The release of Stray begins a new era for PlayStation Plus, with PS4 and PS5 console owners wanting to know if they can play for free this week.

The good news is that due to the unique launch of the upcoming Feline adventure title, there will be options to play it in a number of different ways.

The free options are tied directly to Sony’s PlayStation Plus Premium, and how you can use the new trial options.

Stray – Teaser Trailer | PS5

Stray – Teaser Trailer | PS5

Is Stray Free On PS5 And PS4?

On July 19, PlayStation Plus Premium & Extra subscribers will get Day One access to Stray, making it one of the first titles to launch this way since the expanded Sony service began.

To access the PS4 and PS5 game without buying it from the PlayStation Store, you can sign up for the Extra or PS Plus Premium Tiers (via XGP) as part of an ongoing subscription. However, this option will still cost you money, even if it is at a reduced cost of buying it straight up.

The good news is that Sony has also added another option to its services that make it possible to fudge some free gameplay of Stray on PS5 and PS4. You can now sign up for a new seven-day membership trial that makes it possible to access the new services without purchasing a subscription package.

This requires you to head over to the official PlayStation website and select to sign up for a Premium or Extra subscription. This will come with a seven-day trial, and make it possible to cancel your subscription before paying anything.

But you will need to keep track of the days you have left, as forgetting will mean paying the 13.49 it will cost to have a one-month subscription to PS Plus Premium. You will also have to wait until the official release date to start playing Stray, with the PlayStation Store listing the official launch date as July 19, at around 9am BST.

As noted above, you will also be able to purchase Stray from the PlayStation Store without needing a subscription, although the cost has not been shared and the game cannot be pre-ordered at this time.

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