Unfortunately, Sony is still reluctant to be transparent. Unlike Microsoft, they refuse to disclose which games will be removed from the service’s second and/or third tier during (or after) the update.
According to an announcement on the PlayStation Blog, the Game Catalog (accessible to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers) will be expanded to include the following games: The Ascent (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), Circus Electrique (PlayStation 4), Dynasty Warriors 9 (PlayStation 4), Dysmantle (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of Sh1ft3r (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), It Takes Two (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), Melty Blood: Type Lumina (PlayStation 4), Monster Jam Steel Titans (PlayStation 4), My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), Samurai Warriors 5 (PlayStation 4), Sniper Elite 5 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), SnowRunner (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4), SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (PlayStation 4), Undertale (PlayStation 4), World War Z (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4).
On the other hand, the Classics Catalog is a disappointingly weak comparison, and it’s fair to ask: what’s the point of subscribing to PlayStation Plus Premium? There are three games on this list, two of which have received attention from Sony (for whom backward compatibility was a forced move because Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan wasn’t keen on old games) because of the TV series. Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2 will join Sony’s subscription service (along with all other titles on July 18) from PS1, and Gravity Crash Portable will join from PlayStation Portable (PSP).
There’s a noticeable difference in balance in favor of PlayStation Plus Extra. Sony could have safely pulled the entire Twisted Metal series out of the drawer because there aren’t just two PS1 games in the IP (there were several PS1, PS2 games, and even a PS3 title). But instead, there’s hardly anything coming, and even the PS2 games don’t run stable on PlayStation 5, which is ridiculous.