PS Plus Premium and PS Plus Extra subscribers have noticed a useful new feature that adds new features to their console’s wish list, making it noticeably more useful than ever.
If you’re subscribed to the new PS Plus service with the highest Extra or Premium levels, you’ll get a notification when a game on your PS5 wish list hits the service. It will potentially save you buying the game outright when it can be downloaded instead at no additional cost (thanks, push square (opens in a new tab)).
The new PS Plus subscription service launched in the US just a few days ago, with Sony revealing the full list of PS Plus Premium games on its official site to coincide with the launch. There’s plenty to see, from PS1 to PS4, and this new wishlist notification cements Sony’s desire to add more games to the service with future updates.
A welcome wish list update
Similar to other popular gaming platforms like Steam, the PS5 wishlist is great for letting you know when a game you’re interested in has released. Considering that many of the best PS5 games are slightly more expensive than previous generations, knowing when games have been released is especially valuable.
In that sense, this new wish list feature isn’t that different from notifying you about discounts. Essentially, you now also get a notification when you can access a wishlist game without paying for it, via PS Plus Premium or PS Plus Extra.
Of course, this update will only apply to games that have existing pages on the PlayStation Store. There will surely be cases where more old PS1 and PSP games are added, for example. In which case, your best bet will be to check out PS Plus Premium directly for recently added games, similar to Xbox Game Pass.
We’ve been impressed with the variety of games on offer in PS Plus Premium so far. PS5 hits like Demon’s Souls and Returnal are available to download and play, as well as a variety of old-school favorites like Ape Escape and Everybody’s Golf. Here’s hoping that Sony doesn’t take its foot off the gas any time soon, especially when it comes to preserving classics from bygone PlayStation days.