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A Plague Tale Requiem Release Date: Dark Journey Awaits

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: June 23, 2022 at 5:29 PM BST

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PS One 60 Hz in EU

The full list of games, which are going to be available on PlayStation Plus has been released and there's more than 800 games. If you quickly Google it and you're curious if the game that you're interested is included, you'll find the list and be able to check it out. Also, as well, PlayStation Europe has confirmed that the NTSC options will be coming the majority of PlayStation One games in Europe. Back in the PlayStation One era in Europe there was PAL, which was limited to 50 Hz. In America there was NTSC which was 60 Hz. These days that doesn't really apply much anymore. Now everything is just 60 FPS. That's why they're adding all the NTSC options to the classic games to bring it in line with the rest of the world.


In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of retro gaming. Many gamers are eager to revisit their favorite classic titles and experience the nostalgia of gaming in the past. To cater to this demand, game developers and console manufacturers have been making efforts to bring back these classic games to modern platforms.


PlayStation, one of the leading console manufacturers, has taken notice of this trend and has decided to make PlayStation One games available on their PlayStation Plus service. This means that subscribers to PlayStation Plus will have access to a library of over 800 games, including popular titles from the PlayStation One era. This is exciting news for gamers, as they will now have the opportunity to relive their favorite gaming moments from the past.


One important aspect to note is that PlayStation One games in Europe were originally released in the PAL format, which operated at 50 Hz. In contrast, the NTSC format, which operated at 60 Hz, was used in America. This discrepancy in refresh rates meant that European gamers experienced games at a slightly slower pace compared to their American counterparts.


However, with advancements in technology and the standardization of frame rates, the difference between PAL and NTSC has become less relevant. Nowadays, most games aim for a frame rate of 60 frames per second (FPS), regardless of the region. This ensures smoother gameplay and a more immersive gaming experience.


To align with this global standard, PlayStation Europe has confirmed that they will be adding NTSC options to the majority of PlayStation One games in Europe. This means that European gamers will now have the option to play these classic games at 60 Hz, just like their American counterparts. It's a move that has been welcomed by gamers, as it allows for a more consistent gaming experience and eliminates any discrepancies between regions.


For gamers who are curious about which PlayStation One games will be available on PlayStation Plus, a quick internet search will yield the full list. This allows users to easily check if their favorite games are included in the library. The extensive selection of over 800 games ensures that there is something for everyone, whether you're a fan of action, adventure, or role-playing games.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct

Moving on to other gaming news, Nintendo recently hosted a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct to provide fans with insights into the highly anticipated game. The Direct showcased various elements of the game, including the story, world, character build-up, and combat mechanics. Additionally, they revealed glimpses of the different zones and shared snippets of the game's soundtrack.


As someone who has played and enjoyed the previous installment, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, I personally found the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct quite exciting. Despite criticisms of the Nintendo Switch's graphical performance, which often revolves around resolution and frame rate, I still thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the second game. So, for RPG fans out there, I would highly recommend checking out the Direct to get a glimpse of what's in store and decide if this upcoming release is worth adding to your gaming collection.

A Plague Tale Requiem Release Date

Lastly, Focus Entertainment has recently showcased an extended gameplay trailer for A Plague Tale Requiem and revealed that the game will be released on October 18, 2022. The game is set to launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC platforms. If you haven't had a chance to play its predecessor, A Plague Tale Innocence, now is the perfect time to give it a go before diving into the highly anticipated sequel.


A Plague Tale Innocence received critical acclaim for its gripping story, atmospheric setting, and compelling gameplay mechanics. The game takes players on a thrilling journey through a plague-ridden medieval France, where they must navigate dangerous environments and protect their young companion from various threats. With the sequel, A Plague Tale Requiem, on the horizon, fans of the original game can look forward to continuing the captivating narrative and experiencing the next chapter of this enthralling tale.


In conclusion, the gaming industry continues to evolve and cater to the demands of gamers, both old and new. The availability of PlayStation One games on PlayStation Plus allows for a trip down memory lane and rekindles nostalgic moments. Additionally, the inclusion of NTSC options for European gamers ensures a more unified gaming experience across regions. Furthermore, the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct provides a sneak peek into the upcoming RPG and allows fans to make an informed decision about their future gaming endeavors. Finally, the release date announcement for A Plague Tale Requiem builds anticipation and excitement for the continuation of this highly acclaimed series. Whether you are a retro gaming enthusiast, an RPG fan, or simply enjoy immersive storytelling, these recent gaming updates offer something for everyone.

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