I would just like to start this by saying that in no way do I mean to compare PlayStation and Xbox as brands and bring back the console wars of old. I am just observing the differing approaches that they have taken to promoting their next-gen machines. In the run-up to the next generation of consoles and in the months since the release of the rare PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, the media strategies of Sony and Microsoft have been worlds apart. A perfect way to show this polarisation is in an experience that I had a few weeks ago. I was skimming over a sale on the PlayStation Store and spotted Shadow of the Tomb Raider for £12, I […]
With next-gen consoles apparently releasing in the next two months, it makes me stop and ask, “Why?” Given the global pandemic and the accompanying recession, as well as the impact these things seem to be having on game studios, I can’t wrap my mind around why Microsoft and Sony seem to think now is the ideal time to be releasing […]
Yesterday, Sony announced the PlayStation Indie Initiative along with nine new games. The move is an attempt to spotlight smaller titles coming to PS4 and PS5. Here are the new reveals: F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch The first of the games from the PlayStation Indie Initiative is from TiGames. F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch is a side scrolling action platformer. […]
Today, Sony revealed the PlayStation Indie Initiative. In a post written by Shuhei Yoshida on the PlayStation Blog, the company announced a revamped interest in the indie game community. The statement read, “With PlayStation Indies, we hope to spotlight and support the best of the best indie games being published on PlayStation and the entire indie community as a whole. […]
CD Red Projekt just streamed their first of episode of Night City Wire; a series of deep dive into the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 with the producers and the game designers. The first Livestream also gives us new gameplay footage with introductions to the game’s never before shown mechanic. Basically, they just made us gamers reach for a calendar and start […]
Deathloop serves as the newest release by the talent at Arkane Studios. Arkane Studios has brought the public titles such as Dishonored and 2017’s Prey. Deathloop seems to live up to the studio’s pedigree for innovative gameplay and engaging stories; their newest game functions as a macabre, violent Groundhog Day. Deathloop sees the player assume the role of Colt, a […]
The Pathless is an exciting new title from developers Giant Squid, the team behind oceanic exploration game ‘Abzu.’ Giant Squid’s newest release continues the team’s core focus on art and atmosphere, but adds in an exciting combative element to the mix. Giant Squid refers to their newest title as a ‘mythic’ adventure in which players assume the role of a […]
Announced on the heels of the big Sony PlayStation 5 Reveal; Stray is an interactive game in which you play as a stray cat in a futuristic, cyberpunk-ish city filled with humanoid computer people. The project began its life as HK_Project where GIFs of the gameplay made its way around online. The creators claim that they take inspiration for gameplay […]
Ghostwire: Tokyo was revealed today, from the creator of survival-horror staples such as Biohazard (Resident Evil), Dino Crisis, and The Evil Within. The gameplay trailer for this game shows a litany of high action scenes paired with the beautiful imagery of a spirit-filled Tokyo. The combat in this game looks complex in all of the best ways; using what looks […]
The trailer for a new IP, Pragmata, was announced for the coming Playstation 5 console. Earlier today during the Sony Playstation 5 reveal a trailer depicted a scene in a deserted metropolitan area that looked to be Times Square. An unfamiliar child and a hologram cat are approached by a man in a spacesuit when suddenly a satellite crashes through […]
FromSoftware’s most recent title received a personal introduction from Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida as “something very near and dear to [him].” Its announcement declared that the early FromSoft title is being remade “from the ground up,” and will feature a new, as of yet undisclosed ‘Fractured Mode.’ In the remake, players will have the option to choose between two variations of […]
Hitman III has been announced for the PlayStation 5. Hitman III’s developers, IO Interactive, reference the game as the ‘dramatic conclusion’ to the current Hitman trilogy. The reveal also featured a sliver of gameplay from the impressively realized desert city of Dubai.
Soulstorm saw its initial announcement in 2015, and was marketed as a total remake of the second Abe game, ‘Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus.’ Gameplay of Soulstorm has made its rounds on the internet since then, but today’s announcement is the first word of the game being present on next generation gaming hardware.
Sony’s newest Playstation design is sleek and modern.