These three games, which were announced on the PlayStation.Blog, will be available from Tuesday, January 4, until Tuesday, February 1, and are the first PlayStation Plus games to be released in the new year.
This spin-off of Persona 5 stars Phantom Thieves from the original game, and it takes place just a few months after the events of the original game (sorry, Persona 5 Royal fans!). Instead of turn-based combat, the action in Persona 5 Strikers is centered on combo-driven hacking and slashing that is somewhat similar to, but not quite, a musou game in style.
Dirt 5 is the second game on the list, and it takes driving fans around the world for a “amplified off-road racing experience.” Dirt 5 is available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Dirt 5 includes a full career mode, four-player split-screen, online multiplayer, a Playgrounds creator mode, and other features. It is available in 10 different global locations.
Deep Rock Galactic, a co-op first-person shooter for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, completes the PlayStation Plus trio for January 2022. The game features “badass space Dwarves, 100 percent destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.”
While you’re waiting for these games to arrive, keep in mind that you have until January 3 to claim the PlayStation Plus games for December 2021, which include Godfall: Challenger Edition, LEGO DC Super Villains, Mortal Shell, The Persistence, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Standard Edition, and Until You Fall.