Today, Sony held their first-ever “PlayStation State of Play” event to talk about the upcoming PlayStation games; and more importantly, PlayStation VR games. Here’s everything Sony announced for the upcoming year.
PlayStation VR: The Year of VR
The State of Play event started off strong, with the announcement of Iron Man VR. From Seattle-based studio, Camoulaj, this new adventure comes out this Fall. VR and Marvel fans alike will be able to fly around as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, Tony Stark. While we didn’t get a lot of information surrounding the game, from the trailer it looks like the game will be played entirely in the first person,with the help of Friday, Tony’s virtual assistant.
Iron Man wasn’t the only big VR announcement. Hello Games’ very popular, No Man’s Sky Beyond gets a massive free update, featuring a VR mode which Hello Games has announced it will be the entire game brought into VR and not a separate mode. The update will be available sometime this summer.
We got a new look at the multiplayer dungeoneer, Ready Set Heroes by Robot Entertainment, where you compete against other teams to escape a dungeon first, coming sometime in 2019. We also got a new trailer and release date for Blood and Truth, the VR experience where you play as Special Forces soldier Ryan Marks, on a mission to save his family from a crime boss in the underworld of London. Blood and Truth will be available on May 28th this year.
PlayStation didn’t hold back with their VR releases this year, announcing Observation, a new sci-fi thriller, where the player controls the space stations AI named S.A.M. to find out what happened to Dr. Emma Fisher and her crew. It will be available May 21st from Devolver Digital.
It’s back. The popular horror game that gave us nightmares years ago is finally back like never before. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted VR lets you experience levels from the original games along with new nightmares in full VR fashion.
We got a full story trailer for Concrete Genie, that followed a young boy as he traversed through a dying city, using his ability to draw creatures to save and protect him. It’s coming this Fall for PlayStation and PSVR.
Several smaller VR games were also announced during the State of Play:
Falcon Age- April 9th
Table of Tales- April 16th
Jupiter & Mars- April 22nd
Trover Saves the Universe- May 31st
Everybody’s Golf VR- May 21st
Mini-Mech Mayhem- June 18th
Vacation Simulator- June 18th
PlayStation 4 Games
While the State of Play focused heavily on VR, Sony provided a few new looks into games we’re eagerly waiting to come out. New gameplay for Days Gone along with a new story trailer was shared, though it’s not surprising that we only got another look at this game as it comes out next month.
Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Jax were confirmed in the very cool Mortal Kombat 11 trailer; showing the characters beating their own future and past selves up with all the gorey goodness. It comes out April 23rd.
Lastly, we got a look at Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled, the remastered kart racing game that comes out June 21st. The game will include exclusive content consisting of, PS1-style character skins for Crash, Coco, and Cortex, along with a retro track and karts.
In summary, the State of Play was short and sweet as PlayStation went heavy on the VR and held back on other titles such as TLOU2 and Death Stranding–most likely saving those for a bigger stage. If you’re a fan of VR, there’s a lot to look forward to this year; though if you don’t own a PSVR, then you might have felt a little disappointed in the lack of content.
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