Today is the day Sony hosts its Paris Games Week press briefing and we have news and information that has come out of the event. Many major announcements are expected for the PS4 and some could even be things such as a No Man’s Sky release date, but we shall see if that happens.
Sony opened up with a monologue from Jim Ryan and once the introduction had concluded they got into their announcements for the show. First, Sony talked about their exclusive DLC deal with Activision for Black Ops 3, as PlayStation gamers will receive DLC 30 days before “any other platform.” This was a deal that previously belonged to Microsoft.
Next, Sony showed off a trailer for Star Wars Battlefront. The trailer showed off more Walker Assault gameplay, in addition to gameplay on other maps and playable heroes like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Ryan then talked mentioned the Dark Vader PS4 console bundle.
Up next was a brief trailer for the upcoming PS4 exclusive, Street Fighter V. Capcom and Sony have partnered up on this next iteration and it’ll launching sometime in 2016. Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono took the stage next and talked about six new characters that will be added in the first year after launch. The game will launch on Feb. 16, 2016.
Tekken 7 was up next and Bandai revealed that the game is indeed coming to the PlayStation 4, though no specification on exclusivity was made, as it sounds like it’ll be a multi-platform title. PS4 will receive exclusive content, though no specification was made as to the type of content it will be.
Next was a new trailer revealed for Battleborn, dropped by 2K Games. The game is coming out on Feb. 9, 2016. Ryan came back on stage to confirm that the open beta for the game would be coming to PS4 first next year.
PS4 console exclusive title Boundless was up next and it showed off a beautifully, intriguing concept of different realms that players seem like they’ll be able to traverse within. Avicii Vector was shown off and delivered a new trailer that confirmed multiplayer for the game. Next, Sony showed off a new trailer for No Man’s Sky which had a narrator explaining the game. They finally confirmed the game will be arriving June 2016.
Michael Denny took the stage once the trailer was over and announced a new PS4 exclusive called Matterfall. It looks to be a sci-fi game with lots of the usual flavors you would expect from Housemarque. Following Matterfall was a new trailer for the upcoming PS4 game Ratchet & Clank. It sounds like the game will arrive this coming spring on PS4.
Hermen Hulst of Guerrilla Games took the stage next to show off Horizon: Zero Dawn. They showed off a new gameplay demo where the main protagonist had to acquire a unique resource she needed. It looks like parts of the world will be destructible as explosives in the demo showed. The game is still slated to launch in 2016, though no date or time frame was specified.
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters followed Horizon with a new gameplay trailer. This is the expansion pack that is coming to the platform on Nov. 24 of this year. Driveclub received a new trailer that showed off bikes, which is a new feature coming to the game.
Denny was back on the stage after Driveclub and confirmed a new campaign tour for the DLC. He confirmed the game will be available for purchase and download on the PlayStation Store later tonight.
Gravity Rush 2 came in and said players will be able to switch between three different styles, two of which are new (Lunar and Jupiter styles). A new trailer for the game was shown off next showcasing some of the destruction, aforementioned fight styles and a boss fight.
Christophe Balestra, of Naughty Dog, took the stage to talk about Uncharted 4 and mentioned new features of the game like sidekicks and mysticals. Dec. 4-13 is when the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4 will take place. He left by showing off a new trailer for the game’s multiplayer mode.
Denny came back on after Balestra left, and then talked about Media Molecule before showing a new trailer for PS4 exclusive Dreams. An on stage demo of Dreams showcased the imp all players will have throughout the game, and the person who demoed the game move shapes around and walked through a door into another world. Imps can possess other characters and vehicles in the game. There will be a beta for the game in 2016.
Shuhei Yoshida took the stage next and talked about virtual reality or PlayStation VR. He said there will be eight playable games at PGW 2015, and then spoke about the possibilities of multiplayer in VR with RIGS as an example. A new trailer was shown off for the upcoming title. Yoshida came back on to announce Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and said it’s an exclusive for PS VR.
Cevat Yeli of Crytek came on stage next and talked about how he sees VR, and the potential it has. He then announced the new PS VR game called Robinson: The Journey. A demo showing off a lush jungle and dinosaurs running by was seen. Players will assume the role of Robin. The game runs on CryEngine as you might have guessed. Battle Zone was then shown off and it is a game coming to PS VR. It is being made by Rebellion.
Sony will be making PS VR more of a piece of hardware that isn’t just exclusive to gaming. They showed it off as one that can put people in films, as they used The Walk as an example. Over 200 developers are working on games for PS VR.
Finally, Jim Ryan came back onto the stage and confirmed Tekken 7 for PS VR. Next up was the announcement of the PS4 exclusive Gran Turismo Sport and then Kazunori Yamauchi came on to talk about why the game is coming to the PS4, saying it will be one of the most realistic car simulators to date.
Wild Sheep Studio came on stage next to talk about the game Wild, which is still a PS4 exclusive. The game is currently in “early stages” of development, but they did show off a new trailer for the game. As the protagonist, you can take control of animals like eagles to help complete a mission.
David Cage came on stage after the lengthy Wild gameplay demo, and spoke about the Cara prototype they released a while back. Cage confirmed Quantic Dream’s new PS4 exclusive, Detroit. Jim Ryan came back on stage and closed the show.