Everyone wants to know what games will be free for the PlayStation Plus a month in advance, but there has practically been no word on it whatsoever. There is a definite list of what is available for May 2015, but you might have to wait until the end of the month to get some accurate 2015 predictions.
I'll start by talking about what the readers really want to see: what free games will be available to the PlayStation Plus for free in the month of June. I am going to say that after doing a lot of searches on various search engines, I cannot really find a hint at any rumor of free games available for June 2015. Not even Brash Games, who has had a lot of articles predicting games (with a moderate degree of success) has anything listed on their site.
So here is what I am going to say about the month of June 2015 as far as free games on PlayStation Plus is concerned. I've noticed that the free games given out are usually not form a major studio, with the exception being Dishonored last April as well as Killzone Mercenary for the Vita. I'm guessing that there might be a "bidding war" as to what gaming company gets to be the free game of the month on PlayStation Plus, as that must be a marketing shot in the arm.
If you want to see what will be the next free game from PlayStation Plus, then just ask yourself what independent game has enough money to spare to get themselves in the limelight. Chances are, you will see it for free on at Playstation Plus, and hopefully it will be worth the price that you pay to play it.
In the meantime, here is what is available for the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita for free during the month of May.
The first game exclusively for the PS4 is Ether One, a first person adventure game that has optional puzzle solving. The player is an employee of a memory-retrieval company known as the Ether Institute of Telepathic Medicine, and must investigate the thoughts of a woman with dementia in order to find lost memories.
The second exclusive PS4 game is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. This is an action-platforming video game inspired by Mexican culture like luchadores as well as other legends. This edition adds additional levels and bosses as well as some other DLC (downloadable content).
The next three games are available for both PS4, PS3, and Vita. One of them is Race the Sun, which Metacritic describes as the player being in a solar-powered craft that must "hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time".
Another one available for all PlayStation platforms is The Unfinished Swan. According to the Giant Sparrow website, it is a game about "exploring the unknown" where "The player is a young boy chasing after a swan who has wandered off into a surreal, unfinished kingdom. The game begins in a completely white space where players can throw paint to splatter their surroundings and reveal the world around them."
The last game that is available for all three platforms is Hohokum, and it is an art video game where the player controls a snake or kite, and it has no set objectives. IGN reports that the colorful game is "non-linear, and has no score, time limit, or tutorial", which makes it very, very different.
The free game for the PlayStation Vita is Murasaki Baby. The official website states that it is about a girl with a purple balloon who wants her mommy, and is in a weird world populated by children's fantasies and fears. The graphics and characters are on the very odd side.
For those that are not familiar with PlayStation Plus, it is a paid PlayStation Network subscription service to provide users with some great features including having game patches and system software updates download automatically to the console, as well as getting some betas and demos of new games, not to mention the store discounts and the already mentioned free games. The PlayStation online multiplayer requires a subscription to PlayStation Plus, and it costs $49.99 for one year and $17.99 for three months.
There certainly is a lot of PlayStation Plus free games to enjoy for May 2015, but as for what is for June 2015, see if you can't figure out what indie game could use the time in the spotlight. By the end of month is when the predictions for free games for the next month really start going.