PlayStation Plus subscriber loses access to previous free games via concerning error
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One PlayStation Plus subscriber has stumbled across a worrying error. Many of their downloaded essential tier games seem to have disappeared, uh oh.
The latest essential tier PlayStation Plus offerings have now arrived. It’s once again a rather underwhelming month but there may be something for you. You can now grab Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Dragon Ball: The Breakers, and Aliens Fireteam Elite. Personally, I’ll be grabbing Mafia II, a game I did try once before but may have put straight back down in an early chapter. I kept crashing into pedestrians causing endless police chases that I couldn’t escape leading to much frustration. Can guarantee one person is sitting there now reading this whispering “skill issue”. My frustration though is likely nothing compared to this subscriber’s.
Sea of Stars is available on the extra tier and is a gem of a game.
Reddit user J4M35M1TH took to the site to write, “I’ve had PlayStation Plus for a few years now, and most of the essential games I claimed in the past disappeared. Three months ago, I bought a PS5. Today I went to see if there was anything I would like to play from the past essential games they’ve given out. I only have like 100 games, the rest has vanished. Am I going crazy?” As I’m sure you’re all aware, essential tier games are yours forever if you choose to download them.
It’s stumped fellow subscribers. One advised restoring licenses with the OP adding that this added a couple of extra games back into his library, plenty more remained missing though. Another user advised looking into the ‘hidden games’ section of your library, while others said try searching them on the store and seeing if the option to download them again is provided.
The OP updated commenters saying they were in the midst of contacting PlayStation Plus support. For now, this seems to be an isolated issue which should provide subscribers with some solace. We don’t want our precious games going missing. Hopefully, this user locates theirs soon.