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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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+ dodgedoors on November 28th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

I love it, but I would like to know if there is a DLC sale because gamestop is having a sale for black friday where the GOTY is 30 bucks and I may just get that tonight because I can get money back when I trade it in.


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+ Ironic5Dave on November 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

I love you PlayStation.


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+ Kalesivar on November 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

Is there a way to get the $30 deal on PS+ for a year online, or will we have to get it in store? Thanks for the awesome service rendered every month, Sony/Plus team!


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+ AizawaYuuichi on November 28th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

Wow… All those people wanting racers should finally be silenced. We already got LBP Karting, now we’re getting Sonic Karting and Grid 2, AND UTF… that’s a lot of racing games in one month. Hopefully PS+ has gotten it all out of their systems and won’t go crazy on us like they did with fighting games in the past.

As I’m not really a fan of racers, not sure if I’ll grab any of those, and I’ve already got BL2 (at 100% no less) and DYAD, so this month is kind of a dud for me. But hey, gives me more time with my PS4 and Ys on my Vita! So, silver lining!


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+ m7419 on November 28th, 2013 at 1:57 pm said:

Nice job on the IGC this month.
Looking forward to finally playing Borderlands 2 and though I’m not big on racing games Grid 2 should be worth checking out.
Any chance of seeing a DLC bundle discount for Borderlands 2?


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+ Skyyplum on November 28th, 2013 at 1:58 pm said:

Nothing for PS4? Seems like those of us who went out and bought one day 1 are getting the shaft.


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+ Krid23 on November 28th, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

No PS4 games is certainly a major disappointment since the amount of (good) games out right now is extremely limited!


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+ lobotomies4free on November 28th, 2013 at 2:20 pm said:

Keep up the quality Plus games Sony!


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+ BROTHERSPLUS2013 on November 28th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

When you put bad games in IGC we complain, but when you put AWESOME games like these we have to compliment you guys, it’s a great update!


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+ EvoAnubis on November 28th, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

Borderlands 2, eh? Might have to switch back to the PS3 for a little bit to play that one!


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+ honkayjeezus on November 28th, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

Borderlands 2 is great news. I would rather have the PS4 Plus update be mp3/CD playback and Youtube than anything PS3 at this point.


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+ Shugo-PNM on November 28th, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

Terrific work, PS+ Team.

Seriously guys, since September (more or less) that the quality of the games went higher and higher. I still have hundred of hours before me with the two awesome RPGs that you gave the last months.

Despite the fact that I already have Borderlands 2, it’s an excellent adittion to the IGC. I can’t complain, it’s the second time that this happens (to me at least).

I don’t have any racing games for my PS3 (only LBP Karting) so I will check the other two games. I’ve heard some good things about GRID 2 so I’ll looking forward to it.

More than ever, keep up the good work!!

Thanks

PS: I would like to know where are all the whiners, that during this whole year complained about the better quality of the European PSN+, well I think that this month they don’t have any reason at all to complain :P


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+ tusunami on November 28th, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

These are some good games for those who haven’t played these games.Out of the 5 Ipawn2 of them and the other 3.I look forward to playing. But what I would like to know can we get the discounted PS Plus card on the store & I’m curious what will be our free PS4 games?


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+ tocool423 on November 28th, 2013 at 3:06 pm said:

Awsome lineup i have none of these games ps plus is so worth buying i have a ps3 ps vita and a ps4. One account works for all three systems, also everyone complaining about no PS4 games give them time. Not to much they can offer right now its brand new. Lots of games still in development. Take the wait as an opportunity to enjoy the ps3 and ps vita games a little longer!


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+ fredster90 on November 28th, 2013 at 3:13 pm said:

Not sure what dyad is but all the other games are awesome lookin forward to the discounts this month, and what’s up with black friday any thing special?


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+ luciferfolk on November 28th, 2013 at 3:15 pm said:

Nothing for me at december.


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+ ChainClutch on November 28th, 2013 at 3:18 pm said:

OMG!! grid 2 free? hell yea!! thank you!


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+ Hernancub on November 28th, 2013 at 3:20 pm said:

the offer for playstation plus will be in psn store too?


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+ Trixstyle on November 28th, 2013 at 3:22 pm said:

Damn Sony…thanks. All I can really say is thanks.


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+ CaioPinheiro1988 on November 28th, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

Sonic Racing only on PS Vita?Is it not Cross-buy? =/


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+ The-Great_Mexica on November 28th, 2013 at 3:56 pm said:

Yes Grid 2!!!!! So magic december!!


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+ coozm11 on November 28th, 2013 at 3:56 pm said:

What About Us PS4 Users Seriously!!! I Sold My PS3 When Are We Going to Get More Free Games????


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+ mdawk13 on November 28th, 2013 at 4:20 pm said:

Good update. Nice to see the different genres of games in the IGC.


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+ mikerocks1234 on November 28th, 2013 at 4:32 pm said:

much better past 9 weeks i going to re up with 29.99 thing now 2 very cool game i never played

will there be any deals worth for ps3 like new releases of the past 12 weeks like all the stores have.


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+ MicoCruz on November 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

Already own Borderlands 2 and Sonic Racing (PS3 version). But for those who don’t have these games yet, now is a great time to pick them up! Enjoy ‘em great titles!


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+ wrx009 on November 28th, 2013 at 5:15 pm said:

Sweet, totally looking forward to grid, thought I was gonna miss the EU release of it. So happy is gonna be here also. Now if we could get Arkham City like Asia got that would be awesome.


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+ passivefamiliar on November 28th, 2013 at 5:24 pm said:

I either have these, or are not interested. And still. I say. THANK YOU: this an above and beyond program. Anyone complaining is just ungreatful and it depresses me. Keep it up sony, your good people.


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+ Doc_Tury on November 28th, 2013 at 5:25 pm said:

Borderlands 2 Hell Yeah! Grid 2 I will give it a try, I’m not a big racing fan!


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+ TUNA-EGG on November 28th, 2013 at 5:44 pm said:

What an amazing month! I already have Sonic Transformed and I’m not even mad it’s up on the IGC. My favorite karting/racing game – it needs more love!

Hopefully it gets more popular and a sequel releases on PS3/PS4 and VITA!


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+ naruto9876__ on November 28th, 2013 at 5:50 pm said:

sweet Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is coming to plus sweet and am going to be getting a vita tomorrow too so double sweet can’t wait


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+ Ferracciu on November 28th, 2013 at 5:50 pm said:

I wish my days could be longer to play all those awesome games!


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+ KnifingGrimace on November 28th, 2013 at 6:05 pm said:

Borderlands 2 and Sonic Racing? Woahhhh. You guys are hitting it out of the park.


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+ wirin21 on November 28th, 2013 at 6:34 pm said:

Thank you sony ,finally some AAA titles


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+ smoothboarder540 on November 28th, 2013 at 6:50 pm said:

Please don’t complain about not getting ps4 games. As people have mentioned, the amount of ps4 games is very limited. They wont make money on the games that are for sale if they’re just going to give them away. Also, they probably weren’t prepared for Driveclub being delayed.


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+ RK128 on November 28th, 2013 at 6:55 pm said:

Man, what a great update :)

While I own Sonic Racing (a dam good racer that’s very faithful to the PS3 version), everything else is really awesome; don’t own Borderlands 2 but heard a lot of good things about that, Urban Trails looks to be fun, Grid 2 should be very interesting (never played the first one) and Dyad looks crazy.

Really solid line up of games and its great NA’s offerings are being as good as EU’s offerings (notably since November). Hope everyone at Sony enjoys their Thanksgivings :).


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+ dcrock80 on November 28th, 2013 at 7:23 pm said:

Funny how they haven’t answered any questions about no PS4 games in December but it’s pretty obvious why there aren’t any. At launch there was supposed to be Driveclub PS plus edition but that didn’t happen and Contrast and Resogun were going to be the games reserved for the months after. But since there wasn’t any Driveclube they had to keep ps plus subscibers happy with Contrast and Resogun.


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+ Guinea on November 28th, 2013 at 7:27 pm said:

Don’t get me wrong…the PS+ has been awesome for me. I have had it since day 1 and will probably have it for a long time. I am just a little disappointed that you would not bring any PS+ content to the PS4 in December. This is your brand new gaming console…your flagship! This is “the pinnacle of gaming hardware” and it is new and intriguing. Why would you not want to throw a few bones in this direction to please the dedicated owners already…as well as attract more owners during the holidays. Just a thought…would love to hear a rationalization for this…


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+ TipoDLuffy on November 28th, 2013 at 7:28 pm said:

PS4′s launch line up is full of shooters and sports games. Every PS4 owner probably has one of the two genres in their homes along with their brand new PS4. Since DRIVE CLUB was delayed, why not add KNACK to the IGC on January. Seems like a fun game, but $65? Seems like a game that will eventually end up on the IGC, why not now? Just do it!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on November 28th, 2013 at 7:36 pm said:

I have every game in this update except for Borderlands 2 (since I don’t really like FPS).

GRID 2 is awesome. You guys should enjoy it. The cars’ handling is a perfect blend of simulation and arcade styles. It’s challenging at times but never impossible, and a lot of fun in the later races. Pretty, too.

Dyad is a game that took me by surprise. It turned out to be much better than I anticipated. I was on the fence with it and a sale pushed me over the edge. I’m glad I took the plunge. A very fun, challenging, unique experience. It starts slow, and that’s why the demo initially didn’t convince me to buy it, but once the game starts to open up, you realize the brilliance of it’s design.

Sonic Racing is really fun too, and while Urban Trial Freestyle is nothing spectacular, it’s still a satisfying time-killer.

Good stuff in this update.


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+ Kanon_of_Gemini on November 28th, 2013 at 8:05 pm said:

Nothing for me here… I’ve been waiting for Metal Gear Rising….


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+ ShaughnTr0n on November 28th, 2013 at 8:21 pm said:

No coverage or games or anything for the PS4? This is my first foray into Sony Territory since the PS2 and this is not a good start, i must say.


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+ Welmosca on November 28th, 2013 at 9:22 pm said:

OMG….FAN-TAS-TIC..I dont have any of these games…aaah Plus how I love you…downloaded the demo of Grid 2 some days ago and I dont even got to play it yet….always wanted to try Dyad….I’ll pick Borderlands 2 GOTY but its awesome to have the normal version for free anyway….Sonic and Urban Trial are great additions
to the Vita….I couldn’t be more happy.


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+ GeeEfKay on November 28th, 2013 at 9:53 pm said:

C’mon wheres PS4 stuff? I pre ordered mine through Eb Games. give us new console owners some sugar!


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+ meow-vicious on November 28th, 2013 at 9:54 pm said:

I hope their is something 4 the4 ! I know all of you work hard to try to make us happy . I love the ps4 so far and look to see how far the ps4 will go i am really happy so far! Thanks


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+ GeeEfKay on November 28th, 2013 at 10:06 pm said:

Free games suggestion for December…Madden has been out for a while, what about Trine 2? Sony needs to prove it’s worth having Playstation Plus to new consumers. I had a PS3 so I’m a regular PS+ player anyway but, you have a lot of new players adopting your brand. Impress them before they get dissapointed. I’m not very impressed so far….Killzone looks good, I love Killzone but it seems to not have a mainstream following. Knack seems to underwhelm everyone and Assassins Creed is just basically upscaled for the new hardware.

I hope you guys have some surprises in your back pocket, to keep momentum going!!


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+ GeeEfKay on November 28th, 2013 at 10:08 pm said:

I really want to see this platform succeed!!! :)


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+ Apex14 on November 29th, 2013 at 12:18 am said:

WOW SONY!!! Just WOW! I can’t BELIEVE you have absolutely NOTHING in December for the Brand New Playstation 4! Wtf? Where are our free games? For that matter, where are the games we can pay for? You’re going to make us go through the entire month of December playing only the launch games? Cmon Sony!!! Don’t drop the ball here!


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+ Joeltron3030 on November 29th, 2013 at 12:51 am said:

Im not usually one to complain but this month seems really bad after last month’s awesome games. Didnt you already give us Grid 2?


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+ edamage on November 29th, 2013 at 1:09 am said:

Disappointed there is not even one new PS4 game :(


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+ FaLLeN_717 on November 29th, 2013 at 1:26 am said:

I will receive my PS4 only on Monday,so I can’t redeem the code on PC :(

Will the PSVita games go away? Cause I don’t want to miss them…

- Soul Sacrifice
- Oddworld
- Hotline Miami
- Zen Pinball 2
- Wipeout
- Uncharted
- Gravity Rush

Which games will exit the IGC on Monday? Is there anything I could do?


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