Did a Free PlayStation Plus Game for October 2021 Just Leak?

Did a free PlayStation Plus game for October 2021 just leak? Well, that's exactly what some PS4 and PS5 fans think has happened, though, right now, the leak leaves plenty of wiggle room for doubt and hesitancy. As of today, September 14, Sony hasn't announced October's free PS Plus games. And this won't change until the end of the month, or, in other words, a couple of weeks. However, ahead of this, PlayStation Plus subscribers think they have figured out at least one of the month's free games, courtesy of the PlayStation Store. 

Over on Reddit, one user points out that pre-orders for Hell Let Loose have been opened on Xbox consoles, but not the PlayStation Store, which only has a "coming soon" page for the game. Obviously, this is a bit strange, but hardly enough "evidence" to make a compelling theory. That said, this isn't the only "evidence."

Adding to this, the Reddit user points out the closed and open beta is only for PS5, and not Xbox. Again, by itself, this isn't that noteworthy, but combined with the aforementioned observation, it provides a compelling theory, but far from a bulletproof theory. 

What's also noteworthy is the game releases on October 5, which is when October's free PlayStation Plus games go live. As you may know, PlayStation has offered PlayStation Plus subscribers new releases on their release day on more than one occasion this year.

At the moment of publishing, none of the implicated parties -- PlayStation nor Black Matter nor Team17 -- have addressed this speculation with any type of comment. If this changes though, we will update the story accordingly. 

As for the game itself, it's a World War Two first-person shooter with strategy, simulation, and multiplayer elements that debuted on PC back in July to a 79 on Metacritic and considerable commercial success. 

"Fight in the most iconic battles of the Western Front, including Carentan, Omaha Beach and Foy, and more," reads an official pitch of the game. "This is combat at a whole new scale....with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, you are a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle."


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