Every month, PlayStation Plus subscribers always look forward to what new games will be available for free. It has already been posted for December 2015, but many are looking forward to what free games could be available for January 2016 as well as what could come in the next year.
A recent article from Polygon shows that PlayStation Plus gave out about $1,000 in free games this year, and there wasn't any pattern to them, unlike Games with Gold. Several of the selections with Microsoft had to do with gaming franchise with new offerings that year. Like how Just Cause 2 became a free game before Just Cause 3 was released this year.
With PlayStation Plus, there doesn't seem to be a pattern developing. Granted, Dishonored was released for free earlier this year, and it was leaked. Dishonored 2 won't be out until 2016, with no specific release date as yet. Perhaps PlayStation Plus will release it again?
With the very few AAA games that were available this year, it seems like PlayStation Plus seems to be good at giving away the Indies. It certainly worked in their favor as Rocket League became quite a big hit after its giveaway in July.
A recent post on the PlayStation Forum has some guesses as to what free games will be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers for January 2016. For the PS4, it will be an Amplitude remake, as well as one Indie game. The PS3 will be Watch Dogs, and this game usually surfaces when it comes to predictions for PlayStation Plus free games. The other for the PS3 is Ragnarok Odyssey Ace. For the PS Vita, it will be Grim Fandango Remastered and Senran Kagura Shinobi Versus.
In the meantime, it is possible to play still these titles from December 2015:
PS4 subscribers can take on Gauntlet: Slayer Edition. The game is a reboot from back in 2014, and the Slayer Edition is a free update for the PC version and a standalone $20 release on the PlayStation 4, according to IGN. Also available is the first chapter of the new "re-imagining" of the King's Quest series with Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember. The original King's Quest was a Sierra Games franchise where players would point and click to solve puzzles and go on a fantasy adventure, and this new version takes some elements from the old.
Available for the PS3 is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Considering that Far Cry Primal is due out next year, it makes sense that this one is available. The Steam Store describes this game as "an 80's version of the future". PS3 users can also have access to SSX, a 2012 game that is about Snowboarding, even though Snowboarding is only partially in its title (SSX stand for Snowboarding, Surfing, and MotoCross).
For the PlayStation Vita, users can access Freedom Wars, a Japanese action role-playing game. The last free game available for the PS Vita is Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.