Disclaimer: I won’t be mentioning Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Fortnite, Deathloop or Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition as we either know about them already or there wasn’t really much information about them.
Xbox were outdone in the latest PlayStation reveal stream event on 16 September, where Sony brought out the big guns.
After Xbox’s latest controversy with their console price and smaller compact version leaking online, many wondered what Sony’s next move would be, given that there were very few leaks or rumours – and Sony did not disappoint.
Starting off strong, Sony showed off Final Fantasy 16, complete with some new emo boy protagonists, war Chocobos and absolutely stunning graphics and gameplay. The game seems to be a more fantasy-themed setting, so unfortunately there probably won’t be fun car rides across the country, but instead some really impressive-looking armour. The trailer also featured a number of ‘summons’ from past games, and it looks like we might have to fight them. What’s even more interesting is that Final Fantasy 16 is going to be a PlayStation exclusive, with a PC release also pending. @FF_XIV_EN on Twitter also promised we would hear more in 2021. 8/10, could have more Chocobos.
Next up we saw a short in-game cutscene and gameplay from Spiderman: Miles Morales, and I can’t say I’m not looking forward to this bad boy either. I was initially worried that bringing Miles into the game would feel similar to putting the new suits on Peter Parker in the original game (comic book Spidey anyone? Just me?) but Insomniac didn’t hesitate to prove me wrong. Everything about Miles and his combat/swinging style felt different, unique to him. The venom shock looks insane and the combat encapsulates everything I loved from the first game. 8/10, wish they showed more of the story.
Capcom got their spooky on just in time for Halloween with Resident Evil 8: Village and boy, I hated that. I’m not a huge fan of the Resident Evil franchise, but this game could have a huge appeal to horror fans and fans of the franchise in general. I would give this reveal a 7/10 for how cool and creepy the atmosphere was.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. Nope. Nope. No no no, thank you but NOPE. Very creepy. 6/10.
Demon’s Souls looks incredible. Kind of hard, given that it’s basically the original Dark Souls, but my God, the graphics in this. Although I am a bit confused – some of the monsters in this trailer were very very big, and you only have a very small sword. Can’t wait to watch someone else do a playthrough of this so I don’t have to do it myself. 7/10
Finally, the PlayStation Plus Collection. When you buy the PS5 with PS+, you’ll get access to some of Sony’s biggest titles available to download on the new hardware. These titles include God of War, Persona 5, InFamous Second Son, The Last of Us Remastered, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Fallout 4, Until Dawn, Days Gone, Detroit: Become Human, Fallout 4 and a few others. This seems like a great deal, especially for anyone worried about selling their PS4 and not being able to play games in their collection. It is unclear if any of these games will have any graphics updates while running on the new hardware, but even so, it’s a great deal. 9/10.
Last but not least, we got the price of both the digital and disk versions of the console alongside the release date. £360 for the digital, and £450 for the normal version. Incredibly reasonable. Both consoles will be released in the UK on 19 November Which is really soon! I guess that’s where all of our student finance is going then. 10/10, I think we were all expecting it to cost much more.
But wait, there’s more. We got one final game teaser. For… drum roll please. God of War 2, coming next year! I’m so excited I cried, and if you haven’t played God of War, why not? At least with the PS+ collection you’ll be able to grab it! 100000/10, so hyped.
Last modified: 14th October 2020