For the past couple of weeks, the video game world has obsessed over Rocket League, a game that became popular because A) it’s about cars playing soccer; and B) it’s totally free for a whole lot of PlayStation owners.
See, every month for the past couple of years, both Sony and Microsoft have offered a selection of complimentary games to customers willing to pay for their respective premium services, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. Selections vary drastically: one month you might get two big AAA third-party shooters for Xbox 360; another month you could get a moody Vita indie and a PS3 platformer. (You can see the full list of PlayStation games that have been offered to date here and the Xbox list here.)
Next month’s list, for example:
PlayStation: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Limbo (PS4), Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, Vita), Stealth 2 (PS4, PS3, Vita), God of War Ascension (PS3), CastleStorm (PS3, Vita).
Xbox: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (XB1), How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition (XB1), Metro 2033 (Xbox 360, August 1-15), Metro: Last Light (Xbox 360, August 16-31).
We’ve been following these programs with some interest in recent months, and I’m curious: what do you guys all think of the selection we’ve seen from Microsoft and Sony to date? Too many indies? Not enough third-party games? Perfect selection? Give me your feedback. (We may use it for articles in the future.)