Yesterday, Sony aired a brand new State of Play, showcasing a range of new content for the PS4 and PSVR (with a dash of PS5) that will be coming our way in the next few months. Although there has been no mention of when we will be seeing that price point reveal for the PS5, there were a plethora of new and exciting games to keep us going, so let’s get stuck in.
Sony really kicked things off with a bang, with the hugely anticipated Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Toys For Bob went all in on this presentation, delving deep into what we can expect from the new game. Crash 4 seems to manage to stay true to its roots, even though there appears to be a tonne of new features. It still looks like a Crash Bandicoot game, despite the unlockable skins, that we were assured need no in-game purchases to acquire and are all achieved through playing the game.
The VR games showcased gave us an opportunity to become immersed in two big franchises, Hitman and Star Wars. Although the idea of virtual reality lightsabers sounds like an extremely fun premise, the lightsaber action looked more on A New Hope level than Revenge of the Sith. Despite this, Vader Immortal still looks like it could be a lot of fun.
As well as this we had a line up of sequels, remasters and expansions to beloved games, all coming to the PS4. Braid, the beautiful puzzle platformer will be remastered for the PS4 and PS5 in 2021, with updated graphics that really enhance the painterly feel of the game. Spelunky’s much-anticipated sequel will be released on the PS4 on September 15th 2020, with a brand new online multiplayer feature. Control will also be getting its second expansion called Awe in that will be available later this month on the 27th!
In addition to existing IP’s getting new content, there was plenty of fresh new games for us to feast our eyes on, like Hood: Outlaws and Legends a reimagining of the Robin Hood tale is shooting to the PS4 and 5 in 2021 and looks extremely intriguing. But perhaps the most compelling game of the showcase was from Giant Squid, creators ofABZÛ, who have already made one of the most gorgeous and relaxing games out there and it looks like they are going to do it again with The Pathless coming to PS4 and 5 later this year.
To end the show we were finally treated to an in-depth look at upcoming action role-playing game, Godfall, which had a great emphasis on the game being a looter/slasher game, that balances gear and player skill.
But perhaps the cherry on top of this entire State of Play was the eagerly awaited look at Bugsnax, and it can safely be said that it is still a mystery as to what this game really is, the trailer definitely had tonal issues, that only lead to more intrigue.
That’s a wrap on Sony’s latest State of Play showcase, it was great to get into the details of games like Crash Bandicoot 4 and Godfall and it sure has kept the hype going for the PS5 launch later this year!