It’s video game summer, conference period, and you’ll see that Sony, with its PlayStation brand, has to show us things! This year more than ever, the Japanese giant has something to play for, and we’ll see it on the video. Starting !
- 2022 necessities
- new services
- Little Independent Touch
- star projects
- The main lines of the future
The following text is a transcript of the above video
Let’s start with what should set the spirits up this summer: the blockbuster movies of 2022. Here we’ll talk about two games: God of War: Ragnarok and Forspoken. The first is a sequel to God of War (2018) In 2018, a brilliant reimagined version of Beat ’em all made PlayStation 2 a success. After 13 years in the career, the series returned in 2018, with unparalleled mastery of the subject matter. Improved gameplay, full sequence shot, new crew and new atmosphere. Kratos, having wiped out the entirety of Olympus, attacked the gods of the North. His son Atreus allows for some twists on gameplay with a strong focus on the humanity of our favorite God of War. This sequel, which arrives over 4 years after the first authorship, will be released on PS4 and PS5. But we need some clarification. Will the PS5 version be able to free itself from the very correct, but already seen, version of the PS4 version? Will giant clashes with defeated bosses bring this version back? Because it must be admitted, there was a lack of epic antagonists in the 2018 game. God of Ragnarok is also the logic of the narrative arc ending, and if we follow the mythical story, it involves a lot of massive battles. Suffice it to say, teams are under more pressure than ever. Hopefully we won’t be disappointed and take back control of the 2018 game, in a more legendary environment.
Another connection necessity for Sony, foresbookDeveloped by Square Enix. After a fairly significant delay, the game, which was originally scheduled for May 24, will be released on October 11. The game has a small notoriety shortfall to fill, and it’s a project not to be missed for the Japanese publisher and for the manufacturer Sony. In fact, the title is exclusive to PS5, and therefore will help the device to be sold at the end of the year, due to its aesthetics and proposition. But precisely on these points, both technical and technical, the game was a bit weak in the December 2021 tests. So Square Enix will have to show us its mastery of the Luminous engine, and let us know to like it when you use it. Fluidity and spectacle, in a world we hope will be more diverse and populated than we have seen thus far: this is the bet Forspoken must take. This summer season will be an opportunity to highlight the progress of the teams, and prepare more quietly for the release scheduled for the end of the year.
The second point that PlayStation and Sony will have to communicate about this summer: the big changes in terms of services. You may have seen that, PlayStation’s flagship service, PlayStation Plus, will change this summer to offer more features. 3 upcoming formulas, the basic, that doesn’t change anything compared to the current formula. The additional mode that includes the PS4 and PS5 games catalog on demand, and the Premium mode which, in addition to cloud games, adds improved legacy games, and two-hour trial modes on most major games. For Sony, this change is nothing, and we have to make it known to the general public. Europe is due to go live at the end of June, so you can also take advantage of the summer of video games to insist, impress the reluctant latter, and inform the curious. As you know, Sony is also a huge player in entertainment, outside of video games, and we wouldn’t say no to a few teasers related to a potential mix of services.
Tip Crunchyroll for anime fans, eSport with Sony’s owned EVO, or even a catalog of movies and music. In short, a global offering built into gaming subscriptions. It’s not fiction, it’s reality Since last year, Sony tested the PlayStation Plus Video Pass in Poland, which allowed access to the Sony Pictures cinema catalog. First try we would like to get feedback. Service and catalog warfare is a very important area for PlayStation, so seeing the Japanese giant highlight this part of its strategy is eagerly awaiting an upcoming speech.
Little Independent Touch
Enough about blockbuster movies, let’s go to indie games. At Sony, there are two of them waiting for news. The first is chia, a game from New Caledonia, inspired by the places and legends that made up this rare and somewhat unknown region in video games. It’s colourful, it makes you travel, and we’ll follow a little girl, a sure-footed adventurer. It can move, climb, slide and climb to the tops of trees to use as a support point. It seems so free, and undeniably, we can take over the animals and things that surround us! Slide a little on the controls of a parrot, fly over the enemy camp, own a lantern, send it on explosives and flap around the parade! We are just waiting for the release date, which is now set in the mysterious 2023.
Another highly anticipated indie game from Sony is season. An incredibly art-oriented game, every moment of the trailer is a true canvas, including the gameplay moments with walking and cycling. We don’t yet know what shape the final will take, but the good point is that after the internal turmoil the Scavenger studio went through last year, the team is still actively working on the game and communicates a lot on their dedicated blog. We learn more about level design and the amazing combinations of the offered combinations. Now that we’re under the spell, it’s time to show you more about the gameplay side, and what’s better than a traditional summertime period to enjoy?
Holding a conference also makes an impression, and in this respect it is very easy to spot two Sony games that, once there, will give the event a global aura. that it Final Fantasy XVIThe KOTOR remake.
FFXIV has been the most attractive Final Fantasy game for a long time, for the simple reason that it is one of the few, in nearly 20 years, whose development is going as planned. The feat is due to the team Naoki Yoshida, the tough guy at Square Enix, who has made FFXIV the company’s engine for 10 years. While you’re at the base, the game was a real fiasco, we refer you to our dedicated video if you want the whole story, it’s an exciting walk in the life of Square Enix. This guy and his team are now responsible for the next crypto FF, the 16th, and after revealing in 2020, we have nothing new. It’s the team’s desire, we remind you, Yoshida wants to show the game at the end of production to raise the hype, and above all to avoid disappointments along the way due to false promises. It must be said that FFXV existed, and therefore it was important to review the production methodology from top to bottom. Atmospherically speaking, we’ll be in a medieval fantasy, with its all-opposed brothers-in-arms charm and giant glowing creatures. On the combat side, Devil May Cry’s combat designer is in charge, and it can be seen in a few seconds of confrontation, in real time and very vertically, which we can see in the first trailer. The lights are green, all that remains is to show it all in detail with the exit period.
The other big hit awaiting is KOTOR Remake, the reimagined version of Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic. Released in 2003 on Xbox and PC, the game is considered the best Star Wars game released to date, so I might as well tell you that seeing it return temporarily exclusively to Sony, which has been revamped, was quite a surprise. However, when it was announced, I had serious doubts about the outcome, for several reasons: Indeed because an old RPG like KOTOR needs a massive facelift to be appreciated today. Then, because the studio responsible for this major development is Aspyr Studio. If he doesn’t tell you anything, that’s normal. It is a company of nearly 140 employees, doing consoles and PC ports for more than 20 years. The problem is, the ports in question are not always of quality. Seeing them recreate a monument like KOTOR, from the ground up, with so few people is a risky exercise, but fortunately, we learned in mid-May that the Saber Interactive team was supporting the project.
The main lines of the future
Come on, we’re nearing the end of our expectations, and it makes sense that Sony could return a little coin in its collaboration with Marvel, by showing off images of Spider-Man from Marvel 2scheduled for 2023 as a PS5 exclusive, and Wolverine Marvel, also 2023 on PS5. Why are you waiting for these games? Like Forspoken, it’s a new generation exclusive to PS5 only, and unlike KOTOR Remake, it’s an in-house development. So Sony has to prove its mastery of the puzzles of its new devices, and who better than Insomniac Games to strip off the retina with its technical knowledge.
Let’s end with surprises. In person, apart from Death Stranding 2, which has just been formalized in an interview by Norman Reedus. Metal Gear Solid Remake, which we’ve been playing for months and months, would also be welcome. We also have the return of Silent Hill, which has been mentioned in recent weeks, which could very well make use of the summer of video games to show itself, and we know how Konami licenses have been for the PlayStation brand. The conference is the perfect place to formalize the reinstatement of these two licenses. Ditto by Capcom, which has often taken advantage of PlayStation conferences to reveal the new Resident Evil, which could reveal Resident Evil 9 this summer on the occasion.