All the big names will be on the revamped PS Plus, you’ll just have to figure out which one

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Sony made the bold move of announcing a revamped PSPlus subscription last week, and only six of the supposed 740 titles that will form part of it. Speaking after another mind-blowing move from the manufacturer, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan promised that “all the big names” will fill in the remaining 99 per cent of the membership offer. You’ll have to use your imagination though, because the big shot didn’t get to name any real games.

We know the likes of either Returnal and Marvel‘s Spider-Man will be part of the offering, which is a start, though it’s unclear if it will be the PS4 or PS5 incarnation of the webslinger at this stage. “We have great publishers; we have small independent publishers,” Ryan yelled at the PlayStation Podcasts. “We have over 200 partners working with us to put their content on PS Plus, so the lineup is going to be really strong.” At this point, we’re really curious if Jim is trying to convince us or himself.

Of course, there will be no day one releases of their own as part of the renewed subscription, as that doesn’t make business sense for demand. “The games we make are getting bigger and bigger: they’re getting better, they’re getting more beautiful, they’re getting richer, the narrative is getting stronger,” the British-born mogul said. “Putting these games on a subscription service immediately after release would break this virtuous cycle and we wouldn’t be able to invest in the way we currently can. So we’re not doing it. We will stick to the approach that we have and that has served us well for many years.”

In related news, MLB The Show 22, the latest baseball simulation developed by Sony’s own San Diego Studio, is available to download at no additional cost as part of xbox game pass from today. It costs £69.99 / $69.99 on the PS5.