KEY POINTS

  • Fans are expecting "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" and "Disco Elysium" to go free on March's PS Plus lineup
  • "Disco Elysium: The Final Cut" is set to release on March 2
  • The official lineup of free games is expected to be announced on Sony's State of Play presentation

Rumors about the next free games for PlayStation Plus are already circulating around the internet, and if they prove to be true, fans of the RPG genre will have a lot to look forward to.

First up are the rumors surrounding the 2020 remake of “Final Fantasy 7” for the PS4. “XboxEra” podcast co-host Shpeshal Ed tweeted that players should subscribe to PlayStation Plus in March if they want to play the game, GameRant noted.

VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb said that he expects “FF7 Remake” to go free on PS Plus in response to the seemingly fake leaks about the upcoming Sony State of Play presentation.

The fact that “Final Fantasy 7 Remake” is less than a year old makes the odds of it going free on PS Plus dubious. However, it isn’t completely impossible considering how “Control: Ultimate Edition” made its way to the subscription service’s list of free games early. “Destruction AllStars” was also included in February’s free game lineup despite launching at the beginning of the month.

“Final Fantasy 7 Remake” features the first half of the original game with modernized graphics, remastered audio and an action-combat system that’s similar to other Square Enix games like “Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core” and “Kingdom Hearts.”

The second game that players are anticipating is the PS5 version of “Disco Elysium.” This is because ZA/UM, the game’s developer, announced in December 2020 that “Disco Elysium: The Final Cut” will be launching on both PS4 and PS5 in March.

Players are expecting the game to launch as part of PS Plus for the PlayStation 5 in the same manner that “Control: Ultimate Edition” and “Destructions AllStars” did in the past.

“Disco Elysium” is an award-winning, narrative-driven RPG that puts players in the shoes of an amnesiac detective who is working on a murder case. The game places a heavy emphasis on solving problems without violence, making players rely on their character’s skills and choosing the right dialogue options.

Fans won’t be speculating for long since the next lineup of PS Plus games is expected to be revealed during the next State of Play presentation that’s scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. PST/ 5 p.m. EST.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake": The new version of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" features newly-designed moogles and chocobos. "Final Fantasy 7 Remake": The new version of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" features newly-designed moogles and chocobos. Photo: Square Enix