Will A Plague Tale Requiem build on Innocence’s PS Plus success?

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

A Plague Tale Requiem has a new trailer, which — after the success of A Plague Tale Innocence on PlayStation Plus — should give it the momentum it needs to recapture that medieval magic. The adventure game is coming to PS5.

In a new gameplay trailer, it looks like A Plague Tale Requiem is successfully building off of the PS Plus-hit A Plague Tale Innocence. The medieval adventure is releasing on October 18th, 2022 for PS5 only.

A Plague Tale RequiemA Plague Tale Requiem looks fantastic, and the PS Plus release of Innocence should give it some momentum

A Plague Tale series tried to fully realise the possibilities of a medieval game

With the release date already announced and a bit of gameplay already shown, publisher Focus Enteratainment and developer Asobo Studio have unleashed a new gameplay overview trailer. Graphically, it looks absolutely stunning. One section uses the next-gen power of the PS5 to great effect with detailed towns at long draw distances and some insane particle effects for flowers in a summer fair. The story picks up four months from where Innocence left off, but we will leave that for you to discover in the trailer.

The most interesting aspect for many will be how this sequel fairs after its inclusion in PlayStation Plus games for July 2021 to celebrate a PS5 port. In our poll on the best PS Plus monthly games lineup of the year July didn't really get a look in, though people were satisfied with it that month from the looks of our most anticipated games poll.
After the game's availability through PS Plus, we noticed via gameplay charts and some of our historical player data that A Plague Tale Innocence had become incredibly popular. It debuted as the 14th most popular game of July 2021's second week and maintained steady numbers for a month and a half. Those who played with A Plague Tale Innocence trophies in mind wouldn't have stuck around too long given that the game was fairly short. It didn't quite make it onto our best PS4 games list, though!

Anyway, with Innocence banking off the popularity of PS Plus, we are deeply curious to see what effect it will have on Requiem's performance when it releases. Will people grab it straight away? Do people expect the title to appear as one of the many PS Plus Extra games in the near future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 games like LEGO Horizon Adventures, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, Kingdom Come Deliverance II, Concord, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of PlayStation gaming. He also covers PS Plus news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, God of War, and The Last of Us — before an evening swim.
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