The PS5 Future of Gaming event came and went. We gathered all of the trailers, from Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and Demon's Souls to Resident Evil 8 and Hitman 3.
Here's everything announced at the PS5 Future of Gaming event:
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PS5 Hardware Reveal Trailer
The PS5 is finally here in the flesh. It looks like an alien artifact. I'm with it. There's a regular and disc-less version of the PS5. Accessories shown off are a charging station, an HD camera, a media remote and the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. It's slimmer and sleeker than the Xbox Series X, but that might have a negative impact on performance.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2: Forbidden West
Horizon Zero Dawn 2: Forbidden West is officially confirmed. Looks incredibly beautiful and as badass as ever. The description reads:
"Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy’s story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she’ll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats. Coming to PlayStation 5."
Pragmata is another wild-looking sci-fi fantasy game that's arriving 2022. It's being developed by Capcom, which is exciting. It's unclear what this game is actually about, and the description doesn't say much.
Resident Evil 8 Village
Resident Evil 8 Village is here and you're back in the shoes of Ethan from Resident Evil 7, and Chris Redfield is making a return as possibly the villain. I'm a little disappointed that we're not actually playing Chris and that he's instead a villain, but I'm excited about the game regardless. The description for the game is scant, so tune in for more information. But, there are freaking werewolves, which is wild.
We finally got a gameplay trailer for Arkane Studios's first-person shooter called Deathloop. Some goofy-looking, but badass sci-fi gameplay was unveiled. The description reads:
"DEATHLOOP is an innovative first person shooter launching for PlayStation 5 and PC from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored franchise. Launching Holiday 2020! The island of Blackreef. For most of its inhabitants, it’s a paradise. But for Colt, it’s an inescapable prison. Thanks to a mysterious timeloop, he’s reliving the same day, over and over, trying to find a way to break the endless cycle he’s trapped in. As Colt, you’ll have to take out eight targets – including your arch-nemesis Julianna Blake – if you ever want to escape. But remember: It’s a timeloop, so if at first you don’t succeed… die, die again."
The Demon's Souls remake has been finally confirmed by Bluepoint Games. I'm incredibly excited to get my ass kicked in this interpretation of FromSoftware's first Souls-like game. The description reads:
"From JAPAN Studio and Bluepoint Games comes a remake of the PlayStation classic, Demon's Souls. This remake invites players to experience the original brutal challenge, completely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced with a new 'Fractured Mode.' In addition to beautiful shadow effects and ray tracing, players can choose between two graphics modes while playing: one focused on fidelity, and one focused on frame rate. Coming to PlayStation 5."
From the creators of Octodad, Bugsnax seems to be a third-person adventure game. I'm watched strawberries with googly eyes get eaten by some sort of animal that then had its arms transformed into strawberries. It seems like a total meme, which is not a surprise. Arriving Holiday 2020.
NBA 2K21 teaser. That is all. Fall 2020.
Little Devil Inside
Little Devil Inside is a super goofy-looking action adventure game that seems to be parodying a lot of popular action-adventure games like Bloodborne and Monster Hunter. The description reads:
"Little Devil Inside is an action-adventure RPG with survival elements set in an atmospheric, semi-open world. The trailer reveals new scenes, monsters and glimpses of gameplay in various environments."
Astro's Playroom has been announced. The description reads:
"Astro and his crew lead you on a magical introduction through PS5 in this fun platformer that comes pre-loaded on PS5. Explore four worlds, each based on PS5’s console components. Each area showcases innovative gameplay that taps into the new features of the PS5's DualSense wireless controller. Astro's Playroom is coming to PlayStation 5."
Hitman 3 is coming to the PS5 in January 2021. This is meant to the conclusion of the World of Assassination trilogy. We got some gameplay footage, showing off Agent 47 scaling a high-rise. The description reads:
"Hitman III is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Agent 47 is back as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Death Awaits. Hitman III is available January 2021 for PS5 and PS4."
A third-person action game from the creators of Hyper Light Drifter called Solar Ash is arriving 2021. The description reads:
"Journey through a surreal, vivid and highly stylized world filled with mystery, wild high-speed traversal, endearing characters, and massive enemy encounters. The Void beckons…"
Godfall made an appearance. The animations look smooth as ever. It's launching Holiday 2020. The description for this trailer reads:
"Take your first look at PlayStation 5 gameplay of Godfall and the world of Aperion—a world on the precipice of ruin. You are the last of the Valorian knights, god-like warriors able to equip Valorplates, legendary armor sets that transform wielders into unstoppable masters of melee combat. Tear through foes as you climb through each of the elemental realms and challenge the mad god, Macros who awaits you at the top. Ascend in Godfall, the first-of-its-kind, looter-slasher, melee action-RPG. Learn more at Godfall.com. Godfall arrives on PlayStation 5 and the Epic Games Store in holiday 2020."
Jett: The Far Shore
Jett: The Far Shore is a game from Superbrothers about space exploration. It's launching sometime in 2020. The description reads:
"JETT: The Far Shore invites you on an interstellar trip to carve out a future for a people haunted by oblivion in this cinematic action adventure coming Holiday 2020 on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4."
Tango Gameworks is showed off gameplay for GhostWire: Tokyo. It's a first-person action adventure game about kicking ghost ass. It does not seem very scary, but rather goofy. It's slated to launch 2021. The description reads:
"Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces after 99% of the city's population vanished. Use a powerful arsenal of spectral abilities to fight the paranormal threat and unravel the mystery behind the mass disappearance. FACE THE UNKNOWN, discover the truth and save the city when GhostWire: Tokyo arrives in 2021, exclusively on PlayStation 5."
Oddworld Inhabitants is back with another game called Oddworld: Soulstorm, which is third-person action platformer. It was teased in May. The description reads:
"Witness Abe's horrifying conflict with a terrifying new machination in this fresh narrative adventure. Oddworld Soulstorm represents a big visual and cinematic leap aiming that breaks new ground for Oddworld. With intelligent new mechanics and twisted new devices which enable highly explosive deviousness. This is a dark parable that tells an epic tale of a volatile society pushed to its limits."
Goodbye Volcano High
A trailer for what looks to be a fantasy, slice of life game called Goodbye Volcano High was unveiled. It launches sometime in 2021. The description reads:
"Goodbye Volcano High is a cinematic narrative adventure about the end of an era… and the beginning of a love story. Coming 2021 to PS5 & PS4."
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Ember Lab is making an adorable-looking game with Pixar-level animations. It seems to be a third-person action adventure game. It's called Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The description reads:
"A story-driven action adventure with a stunning visual aesthetic combining exploration with fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Kena: Bridge of Spirits seamlessly blends action and narrative into an unforgettable experience. Travel with Kena, a young Spirit Guide on a quest to uncover the mysterious story surrounding the demise of the village."
Destruction AllStars looks like the Overwatch version of a demo-derby game. The description reads:
"Destruction AllStars is an action-packed sports event that pits drivers against one another in an intense competition. The goal? Wreck as many cars as possible. Coming to PlayStation 5."
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Sumo Digital is back with Sackboy, bringing him in Sackboy: A Big Adventure. It's a full platforming adventure game specifically for Sackboy. It's a four-player co-op game, too. The description reads:
"Iconic PlayStation hero, Sackboy returns in an all-new 3D adventure with a deeply immersive and expressive control scheme. Players can go on this epic platforming journey solo-style, or they can team up with friends for collaborative, chaotic multiplayer fun. Sackboy A Big Adventure is coming to PlayStation 5."
A new Housemarque game is coming. It's a hardcore sci-fi game about living, dying and repeating events that you've experienced on a creepy alien planet. It's a third-person action shooter. It gave off Edge of Tomorrow vibes. It's called Returnal. The description reads:
"Returnal combines side-scrolling action with roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter where players fight to survive a hostile planet that changes with every death. Players can switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger and can get right back into the action after dying. PS5's immersive 3D audio brings the alien world to life around the player, helping players navigate the intense positional combat. Coming to PlayStation 5."
Annapurna Interactive unveiled a trailer about a cat travelling around a robot-run universe. It's some trippy sci-fi stuff. The cat looks adorable. It's called Stray and it's slated to launch 2021. The description reads:
"Lost, alone, and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home."
Square Enix revealed a new game called Project Athia. It's a third-person action adventure game. It's some hardcore fantasy stuff, dragons included.
The video description reads:
"Watch a breathtaking first look at Project Athia, a thrilling story-led, action-packed adventure from SQUARE ENIX’s new studio, Luminous Productions. Project Athia is the culmination of Luminous Productions’ philosophy to create a completely new and fresh gaming experiences that fuses together the latest technologies with art. With the PlayStation 5, their vision truly comes to life, and with Project Athia you can look forward to being transported to a vast and detailed world filled with beauty and dismay."
Rachet & Clank Rift Apart
Rachet & Clank is back in action, baby. Insomniac Games revealed some gameplay, showing off the original crew dimension jumping through all of the games. This game is called Rachet & Clank Rift Apart.
We got some pre-alpha footage of Rachet & Clank Rift Apart. The old crew are whacking, shooting and exploding baddies. It's unclear when this game takes place. Unfortunately, there's no additional information out right now, apart from the trailer.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 is offically confirmed for PS5. All I see are pretty cars, but the trailer description reads:
"From classic vehicles and tracks to the reintroduction of the legendary GT Simulation Mode – Gran Turismo 7 brings together the best features from past installments of the series alongside the future. An even more realistic driving experience awaits thanks to haptic feedback, which brings to life what it’s like when the tires hit the road. PS5's immersive 3D audio allows players to sense the position of other cars and drivers around them. Coming to PlayStation 5."
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man Miles Morales is coming, starring none-other-than Miles Morales, coming Holiday 2020. After the event, Sony clarified that this isn't a full game, but an expansion and "an enhancement to the previous game."
The somewhat-misleading description for the video reads: "Revealing Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a new adventure from Insomniac Games coming to PlayStation 5."
GTA 5 for PS5
GTA 5 is coming to PS5 in 2021. PS5 owners will also get GTA Online for free at launch. And starting today, all PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 will get $1,000,000 each month they play GTA Online until GTA Online launches on PS5.
How to watch PS5 Future of Gaming event
You can watch the PS5 Future of Gaming livestream via the linked video above. It went live on Thursday, June 11 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.
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