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Don’t Starve – Welcome to the PS+ Instant Game Collection

Don’t Starve – Welcome to the PS+ Instant Game Collection

On January 7th, Don’t Starve will be the 3rd game added to the PS4 Instant Game Collection.

Free on PS+

Don’t Starve (PS4) No Price Listed Yet; Free for PS Plus members

Don’t Starve: Console Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

For PS+ users who don’t have a PS4 yet, be sure to login at the PSN Webstore to get the game for your collection so you can download it once you get a PS4.

I’ve heard nothing but good things from PC users on this game. Once you get a chance to play it, let us know your thoughts below.

Also, don’t forget that once the store updates today, Contrast will not be available as part of the Instant Game Collection!

What game would you like to see next month?

  • skott

    What I’d like to see next month is: more than 1 game.

    I honestly thought that starting the launch of their brand new, “please buy our platform, and not the other guys'”, years in the making system, with their PS+ product, which is 3.5 years old now, was a little slow. They had 2 games free for PS+ members at PS4 launch, Resogun, which is great, and Contract, which is decent.

    And okay, I get it. There’s really not a lot for them to be giving away. There’s not a ton of digital content available on the PS4 to buy, it doesn’t have the library size of the PS3, obviously. I get that, but Sony should have probably thought of this and planned 6 months in a advance, per se. Port some of their own Sony games onto the PS4 platform, and give some of them away (flow, Pain (which came free with my PS3 purchase), Super StarDust HD, PixelJunk Shooter, etc.)

    Enough of my bitching, you get the point. I just want a couple of games where I can tell my newly converted friends (from Xbox 360, and instead of Xbox One to PS4 owners) “see, these are some of the reasons why PS+ is so much better than XBL”. Instead I’m fielding questions about when Sony is going to update the OS to allow BlueTooth headsets to work, and how come the PS3 can do this, but the PS4 can’t.

    • Too soon to put more than 1 new PS4 game in there every month, especially since PS+ on PS4 is pretty much needed for online gaming.

      Also, PS+ has been better than XBL Gold from day 1.

  • skott

    I see your point about since just about everyone has PS+, but I think porting the Sony Entertainment owned games is a good idea. I mean what Sony should have done was make the PS+ instant library huge right off the bat that way if someone was still on the fence about which system to buy can look at “PS+ vs XBL” and say well one basically comes with 12-15 games (albeit not brand new, cutting edge technology, 2013 AAA titles) and the other one gets 3 year old titles like once a month.

    Here’s what I’m suggesting, keep giving us ‘okay’ games like they are now, Resogun, Contrast one month, Don’t Starve this month, but then supplement these one or two titles with another Sony title, or two. Just to make a statement early on in this “console war” or whatever you’d like to call it.

  • the_nmac

    I think Sony is fine with the current strategy. Also to consider all of those Xbox one users are getting no free games with their Xbox gold sub. So PS+ users are still getting the advantages on the new consoles which xboxers are not. If they had PS+ in the early months of the PS3 it would have been like this or worse due to the lack of downloadable games. In a year time we will probably start seeing some of the launch titles free on PS+ for the PS4. Lots of time and its still early.

    • skott

      I’m sure Sony is fine with the current strategy, but me, the paying customer isn’t really fine with it. I’m sure it’s no skin off Sony’s nose. They don’t have to pay any extra money to give more ‘free’ games away? Very okay with them.

      Yes, I do agree with you that had PS+ been around in 2006, it would have looked like it does now on the PS4, very bleak with little being added to the instant library, but I would have understood at that point in Sony’s console development. They (or anyone else for that matter) had never done a all digital, content delivery system based on a monthly subscription service. But in 2013, I would have thought Sony would be on the ball, and would love to show up Xbox and XBL, and make them look inferior. Isn’t that what they kind of did with their PS4 announcement? They waited for MS to announce a bunch of BS features, and then Sony came in to save the day, and look like heroes.

      I’m not here to bitch about PS+. I’m sold on the service. I have been for over a year now. I enjoy it. I’m just worried about all the new converts from Xbox, like a few of my friends, who see the ‘instant library’ and are a little underwhelmed. And again because in my mind, at least, Sony could have done something more to prevent me thinking this way, and I can’t be the only one.

      • So far, your PS+ sub has gotten you 3 free games in a 6 week period. I’d say that’s great! We’ll probably get a new PS4 game during the first week of February to take the place of Resogun.

        We’ll probably get our first free retail PS4 during E3. My guess is that it’s going to be Knack.

        • skott

          Well 3 free games in 56 days, that’s about 7.5 weeks, and in 5 days the PS4 will have been out for 2 months. I’d say that’s good, not great.

          What I kind of think is going on, or what is going to happen is that Sony may be dumbing down the PS+ membership because it’s basically mandatory this generation, and just about everyone will have PS+, for multiplayer. Where as on the PS3 PS+ members didn’t have to pay for multiplayer, and we were solely paying for the instant library, and random discounts on titles in the store, and a few other small things. So Sony doesn’t really have to make the instant library on PS4 anything that really stands out because most of us will be buying it anyways.

  • Ceidz

    Thanks for relaying that info, I had completely forgotten that I could bind those PS+ free games for the PS4 from the webstore !

  • the_nmac

    It’s looking like Outlast will be the PS4 game for February.

    • skott

      That looks like an awesome game. I’d be pumped for that.

    • Interesting choice!