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November’s PlayStation Plus Essential games have been released

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has released November’s first PlayStation Plus games.

This month’s PlayStation Plus Essential titles are Aliens Fireteam Elite (PS4, PS5), Mafia II: Definitive Edition (PS4) and Dragon Ball: The Breakers (PS4).

Subscribers have until December 4 to claim the three games.

Essential is the entry-level PlayStation Plus membership tier, which offers subscribers access to a few ‘free’ games every month.

The service’s more expensive Extra and Premium tiers, which were introduced last summer, offer subscribers access to the Game Catalogue, a library of up to 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games, as well as Ubisoft+ Classics, a curated selection of titles from the Assassin’s Creed publisher.

Features reserved for Premium subscribers include game trials, cloud streaming, and access to the Classics Catalogue, which is a library of hundreds of games from the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PSP.

Earlier this month, the new Sony Pictures Core app was added to PS4 and PS5. It allows users to buy or rent up to 2,000 movies from their console and offers additional benefits to PlayStation Plus members.

Subscribers to the Premium or Deluxe tiers receive access to “a curated catalogue of up to 100 movies” to stream on demand, according to Sony. And throughout November, all PlayStation Plus members will receive a 15% discount on all content available through the app.

November’s PlayStation Plus Essential games have been released

Sony increased PlayStation Plus subscription prices by up to 35% in September. The move saw the cost of 12-month subscription plans for the service’s Essential, Extra and Premium tiers rise by $20-$40 / £10-£20 / €12-€32 depending on the chosen membership plan.

“Like practically everything else in the world, we have to look at our pricing and we have to adjust to market conditions,” SIE’s head of global marketing, Eric Lempel, said of the price hikes in an interview published last month.