With March just around the corner, Sony revealed the games that will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers. However, this month going forward now comes with a catch: Sony is no longer offering PS3 and PS Vita games, with an exclusive focus on the PS4.
As for the games available through the service in this coming month, we can expect first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The critically acclaimed puzzle game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow, The Witness, will also be available.
For those more unfamiliar, Modern Warfare arrived back in 2007, switching the series from its historical setting to modern day. This presented a huge shift in the series, but it won audiences' attention with its addictive gameplay. The remaster released in 2016, originally part of a special edition launch with Infinite Warfare, but it was later given an individual release. It was praised for its much improved presentation.
The Witness on the other hand is an intelligent puzzler, focusing on players making discoveries to solve the game's complex puzzlers. Focusing on a visual language that helped intuitive players have an epiphany about the puzzle they are trying to solve. The puzzles are challenging, but they're heavily rewarding once you complete a difficult one.
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March’s shift in the PS Plus service does bring questions about how they will try to handle free games in the future. While two games a month is certainly worth something, Sony might need to look to offering better games in order to make the services user perks more valuable. Without PS3 and Vita, the offerings seem a little barren, and a future month without at least one big game might be detrimental. Sony might need to review the service and consider whether the consumer is getting complete value for their money now that the returns are lessened.
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