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Street Fighter 5 and PUBG are September’s PlayStation Plus games

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Ryu getting headbutted in Street Fighter 5 Image: Capcom, Dimps/Capcom

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Street Fighter 5 are the games in September’s PlayStation Plus lineup, Sony announced Wednesday.

Street Fighter 5, developed by Dimps and Capcom, launched in February 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Capcom has re-released the fighting game twice since then, with Arcade Edition in January 2018 and Champion Edition in February 2020. Those packages came with additional content such as new modes, and also included add-on characters.

It appears that the version of Street Fighter 5 that will be free on PlayStation Plus is the original game, which now has a regular price of $19.99, having achieved greatest-hits status.

Capcom is hosting online Street Fighter 5 tournaments from Sept. 4 to Oct. 3, so PlayStation Plus members in the U.S. and Canada will be able to get in on the action even if they don’t currently own the game. Winners of the monthly finals will earn a share of a $1,000 prize pool.

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (regularly $29.99) debuted in late 2017 on PC, and helped kick off the battle royale craze that continues to this day. The Xbox One and PS4 versions followed in the latter half of 2018. Last month, developer PUBG Corp. released an updated version of the Sanhok map with the game’s new season.

Both games will be available free for PlayStation Plus subscribers from Sept. 1 until Oct. 5. In the meantime, the August gamesFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which just became the most downloaded game in PlayStation Plus history, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered — are still up for grabs.

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