Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more.


Subscribers to PlayStation Plus will be getting some notable free games for PlayStation 4 in February, including every game in the popular BioShock franchise.

BioShock: The Collection headlines February’s offerings. It includes remastered version of the original BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite. This package of all three games together first came out in 2016.

PlayStation Plus users will also get The Sims 4, the popular life simulation game, along with Firewall Zero Hour, a shooter for PlayStation VR. You need the PSVR headset to play that one. All three games will be available to download from February 4 to March 2.

Giving more people access to BioShock could be beneficial to publisher 2K, as it is planning to revive the dormant franchise. The Sims 4 offers downloadable content, so even people who get it for free could spend money on the game. And giving out a PSVR game could help expand VR’s reach.

Event

MetaBeat 2022

MetaBeat will bring together metaverse thought leaders to give guidance on how metaverse technology will transform the way all industries communicate and do business on October 3-4 in San Francisco, CA.

Register Here

PlayStation Plus is Sony’s premium subscription service that gives users access to online multiplayer for many games. The free titles are incentives to encourage people to keep paying for their subscriptions. Both Microsoft and Nintendo offer similar services, giving away free games to encourage people to keep paying for online multiplayer access.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.