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Street Fighter 6 punches up PLAY's latest cover

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PLAY #17 is out now! The future of gaming is looking good, but it’s also looking a little familiar. That’s no bad thing, though, as feeling comfortable can be great, especially when things grow the right way. Cover game Street Fighter 6 fits that nicely. It respects the series’ legacy, while evolving in all the right ways to be a surefire victory.

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Street Fighter 6

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We’ve spent plenty of time playing Street Fighter 6, and chatting to Capcom’s developers. The game’s a smart mix of great core action and innovative features that make things approachable, from easier inputs to commentary from real fighting game commentators to give you a push in the right direction.

Sonic Frontiers

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While Sonic is also returning, making us feel like we’re in a rather old school era, the blue blur’s latest, Sonic Frontiers, feels like a much bigger departure. Well, until it isn’t. The open world formula is new ground for the hedgehog that suits his top speed, but it’s also been revealed that the big world plays host to smaller, more traditional 3D stages. We’ve had time to play around with both halves, and think it could be shaping up to be more than the sum of its parts (despite the internet backlash).

The future of Resident Evil

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It doesn’t stop there. Old favourites just won’t let go at the moment. Resident Evil stays strong with both a full remake of Resident Evil 4 and a new story chapter for Village; Final Fantasy VII continues to expand with Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the middle child of the Remake trilogy, and a remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII; and both Persona 3 and Persona 4 are jumping off handhelds and onto the big screen again.

Which PS Plus tier is right for you?

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If that’s not enough, PS Plus has unlocked older formats such as PS1 across both PS5 and PS4, and we’ve got the verdict on what tier you should consider subscribing to. We’ve waded through it all to analyse what’s on offer, including the most important thing of all: what games are available. From how the retro emulators fare to the selection, we dissect it all.

They’re oldies but goodies, and we can’t help but be excited. However, that doesn’t mean zilch for the brand new. Team Ninja’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty marks an exciting new step for the developer, as well as the promising Rollerdrome. Can there be too many games to look forward to? No way!

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Oscar Taylor-Kent
Oscar Taylor-Kent

PLAY editor Oscar Taylor-Kent first joined Official PlayStation Magazine in 2018, and was involved with the long-standing mag’s rebrand into PLAY before becoming editor. Despite being a PlayStation expert (and noted PS Vita apologist), he’s got fingers on many buttons, having also written for GamesRadar, SFX, PC Gamer, Kotaku, Waypoint, Official Xbox Magazine, GamesMaster, PCGamesN, and Xbox to name but a few.


When not knee deep in character action games, JRPGs, and visual novels, he’s often found reading books, manga, or binging anime. His current favourite games include Devil May Cry, Persona, Ace Attorney, and Hakuoki.

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