Update: Sifu is not coming to PS Plus, developer Slocap has told TRG. "The PS+ logo apparition was a bug and should be fixed now," a statement from the developer reads.
We've checked the page in question and can still see the PS Plus logo as of writing; however, it's clear that this was indeed an error, and that the excellent fighting game isn't coming to Sony's service, at least not in the near future.
PlayStation Plus games for March 2022 include Ghostrunner, Ark: Survival Evolved, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and Sonic Team Racing.
Original story: Sifu, the superb, yet supremely difficult martial arts brawler from French developer Sloclap (previously responsible for Absolver) could soon be coming to PS Plus. That's if the game's listing on the browser version of the Game Library section of your PlayStation account is to be believed.
If you own Sifu, you can sign in to your PlayStation account via your internet browser of choice, navigate to the Library section and click the 'Played' tab. Locate Sifu in the list, and you'll notice that the PS Plus logo is right next to the version (either PS4 or PS5) you have played.
In the following image, you'll see that Sifu shares that PS Plus icon with other games like Dirt 5 and Persona 5 Strikers, both of which have also featured in the PlayStation Plus lineup over the last few months.
Of course, the PS Plus logo appearing next to Sifu in our online libraries could be a mistake or tied to the fact digital purchases included bonus content like an art book and soundtrack. However, when downloading free PS Plus content for other games, like Apex Legends, nothing appears in the PlayStation Plus section on Sony's website.
Sifu launched less than two weeks ago, so it does seem a little out of the ordinary for Sony and Sloclap to already be prepping the game for PS Plus, but stranger things have happened. Sloclap might want to give away the PS4 version, for example, and keep the PS5 version on sale.
We usually have to wait a good year or two after a game's release date for it to show up on a service like PS Plus. Either that or new titles release on PS Plus the day of release, as we saw with Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
Sony likely has its year of PS Plus additions planned out ahead of time, so if Sifu is indeed coming to PS Plus, it could happen anytime throughout the year. Still, we're curious to see if one of the year's best PS5 games so far will soon make itself widely available to PS Plus subscribers.
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