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[PS4, PS5] December 2020 PS Plus Games - Just Cause 4, Rocket Arena, Worms Rumble | Free Multiplayer Weekend

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The December 2020 games have been announced. As usual, available from the first Tuesday of the month.

Worms Rumble Is the PS5/PS4 game.


Also, non-PlayStation Plus members who own PS4 or PS5 games with active online multiplayer modes or features will be able to try them out for a limited time next month. We’re hosting a free online multiplayer weekend that will run from midnight (local time) Saturday December 19 until 11:59pm (local time) on Sunday, December 20.


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  • I'm mad at the crappy selection of games >:(

  • Rocket Arena eh? Wow that is trash.

  • With how well the PS5 is selling, Sony know they can release absolute trash and people would still subscribe to PS+.

  • People do not remember what games we got for ps4 saying this is rubbish, I remember indie games for the first year, this doesn't seem to bad to me

    • People expect cyberpunk or something hey

      • WE've had some completely useless games but some absolute rippers in there too.
        Shadows of the colossus for one. Uncharted 4, Bioshock, LAst of Us.
        They're jsut older games. They can't give us good ones every month.

        That being said, I think this month is pretty average but I'm still playing last months Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

        • 2020 has been a good year in terms of PS plus titles imo

          yyyy.mm.dd Game Platform Rating
          2020.11.12 Bugsnax PS5 TBA
          2020.11.03 Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition PS4 85
          2020.11.03 Middle-Earth: Shadow of War PS4 80
          2020.10.06 Need for Speed Payback PS4 61
          2020.10.06 Vampyr PS4 70
          2020.09.01 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PS4 72
          2020.09.01 Street Fighter V PS4 87
          2020.08.04 Fall Guys PS4 79
          2020.07.28 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered PS4 71
          2020.07.07 NBA 2K20 PS4 78
          2020.07.07 Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PS4 88
          2020.07.07 Erica PS4 69
          2020.06.02 Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 68
          2020.05.26 Call of Duty: WWII PS4 79
          2020.05.05 Cities: Skylines PS4 81
          2020.05.05 Farming Simulator 19 PS4 64
          2020.04.07 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 93
          2020.04.07 DiRT Rally 2.0 PS4 84
          2020.03.03 Shadow of the Colossus PS4 91
          2020.03.03 Sonic Forces PS4 57
          2020.02.04 Bioshock: The Collection PS4 84
          2020.02.04 The Sims 4 PS4 66
          2020.02.04 Firewall Zero Hour PSVR 79
          2020.01.07 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 86
          2020.01.07 Goat Simulator PS4 58
  • How does Just Cause 4 run on the PS4? I remember Just Cause 3 being almost unplayable.

    • Much better than the 3fps in the last few campaigns in JC3, but still laggy as hell sometimes. JC4 has the feel of a game that they kind of rushed out without putting the finishing touches on the story, graphics, optimisations or cut scenes - it just felt unfinished sometimes. Still fun though, but the gameplay is not as fun as JC3.

    • I got into JS3 when it was included in the PS plus sub. By then it had all the updates, and I had zero performance issues. Was such a fun game.

  • Rocket Arena was available to EA Play members, now PS Plus title, developers really try making games like fortnite constantly

  • +7 votes

    I love the Just Cause games. Maybe it's because I never pay for them as they always end up on Plus.

  • JC4! Heck yeah wanted to get that game for a while now

  • Isn't Rocket Arena free to play?

  • Silly question but if I start the subscription from December, would I still be able to claim bugsnax?

    It says this
    "Bugsnax (PS5 version) will be available to PlayStation Plus members beginning on Thursday, November 12*** until Monday, January 4, 2021."

  • Is it possible to download a game that was free like last year or something?

    Hate that There's only 3 games when I joined

    • You need to subscribe and add the game to your library in the month it was available. Otherwise you could subscribe this month and have every game that they ever added to PS+ throughout it's history

      • Yeah, I subscribed this month,and only had access to three games though. How do you have every game that they ever added throughout history?

        I mean, I came from gamepass, which still retains 90% of the games I had access to when I joined till date.

        • You only get the games that are available the months that you own ps plus and if you add them to the library

          • @hogmog: Yeah, that is what I thought. The reply seems to suggest I can get it all.

            • @sh4hp: I'd agree if I read the second sentence without the word 'otherwise'. Imagine you ran a business for 5 years where subscribers would get free items for each month they subscribed. Then after 5 years you gain a new subscriber and they expected all of the free items from the previous 5 years. It would be unfair and completely alienate your loyal customers.

              • @ryzza22: I get it man. every business runs differently, so all good there. And I wouldn't go as far as saying it being unfair and alienating your loyal customers. You need to have ps+ to play online games. Are you saying people like me, who have owned all PS to date, but just couldn't be bothered getting the ps+ as I am an offline gamer aren't as loyal as those who do?

                I'm just saying, coming from Game Pass, and seeing how similar in execution it was (few games added every month), I thought it practised the same concept of being able to download most of the previously available games.

    • If I'd have known I was getting a PS5 (first console in a few gens) I'd have bought psplus a hear ago just to get the previous years worth of games.

  • I’ve added Just Cause 4 and Worms Rumble to my account. I can’t seem to add Rocket Arena though… It’s still showing as $6.95.

  • can you claim the PS5 games if you don't own one? Only bots own one right now.

    • Both Sony and Microsoft seem to have tried to fill the pre-orders as quickly as possible. Both seem to have filled batch 2 (end of year) and batch 3 (2021) pre-orders early. This is good news for everyone. If the pre-order backlog is cleared or close to clear, there should be units available for sell soon.

      I was on 2021 batch, but was told to pick up my console today by EB. EB gave me the impression that if I don't pick up in the next day or two, they will sell the unit to someone else. Going to hold off re-signing up to PS Plus for now. Not exactly a fan of this month's games… PS Plus collection is hard to resist, even though I've played most of them already.

      Series X handles backward compatibility better. The quick resume is very handy. For some odd reason, I find some PS4 games take quite some time to load the very first time on PS5.

      • Series X handles backward compatibility better.

        Yes and no. Mostly no. The earlier Xbox One games run at 900p or 720p while the PS4 versions ran at 1080p. Running them on next gen, the Xbox version is still capped at 900/720p.

        Digital Foundry were very impressed with PS5's BC. They ran at a stable 60 fps when the equivalent XSX versions had dips in framerate and frame timing.

        Also, if we're talking Xbox BC, there's not a whole lot of games on the previous Xbox consoles I want to play anyway. I'm not a Gears, Halo or Forza person, so pretty much there's only multiplat titles.

        DF considers PS5 BC superior over XSX so far.

        • Mate, I have both next gen consoles. Series X's quick resume makes a big difference for old games. Also, my PS5 right now is trying to download Spider-Man update for no reason whatsoever (I sold it, but still have a copy on hard disk). While I don't mind it, the issue is that it is failing to actually update.

          Also, do you really care about Just Cause 3? Honestly, 1080p games at 30fps on PS5, if that's super important, then something is wrong. I don't understand what Naughty Dog is doing so far. Uncharted 4, Lost Legacy and TLOU part 2 are all still 30fps (1440p). For newer old games, you get higher res on Series X (RDR2, Hitman 2).

          On PS5, the next gen games vs backward compatibility, the experience is quite different. It does make you want to go next gen.

          How about you can only have the game either on internal SSD or external SSD/HDD, but not both on PS5 (as that confuses PS5)? Slow game update downloads (compared to Microsoft). Also, I don't know whether PS5 is like PS4 where disc version and digital version are separate versions (requiring another download when you switch from disc to digital).

          Most importantly, this PS Plus Collection being locked to PS5 owners. Why do that?

          • @netsurfer:

            Series X's quick resume makes a big difference for old games.

            That's cool but it's not a feature I see myself using since I don't switch between games.

            Also, my PS5 right now is trying to download Spider-Man update for no reason whatsoever (I sold it, but still have a copy on hard disk). While I don't mind it, the issue is that it is failing to actually update.

            That's a known issue and there's a workaround for it, but it will get fixed.

            Also, do you really care about Just Cause 3? Honestly, 1080p games at 30fps on PS5, if that's super important, then something is wrong.

            I don't. The PS+ offerings have been lackluster for years. The reason is because Xboxes don't sell well enough to be considered genuine competition by Sony so they've been complacent. We'll see if that changes this gen. If a game runs at 1080p/30 it's an old game that hasn't or won't be updated. They can easily update them to unlock the framerate and resolution, and PS5 will cut through them in BC, but no one has the time to go back and do that for every game. If a PS4 game had an unlocked frame rate option or dynamic resolution, they will automatically run better on PS5. If the game has a hard cap of 30 fps, no amount of grunt in the world is going to make it run smoother.

            I don't understand what Naughty Dog is doing so far. Uncharted 4, Lost Legacy and TLOU part 2 are all still 30fps (1440p).

            That's because when they were developed (for PS4), they weren't developed with PS5 in mind. They didn't know that some day there would be a console that could run them BC much better. Having unlocked framerate on the PS4 game didn't make sense for that console, so it wasn't included. They would need to release a patch, but whether they see that as a high priority, is anyone's guess. They were made with ideal settings for the target platform, not future platforms. The 30 fps is a hard cap, as is the 1440p, so the PS5 won't do anything for it. You'll find a ton of games on both platforms that were made the same way.

            For newer old games, you get higher res on Series X (RDR2, Hitman 2).

            They should run the same on PS5.

            How about you can only have the game either on internal SSD or external SSD/HDD, but not both on PS5 (as that confuses PS5)?

            This seems like an edge case to me, and I don't think changing that is going to be a high priority. The rest of your gripes are fixable with an update. It's early days. Things are never perfect at launch.

            Most importantly, this PS Plus Collection being locked to PS5 owners. Why do that?

            I presume to give PS5 owners something to play and to entice you to buy one. They need it more.

            • @lostn: First of all, on Series S|X, with GamePass, switching games is something that is now quite pleasant. It is a next gen quality of life improvement. Quick Resume works on games which are stored on an external hard drive. Until you actually experience it, please don't assume you don't want it (that's what I thought initially because of habit from last gen and switching games was annoying).

              If you want to cherry pick good bits from Digital Foundry videos and completely tune out on the not so good bits, that's you. Games which have XBox One X enhanced version will run at a higher resolution on Series X. That is because games are patched to unlock the framerate (to allow 60fps), but the resolution remains the same. While we know PS5 probably can run at XB1X resolution but at 60fps, the restriction means they are doing PS4 Pro res at 60fps. Older Ubisoft games still suffer dips on PS5 (below 30fps) and those games run fine on Series X (we are talking about PS4 games, not PS4 Pro enhanced games) - Richard thinks Ubisoft elected to pick the must run at PS4 CPU clock setting for those games.

              There are things PS5 should do: VRR support, Quick Resume, fix Download bugs. The PS4 disc vs digital version mess will at least remain. That matters because when games I used to own are added to GamePass, on Series X, I don't need to download them again. I reckon for games like God of War (used to have it on disc), I will need to download the digital version again. Same for other games on PS Plus collection.

              PS5 is good, but if fanboys are going to just come up with excuses to sugarcoat the issues, then there will be no incentive for Sony to fix issues / add features.

  • May be of note that if you have a PS5, and access to the PS Plus Collection, if you then go back to your PS4 on the same account, you can download and play those 15 or 16 games on the Ps4 as well.

    • will the PS Plus Collection be rotating or always the same?

      • Sony hasn't decided (according to Jim Ryan). It will depend on reactions from PS5 owners and the competition.

        A more blunt look at it is that Sony also needs to lock PS5 owners into some form of subscription service. Clearly November and/or December PS Plus free games won't cut it. With PS Plus Collection, it is more enticing.