You’d be a fool to disagree that Sony has taken the world by storm with their very popular PlayStation 4 console, but a console alone won’t do. A console is only as good as the games available on the system and that’s where Sony comes through in flying colours. The first-party offering, combined with very strong third-party support, is making it a powerhouse and if the latest show is anything to go by it’s not going to stop anytime soon.
Before the event kicked off we were introduced to several Indie and PlayStation VR titles, some new some old, but there were more than enough surprises before the show kicked off. Let’s take a look at some of the big hitters. Like Sony, we’re not going to put a description in for each title – we’re just going to play video after video for you to watch:
Guacamelee! 2 (2018)
What more needs to be said about this amazing action game that made a name for itself by introducing a wrestler and a… chicken to the world. Oh, the chicken comes with improved powers, 4-player co-op and is now one Indie game you should definitely keep an eye on.
The Hong Kong Massacre (2018)
The Gardens Between (2018)
Loco Roco 2 (PS4, 9 December)
The sequel to the PSP classic is now officially heading to the PS4. Well, we always knew that, but we were never quite sure when that would be. We now know that it’ll be 9 December and will display in 4K. Those colours are going to look very pretty on a 4K telly.
The Sims 4 (November 2017)
Tennis World Tour (2018)
Can you believe it? A tennis game on the PS4? Finally! The good news for fans is that it comes with a career mode, licensed players and has several members of the Top Spin 4 crew working on the game. If you’re after a more realistic Tennis game then this is for you.
Bow to Blood (PSVR)
Ultrawings (PSVR, 2018)
Sprint Vector (PSVR, TBC)
Moss (PSVR, Early 2018)
This cute little rodent received another video showing off the beautiful world you’ll get to experience in PSVR. What we do know now is that players will control him using the Dualshock controller buttons and analogue sticks, while puzzles will be solved using motion controls on the Dualshock 4.
Star Child (PSVR, 2018)
Resident Evil VII Biohazard – Not a Hero DLC (PSVR, 12 December)
Dead Hungry (PSVR, 31 October)
Stifled (PSVR, 31 October)
League of War VR Arena (PSVR, 7 November)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis (PSVR, 13 December)
Oure (Available right now)
If there was one Indie title that came out of nowhere and stole our hearts it was this specific game. It’s got a boy that turns into a dragon that floats above the clouds solving issues. It reminded us very much of a game like Journey or ABZU. If that’s your jam you’ll love this.
Spelunky 2 (TBC)
We can hear some players dancing with joy right now. The sequel has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately there is no date attached to it though we think you should put it down as a 2018 release.
After all that goodness it was time for the PlayStation crew to move up five gears and really get us all excited for what is to come in 2018 and beyond.
Ghost of Tsushima (TBC)
Before any title appeared most of the SA Gamer team lost their mind thinking that it was Onimusha, but instead we got something that can perhaps even top that, a visit to 1274 Tsushima Japan when the Mongol army invaded Japan. Though we know little at this time we do know that it’ll be an open-world action-stealth-adventure game where you get to play as a Samurai. Now, we really can’t think of anything more exciting than that… and it’s Sucker Punch. Get excited!
Below you can watch the first interview with the developers Creative Director Nate Fox and Creative/Art Director Jason Connell:
Concrete Genie (2018)
Follow a bullied teenager, Ash, who escapes his daily troubles by painting pieces of art on landscapes in his hometown of Denska. His art comes to life and, well, just watch the below video. It’s stunning and typical artistic first-party Sony games we expect to see. It’s beautiful.
Part of the Playlink collection of games, Erica is going to take gamers and their friends on another unique experience. This time you’ll all work together to help her from what looks like a troublesome time in her life. It seems the game will also play as a live-action game, so expect a cinematic flair to it all.
Blood & Truth (PS VR, TBC)
Far Cry 5 – Co-op (27 February)
Destiny 2 – Curse of Osiris (5 December)
Monster Hunter World (26 January)
Yes, we know you Monster Hunters required a fresh trailer just to help the days pass that bit quicker, but what would you say if we told you that even Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn) will be joining the monster slaying in a cross-over appearance? We thought as much. Click play.
Call of Duty WWII (3 November)
It’s launching this Friday, so what could possibly be announced you don’t know of yet? Well, how about the fact that the first DLC pack, named Resistance, will head to the PS4 first on 24 January? You see, you don’t know everything yet. Anyway, the below video has some new footage, so go check it out.
Onrush (Winter 2018)
Talk about a surprise announcement. Codemasters came out of the blue and showed off (surprise, surprise) a new racing game. It looks like their own take on the Motorstorm formula with some added crazy. It’s expected Summer next year (our Winter).
Are your Spidey senses tingling? If not it should, because we have yet another amazing trailer that’ll have you ready to save New York from all the scum on earth they can throw at you. This trailer, in particular, focuses more on Peter Parker himself… and just how pretty it’s going to look on a PS4 Pro and 4K TV.
Detroit Become Human (2018)
Back on the PS3 we saw that amazing tech demo trailer named ‘Kara’, and now we finally have the game launching in 2018. This here is a brand new scene where you’ll have to decide how to deal with a domestic violence scenario between a filthy dad and his unfortunate daughter. Get ready for
Quantic Dream a game to yet again pull on your own heart-strings.
God of War (early 2018)
Sounds to us like another March release, but Kratos is unquestionably going to be as badass as he’s ever been. He might be one kind of a monster slayer, but there are some seriously scary things coming his way in this teaser trailer.
Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds (7 November)
Shadow of the Colossus (6 February 2018)
The Last of Us Part 2 (TBC)
This was the big finale. Everyone was waiting for this trailer to finally release and it’s something special indeed. The less we say about this specific trailer the better. Just sit back and watch what is on offer… and then the waiting starts.
The Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, took some time to tell you more about the game in a short interview. We recommend watching it if you’re a The Last of Us fan.
There you have it. If you don’t have much time and just quickly want to go through a highlight reel be sure to catch the official one below: