Published on February 16th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Announcing PlayStation Plus Festival of Play

PlayStation Australia is always looking for ways to create meaningful and engaging experiences that celebrate players and for PlayStation Plus members, it’s a big month ahead with Horizon Forbidden West joining the Game Catalogue. PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe members now have a chance to experience the post-apocalyptic world with distant lands to discover, striking characters to meet, and enormous awe-inspiring machines to fight. Additional blockbuster titles include Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Borderlands 3, and more which will be added to the Games Catalogue next week. In addition to these games, PlayStation wanted to take this month one step further and provide players with over a week-long of activities to thank them for their support of the PlayStation Plus journey,

Starting today through February 24, PlayStation Plus members can find a range of activities to participate in during PlayStation Plus Festival of Play – from earning digital collectibles to joining tournaments to getting exclusive double discounts on select popular games from the PlayStation Store. Activities for those who are not PlayStation Plus members are available as well.

God of War Ragnarök Game Trial  – for PlayStation Deluxe members

Get a taste of what it’s like to journey into each of the Nine Realms with Kratos and Atreus as they search for answers while Asgardian forces prepare for the prophesied battle that will end the world. As a PlayStation Plus member players will have access to God of War Ragnarök with a 3-hour time-limited trial. Trophies and save progress from this trial will carry over if players decide to purchase the full game.

PlayStation Stars Campaign – from now February 24

PlayStation Stars is a loyalty program that is free to join and doesn’t require a PlayStation Plus membership. However this month they’ll be unique digital collectibles during PlayStation Plus Festival of Play, including:

  • PlayStation Plus members will receive a “Festival of Play Party Favour” digital collectible for checking into the ‘A Gift from PlayStation Plus’ campaign and playing any game.
  • With Horizon Forbidden West joining the PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue starting on February 21, players can get “A Gift from the Past” digital collectible by checking into the “Welcome to the Forbidden West” campaign and earning the following trophies. This campaign is only available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe members who have yet to earn these trophies.
    • “Save the Daunt”
    • “Attend the Embassy”
    • “Obtain 3 Stripes at a Hunting Ground”
    • “Used Dyed Flowers”
    • “First Rebel Camp Completed”
    • “First Tall Neck Overwritten”

PlayStation Plus Double Discount – from now until March 1

PlayStation is kicking off a Double Discount promotion for PlayStation Plus members this week. Check out the sale here. Players who are both PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Stars members can earn PlayStation Stars points with eligible purchases on PlayStation Store.

Enter to Win a Sony Bravia XR OLED TV and more – from now until February 25

In celebration, players can enter a new contest for the opportunity to win a Sony Bravia XR OLED 55A75K TV, Dolby Atmos Soundbar HT-A5000, and Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones. Players can participate by going to the website and answering three questions about PlayStation Plus. Players will have until February 25 to answer the questions. For more details, head to

Online Multiplayer Weekend – from February 18 to 19

PlayStation will be holding an online multiplayer during the weekend of February 18-19 so players can go head-to-head with other players online during these dates even without a PlayStation Plus membership.

PlayStation Tournaments – from February 18 and February 19

There will be a number of PlayStation Tournaments happening during this timeframe, featuring FIFA 23, NBA 2K23, and Guilty Gear. Also, since the online multiplayer weekend starts during this same timeframe, those without PlayStation plus memberships will also be able to participate in the tournaments happening in this timeframe, Players who participate will get a chance to win a PlayStation Plus membership. See the website for more details.

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About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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