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PS Plus set to remove GTA 5 as a sacrificial lamb for RDR2

GTA 5 will be leaving PS Plus in June alongside one of the best puzzle games on PS4 and PS5 and a spirited action-platformer based on a hit kids show.

PS Plus GTA 5 leaving June 2024: Trevor holding a rifle next to the PS Plus logo

A fresh cull is set to hit the PS Plus library, as PlayStation looks to trim the fat from its digital catalog. While we celebrated the addition of Red Dead Redemption 2 to the service this month, it’s come at a grave cost – GTA 5 is leaving PS Plus on June 18. Indeed, the Rockstar pendulum has swung, putting you on the clock if you’re yet to finish its more modern gun-toting hit on PS4 or PS5.

To be honest, the loss of GTA 5 isn’t that bad, even if it’s a bit of a low blow seeing as it only arrived on the service in December. After all, the game is so old now you’ve probably been living under a rock if you haven’t played it yet – that or, y’know, there have been other titles on the list of best games ever that have instead demanded your time. Regardless of the reasoning, now’s the time to get on it if you haven’t had the chance to acquaint yourself with Franklin, Michael, and, saving the best until last, Trevor – it would’ve been ‘Secret Agent’ Trevor, too, if Rockstar hadn’t canned his 007 DLC (grumbles).

Including GTA 5, 12 games will be kicked to the curb next month, including the deluxe edition of the rather excellent The Talos Principle – one of my absolute favorite puzzlers. Speaking of living under rocks, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated – a fabulous action platformer – is also being waved farewell. I’m getting krabby just thinking about its departure.

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Here are all the titles leaving PS Plus games list next month (good spot, PushSquare):

  • Baja: Edge of Control HD (PS4)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS4)
  • DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace (PS4)
  • Dodgeball Academia (PS4)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS5, PS4)
  • Indivisible (PS4)
  • Monster Jam Steel Titans (PS4)
  • MotoGP 23 (PS5, PS4)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated (PS4)
  • The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)
  • The Wild at Heart (PS4)
  • Unturned (PS4)

For more of the latest on the best PS5 games, check out the PS Plus freebies that you can get in XDefiant right now. Additionally, check out who’s just taken up the role as CEO of Helldivers 2 studio Arrowhead. For more PlayStation beats from us, give our Google News feed a follow – there’s a small PlayStation Showcase rumoredly on the way, and you can bet we’ll be all over it should it materialize.