Is Bugsnax Free on PS4?

Bugsnax is an adventure video game developed by independent game studio Young Horses.
Bugsnax is an adventure video game developed by independent game studio Young Horses. | Photo courtesy of Young Horses

Is Bugsnax free on PS4?

PlayStation Plus has historically been one of the greatest bargains in all of gaming, providing its players great titles free of charge monthly. With the November launch of the PS5 however, it appears those on PS4 won't be able to reap some of the rewards dropping this month.

Is Bugsnax Free on PS4?

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

Young Horses Gameplay Designer John Murphy confirmed in a blog post that the indie game would be available at no extra cost to PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS5 only. The promotion runs until Jan. 4, 2021.

"PS5 console only. Benefit not applicable for Bugsnax on PS4," the fine print reads.

While Bugsnax won't be free for all, PS Plus subscribers on PS4 will still be able to download Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition and Middle-earth: Shadow of War alongside PS5 players free of charge this month.

Bugsnax released on Nov. 12 on PS4, PS5 and PC via the Epic Games Store for $24.99.

Developed for the last six years and published by the Chicago-based Young Horses studio—the creators of Octodad—Bugsnax is a first-person, single-player adventure game set on the mysterious Snaktooth Island.

The player is said to be a journalist hungry for the next big scoop, who was invited to the island by an explorer named Elizabert Megafig.

Once there, however, Megafig is nowhere to be found, with her camp in shambles and her team scattered around. Coupled with researching the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures called Bugsnax, it will be up to the player to uncover Megafig's disappearance.

For those who have already gotten started in Bugsnax, feel free to check our guides on how to make it rain and how to catch a Cheepoof on Snaktooth Island.