A new year, new you, and some new(ish) games.
Image showing the free PlayStation Plus games for January 2023, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Fallout 76, and Axiom Verge 2.

Sony revealed their lineup of "free" PlayStation Plus titles that are going to be offered to subscribers in January 2023. These games are for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. They will all become available on January 3, 2023.

Coming on January 3rd are a trio of titles. The games include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Fallout 76, and Axiom Verge 2. All three titles will be available to all tiers of PlayStation Plus. Out of all three titles, it seems as though only Fallout 76 is not playable on the PlayStation 5? I honestly don't know anymore. I just received a PlayStation 5 for Christmas and trying to figure out what PlayStation 4 games do and do not work on PlayStation 5 or have PlayStation 5 "updates" or "upgrades" is one of the most confusing things in the world.

Fake edit: It seems like you can play Fallout 76 on the PlayStation 5, it just might not have a proper PlayStation 5 specific update so it's not "enhanced" in any way. I mean, the game is "free" so just try it and if it works, great. If not, ah well.

Just as a final reminder: This is your last call for the December 2022 PlayStation Plus titles. You have until January 2 to pick up Divine Knockout: Founder's Edition, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and Biomutant.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | PS4, PS5
Cal Kestis’ story begins here. Ahead of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launching in March, find out how Cal Kestis’ journey began in this original Star Wars story from Respawn Entertainment. Following the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Senator Palpatine’s deadly Order 66 — designed to destroy the Jedi order and pave the way for the Empire to rise — you are the last remaining Jedi Padawan and their last hope of survival. Pick up the pieces of your shattered past and complete your Jedi training, develop powerful Force abilities and master your Lightsaber on your quest to rebuild the Jedi. Fight to stay one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors, use your Jedi training to strategically approach every fight, and visit far-flung corners of the Star Wars galaxy, packed with new characters, creatures, enemies and droid.

Fallout 76 | PS4
Twenty-five years after the bombs fell, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers—chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America on Reclamation Day, 2102. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats. Explore a vast wasteland, devastated by nuclear war, in this open-world multiplayer addition to the Fallout story. Experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.

Axiom Verge 2 | PS4, PS5
Explore two connected worlds, wield ancient tech and question reality in this explorative platformer sequel, which expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities and gameplay. Explore an alternate Earth-like world, replete with the ruins of an ancient, high-tech civilization. Hack machines, battle monsters and use your remote drone to enter the Breach, a parallel but connected reality that is filled with its own dangers. You’ll want to search every inch for the hidden items and upgrades you need to survive.​