The Future of Gaming is here!
The previously delayed PS5 reveal event has finally arrived with over an hours worth of details, mainly involving some of the titles heading to the console. Check out the full live-stream below (The actual content starts exactly an hour into the video), however, we have also linked al the big announcement trailers below too:
While a lot of the titles shown were newer IPs or smaller titles, there were a few big announcements in the stream that fans will be excited to see. GTA 5 was announced as a PS5 launch title, proving that the franchises’ fifth instalment isn’t ready to die just yet.
A spin-off Spider-Man game starring the character of Miles Morales was announced, following on from the ending of Spider-Man PS4. The game is set for a Holiday 2020 release, watch the announcement trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales here:
Ratchet & Clank are also back in their first return since the early days of the PS4, this time in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Hitman 3, the last in the trilogy of recent Hitman games, will also be released on the PS5 (but not exclusively). “Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career in HITMAN 3, the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Available in January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC.”
The precursor to the Dark Souls series, Demon’s Souls, is receiving a full-blown remake for the next generation, which will delight fans who have been clamouring for the game to be released on current-gen consoles. “From JAPAN Studio and Bluepoint Games comes a remake of the PlayStation classic, Demon’s Souls. This remake invites players to experience the original brutal challenge, completely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced with a new “Fractured Mode.” In addition to beautiful shadow effects and ray tracing, players can choose between two graphics modes while playing: one focused on fidelity, and one focused on frame rate.”
My personal favourite reveal of the night was for Resident Evil VIII, otherwise known as Resident Evil 8: Village. The ‘Village’ title has been rumoured for a while, and the trailer for the next mainline entry into the franchise did not disappoint. Chris Redfield is back, playing a much more pivotal role than the one he had in Resident Evil 7 or the recent remakes. Though the main character is seemingly Ethan Winters, who was also the protagonist of Resident Evil 7 and was saved by Chris Redfield and his team at the end of the game. Check out this interesting announcement trailer for Resident Evil 8 here:
The final big announcement was for Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, one of the PS4 more popular titles. “Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy’s story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she’ll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats.”
The full hardware reveal also came at the end of the stream, although no price tag has yet been announced. We have finally got our first look at the PS5, after much speculation. There will be a digital-only version of the console that will not include a disc drive, it is unknown how this will affect the reported backwards compatibility of the PS5.
“At launch, we will offer two options: a PlayStation®5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition without a disc drive. The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation.”
Watch out for more details on the release date and price tag as we get closer to the year’s end.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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