Sony Updates from Paris Games Week
Shortly past midnight Sony Computer Entertainment held a press conference at Paris Games Week, dropping major announcements ranging from anticipated release dates to exciting new announcements. You can watch the entire 2-hour broadcast on YouTube right now, or save it for later and breeze through our full summaries.
(You’ll want to look through the broadcast as it contains uncut gameplay footage.)
Here we’ll be taking a look at news for previously announced games. For new games, detour to this post instead.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III kicked things off by confirming that PlayStation gets a headstart on DLC content and that a limited edition PS4 bundle is available for pre-order. Their segment ended with a trailer for “The Giant” zombies map, a Day 1 DLC which falls under the game’ season pass.
Release date 7 November 2015.
Star Wars: Battlefront showed off a new trailer and, slick editing aside, had a few new faces. Here are your clues: a sister, a sarlacc pit, a smuggler, and copious Sith lightning. Hey, I never said the clues would be hard.
Release date 19 November 2015.
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is the game’s first expansion and, other than a trailer (timestamp for the broadcast), we haven’t learned anything new. Not like we need to know more anyway, as they’ve announced that The Old Hunters will contain new bosses, areas, weapons and more. Besides, who can say no to more helpings of lovely monster design?
Release date 24 November 2015
Battleborn is a 5v5 sci-fi team shooter by Gearbox Software that takes a couple of branches from the MOBA tree. The art direction and trailer looks really good (plus points for their brand of humor) but, unfortunately, it’s going to face stiff competition from Blizzard’s Overwatch. PS4 owners get an exclusive early access to the open beta in early 2016, though you can RSVP for a closed technical test happening this weekend.
Release date 9 February 2016
Street Fighter V is joined by yet another famous World Warrior: Dhalsim! You’ll want to watch the trailer to check out those sweet moves in action, and then immediately head over to the Capcom blog to read up more on his abilities. Furthermore, an additional six characters will be added in the first year of launch, all of whom are obtainable via in-game currency.
Release date 16 February 2016.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is coming; it is known. However, today they revealed something completely new and that’s multiplayer gameplay. They’re maximizing chaos with grappling hooks, AI Sidekicks, and Mysticals, which seem very much like supernaturally-charged killstreaks. A beta will run from 4–13 December and those who purchased The Nathan Drake Collection get exclusive access.
Release date 18 March 2016
No Man’s Sky. Yes, believe it or not we have a release date. Hopefully there are no further delays because do you know how many planets out there need to be claimed? Many! In the meantime, see a few things with the new trailer.
Release date June 2016
Gravity Rush 2 is shaping up to be a stellar title if this new gameplay trailer is anything to go by. The movement system alone looks great (getting used to it should be fun), and the combination of destructible environments and “epic boss fights” puts this game high up on the watch list.
Release date 02 October 2016
Ratchet & Clank unveiled a disappointing movie trailer last week (please let it just be misrepresentative editing) but here to cleanse our palette is a new game trailer bearing all the hallmarks of the series. Phew. Can’t wait to collect all those nuts and bolts again.
Release date 2016
Horizon Zero Dawn is that new game from the makers of Killzone, the one with machine animals. Remember now? This time around we’re getting a gameplay walkthrough showing off some of the weapons and tactics that are available to the player. The whole thing feels like a western take on Monster Hunter and that, ladies and gentlemen, is awesome.
Release date 2016
RIGS Mechanized Combat League has a new trailer that’s kind of pointless so here’s a time-stamped link for the broadcast featuring snippets of gameplay. You’ll also get to laugh at the fake VR reaction scenes as a bonus. The game itself seems really cool though I’m not so sure about the eSports approach.
Available during PS VR launch
Battlezone by Rebellion will release first on PlayStation VR, so score another point for Sony. Here’s a trailer for the tank shooter, which apparently is a homage to a similarly named 1980 Atari game.
Available during PS VR launch
WiLD is an open-world survival… no wait, come back! Rather than zombies and guns, you play a shaman that has the ability to commune with nature. By commune we mean summoning and even controlling animals, with the ability to spiritually jump from one to the next. Please watch the gameplay footage and keep in mind that it’s still an early build. Not convinced yet? Bear mount.
Release date TBC