In the Daily menu for June 23, 2022, we will start with all the new information on FF16. We’ll continue with the launch of the new PS Plus in France, then we’ll head to the Lord of the Rings series from Amazon, which is preparing to launch it. The Daily is on.
Final Fantasy 16, the first PEGI 18 in the saga?
Final Fantasy 16 was the star of Square Enix at the start of the decade. JRPG had the heavy task of composing the aftermath of FF15, a project in which Square Enix left feathers. In addition to this difficult legacy, FF16 should make a place for itself, between FF14 the MMORPG that has always hit the mark, and FF7 Remake, the fans ’love letter that monopolizes the heart. As a reminder, FF16 will tell us the story of a world devastated by war, where each country has its own weapon of mass destruction: a primordial, a kind of great destructive summon. When not in combat, they live in the bodies of key characters, treated differently depending on the town. Some were worshiped, others were driven out of their families. In this universe, we include Clive, who has the particularity to absorb the power of the primordials he encounters. It offers battles like Devil May Cry sprinkled with RPG. There’s a real desire to open up the game to a wider audience, especially thanks to the hyper-lively combat system and it’s lack of an open world, to take advantage of a dense epic. In addition, due to the level of violence encountered, and the dark themes of the scenario, this FF16 can be classified as M for Mature, so we can expect a minimum PEGI 16, or even a PEGI 18 in France, a first for the franchise. always relatively civilized in visual and moral violence.
The new PS Plus launches in France with a surprise!
PlayStation Plus, the PlayStation service that aims to modernize its offering ahead of Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate, is coming to France today! In this new PlayStation Plus, there is a basic ingredient, the Essential. It offers no more or less than what PS Plus has offered before, free games every month, online games, and in -store discounts. Then this is where it gets complicated. The next component is called PS Plus Extra. It includes the basic PS Plus and some major additions, such as access to the Game Catalog, a list of PS5 and PS4 games, games of all kinds, making this feature similar to a Game Pass. It’s 100 euros for an annual subscription, and 14 euros if you pay monthly. Clearly, the annual subscription is more interesting. The higher formula, the last, comes next, at 120 euros per year, so 10 euros per month. In addition to everything you’ve unlocked before, you get access to a catalog of classic games, PlayStation retro games, PlayStation blockbuster trial sessions, streaming galore, multiple games, where you have access to PS5 but also PC.
The Lord of the Rings series transforms Orcs!
The Lord of the Rings series on Amazon is a big project. We’re talking about a budget that hasn’t been matched before, with a first season worth $ 1 billion. As we know, the saga will focus on the rings of power, and we can imagine it, in Sauron. The Orcs thus have a capital importance in the story, and they are very different from the ones we might cross over in the trilogy of Peter Jackson films. For example, in interviewing our colleagues from IGN, we learned that they have skin problems. Their face is much softer, less dotted with scars and signs of past fights. There are even female orcs on screen for the first time. The series mixes CGI and practical effects, moreover, we know that prostheses are always preferred, especially to better transcribe the emotions of the actors, or for close-ups, where we must have no image in synthesis, which reinforces realism. in the series.