PS Plus Extra Loses a Treasure: Horizon Zero Dawn Departs in May

Mark your calendars, PS Plus Extra subscribers! The critically-acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn is set to depart the service on May 21st. Don't miss your chance to experience this unforgettable PS4 exclusive.

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Farewell to a Fan Favorite: Horizon Zero Dawn Exits PS Plus Extra

Brace yourselves, PlayStation Plus Extra subscribers! A beloved title, Horizon Zero Dawn, is scheduled to leave the service on Tuesday, May 21st. Unlike the free PS Plus Essential games you can keep permanently with an active subscription, the Extra tier offers a rotating library akin to Netflix or Xbox Game Pass.

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Fresh titles are added monthly to maintain variety (May 2024's additions remain under wraps). However, subscribers must also face the inevitable departure of certain games. This month, the previously announced exit of 25 titles, including several Final Fantasy entries, is joined by the significant loss of Horizon Zero Dawn.

This critically-acclaimed title garnered praise for its captivating story, stunning visuals, and unique robotic dinosaur enemies. It successfully launched a brand-new franchise for Sony. The exact reason behind Horizon Zero Dawn's removal remains unclear, particularly since Sony owns the game. This isn't the first PlayStation title to exit PS Plus Extra; Insomniac's Spider-Man previously met the same fate.

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Unfortunately, Sony isn't likely to provide an official explanation for Horizon Zero Dawn's departure. If you wish to continue your journey in the captivating post-apocalyptic world of Horizon Zero Dawn after May 21st, purchasing the game separately will be necessary.

A silver lining exists! PS Plus Extra subscribers still have access to the sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, at the time of writing. However, it's important to remember that even this title could potentially be removed in the future.

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