Sony has detailed new PS Plus games’ DLC and add-on support in a lengthy FAQ that serves as a guide to the revamped service. The company has confirmed that games downloaded from the catalog will support DLC and add-ons as long as your subscription is active. Unfortunately, this does not apply to games available via streaming, which includes some beloved PS3 games.
How PS Plus games DLC and add-on support works
Naturally, you’ll lose access to extra content if you’re no longer subscribed to PS Plus. That will also be the case if a game leaves the service. However, if you re-subscribe and/or decide to purchase a game that’s left the service, you’ll be able to use associated DLC and add-ons again.
Then comes the fine print: “please note, DLC and add-on content is not supported when streaming a title.” And there goes the PS3 lineup. While PS3 games have never supported additional content on PS Now, it’s a tad disappointing to note that this hasn’t been rectified with the new service. Over on ResetEra, users have pointed out that there are a number of games in the PS3 lineup that come with DLC players might want to try. For example, Lost Planet 2 has DLC that had players fight Killzone’s Helghast, MotorStorm Apocalypse and MotorStorm RC both got new cars and tracks, and Resistance 3 got a “Brutality Pack” with new skins, a survival mode, and seven new music tracks from Mastodon.
Other PS3 games with notable additional content include Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Crash Commando.
In other news, Sony has confirmed that PS Plus Extra and Premium games can be played offline as long as you validate your subscription once a week, and Twisted Metal TV show has cast Scream’s Neve Campbell to play Raven.