June 17, 2017
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Watch Out For These PS4 Games From E3 Press Conference

It’s been a few days since Sony unveiled their E3 2017 games showcase. Some media outlets were disappointed at the lack of new games as compared to last year’s. However, this year’s showcase clearly demonstrated a clear direction for the Playstation (PS4) platform.

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While it’s common to see triple-A games appearing for several years in a row, with this year’s showcase, Sony seems to be trying to push the vision of the Playstation as a long-term investment further. It’s not to say that it felt like a bit of a letdown, with so many recurring titles and few surprises from one of the juggernauts of the industry.

The recurrence of Days Gone, the new World War 2-set Call of Duty, Detroit: Become Human, the hotly anticipated Spider-Man, the new God of War game, the incredible looking Monster Hunter World, the standard mishmash of VR and remasters, and aforementioned surprises were all present during the E3 showcase. A bright point would be the major improvements over these titles as compared to last year. Detroit showed significantly more of the story this time around, and Spider-Man looks really good gameplay-wise.

A notable absence was any news regarding Hideo Kojima’s indescribably Death Stranding, as well as a marked lack of any new IPs this year. Let’s take a look at the big games, shall we?

Days Gone

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 Sony’s Bend Studios revealed this post-apocalyptic game at last year’s E3, and generated a fair amount of buzz. We give it an A+ for its zombie-horde action gameplay that utilized its game environment in creative ways. This year revealed a couple of new elements–like diverting a large group of undead into a camp of baddies, as well as a stealth element to gameplay. Not sure whether it’s the most creative zombie hunting game out there, but the gameplay looks pretty sweet. No release date yet, so this might be something to look out for.

Monster Hunter World 

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Capcom’s hugely popular in Japan action-RPG is set to land on the PS4’s sweet visual shores. The Monster Hunter series has sold over 40 million units in Japan. Now Sony looks to break into the Western markets in a big way with this release.

The first couple of MH games were on the PS2 and have since been on the Wii and the 3DS. This is the first time in a long time that a Monster Hunter game has been under development on a system this powerful. For starters, the world maps are no longer segmented, meaning they require no more loading times. Capcom also stated that there will be some sort of “ecosystem” that players may use to their advantage. Developers also overhauled the multiplayer system. It utilizes a sort of signal system where you shoot up flares to let other players their services are needed.

    Given that Sony has sold fewer than 5 million systems in Japan, this might be a massive jumpstarter to the PS4 in its home country. It might also win over western audiences with its immersive gameplay. Monster Hunter World is due out globally in early 2018.

Spider Man

Photo courtesy of Insomniac Games

    The Spiderman franchise hasn’t had an arguably great game since Beenox’s Shattered Dimensions in 2010. However, the hype for Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac Games’ first foray into licensed games looks incredible, as the Sony E3 2017 press conference provided an extended gameplay demo featuring some frenetic combat, some highly creative web usage, and building chases. It’s also 9 minutes long, so check that out.

    The story for the game is unrelated to anything in the current upcoming movie as well as comics, and it was stated that this game shall have its own standalone storyline. Which is interesting, as Miles Morales, the new Spiderman, makes a cameo in the game. SpiderMan comes out on the PS4 and PS4 Pro in 2018.

 

Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or just simply passing time, we’re betting that Sony’s announcements are good enough to keep you on your toes. Are you looking forward to Sony’s game releases?