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PlayStation Plus: 3 New Fixtures in the Instant Game Collection

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jun 07, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

With E3 right around the corner, everyone here at PlayStation is putting the final touches on what’s sure to be an exciting event for gamers everywhere. Among other things, we’re excited to see PlayStation Plus continue to evolve, and we’re happy to announce the inclusion of three new PS3 Full Games.

With next week’s PlayStation Store update, we’ll welcome UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and LittleBigPlanet: Karting into the Instant Game Collection!

As many of you keenly observed in Monday’s PlayStation Plus blog post, three PS3 Full Games – LittleBigPlanet 2, inFAMOUS 2, and Ratchet & Clank All 4 One – have only four days left in the Instant Game Collection. This means that it’s your last chance to download these great titles as they’ll be stepping down after a year of faithful PS Plus service.

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June 11th PlayStation Plus Update

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3) Single Player and Free to Play Multiplayer Bundle

PSN Price: This item is only Free for PS Plus members

Uncharted 3
The highly acclaimed single player campaign of Uncharted 3, along with the Free to Play Multiplayer Mode will be available for all PS Plus members to experience, free with their membership! A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance, forcing him to confront his deepest fears.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

XCOM Enemy Unknown
From the award-winning creators of Civilization comes an action-strategy game about humanity’s last stand. Threatened by an unknown enemy, Earth’s governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM. As the commander of XCOM, you must create a fully operational base, research alien technologies, plan combat missions, and lead your soldiers in fierce battles against a terrifying alien invasion. The decisions you make will affect the fate of humanity. You are our last hope.
LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Sackboy returns in a completely new Karting adventure to save the Craftworld universe! Get behind the wheel to race through fun-filled tracks, battle in hectic arenas, and collect items in open-world environments. Compete in exciting mini-games and modes unlike anything you’ve seen, and enjoy endless levels created by the LittleBigPlanet community. From game modes to weapon types, never before has Sackboy had so many customization options. If you can dream it, you can drive it!

PlayStation Plus Update 6-11-2013

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on Tuesday; along with additional Plus content that was announced as part of the June preview, and special discounts as well.

Speaking of the June preview, with all this PS Plus content, this month is shaping up to be one of the best PlayStation Plus months yet. UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3), and LittleBigPlanet: Karting (PS3) are all dropping next week, joining Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3) which joined PS Plus last week. You’ll still have Machinarium (PS3), Saints Row The Third (PS3), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (PS Vita), and God Eater Burst (PSP, PS Vita compatible), all coming in June as well! It’s never been a better time to join up.

We’ve got more to come next week, so again, make sure you watch for all the PlayStation announcements to come at E3. In fact, you can watch Monday’s press conference right here on PlayStation.Blog. In the meantime, if you’ve got feedback or thoughts on this special PS Plus update, leave them below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news more, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

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+ lm239 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:00 am said:

Good to have you back Morgan,hope you had a great vacation. Although I already own uncharted 3 i’m glad you guys didn’t add portal 2 as I bought it this week. All in all good update and can’t wait for E3.


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    + Morgan Haro on June 7th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

    Thanks, it was an amazing vacation. Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Although I ended up having a crazy itch to replay Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood after I came back from Rome

    E3 should be a blast, stay tuned!


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+ philpotaa on June 7th, 2013 at 9:01 am said:

Great additions for this month. I like to see the exclusives, as a lot of the multiplatform stuff I already own on PC. That being said, nothing wrong with including multiplatform stuff. X-COM is great, and one I didn’t already own, so… Awesome! I gotta say, Europe’s PS+ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD, Demon Souls, and Rayman Origins are all great picks. I would love to see those hit the US store sometime in the future!


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+ RevanMaul on June 7th, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

How many GB’s is Uncharted 3 going to be? The whole 46GB’s or smaller? Since its just single player and free to play mp.


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+ rwlove on June 7th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

*cough* recommendations for free games, Fancy Pants Adventures, Crescent Pale mist, limbo for vita(too much?),dynasty warriors next *cough*


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

I also wanted to say that PS+ is a great program, and I hope it just keeps getting better with PS4. Good luck at E3. As long as Sony handles used games better than what Microsoft just revealed, I’m sure everything will be awesome!


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+ MatheusRuggeri on June 7th, 2013 at 9:05 am said:

Would be great if Uncharted 1 and 2 come to Instant Game Collection.

I have the platinum trophy from U3, but no from U2 and U1.


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+ Zaeron25 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:05 am said:

And the Vita nothing?


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on June 7th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Xcom and LBP Karting???? YYYEESSS!! i have SO many games to play now…Deus Ex is amazing!! but once Last Of Us comes out…all of these will be put on hold…LOL


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+ Lil954Savage on June 7th, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

Need to purchase another PlayStation Plus subscription gamestop still have that purchase a year and get $10 dollars added to your wallet?


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+ SauceyWombat on June 7th, 2013 at 9:09 am said:

I am extremely unhappy with how PS+ is handling my subscription. A Vita game should never replace a PS3 game. I’m a proud PS3 owner since the original release of the 60GB model. I’m a PS+ subscriber since December 2010 and am shocked to see how Vita games are shifting from being an addition to the PS+ service to now being a replacement to PS3 games. This is NOT FAIR. This is NOT what was promised to me as a PS+ subscriber.


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+ xxnickixx on June 7th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

Awesome PS + month!
I’ve been keeping an eye on XCOM, LBPK, and saints row

Thanks Sony

A question Morgan, will those 3 titles (XCOM, LBPK, and Uncharted 3) be the yearly games in the IGC?


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    + Morgan Haro on June 7th, 2013 at 9:26 am said:

    They’re going to hang around for a while for sure. Whether that’s a year, or some other time frame, is to be determined; but for the time being, you can count on seeing them as part of the Instant Game Collection for a good long while.


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+ CV_4496 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

This month’s been the best by far!


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+ Zoo_Lee06 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

Question: will Catherine, War of the North, ICO HD and the other already existing stuff remain in Instant Game Collection? What about Uncharted Golden Abyss? Only the above mentioned three games will leave the palette? I’m planning on a 1-year subscription during the next weeks, so I’m really curious.

Also, if my memory works fine, Deus Ex and Machinarium already were featured in the Collection, right? Does this mean that there’s a chance, some games will be returning later? I still have regrets for not grabbing Sleeping Dogs and Hitman Absolution in time… :(


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    + Morgan Haro on June 7th, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

    The games you mentioned aren’t part of the NA PS Plus IGC, so I can’t say how those games are being affected.


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+ TwinDad on June 7th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

Morgan is back! Welcome Back.

Good selection of games for replacements.

I’d like to add another voice to the “M” rated games. I’m not offended by them, but I too would like to see a few more non-m games rotated into the collection throughout the year.

“more to come”? a teaser for more surprises at E3?


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    + Morgan Haro on June 7th, 2013 at 9:52 am said:

    thanks for the warm welcome back and for the feedback as well


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+ Saeed-Al-Dosary on June 7th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

Hi.

I have a question, please.

Does the save file of the European version of LittleBigPlanet Karting work with the US version of the game?

Thank you very much.


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+ TwinDad on June 7th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

@zoo_lee06,

You are better off posting those questions to the EU blog. Those games were all part of the EU PS+.

I can say that prior to the Instant Game collection, we had numerous repeats for the US PS+, but none that I can recall after the IGC came to PS+.


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+ ajmason312 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

If I buy the digital copy of uncharted 3 will it come with normal multiplayer as no offense Free to play is always a rip off if you wanna pay that way :-D the content is awesome and amazing for plus way to much great stuff but I would rather pay and have a full copy of uncharted 3 :-D as I already plat the single player :-Pas for little big planet karting I brought that a few weeks ago i’m from England so I think thats the reason i’m always seeing nobody online on that game :-D


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+ Stringer2355 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

How much Hard Drive space for Uncharted 3 ?


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+ IrishDude2 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

When does the Vita get a new update?


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+ auggiebrr on June 7th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

I am so happy I have PS+, thank you guys. You have a loyal subscriber here.


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+ ajmason312 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:16 am said:

And the save file for little big planet karting or any dlc doesn’t transfer from UK to us to the guy that asked :-D


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+ JKar275 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Thank you very much for adding XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Uncharted 3 to PS Plus’ IGC. I’m very happy that I’m a PS Plus member. Keep up the excellent work!!!


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+ Frejim on June 7th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

where are the free themes and avatars???

I do miss them!


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+ Xeryus101 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

You can buy/play Machinarium on PS Vita through cross-buy, right? Or is it only free for PS3?


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+ xClayMeow on June 7th, 2013 at 9:20 am said:

@110, the Vita hasn’t affected PS3 IGC one bit, do some research. Though technically it SHOULD be the focus going into the PS4 launch.


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+ xClayMeow on June 7th, 2013 at 9:21 am said:

@124, Morgan said its PS3-only, sadly :(


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+ BraveHeart2407 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:21 am said:

When is ” Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward ” available? I can’t see on my Instant game collection ?


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+ LadyGaladriel16 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

why did they remove Orc Attack?? probably someone asked already but i cant find anything saying why.


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+ PlayerNumberZero on June 7th, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

Awesome update, Looking forward to play XCOM.


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+ hardshocker2 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

uhh important question here. i had borrowed uncharted 3 from a friend once and leveled up past the level limit on the free-to-play version of uncharted 3. how will it work with my account then? will continue to level up like normal or will i get frozen at that at that level? i had to buy my own online pass if that helps on it.


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+ xClayMeow on June 7th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

@128, apparently Orc Attack isn’t ready for release yet (delayed). Hopefully this “leak” means we do get it as IGC when it is finally ready though. Would be very disappointed if we don’t.


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+ wolfflame21 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

Hope Burst gets a ton of downlaods….I want 2


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+ XenonSovereign on June 7th, 2013 at 9:27 am said:

There should be no complaints about Plus for a very, very long time


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+ rangerfan7187 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:28 am said:

Really Morgan!? I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t need to renew my plus sub then you guys drop this monster update! I hate it when spending money saves me so much money! Haha seriously, this might be better than last years e3 IGC. Keep up the great work.


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+ Reignfall21 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:29 am said:

GOD EATER BURST?!?!?! When was this announced!! Thank you so much!


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

Of all the games we coulda gotten thats what was chosen? what about dead space 2, red dead redemption, heck motorstorm apocalypse or heck even playstation All stars woulda been better choices. I mean dont get me wrong Uncharted 3 is great… but look at all the stellar reviews and GOTY award it has? anyone who cares about PS3 enough to spend money on PS+ more than likely owns Uncharted already… try picking good./decent game that most ppl are less likely to have (i.e playstation allstars)


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+ mcbuttz78 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

MOrgan if it ok to ask can you ask sid or gracie to put the E3 ps4 countdown ticker up on the side of the ps blog.. If its not too much work or hassel.. Its like a tradition. jeff and chris use to put it up back in the day.. btw
thank you

mcbuttz78
vp-psn legioniaree group


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+ totentanz123 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

PS+ rocks! Thak you, thank you, thank you!


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+ DND-WEST on June 7th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

Zero complaints on my end! This is one of the best updates in PS+ history. I have been dying to play XCOM!


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+ J-tight on June 7th, 2013 at 9:36 am said:

plz plz help i got uc3 and all the add on for the disc if i get the free to play mulitplayer can i still use my add


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+ thebiglouie on June 7th, 2013 at 9:37 am said:

Uncharted 3… the same game that came with my PS3. :/ I’ll check out the other 2.

These 3 games will be around for 1 year, right?


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+ ck2875 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

This is a pretty great update.


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+ SnoochyBoochiez on June 7th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

I don’t understand why they make all the games they discounted in the past free at some point later in time. It’s like they want to convince people not to pay for stuff on the playstation store, why the heck would they choose LBP karting, something they literally just discounted not to long ago one of the free games. Last time I pay for anything the store discounts.


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+ beef_child on June 7th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

I think Sony just likes to raise their hands, nod their heads slowly, while acknowledging the thunderous applause.


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+ boomstickbhg on June 7th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

Wow.

Horrible if this is supposed to replace the original three games.

As much fun as UC3 was, that game is pretty old now and very very cheap.

Little Big Planet Karting has gone on sale constantly both in RL stores and the PSN. So a game that seems to have trouble selling and is incredibly cheap… sounds like Plus to me.

At least Xcom is a good game, for once being added to plus. It’s a shame they add games for rent so so long after release and with next to no warning, so those of us who would most enjoy Xcom probably already have it (also a game that’s had many sales).

Unless the PS3 Plus team is trying to prepare us for the PS4 by trying to make us do even more trade ins (of all the really old and cheap games they release) so we can download the rental instead, in addition to being terrible ever since the IGC started, it also makes little to no sense how it is run.


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+ boomstickbhg on June 7th, 2013 at 9:40 am said:

Double post maybe, but First time seeing Morgan in a while and it’s a disappointing plus update, what a shock.


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+ Toplinkar on June 7th, 2013 at 9:43 am said:

WOW! Are you guys sure this is legal?! o_0

Way more great games than one could play (not to mention quite a few I’ve purchased long ago, Uncharted, Deus Ex and Xcom).

Finally going to get SAints Row. This one didnt seem to be my cup of tea, but hey, it’s free, it couldn’t hurt right?

Many thanksfor the update Morgan, and kudos for Sony. PS Plus is a looooot better than the paid service provided by another company that shall not be named here. ;)


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+ Codeslacker on June 7th, 2013 at 9:44 am said:

I hope that awesome updates like this month is not a one time thing, and keeps up every month! And please give us some Japanese RPGs =)


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+ FORDGIRL1996 on June 7th, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

This is finally an update that has me excited for all the games. I can’t wait to try XCOM…have been eyeing it for a while now. Already own LBP Karting. Love that Uncharted 3 is part of this…had it once but my ex swiped it. Now just need more top notch Vita games instead of all the indies. Love being part of the PS PLUS family!!!


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+ ShaigunJoe on June 7th, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

Ouch, all new ps3 titles are ones I already have. Hopefully there will be some new sales, though I am extremely disappointed that the year long titles will not be a draw for me, probably won’t renew.


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