April 2021 is upon us and PlayStation players around the globe will be booting up their consoles and looking for some new games.
Across the PS Plus and PS Now membership schemes, Sony always marks a new month with some fresh experiences for members of those clubs to enjoy at no extra cost.
Of course, April is also bringing with it a fresh stream of exciting titles which you'll have to pay separately for.
Keep on reading, then, and we'll break down everything that PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy this month.
New PS Plus games for April 2021
As confirmed by Sony on the official PlayStation blog, there are three PS Plus games for members to grab in April 2021 – and they are great games, too.
PS4 owners with active PS Plus memberships will get to play Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War. Both of those games became available on 6th April. Days Gone had previously only been available for PS Plus members on the PS5.
If you have been able to get hold of a PlayStation 5 amidst the continuing PS5 stock issues, then you will be pleased to hear that you will be getting an extra game to play – and we can never get enough PS5 games! New release Oddworld: Soulstorm will be added on the same day as the others, 6th April.
New PS Now games for April 2021
PS Now is the cloud gaming service that lets you play Sony-approved games on your PS4, PS5 or PC without having to download them. And some new games are coming to this platform in April, too.
On April 6th, three new games came to PS Now. Those games are Borderlands 3, The Long Dark and Marvel's Avengers (which recently got a free upgrade in the shape of its Hawkeye DLC).
Borderlands 3 will be available on the service until 29th September, while The Long Dark and Marvel's Avengers will be available until 5th July.
What other games and updates come to PlayStation consoles in April 2021?
Just like every other month, there are games coming that will not be part of any of the subscription services. These are some of the key dates for PlayStation gamers to look out for this month:
- Outriders - Available April 1st, buy now from GameByte
- Lost Words: Beyond the Page - Available April 6th
- Star Wars: Republic Commando - Available April 6th
- Guilty Gear Strive - Available April 9th
- Poison Control - Available April 13th
- SaGa Frontier Remastered - Available April 15th
- MLB The Show 21 - Available April 20th
- MotoGP 21 - Available April 22nd, pre-order now from GAME
- Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack - Available April 22nd
- Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World - Available April 22nd
- Nier - Available April 23rd
- Judgement - Available April 23rd
- R-Type Final 2 - Available April 29th
- Returnal - Available April 30th, pre-order now from Amazon
And that's your lot! We'll be sure to keep you updated as more PlayStation games are revealed.
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- Get PS Now 12 months at Amazon for £49.99
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