Persona 5 is leaving PS Plus Collection. But it would be best if you had been playing royal anyway.
The PlayStation Plus Collection was a collection that included free PS4 games for PlayStation Plus subscribers when the PlayStation 5 was launched. The group has been in existence for less than two years, but Persona5 will no longer be part thereof in May.
This announcement was made as part of April’s PlayStation Plus games. The PlayStation Blog confirmed that Hood, Outlaws & Legends, and SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated and Slay the Spire will be available for download to all PlayStation Plus subscribers beginning April 5. It was also confirmed that Persona5 would be leaving the PlayStation Plus Collection starting April 5.
It is a pain to see a game leave the service. Anyone who has played it up to that point will be able to keep it as long as they have an active Plus membership. This is the one thing I am afraid of. If I was playing a 100-hour-long game and suddenly had to speed-run it before May 11, that would be rough. It raises questions about why the game has been removed from the collection and if the PlayStation Plus Collection will continue to offer a rotating selection of games. This could also be tied up with the PlayStation Plus expansion that will take place in June. We are unsure what the situation is. We have reached out to Atlus and PlayStation for clarification.
Despite all that, I hope people will consider Persona5 Royal an alternative to the original. This updated version of RPG is both stellar and the ultimate edition. The original Persona has new characters, storylines, and quality-of-life improvements. It also features some great new tracks. It was more difficult to sell when it was free for PS5 owners. Royal seems like the better entry point. Although its content speaks for itself, it is hard to argue against the statement, “but the original comes free with this service.”