Yesterday Sony held their September State of Play event. Leading up to the event there was much speculation around whether or not The Last Of Us Part 2 would make an appearance, which we now know it would. Here are the biggest announcements from the event.
The biggest news of the event came at its end with The Last Of Us Part 2. The highly anticipated sequel has been in development for quite some time, with no release date in sight. However, alongside a new trailer for the game, Naughty Dog announced the release date as the 21st of February 2020.
A trailer made up of previously released Death Stranding footage confused viewers for 30 seconds or so, until a Death Stranding limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console bundle was woven into existence on-screen. The 1TB console is designed with the haunting black handprints that are so iconic to the game, imposed on a while background. The bundle includes the base game, as well as a Dualshock 4 controller designed to mimic the BB carrier from the game.
Humanity is a new game from Tetsuya Mizugichi and his studio, Enhance. Previously the developer has released games such as Rez and Tetris Effect, but Humanity is completely different to both of them. It tasks players with controlling millions of humans at a time, in a gameplay blend of what appears to be a cross between Lemmings and Totally Accurate Battle Simulator.
As of the announcement a demo for the upcoming MediEvil remake is available for anyone to download from the PlayStation Store. The demo will give players a taste of what the remake is like, and how closely it sticks to the PlayStation’s source material.
New footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was also shown during State of Play. This video focused on the game’s campaign, which shows a similar story of Captain Price and his group getting far too invested in saving the world, but with a completely new story and take on the concept of war. The trailer ended with the announcement that Survival Mode, a section of Spec Ops mode, will be exclusively available on PlayStation 4 for a short time.
Wattam comes from the creator of Katamari Damacy, Keita Takahashi. While no details of exactly what players will be doing in the game were revealed, it does appear to be an enjoyable and colourful experience.
The 2016 PC release of Civilization VI is coming to PlayStation 4, bringing the series to the PlayStation family for the first time. The trailer showed how the gameplay has been translated for PlayStation 4 audiences, and a release date of November 22, 2019.
The VR version of L.A. Noire is now available for PlayStation VR. The game puts players in the shoes of an interviewer in the L.A. Noire universe, in which they must uncover the truth by interviewing suspects, working to guess whether they’re hiding something or telling the truth.