Interested in a cheaper VR experience and have a PlayStation 4 already, or hoping for PC drivers? Sony has announced today that the PlayStation 4’s PlayStation 4 will release this year in October for the price of $399 in the US.
Some new information hit about it as well confirming a cinematic mode with 3 levels of zoom to play all of your previous PlayStation 4 games on it as well. Cinematic mode is like sitting in a virtual movie theater. As someone that’s played on the Oculus Rift DK2 before, it’s cool but not the reason to buy one. 250 games in development as well.
Another surprise is some sort of Star Wars Battlefront VR experience will be had. No details as of yet. Probably just a single mode to look around in. Even better, Rez is also launching the same day.
Happy New Year!
It’s time to start planning what games you’re going to invest in this year. I’ve compiled a list of all the games I’m personally looking forward to. There’s going to be some games missing that you may be excited about, but hey, this is my blog!
I won’t include any VR-only games or games that are on the fence with a 2016 release date. The reason I’m not including VR games isn’t because I’m not excited about any of that (I’ve already owned a DK2 unit and I’m a strong believer in our current technology with VR), but it’s because I just don’t want to. If I did, 100 Foot Robot Golf would be at the top of my list.
No Man’s Sky (PC/PS4) (Trailer)
No Man’s Sky is a giant space exploration game from the studio behind of Joe Danger. This project is the complete opposite of what Joe Danger is, so it’s going to be interesting if they can pull it off. The key feature I like about this game is being able to find a planet that’s never been discovered, scan all of it’s details including plant and monster life, but also name it whatever you want. I plan on visiting Butt Planet as much as I can.
Everything going on is here on the PlayStation Blog. Announced goodies so far:
- Fan-favorite PS2 games releasing on PlayStation 4 today.
- Possibility of Final Fantasy VII (not the remake) release today. edit: Confirmed!
- Yakuza 0 is coming to NA.
- Yakuza 5 is being released December 8, 2015 on PS3.
- Ni No Kuni II officially announced and exclusive to PS4.
- Rez ∞ coming to PS4 and it’s in VR.
- Ace Combat 7 announced and coming to PS VR.
- Destiny Racing coming December 8, 2015 for three weeks.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake will have combat like Final Fantasy XV, which is awesome.
- No Crash Bandicoot, but a shirt was worn. I’m certain this will be at E3 next year.
- 100ft Robot Golf is announced for PS VR and it looks fantastic.
- Day of the Tentacle HD Remaster is coming 2016 and also….
- Full Throttle HD Remaster is announced!!
- Street Fighter V new character announced: F.A.N.G..
- Battleborn has an open beta next year.
- 6 Adult Swim games coming to PS4. They make some of the quality indie stuff.
- The King of Fighters XIV is coming to PC and PS4 exclusively.
- The Last Blade 2 is coming to PS4/Vita.
- Nioh is a PlayStation 4 exclusive that looks awesome. Gory hack and slash ninja game. My childhood is reborn!
- Hitman GO is coming to PS4.
- Brut@l is an ASCII roguelike game that looks hilariously good.
- Ratchet & Clank demo is played. I remember playing this on the PS2.
- Paragon, Epic Games, is putting a 3rd person MOBA out. Not console exclusive. Hopefully cross-platform with PC/PS4 though.
- A ton of indie games. Not many of them looked bad. Some did.
Instead of hosting a series of pages dedicated to every announcement during this E3, I’ve decided to just create a single post and edit it as news rolls out with links to various sources instead of how I’ve done things in the past. I’m also going to be sorting these according to platform or news from specific conferences.
I’m an active member of NeoGAF, which according to the internet, is a cesspool of angry nerds. One of the threads that was started was in support of a guy streaming The Playroom from his PlayStation 4 on Twitch.tv. The Playroom is a free game for those who bought the camera system with a robot and his minigames. A PlayStation gamer known as SpartanM decided to use this service to show off his modded DualShock 4 controller to include the analog sticks from the DualShock 3. The stream took off and he managed to create a live call-in talk show called The Spartan Show. It went so well that Adam Boyes from Sony called in to congratulate SpartanM and his wife on being creative with the broadcast. Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s president of Worldwide Studios, even tweeted that he was watching. It was a really interesting experience.