Recently, Sony held an online presentation of their long-awaited next-gen console – PlayStation 5. During the hour-and-a-half-long stream, we got to see its slick, futuristic design that I personally love, but a lot of viewers were quite displeased about it.
Sadly, we still don’t know how much PlayStation 5 will cost. According to unofficial leaks, its price will be around $450-500. We also got a look at a wireless headset, HD camera, and remote control. Of course, aside from the looks and specs, we were shown dozens of new games, so let’s take a quick glance at some of the most interesting ones!
1. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man for PS4 was an incredible hit, and this future installment looks even more promising. It will not be a full-fledged game, however, but a standalone expansion. Basically, it will be shorter, with dope new powers for Miles, and will serve as a bridge between the previous and future games. In this day and age, the world needs as many black heroes as possible, and Miles Morales is the perfect candidate! The new web-crawler is coming to PS5 sometime around Christmas and I’m steaming with anticipation.
Judging from the trailer we saw, Godfall will be Gearbox’s attempt to create a better, more fun Destiny, with cool-looking armor sets, weird weapons, and all that good stuff. If Gearbox’s Borderlands games are any indication of the quality we should be looking forward to, I’d say Godfall will be a fantastic time-killer. There’s no release date yet, but Christmas 2020 sounds about right.
3. Project Athia
When Sony showed us the trailer, we knew this one would be special. In the world of sequels, reboots, and remakes, Project Athia feels like a breath of fresh air. From Square Enix, the people who gave us Final Fantasy, comes an action RPG that… we don’t know anything about. Hey, it looks sick, and right now, that’s all that matters.
4. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
What would happen if an animation studio decided to make a game? Apparently, Kena happens! Like with many of these newly-announced games, we just don’t know much beyond the footage shown in the trailer. To me, it looks like a lot like Zelda BotW, but obviously, with a different, more appealing design. Combat, exploration, magic – it’s all there, and I can’t wait!
5. Ghostwire: Tokyo
Japan is known for many things, like, anime, their love for tentacles, and of course, the horrifying folklore and urban monsters. In Ghostwire: Tokyo One, we’ll be playing as an exorcist of some sort, kicking the spectral butts of ghosts, ghouls, and other nightmarish creatures. If that doesn’t scream “FUN!” I don’t know what does.
6. Horizon: Forbidden West
And lastly, we have the crowning jewel of the presentation – the sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017). Aloy, whom we know and love from the previous installment, is journeying the post-apocalyptic world filled with mechanical beasts. This time she’s traveling to California, and you bet we’ll find some strange things along the way. The mecha-mammoths alone are worth the time of admission.
What’s your favorite game shown at Sony’s recent presentation? Comment below!