PS Plus Essential Lineup For October 2022 Includes Injustice 2, And More
Update: PlayStation has confirmed that the titles mentioned in the original story will indeed be available to PS Plus Essential subscribers in October, 2022.
Original Story: The PS Plus Essential lineup for the month of October 2022 has yet to be announced by Sony, but it already appears to have been leaked early. The official announcement for PS Plus games usually occurs on the last Wednesday of every month, but it has allegedly been leaked a few hours earlier. The leak comes from dealabs, which has leaked the PS Plus Essential lineup a number of times before.
PS Plus Essential October 2022 Lineup
The rumored games for all PS Plus Essentials subscribers in the month of October 2022 are as follows:
- Injustice 2 (PS4)
- Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4/PS5)
- Superhot (PS4)
PS4 and PS5 owners who are currently subscribed to PS Plus Essential, PS Plus Extra, or PS Plus Premium will be able to download and add these games to their digital library free of cost.
Injustice 2 is a 2017 fighting video game based on the DC Universe. It was developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. It is the follow-up to Injustice: Gods Among Us from 2013. Initially released in May 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game later saw the release of a Microsoft Windows version in November 2017. Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, an expanded version of the game, was released in March 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. A companion mobile app for Android and iOS devices was released, much like for the previous installment. A prequel comic book series with the same name and written by Tom Taylor was released in April, 2017.
With a few minor changes to recurring game mechanics, the core gameplay is still very similar to that of the predecessor. The Gear System, a new feature in Injustice 2, is a system of loot drops that awards players with accessories and gear that can be used to alter characters’ appearances, abilities, and stats. The concept of adding a progression system akin to those found in role-playing games (RPGs) to a fighting game, according to the developers, has been around since Midway Games, the franchise’s original publisher, went out of business. The Gear System was created as a result of director Ed Boon’s attempt to adapt multiplayer shooter game gameplay mechanics like character customization, loot, and levelling up to the fighting game genre.