PS Plus January 2018 has a major VR boost for free PS4 games fans

Having confirmed the full lineup of PS Plus January 2018 games for fans this week, Sony has plenty to be pleased with.

Starting the new year with a bang, PS4 Plus subscribers will soon get the chance to play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series.

These aren’t slouching choices made by the tech giant, with both not even 18 month-old releases.

PlayStation Plus free games fans will be able to start downloading the new titles on January 2, although there’s even better news for PSVR owners.

That’s because Sony have also added in another new Virtual Reality game into their subscription service.

This isn’t something that others – like the Xbox One’s Games with Gold program – can offer. The new PSVR game is StarBlood Arena, which places you inside the cockpit of a miniature battle pod.

Developed exclusively for PlayStation VR, StarBlood Arena is an open arena title that allows for 360-degrees of movement in game modes such as deathmatch, Team Carnage deathmatches for up to four players, or Invaders co-op mode.

So for a short while in January, anyone who got a PlayStation VR for Christmas will be able to download two PSVR titles. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is also available to add to your collection until January 2, when it will be replaced by StarBlood Arena.

Here’s the full rundown of all the new PlayStation Plus games coming in January 2018:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)
  • StarBlood Arena (PS Plus bonus – PS VR required)
  • That’s You! (PS Plus bonus – PlayLink)
  • Sacred 3 (PS3)
  • Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PS3)
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS Vita)
  • Uncanny Valley (PS Vita & PS4)

And here’s all the titles you can currently download until the monthly Sony refresh:

  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of the Legendary Legends (PS4)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS Plus bonus – PS VR Required)
  • That’s You! (PS Plus bonus – PlayLink)
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories (PS3)
  • Syberia Collection (PS3)
  • Forma 8 (PS Vita & PS4)
  • Wanted Corp (PS Vita)

For anyone who wants to know more about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series, the full PS Plus descriptions from Sony can be found below:

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: “Brought to you by a voice so rough and gritty it makes even sandpaper blush, we have the continuing adventures of Swiss army security specialist Adam Jensen.

“Hot off the back of his adventures in 2011’s Deux Ex: Human Revolution, the ultra-augmented corporate henchman returns to Prague as tensions between humans and ‘augs’ reach boiling point.

“Building on the hybrid stealth-action gameplay of the original, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided holds true to its gritty tech-noir roots, taking a Jensen (with all his trademark reluctance) through another explosive story of corruption, greed and subterfuge.”

Batman: The Telltale Series: “Sticking closely to the theme of brooding antiheroes who’ve got more needless gadgets than an Amazon wish list, we have the big man himself: Bruce Wayne.

“Last year, Telltale Games brought their inimitable comic-book style to the DC Universe, delivering a completely original story driven by player choice, branching narratives and careful investigation.

“Taking on the alternating roles of billionaire playboy and caped crusader, work to uncover the culprit behind an escalating tide of crime that’s gripped the city, contending with familiar foes like Catwoman and The Penguin as you prowl the night.

“Told in five successive episodes, the outcomes are dictated by how you choose to play: cowled avenger or charismatic businessman, there’s more than one to be the Batman.”