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PlayStation Plus: December Preview

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Nov 28, 2013 // Sr. Community Specialist

GRID 2 launched to critical acclaim earlier this year for its successful mixing of arcade and simulator styles. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, on the other hand, is more of a kart racer, complete with power ups but the ever-shifting tracks means your badass kart can also transform into a plane or boat.

You can hop into Borderlands 2 for free later this month on PS3, and this game absolutely shines with co-op, so be sure to bring some buddies along with you while you blast away all the skags on Pandora. You can build out your vault hunter how you like – focus on damage or get some support skills to aid yourself & your friends.

Finally, Vita owners can scrape their knees up a bit with Urban Trial Freestyle. Successfully complete the tricks, customize your bike and then challenge your friends with the asynchronous Ghost mode.

PS Plus: December 2013

These games will hit the Instant Game Collection at various times throughout the month, so check back with us every Monday morning to see all the benefits of your membership.

There will also be a special Black Friday deal for PlayStation Plus at select retailers nationwide. Pick up 1 year of PS Plus for only $29.99* — that’s 40% off the regular price of $49.99. With PS Plus, you’ll get new games every month with Instant Game Collection. You’ll also get access to online multiplayer on the PS4 system. Best of all, one membership will cover you across your PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, for just $29.99*.

*A one-year PlayStation Plus membership will be $29.99 on Black Friday only

December PlayStation Plus Preview

GRID 2 (PS3)

PS Plus: Grid 2

Free for PS Plus members
Be fast, be first and be famous as you join the elite in ‘World Series Racing’ where the greatest cars, drivers and events come together in the search for a new motorsport icon. Experience aggressive racing against advanced AI and become immersed in the race with GRID 2’s new TrueFeel Handling system which powers edge-of-control exhilaration behind the wheel of every iconic car. An extensive, separate online campaign powered by RaceNet sets new standards in the genre. Welcome back to racing.

Borderlands 2 (PS3)

PS Plus: Borderlands 2

Free for PS Plus members
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op or split-screen on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.

Dyad (PS3)

PS Plus: Dyad

Free for PS Plus members
Descend into Dyad to experience transcendental sensory overload in this abstract psychedelic racer. Blast through a reactive audio-visual tube to create a harmonious synthesis of color and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS Vita)

PS Plus: Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed

Free for PS Plus members
Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. It’s not just racing, it’s Racing Transformed! Bonus Edition also includes extra racer Metal Sonic, and bonus Outrun track!

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita)

PS Plus: Urban Trial Freestyle

Free for PS Plus members
Don’t miss the ultimate urban trial freestyle game for PS Vita system! The city is your playground! Nothing will stop you on your freestyle trials bike. Use the urban landscape to pull spectacular tricks – backflips, 360s, wallrides, ollies, and more. Customize your bike to boost your performance in Time Attack or Stunt mode. Choose between speed and style, developing your own unique riding style.

If you’ve got feedback on PlayStation Plus make sure you take the poll above as well as leave a comment below. To chat about all things PlayStation, including this update, you can head over to the PlayStation Community Forums. You’ll also find other topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or you can start your own discussion.

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+ Yuranium on November 28th, 2013 at 8:03 am said:

Wow! December going to be a great month.


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+ Mister-Nep on November 28th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

I own some of this, but the rest of the selection is an ok selection. Gonna enjoy Dyad and Sonic racing on the Vita.


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+ opikal on November 28th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

Let’s see some amazing sales too!


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    + Morgan Haro on November 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

    Check back tomorrow on the PS Blog, there might be some news you’ll want to check out


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+ melman101 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

Great month for Vita! But where is the PS4 stuff :-(


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+ iamlucas on November 28th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

Best IGC month of all :) \o/


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+ Reluctant-Hero on November 28th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

Borderlands 2?! Awesome!

But now we need a PS+ sale on all of it’s DLC…


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+ RE_Player on November 28th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

BEST PLUS MONTH EVER! I already have Borderland 2 but so excited for people who don’t have it.


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+ BramStark on November 28th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

LOL for Vita’s line-up of IGC..


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+ ludiwinchester on November 28th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

lol


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+ BramStark on November 28th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

So there’s no more PSN Black Friday Deal that will happen by the end of this week?


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+ CapJSheridan on November 28th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

Already own everything on Vita, I really wish PS Plus found a way to reward users who already bought the games they’re offering for free

Even if it was like a $5 reward, we already wouldn’t feel so bad for having bought the games


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    + Morgan Haro on November 28th, 2013 at 8:48 am said:

    I hear ya, and that type of thing might not be feasible at this time, but we always look to provide more value to PS Plus members than the games in the IGC (even though that is the big one everyone looks to) with things like super mega ultra discounts (can we officially call them that?) But appreciate the feedback!


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+ CyberSteak on November 28th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

OH MY!!! That’s an awesome lineup. A certain other company just offered their subscribers a game that’s from 2006! Playstation>>>>>>>>>>>>>>everything else.


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+ anti-altair16 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

Petty solid list. Urban Trial Freestyle isn’t good though, but at least I got that for free.


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+ earth_inheritor on November 28th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Amazing guys just amazing. I dont own any of those yet and was considering buying at least 2 of them. Nice mix

Question ive asked several times and still no reply, any chance there will be a dishonoured Sale soon? I missed out on the XBL sale one and hoping to see something soon. Dosnt have to be free but a massive sale on GOTY would be amazing. Like $19.99 would make me super happy.

Surprised to see no news on Black Friday Deals too. I noticed on PSN itself theres the flash sale banner and it let me in once to see the games all at full price and now the banner is a dead link im guessing till tomorrow. But when Nintendo, Microsoft and Steam and all showed their sales off im surprised PSN is the last


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+ fester420 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

You can’t even give us 1 free game for ps4?


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+ blakseed on November 28th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

Wow. Very nice.


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+ CyberSteak on November 28th, 2013 at 8:10 am said:

CapJSheridan has a great idea there. SONY should follow up on that.


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+ Shinra_Soldier7 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:10 am said:

Pretty good month. Already own Borderlands 2 though but is a great game for those who do not own it. Definitely glad to see Grid 2 this month since we haven’t got much racing games lately and have yet to play it. Ill also give Dyad a shot as well.

So will there be any massive discounts for plus uses this weekend or next week? Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holidays approaching so I have to ask.


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+ fester420 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:10 am said:

@13 UTF is actually a very good game. If it weren’t for the lack of content I would say it’s better than Trials.


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+ Frulond on November 28th, 2013 at 8:10 am said:

GDI!

Already have Borderlands 2 and Grid 2… don’t care about Dyad nor Sonic and heard Urban Trials is rubish.

/sigh

and not a single PS4 game? dang…


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on November 28th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

Finally we get something decent for US :3
Love the PS+ deal. How many of those can I buy? Is it limited to 2?


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+ Loggernaut on November 28th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

Whoa, no mention of Dyad in the post? That’s rough, it’s the only game in the list I don’t know anything about.


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    + Justin Massongill on November 28th, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

    Looks like the description for that one slipped in the initial draft of this post. I went ahead and added it in!


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on November 28th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

wait… no PS4 games? That’s kinda saaaad… :3


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+ Corbie on November 28th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

Look forward to Borderlands 2. I’ve always been on the fence. now I have no excuse.


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+ duke301 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:13 am said:

Great, and I was going to buy Borderlands 2 on Amazon’s lightning deal today. Looks like now I don’t have to! Think I’ll get Beyond Two Souls instead!
Anyway, I’ve been hearing whisperings of Black Friday deals on PSN tomorrow. Any word on that?


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+ karmachameleon on November 28th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

Why no love for Dyad Steimer? I think needs to be updated on the status. Is it also available for PS+ in North America?

BEYOND


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on November 28th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

now show us thanksgiving and black friday sales, please :3


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+ Corbie on November 28th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

And also, you gotta think why there might not be any PS4 updates yet. Its been less than half a month and there isnt exactly a HUGE number of games that they could just go and give to everyone for free. Give it time, they will come.


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+ su43berkut17 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

the vita igc for this month is very meh, would have liked something like metal gear solid instead of this, oh well, just bought YS and I’m having a blast


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+ Todoh789 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

Hi can you share any info on an upcoming X-Mas/Winter Sale please?


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+ PZDugna on November 28th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

Looking forward to Sonic All stars Heard its a good kart racer.


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+ Fardeenah on November 28th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

atleast i am getting a vita game that i wanted urban trial freestyle, dont care abt sonic.

hey guys please please please… dont give vita gamers at the end of the month, it would be cool if we got something to play first or second week of the IGC


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+ jgrizzle358 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

Month is alright. I already have Borderlands 2 on 360 and have the season pass on there, so no incentive to play it on here. I can barely beat the game as it is. I’m not that good at it.

Kind of surprised at the lack of PS4 games… Sorry, it’s just hard to go from 7 games to 4. Last month was amazing and this pales in comparison.


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+ karmachameleon on November 28th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

Quick question regarding Borderlands 2. Will all it’s DLC packs be available for PS+ discounts?


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+ Ghostwize on November 28th, 2013 at 8:16 am said:

Why is Dyad featured in the picture? I see no mention of it on the blog. :/


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    + Justin Massongill on November 28th, 2013 at 9:25 am said:

    It’s in there now! Don’t miss this one when it hits the IGC — it’s awesome.


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+ StingrayX on November 28th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

Awesome IGC this month! And for the people complaining…yet again…head on over to xbone where you pay $10 more per year for much less content. XD.


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+ soundandvision77 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

Hi Kristine, I see Dyad in the picture too, but no description in your post. Are we getting that for PS3 too?

Overall, I’d say this is a sweet month for both PS3 and Vita. Will there be no new PS4 games for free until January?

Looking forward to checking out Borderlands 2 and Sonic Racing!


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    + Morgan Haro on November 28th, 2013 at 8:38 am said:

    Yes, Dyad should be coming for PS Plus later in December! We’ll get the description added in there later, sorry about that, (Thanksgiving, so don’t think many folks are online for work), but for what it’s worth, definitely one of my favorite PSN titles from last year.


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    + Justin Massongill on November 28th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

    Not sure why Dyad’s description wasn’t in there, but I added it!


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+ DazeOfWar on November 28th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

Some good stuff but nothing for me. Urban Trial is garbage and I already have the other 4 games on PC.


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+ BLAKHOODe on November 28th, 2013 at 8:19 am said:

What PS4 game are we getting? I’m pretty sure Sony said we would get a free PS4 game every month with Playstation Plus back at E3.


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+ Blood-Pudding on November 28th, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

Hey, looks like a solid lineup. We discuss the Free-to-Play PS4 games available on the console on the Go For Rainbow podcast, and have a guest discussing voice acting in games (she portrayed an iconic video game character.) Hope you guys will have a listen to Go For Rainbow!


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+ paa34 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

I want more ps4 games while I wait for Infamous and driveclub.


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+ PANTHER1030 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

AMAZING MONTH, THANKS :D


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+ Killthee on November 28th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

I thought you guys said a new PS4 game every month back at E3?


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+ RateX_BR on November 28th, 2013 at 8:25 am said:

GREAT MONTH!!!


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+ benthehuman on November 28th, 2013 at 8:25 am said:

I’m Pretty sure with the PS4 coming out you will see PS3 PS+ offerings increase dramatically in value.


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+ RenderMonk on November 28th, 2013 at 8:26 am said:

I wish we could have gotten Guaccamele on the Vita instead of another racer. Grid 2 on the PS3 is racer enough.


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+ Malkavilis on November 28th, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

Awesome lineup for VITA! Thanks a lot! Continue acting like this and you guys will make the VITA gamers very happy!


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+ Zezzler on November 28th, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

Great offerings for PS+ this month guys!! I encourage everyone to download sonic racing transformed, I have put dozens of hours into that game on my vita.

Although, I’m slightly disappointed to see no PS4 content this month, but considering it was just released, it makes sense.


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+ ThumbsOfSteel74 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

Great month! Sure I’d like to see NFS Most Wanted, etc. But at the very least this update *should* please those who grumped about EU getting Grid 2.


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+ ioshi_US on November 28th, 2013 at 8:29 am said:

thank you sony, i’m so happy :)
ps plus get Soul Sacrifice + Oddworld HD + Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed + Urban Trial Freestyle
this is awesome!!!


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