Each monthly launch comes with its own up and downs, with bad news received by fans who have downloaded one of December’s standout PlayStation Plus free games.
While it’s impossible to please everyone who is a PS Plus subscriber on PS4 and PS5 consoles, there are plenty who are currently enjoying Godfall: Challenger Edition, Lego DC Super-Villains, and Mortal Shell.
But for those who are enjoying Mortal Shell, there has been some bad news shared by those playing on PlayStation 5.
In what is becoming a standard occurrence, those who are playing Mortal Shell via PS Plus cannot upgrade to the next-gen version.
This means that the Mortal Shell being offered is not the Enhanced Edition, even though many subscribers report seeing the artwork for that version on their PlayStation dashboard.
For those who haven’t played it yet, Mortal Shel is a hack n slash title heavily inspired by the Dark Souls series.
And if you have ever played the Dark Soul and enjoyed it, Mortal Shell will be a brilliant choice for December.
Combat can be just as brutal, and there are plenty of ways to die and lose all the progress you have made.
The big difference is that you can pick up different Shells (human bodies) to inhabit, providing different stats and gameplay variance.
The Enhanced Edition includes all this and also boasts the best version of the game when it comes to performance and graphics.
A message from the Mortal Shell development team provides more information, explaining: “From the moment we got our hands on the PS5, we have been diving into its power and capabilities to find the best ways to bring Mortal Shell to a new generation.
“Whether you’re taking your first steps into Fallgrim, or returning to face its most vicious and grotesque adversaries, our goal is to turn up the immersion and make everything feel more brutal than ever.
“That means fluid 60fps gameplay (targeted), razor-sharp 4K visuals (upscaled, with 4K compatible display), enhanced textures and DualSense controller upgrades that give you more of a physical connection to the game.
“We can’t wait for you to experience the whispering sounds and heartbeat vibrations resonating from your controller as you approach a new shell, as well as the adaptive trigger feedback when your character takes that final blow and runs out of stamina.
“Fighting a Brigand ranger for the first time? Get the edge in combat as you feel the haptic feedback of projectiles shooting past – and the added impact if one of those projectiles hits you.”
Mortal Shell is available to download alongside Godfall: Challenger Edition and Lego DC Super-Villains until January 2022, at which time they will be replaced by new titles.
There are reports that Sony is planning some big changes to the existing PS Plus and PS Now services, and these changes are expected to be announced during Spring 2022.