PlayStation Plus subscribers are counting down to the reveal of the free PS4 and PS5 games for January 2024. The first batch of PS Plus Essentials for 2024 will be officially unveiled by Sony at 4.30pm GMT on the afternoon of December 27. The games will be available to download and play less than a week later on the morning of January 2. Of course, there’s a very good chance the games will leak ahead of schedule, especially with the Christmas break coming up. Needless to say, Daily Express will update this article with any leaks, while predictions will be posted later this week.

Sony will have to pull out the stops to best the December 2023 line-up, which is headlined by the hugely enjoyable LEGO 2K Drive.

The arcade racing game takes place in the LEGO open-world of Bricklandia, which is packed with race courses, challenges and activities.

Sony explains more: “Welcome to Bricklandia, home of a massive open-world Lego driving adventure. Race anywhere, play with anyone, build your dream rides, and defeat a cast of wild racing rivals for the coveted Sky Trophy!

“Race across the streets, seas and sands as you build your dream rides, brick by brick, and enjoy Lego 2K Drive’s sprawling story mode.

“From mini-games to side missions, a whole host of vehicle-filled fun awaits you.”

LEGO 2K Drive will be joined by cult hit Powerwash Simulator, which tasks players with cleaning a variety of vehicles, buildings and parks.

It may not sound particularly exciting, but fans love the satisfying gameplay. Check out the gameplay trailer below…

Stylish indie adventure game Sable rounds out a solid month for PlayStation Plus Essentials.

“Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders,” reads the official description.

“Explore the dunes on your hoverbike, scale monumental ruins and encounter other nomads as you unearth mysteries long forgotten and discover who she really is behind her mask.

“With its unique art style and original soundtrack by Japanese Breakfast, envelop yourself in Sable’s world and explore everything at your own pace. There is a lot in this world just waiting to be discovered.”

As a reminder, the December 2023 PS Plus Essentials are available to download until the morning of January 2.