PlayStation Plus: has one of the free games of February 2022 been revealed by a leak?

PlayStation Plus: has one of the free games of February 2022 been revealed by a leak?

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In a few days, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download the free January games, but in the meantime a leak may have revealed one of those arriving in February 2022 well in advance. The title in question could be Nour: Play With Your Food, an experimental work that mixes culinary art and music.

The tip comes as usual from the PlayStation Database, which in recent days may have also revealed the dates God of War: Ragnarok and Sonic Frontiers release date, which sets February 1, 2022 as the game's launch day. This is the first Tuesday of the month, which is the day when new free titles usually arrive for PlayStation Plus subscribers and therefore Nour: Play With Your Food could be one of them.

Obviously taking this indiscretion with gloves and pliers: it is not excluded that the date reported by PlayStation Database is a simple "placeholder" and even if it is confirmed it is not certain that the title of Planet Inc. is proper one of those that will be given away in February with the PlayStation Plus.

As you can see from the video below, Nour: Play With Your Food is an experimental game that mixes culinary art and music, which promises to exploit interesting features of the PS5 Dualsense.

Basically it is an audiovisual and sensory experience where players can manipulate the dishes shown on the screen, using various key combinations and the controller's microphone to "move" the various ingredients (although that's probably okay even the mic of any PS5 compatible headset). The whole is characterized by a dynamic soundtrack and full support for haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers of the Dualsense.

Below is the description of Nour: Play With You Friends from the official PlayStation site:

"Nour: Play With Your Food is an experimental cooking game designed to make you hungry. With no limitations related to scores, timing and realism, Nour lets you play with food without the hassle of cleaning up."

"Explore more than 20 locations, from the chaos of the classic American diner to the Zen purity of putting one boba at a time in a glass of milk tea. Prepare delicious dishes, take the perfect photo and play with yours create as you like using different key combinations. Keep experimenting and you may even discover some delicious secrets. "

"In a world of food substitutes and precooked foods, Nour: Play With Your Food is here to remind us of the fun that food can offer, with a fun and relaxing exploration experience. A dynamic soundtrack rewards your curiosity and satisfy the synaesthete in you. Nour makes the most of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, so that you can experience different textures and sensations while making your culinary delights. "

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What’s the Difference Between PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now?

Sony’s PlayStation platform extends beyond the console itself, encompassing multiple services, including PlayStation Now (PS Now) and PlayStation Plus (PS Plus). Both of these services are optional and, because of the naming structure, it can be easy to mix them up. In reality, both are very different from each other, and there’s an easy way to quickly tell them apart.

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Though both PS Plus and PS Now are optional, it’s fair to say that PS Now is a bit more optional than its counterpart. Whereas a PS Plus subscription is necessary to access a core game feature (online multiplayer), PS Now is a separate platform that doesn’t have anything to do with playing the games you already own.

Instead, PS Now is a game streaming service sort of like Stadia, though limited to the PlayStation console. Paying subscribers are able to access a huge library of PlayStation games, including old favorites released for the PS2PS4, and stream them over the Internet. As such, PS Now enables immediate gameplay for games you don’t actually own, no downloads required.

The downside is that PS Now requires a very reliable and fast Internet connection, otherwise, you’ll run into issues with game quality (stuttering, buffering, etc.), as well as, potentially, times when you’re presented with an error warning the connection isn’t fast enough to stream at all. The service isn’t always reliable, either. I have, for example, been a subscriber for years, and though the experience has overall been great, there are times I’ve had to stop playing due to lag despite having a 200Mbps connection.

Fortunately, Sony offers a free trial period for those who’ve never previously signed up, giving all PlayStation console owners the chance to try the service out for themselves and make sure it works well with their Internet connection. If you like what you experience, the subscription is priced at $9.99/month if you pay monthly, $24.99 if you pay for three months at once, and $59.99 if you pay for an entire year upfront.

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PlayStation Plus, meanwhile, is arguably a “required” subscription even if it is technically optional. While you don’t have to pay for PS Plus, you won’t be able toa> play online multiplayer in most games — and that’s particularly problematic considering how many games require online services and revolve mostly or entirely around multiplayer experiences.

Some popular titles like Fortnite don’t require you to have a PS Plus subscription to play online, but other hits like Minecraft do. If you own a PlayStation console but primarily play games with free online multiplayer or single-player campaigns, you can get away with not signing up.

For everyone else, though, you’re going to need to pay for a PS Plus subscription to get the most use out of your console and games. Sony attempts to make this soft requirement a little more bearable by offering free games to PS Plus subscribers every month; these titles remain available to the customer as long as they remain a subscriber.

That’s not a terrible deal, depending on how often you play a variety of games versus focusing only on a few. Some months (like the upcoming January 2022 batch) have lackluster games, but other months bring surprises, including well-rated and high-quality titles. Past examples of this include games like Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Star Wars: Squadrons, Hitman 2, Final Fantasy 7, and others. Not every month is an exciting one, but when the good games do drop, they tend to make up for the subscription cost.

PS Plus is available at the same cost as PS Now: $9.99/month, but with the 3-month and 12-month upfront payment options for a discount.

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