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PlayStation Plus users hit with major error that's making games unplayable

PlayStation Plus users hit with major error that's making games unplayable

PS Plus subscribers have been receiving error messages saying that their Extra-tier game catalogue games "will expire in 15 minutes".

Everyone’s been going on and on about how good May’s PlayStation Plus Extra games are, and for good reason. Seriously, if you were ever thinking about upgrading from Essential tier, this is a fantastic month to do so.

As well as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Extra and Premium subscribers can also play the highly acclaimed puzzle platformer Humanity (which hit the service as a day-one release earlier this week), and the exceptional PS5-exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart totally free. Honestly, Sony could have chosen to add Rift Apart and nothing else, and it still would have been an incredible month. However, gamers have been running into some serious problems trying to play anything at all.

Take a look at our review for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart below.

As Engadget reports, PlayStation Plus users have reported receiving a strange popup when playing games from the Extra-tier game catalogue, which reads: “The game will expire in 15 minutes.” Those who’ve experienced this have then been promptly thrown back to the console’s home menu. Oddly, people who’ve been affected have explained that you can simply resume the game after this happens, so it’s not that you’re locked out forever. However, these annoying interruptions will obviously put a swift stop to any immersive gaming experience, and the frequency of being booted out will make some games basically unplayable.

Humanity is constantly giving me this message and then logging me out when the time expires,” Reddit user Trav1989 wrote. “Was happening to me last night on pretty much all my downloaded games from the catalogue, still continuing today,” Goatsandducks added. “I have PlayStation Plus Premium. I have tried Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Watch Dogs: Legion… both of them have this issue,” added algrne.

While some claim that the issue is now fixed for them, it’s not clear if it’s still lingering for others. Sony hasn’t responded to the situation.

Featured Image Credit: Sony, Jaromír Kavan via Unsplash

Topics: Playstation Plus, PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony