The Day 1 Release badge is one that PS Plus customers might have noticed just recently when PlayStation revealed December’s free games. Among those games, Divine Knockout, is Introducing straight into PlayStation Plus, PlayStation said. The badge affixed to the game’s art work in the tweet below indicated as much, too.

PlayStation’s complimentary PS Plus video games for December will be readily available starting on December 6th, so you’ll be able to play Divine Knockout and more starting then.

To be clear, this isn’t the very first time that PlayStation has launched a video game this way. Bugs was available right from the start as a PS Plus video game before the tiers got all shocked, for instance, and Stray launched as a day-one game for subscribers as well. Both of those games fared well upon release and were applauded for their own merits, but one would imagine that them being totally free for subscribers played a part in the spotlight they got.

You’ll understand that day-one releases have actually been a thing there for a long time now if you’re someone who’s likewise subscribed to Xbox Video game Pass. Xbox Game Pass is getting 3 of those types of releases in simply the very first half of December, for instance, and they’re constantly marked as such within the Xbox Wire posts that reveal them.


PlayStation seems copying Xbox– and more particularly, Xbox Game Pass– by including a brand-new component to PlayStation Plus to much better highlight what games people ought to focus on. PlayStation Plus subscribers noticed this week that PlayStation’s membership service appears to now mark a provided video game as a Day 1 Release if it’s concerning PlayStation Plus Vital, PlayStation Plus Extra, or PlayStation Plus Premium on the exact same day that it’s commonly offered. Aside from the effectiveness of this function, the truth that it exists likewise bodes well for PlayStation’s future PS Plus strategies.

This banner signifying that a game is a day-one release didn’t exist back then. With the main intro of this Day 1 Release badge, it appears like PlayStation is hoping to replicate that success by formalizing the process which, in turn, signals that we’ll see more day-one releases like this in the future.