GamePro learned recently that European PlayStation Network users who bought a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus would score a free copy of LittleBigPlanet. Now we find that the U.S. gets no such deal, but Plus might still be worth your while right from launch.
The PlayStation Blog has a rundown of all the major talking points behind the PlayStation Plus service -- one-year packs for $49.99, a three-month pack for $17.99, etc. -- but rather than offering a full game like LittleBigPlanet to those who sign up for a year, Sony instead is handing out inFamous. As a "full game trial."
The full game trials are perhaps the most intriguing idea in PlayStation Plus. Each month, users can download a full game and try it out for a period of time (usually an hour) before buying it. If you decide to buy the game, all the data from your playthrough (saves, Trophies, etc.) is retained and you do not have to re-download it. The games are also available to normal PlayStation Store users for purchase.
So while it's not a "freebie," it is a way to sample what may be the best of what PlayStation Plus has to offer. Additionally, Plus has WipEout HD as well as PSP mini/PlayStation One Classic games Fieldrunners, Age of Zombies, and Rally Cross available for players at launch. Also, you get free monthly episodes of Qore.
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