This new game from the developer of the acclaimed Journey will have players exploring the deep ocean and underground caverns. It features ethereal visuals, ambient music, and a general sense of zen. That makes sense, as Journey was known for the same things.
No Man’s Sky
Sony showed off an indie game with a scope that’s larger than almost any triple-A game. It is an open-world space-exploration game that procedurally generates endless worlds. Every player who starts the game will start on a different planet, and developer Hello Games says that will ensure every player will have a different experience. The game is coming to multiple platforms, but Sony is ensuring the developer has what it needs to launch on PS4.
No Man’s Sky does not have a release date.
Sony won’t just have traditional games at its booth this year. It revealed it will have four demos for its virtual-reality headset, Project Morpheus. The head-mounted display works in coordination with the PlayStation camera peripheral on the PS4.
Sony also revealed that it will bring a slate of new free-to-play games to its PS4 system. Games like Planetside 2, Loadout, and more will hit the console later this year. These will feature in-app purchases as a way to subsidize the free downloads.
Sony’s game-streaming service will launch as an open beta in the United States on PS4 starting July 31. It will start on PlayStation 3 and Vita soon after that. Sony also intends to launch PlayStation Now on select Sony TV sets. If you can get it, you just need a DualShock 3 to start subscribing.
The system will launch with over 100 games from Sony as well as its third-party partners. Those releases include Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus, Ultra Street Fighter IV, and more.
Sony hasn’t settled on a price yes, but it says it will experiment.
This is the North American and European version of Vita TV, which launched in Japan last year. It will go on sale soon for $100, but the company will also sell a version that comes with Dual Shock 3, an 8 GB memory card for $140, and a voucher for The Lego Movie.
Mortal Kombat X
Developer NetherRealms announced its new fighter last week, but Sony got to show off the first gameplay of Mortal Kombat X in action. It was super violent and bloody, and I’m not sure if I should’ve eaten that chicken and waffles before seeing all of that.
Microsoft isn’t the only the game company that will have an original show on its console. Sony is adapting Brian Michael Bendis’s Powers comic book into an original show exclusively for PlayStation devices. It’s going into production soon, and we’ll see it starting in December.
PlayStation Plus subscribers will get to watch the series for free.
Ratchet & Clank: The Movie
Insomniac Games’ platform-action series is getting its own movie. To help market the film, Sony is also remastering the original Ratchet & Clank game for PS4 with upgraded visuals.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Sony also debuted a new trailer for Konami’s tactical-espionage game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It showed Snake doing some crazy stuff like rubbing blood on his face or something. I don’t even understand anymore. I saw some lens flare and someone getting drowned and an assassin in a thong.
Developer Rockstar Games is finally liberating its massive open-world crime game GTA V from the clutches of last-gen systems. Sony announced the game is coming to PS4 this fall (as well as the Xbox One and the PC).
Sony also revealed that PS3 owners can transfer their GTA Online file from the last-gen system to PS4.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Sony also got to show off a new gameplay demo of the Dark Knight’s latest outing. We got to see the Batmobile in action as well as a wrestling-style promo from Scarecrow, who is Arkham Knight’s main villain.
Sony closed out the show with its ace card: the next game in the beloved Uncharted series from Naughty Dog. A new trailer revealed a new-gen Nathan Drake. He looked scruffy and handsome and roguish, but the publisher didn’t provide a release date. All we know is that the PS4 is getting some Uncharted, and it should look pretty good.
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