PlayStation Plus January 2017: Could we see the first PlayStation VR title arrive?
The PlayStation Plus January 2017 games lineup, the first of the new year, will be announced very soon by Sony.
Based on recent months, it’s likely that the tech giant will announce their latest roster of free games on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita on Wednesday, December 28.
Unlike previous months in 2016, there have been no substantial leaks to help us work out what will be included in the upcoming PlayStation Plus roundup.
December's PlayStation Plus lineup was headlined by Stories: The Path of Destinies and Invisible Inc on PS4.
The PS4 games were joined by Hyper Void and Tiny Troopers Joint Ops on PS3, as well as Colour Guardians and VVVVVV on PlayStation Vita.
And because of cross platform play, PS Plus subscribers are currently able to download Hyper Void, Tiny Troopers and Colour Guardians on PS4.
The latest batch of PlayStation Plus freebies are likely to remain live until January 3, which will be the date Sony launch their new PS Plus title range.
PlayStation 4 owners will be hoping for at least one AAA games to make the lineup this month, especially after seeing what was offered to Games with Gold subscribers on Xbox.
In a bumper month for Xbox owners, December's Games with Gold titles include Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Outlast and Burnout Paradise.
One way Sony could tip the scales is by offering up their first free PlayStation VR game to fans.
Sony have gone on record to say that they were looking into the possibility of adding virtual reality games to PlayStation Plus before their new headset was launched.
And while they have shared nothing further on the matter since, it would certainly prove a good selling point to fans.
There’s the possibility that Sony could offer a game that has been given a PSVR patch, that way fans with and without the PlayStation VR could have a free game to play.
Despite any PSVR title being offered in January, PS4 games can still be played on the headset using Cinematic Mode, which is used to view the PS4 system interface and non-VR games and applications on a virtual screen.
However, non VR games which use the PS Camera like the original non-VR PlayRoom and Tearaway Unfolded are not supported by PS VR Cinematic mode.