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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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+ MatheusRuggeri on November 28th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

Amazing update.


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+ thecontroller92 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:16 am said:

is the yearly instant game collection going to be rotated? it has been almost a year or maybe more than a year already


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+ avatarguy on November 28th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

First why is there no ps4 games? Second When will we see a blogpost about terraria coming to vita?


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+ jimmyjam14810 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

Borderlands.2.Nuff said.


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+ PainOfSarrow on November 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

il def be checking back tomorrow then.


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+ boomstickbhg on November 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

I just bought two of those games this week!

Would you please for the love of all Sony customers start listing what’s going to be free a little sooner?

I constantly see posters saying “darn I just bought that” whenever these posts drop, and now it’s my turn.

Please either give us a heads up before adding games to the Rental Collection, or refund us the full amount for any IGC game we’ve recently bought.


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+ boomstickbhg on November 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

Oh that being said, Borderlands 2 is a nice addition so good work Plus team getting that in.


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+ Kevvik on November 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

Great job with the December IGC additions. Keep mixing up the genres like this and that way there is stuff for everyone.

Quick question since it’s mentioned in the blog. The PS+ membership sale…on the original Black Friday blog, a response from the mod mentioned that there would be a Canadian deal as well but none of the sites mentioned cover this in Canada. Is there any confirmation of what retailer is carrying a PS+ deal in Canada tomorrow?


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

OMG SONY WHERE”S THE PS4 GAME HOW DARE YOU ! just kidding I’m sure sony has me covered … Chill people… Some gamers can be so dramatic


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

i guess Canada doesn’t get any PS+ sales like the States cause no retailer has them on sale up here as PS Blog said there would be a sale on PS+ here. so if there’s no PS+ sale on PSN .. then were Out Of Luck


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

LoL boomstick really


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+ CrimsonDream24 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

Little bit disappointed to be honest.

Only 4 games this month and I already have Borderlands 2 (platinum’d and completed all DLC included in the season pass) and I already have Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for the PS3, although, It’ll be nice to have it for the vita as well since it is a great game. Also don’t care about Grid 2 in the least.

Oh well. Can’t win ‘em all. There will always be a month here and there where things just don’t go your way.


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+ boomstickbhg on November 28th, 2013 at 9:26 am said:

If MH’s earlier response is a (big) clue that there actually will be a black Friday PSN sale tomorrow, then WHY WON’T ANYONE CONFIRM OR DENY THIS?!?!?!

Practically every store (that sells games, that’s the topic) has a list of what’s going to be available so people can PLAN BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING.

If there really is some kind of deal coming tomorrow (with the lack of notice, at this point I’m now hoping there isn’t one) let us know NOW so we can PREPARE!!!!!

It’s the holiday season after all, budgets are extra tight/watched closely this time of year.


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+ carlpain on November 28th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

I’ll like to say that Borderlands 2 is a great addition, but the game was in se for 10 bucks soooooo many times. I even got it for free when I bought the first one (it was a because on the PSN store at the moment).


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+ tylerh1701 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

Forgot to mention in my last post, but I’m LOVING the 2 Vita games per month instead of one PSP and one Vita. Hope this trend continues!

Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to extend my PS+ membership another couple years with tomorrow’s BF deal!


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+ xClayMeow on November 28th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

Even though I was upset the Vita mainstays werent replaced, I must say this is a pretty nice month for Vita (and PS3).

SASRT is a very fun racer, though a bit difficult, IMO…and Urban Freestyle seemed decent when I tried the demo awhile back.

I hope people knew to BL will love BL2 and encourage them to buy the BL2 Vita version when it comes out. We need to show third party devs/pubs that Vita is a very viable platform!


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+ carlpain on November 28th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

Was is sell* (stupid phone). We need an “edit comment” option.


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+ MKPACK on November 28th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

PS4 game? I thought PS+ advertised that it would provide a new game for subscribers every month. For those who just have a PS4 it looks like they won’t get a new free game.


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+ muldy00 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

Awesome update! Just need a new memory card for my Vita.


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+ boomstickbhg on November 28th, 2013 at 9:35 am said:

technically PS4 users haven’t gotten any PS4 games yet.

Just a couple of PSN games (not calling Resogun bad, but it’s just a PSN game)

I’m guessing our first actual PS4 game is still the limited version of Drive Club sometime next year.

It’s not like the PS4 has much of a library right now.


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+ INFIDEL_JIHAD on November 28th, 2013 at 9:37 am said:

The sky is not falling chicken little … I’m sure the PS4 will get games from plus … Pffff bunch of drama queens


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+ gold_og_roger on November 28th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

Awesome plus lineup for the month of December! Though I already own Borderlands 2, I’m happy my friends will have it too! This title is a blast with friends. Also super stoked for Sonic Racing transformed; I have this for my 360, but I lent the system to a close friend of mine since I switched platforms. I never did get all the characters or courses, it’ll be a blast to play with friends and reach for platinum trophy hunting.


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+ Souledge94 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

Seems like the month for a racer fan. TO bad Im not one. At least we get borderlands 2.


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+ BryceA3333 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

Great month! Hoping for a sale on Brderlands 2 season pass or DLC. Do we get the mechromancer with his or would tha be seperate?


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+ VladJasonDrac on November 28th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

Steimey!


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+ zopi-san on November 28th, 2013 at 9:43 am said:

Nothing for me here…


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+ xClayMeow on November 28th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

I’m sure some will be disappointed with no PS4 games, but honestly what do you expect? The launch roster is extremely slim. And besides, we were told one PS4 game per month and got two at launch, so consider that the PS4 IGC for Nov and Dec. We’ll still get DriveClub whenever it’s ready.

Also, be happy that we’re still getting three PS3 games because EU was reduced to just two per month. Maybe now people will stop saying EU is better, especially with one of the top shooters and one of the top racers for PS3.


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+ Deggs12 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

Cool December month free games for IGC… but where is the ps4 IGC game of the month??


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+ AXE_420 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:48 am said:

Morgan. Can you comment about the lack of ps4? Wasn’t it said ps4 would receive 2 titles a month?


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+ adas3252 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

woo grid 2


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+ INFIDEL_JIHAD on November 28th, 2013 at 9:50 am said:

They said 1 title per month


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+ MyLastChance on November 28th, 2013 at 9:57 am said:

What about some DLC? And yes, I’m looking at you Borderlands 2…


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+ kmetek on November 28th, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

why GRID 2? EU got it already….nice for Borderlands 2 !!!!!


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+ GGCAN on November 28th, 2013 at 10:01 am said:

Kristine:

Question.

Like commenter 110 – JamesSoprano, it appears the Canadian retailers have no knowledge of the PS + deal on Nov 29/13 of 29.99 for a year subscription.

I called each one that is listed on your site last night, spoke to a manager and was advised they knew nothing of the deal.

Would also appreciate if this was online so we could get in on the deal.

thank you,


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+ Megrim23 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:02 am said:

I’d have to say this is a great month to be a PS+ member. I have been waiting on Borderlands 2 for free cause you know I’ll have to buy all the add-ons also haha. I like racing games pretty well too when I’m not playing RPGs or platform games, so for me December will be a great month. I plan on buying a couple of the $29.99 PS+ cards to keep me going through 2016 with the Gamestop deal tomorrow. Also on a side note to Sony Customer Service, I’d like to thank them for the quick response & returning me a new PS4 in exchange for the broken Amazon one. I am excited to see what comes next! Happy Thanksgiving!


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+ hyper-shadow-0 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:05 am said:

I barely play my PS4 and Xbox One cause of how “empty” the stores are. I still play my good old PS3 still. Good PS+ line up though. Still if you want to promote your new system make more for it.


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+ GamerJon92 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

Amazing Thank you sony for a great month i will be buying a 1 year sub now . whats the black friday deals for tomorrow


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+ Pabloo1010 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

Borderlands 2 will be warm-up for when I get my hands on the PS VITA version!!! Amazing month!!


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

Racing month. Very nice.
Grid 2 and Dyad…
I like it.


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+ brownboy24 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

Quick question, If I already have a PS+ membership I bought from October and I buy it for $30.00 on black friday, will it stack or do I have to wait for my current subscription to expire first?


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+ intheface88 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:12 am said:

Fantastic month of games and certainly looking forward to the additions to the PS4 and whatever Black Friday deals there are…keep the suspense building Sony!

Also, best part about the IGC (other than the awesome free games) is that I can begin selling off my hard-copy of games like Borderlands 2, Deus Ex, and other AAA titles in order to get some extra cash for new PS3/PS4 Titles.


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+ Skygazer_10 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:13 am said:

It’s great to be a Plus member with games like these. This is why I will always go with Sony because they really do give value to the consumer.

As for the games, I’m looking forward to playing Borderlands 2, Sonic Racing, and maybe Grid.

Great month in all thanks Plus team.

I can wait for the sales too! (Whenever that is)


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+ ruibing on November 28th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

Great update.
I have BL2 on disc but this will make random online coop nights even easier to get started.
Looking forward to PSN’s black friday deals.


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+ Fajas19 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

I hope borderlands 2 dlc gets a discount


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+ BAD76 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:23 am said:

Now with all this goodness i would like to hear that PS Vita is getting premium avatars put in for everyone that bought premium avatars for PS3 would be very nice to be able to use premium avatars on PS Vita.

Thank you


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+ sirbflo114 on November 28th, 2013 at 10:25 am said:

Wow. After the debacles for the past 2 weeks, the PS+ really stepped it up in December. Borderlands 2 and Grid 2 are two games that I was always interested in. One of the best months ever for PS+ subscribers.

I got like 3 months left on my subscription. I think I am gonna subscribe again with the $29.99 deal.


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+ FutureShocked on November 28th, 2013 at 10:26 am said:

No PS4 games for PS+ in December?


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+ zingakun on November 28th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Still can’t believe it. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Please, bring discounts on Borderlands 2 DLC to Plus users as well.

Big THANK YOU!


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

nice


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+ GO_TO_HELL1YOSEF on November 28th, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

WOW Thank you guys so much. I knew a month like this was coming after all the not-so-good months we’ve had for a while. I was hoping for ps4 minigame too though. Thank you again, Sony.


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