Sony once again piled the games industry into an aging stadium in Los Angeles to announce its upcoming lineup of games. We’re watching in person, and we’ve collected all of the news for you. Let’s get right to it.
Halo developer Bungie is now good buddies with Sony, and the studio showed off its upcoming sci-fi shooter Destiny to kick off the PlayStation 4 presentation. In a new trailer, we got a look at the origins of the universe, which saw the end of planet Earth and the formation of a habitable Mercury. The video also showed some shooting action. While the game is coming to Xbox One and last-gen consoles as well, Sony has sown up exclusive content for its version.
The Destiny beta will hit PlayStation 4 on July 17. That’s before any other platform. A “first look” alpha is hitting PS4 this Thursday. You can get into it by going to Greatnessawaits.com/Destiny.
The game launches this fall.
The trailer for this PS4 sci-fi shooter’s first expansion featured a fierce firefight, where a squad of four players worked together, utilizing their individual character class skills. This included the obligatory medic class healing a downed soldier and a Tactician providing his comrades with (awesome) jet packs!
As part of its Destiny push, Sony also announced a white PS4 that will come with Bungie’s shooter. That bundle will go on sale Sept. 9.
The Order: 1886
We’ve seen this shooter a few times before, but this time Sony showed a moment that had some survival-horror elements. That includes the hero walking down a hallway, only to come across a werewolf. The player then needed to back-pedal down the hallway while the lycanthrope pursued. It was a horrifying moment for a game that had previously only looked like a cover shooter in the style of Gears of War.
The Order is due out in 2015.
Sony announced that it launched a new game today for the PlayStation 4. Entwined is a colorful flying game that has you controlling an abstract dragon. While this is a newly announced title, Sony says it is up for sale now on the PlayStation Store for $10. People at the Sony event even whipped out their phones to purchase the game immediately through the PlayStation Network app.
Infamous: First Light
Sucker Punch only recently released Infamous: Second Son for PlayStation 4, but it’s now planning on releasing an expansion called First Light. While the game is downloadable content, you don’t actually need to own Second Son. This is a standalone game, but owning Second Son will get you bonus content.
First Light is due out soon.
Sony is bringing its game-building platformer to PlayStation 4. While Sackboy is back, this time his friends join him. This includes a dog, a bird, and a … potato sack thingy. They all have their own abilities. The dog can fit into smaller passageways. The idea is to have four players all working together to solve puzzles.
The platformer is due out this Chirstmas.
Dark Souls developer From Software is back with its first game for new-gen consoles. Bloodborne is new action-adventure game that will have players taking on demons and beasts in a medieval-looking world. From Software didn’t show off any gameplay, but it did show a hero character trying to grab an artifact … only to have a giant beast crush him from behind.
It is due out in 2015.
We saw Far Cry 4 in action at Ubisoft’s press event, and now the publisher is showing off even more at Sony’s event. The game is a playground that gives players vehicles, weapons, and more to collect to help make the world theirs. A highlight of the gameplay demo was when a landslide forced the player’s truck off a cliff … to survive, he jumped out and used his wing suit to glide to safety.
Ubisoft also introduced the Guns For Hire mechanic, which enables multiple people to team up for tough missions.
On PlayStation 4, Far Cry 4 is getting a very interesting new feature: People who own the game for Sony’s system can invite their friends to join them … even if that person doesn’t own the game. That feature won’t work on Xbox One or PC.
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver is going back to the walking dead to make some more cash. The company revealed Dead Island 2 with a new cinematic trailer.
Sony announced it will have an exclusive for the game’s online beta for 30 days, which will launch later this year.
Sony announced that famous monsters from The Last of Us — the Clickers, Stalkers, and Bloaters — are coming to the to the Ultimate Evil of Edition of developer Blizzard’s action role-playing game Diablo 3 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The Ultimate Evil Edition comes with the recent expansion, Reaper of Souls.
Developer Paradox Interactive is bringing the sequel to its dungeon-crawling action-RPG to PS4 exclusively. The multiplayer game will hit the console later this year. It’s also the first time that the Nordic company, noted for its strategy games for PC, has published anything on a console.
Sony also revealed it is teaming up with Double Fine to remaster and re-release the developer’s classic adventure game about a dead detective. The game is coming to PlayStation 4 later this year.
In addition to the major games from Sony and other publishers, Sony revealed a lineup of indie games coming to PS4 that includes Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Titan Souls, Broforce, and The Talos Principle.
Let It Die
This is a new game from developer Suda 51 and Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo Online Entertainment. Sony revealed a live-action trailer with lots of killing, weapons, and general violence, so we’re not sure what this one will look like. It’s also an interesting partnership, since GungHo is making millions of dollars from its mobile business and free-to-play games. We’ll see what it does on consoles.