Although we don’t really know much about Knack, it made a charming first impression. With it’s adorable Pixar-like visual direction, it looks to be a refreshing — and dare I say cute — Ps4 title.
While Killzone 3 is easily one of the prettiest looking PS3 games, it looks like Guerilla Game’s latest entry in the series will top it. The (I would assume real-time) trailer that was shown during the PS4 reveal conference was pretty breathtaking. Explosions, lighting, particle effects, it all rivaled the likes of Crysis 3 which only released days ago. I don’t know how the PS4 can handle it, but it seems to be doing something right
Drive Club is looking to be very similar to Burnout Paradise. From the looks of it, it will be an open world driving game with a focus on social groups dubbed “Clubs”. While there will surely be Clubs you can join with random people online, it appears that the main focus is to have this game be a network for real-life friends. During the trailer we were shown the painstakingly detailed textures and the obsessive amount of detail put into these cars. The game will be played from the first person perspective, but not the traditional “Behind the wheel” perspective. The trailer shows the player (from the first person perspective) walking towards a group of cars, and being able to look under the hood of each of them. Then the player got into the car, turned the ignition, and drove off into the world.
Infamous: Second Son
The Infamous series has been a huge staple in the PS3’s exclusive game lineup since the first game’s release in 2009. With the ending of Infamous 2 wrapping the story up pretty nicely, I became worried that we wouldn’t see another superhero-themed game from the incredibly talented team at Sucker Punch. Luckily, it appears the series will continue in the form of spin-offs. We don’t really know too much about Infamous: Second Son. The trailer was pretty brief, but showed a world suppressed by government rule with people with super powers starting a revolution. I can only assume the trailer was pre-rendered, but if the past entries in the Infamous series are any indication, Second Son will be a good looking game.
The Witness was originally going to be released on current-gen consoles and PC, then it was decided that it would be an exclusively PC game. But now, it will be the lead of the PS4’s “Self Publishing” service. A “piece of art” is really the only thing that needs to be said about The Witness’ visuals. The game looks beautiful and the focus on having a more compact open world than most games is intriguing. The lead developer Jonathan Blow stated that a main focus in the game’s development is to make sure the player isn’t doing any one thing more than once. No repetition, no “padding”, (if all goes well) just unique experiences.
Quantic Dreams Game
No actual game has been announced, but something beatiful by the masterminds behind Heavy Rain will surely release something sooner than later for the new system. Here’s a character’s face that was running in real-time on the Ps4.
Media Molecule’s Sculpture/Puppeteering Game
Now… This one really had me scratching my head. While the idea of using the PlayStation Move as a sculpting tool is intruiging, and appears to work well, the presentation for the same was pretty outlandish. It showcased some of the developers at Media Molecule (of Little Big Planet fame) sculpting various models… And then putting on a concert with them?
The whole thing seems very bizarre, but I have faith in the guys at Medial Molecule to make a fun and creative game.
Deep Down (Working Title)
A game I’m particularly excited about, Deep Down (Or whatever it ends up being called) is looking to be a incredibly beautiful first-person monster hunting game. The game’s trailer was so pretty looking that it had me thinking it was all pre-rendered, but Capcom claims that the demo was all in-engine. Incredible lighting effects, animations… Just take a look for yourself, I need to find myself a time machine so I can play this game right now…
Turns out It’s harder than I thought it would be to find a time machine… I’d better write about the last few games that were shown…
Final Fantasy ? (Some sort of Final Fantasty)
There honestly isn’t much to say about this. No real gameplay was shown, just that same “Next Gen Final Fantasy” demo that was shown at E3 last year. Though the Square Enix representative promised a proper introduction to the next Final Fantasy at E3 this year.
I was hoping this would show up — Watch Dogs! Watch Dogs was — for many the highlight of Ubisofts E3 conference last year. It showed an open world where players play as a cyber-vigilante. Using technology to track people, protect civilians, and catch crooks. This demo was even more stunning than the one from E3 last year, so take a look!
A sort of surprising announcement, Diablo III is headed to the PS4. How the game’s auction house will work on the console is beyond me, but as a Diablo III defender, the more consoles this game is on the better. Hopefully PvP will be released by the time this PS4 port is released *cue laugh track*!
Sony ended strong with the announcement of Bungie’s new IP, “Destiny” being released on the PS4 — with exclusive content no less. As many of you know by now, Destiny is a FPS with a multiplayer focus that will take place in a persistent world. Some new bits of gameplay were released for it that you can check out below.
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That all that was shown! They also showed a image of every third party developer that will be releasing games on the PS4 (so far). So here’s that. Anyways, that’s all for now! The PS4 looks like it is going to have one great library! Any of you readers hoping to get one? How much would you be willing to pay for one. Let us know in the comments!