS Plus for me, it looked as if they knew how to pick games (even though those games are already cheap enough to buy them without ps plus) could give away doom, could give away a dark souls [or] could’ve given away batman."

SnakeEyesBP1980 said, "May I add that I might Like Horizon Chase Turbo…IT looks just like OutRun in the ’80s. Man even new cars from different things is a kinda an added plus for me. I might be all in on that game. But PES? Sports games? really Sorry I been long gone from sports games that I would like to see the real thing happen then playing it."

Blasith- said, "Sony hates us."

The change to Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition was a great change as it is exclusive to PlayStation and is made by one of the best developers working, Quantic Dream, who have made Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.

Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition offers:

  • Detroit: Become Human PS4™Digital Full Game
  •  Heavy Rain PS4™ Digital Full Game
  •  Detroit: Become Human Digital Art Book
  •  Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Soundtrack (Upgrade)
  •  2 X Detroit: Become Human PS4™ Dynamic Themes
  •  22 X Detroit: Become Human PSN Avatars

In a report from GameSpot, they contacted Konami (developer of the PES series) who said, "This decision was made by Sony, and so please make an inquiry to Sony."

In a statement, Sony gave to GameSpot, "We have decided to make a change to the PS Plus games lineup this month, and will be offering Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition instead of PES 2019. This was a decision we decided to make as a company, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

European PES brand manager Lennart Bobzien told GameSpot, "I cannot really tell you what happened because I just found out today, in the morning when I opened my laptop. I can't really explain."

This change to me sounds like an apology to fans for the lineup. However, it is a good step in the right direction as developers, publishers, and companies continue to listen to their fans.

It's one thing to cater to the audience; it's another thing to listen and understand, which I appreciate of Sony.

Both Detroit Become Human and Horizon Chase Turbo are available to download from PlayStation Store for PS Plus subscribers starting July 2 until August 5.

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