Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Paris Games Week 2015: PlayStation Press Conference

Sony already announced very early this year that they won't attend Gamescom but instead will be holding a press conference at Paris Games Week later this year. The press conference is now over and we have some great news to announce for all the PlayStation fans! You can read all of it right here.

Jim Ryan, CEO and President of SCEE, was hosting the show today and starts off with a thank you to the PlayStation fans that have been on the ride for 20 years already, as this year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Sony PlayStation. Showing off some exclusive and content-exclusive PlayStation games, he also presented us the latest Black Ops 3 and Star Wars Battlefront trailers:

Street Fighter V Launches Febrauary 16

After watching the new Street Fighter V trailer, which has some nice Dhalsim action going on, Yoshinori Ono, Executive Producer, announced that the game will be out on February 16. But that's not all, six characters will join in the 2016 season so that there will be a total of 22 characters available to fight with at the start of 2017.

Tekken 7 Announced
Our Japanese friends made a bit fun of themselves when they announced a new character to Street Fighter V, namely Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken Series Executive Producer. It's not only 20 years of PlayStation but with it 20 years of Tekken. What he announced today was that Tekken 7 will come to PlayStation 4 and here is the trailer:

Battleborn Open Beta in 2016
This summer, we got to know Battleborn for the first time. 2K announced today that the open beta will be playable on PlayStation 4 first in early 2016. You can also RSVP for the technical closed beta, that will be happening this weekend, at https://rsvp.battleborn.com/

"What is Battleborn?" you might ask. Let me quote Chris Thomas, producer at 2K for Battleborn:
"Is it a co-op game?
Is it a competitive multiplayer game?
Is there a story?
Can you play that story solo or cooperatively?
Is there couch co-op?
Is there loot?
Is there character progression?
Am I tired of writing questions?


Boundless, Avicii Vector announced for PlayStation first games, No Man's Sky New Trailer
Two new games made their appearances on the big screens we know from PlayStation press conferences. Watch the trailers of Boundless and Avicii Vector here:

Also, here is the new trailer to No Man's Sky by Hello Games, which is one of the most anticipated games. A release is slated for June 2016.

Housemarque's New Title: Matterfall, Ratchet & Clank New Out Spring 2016
Michael Denny, Senior Vice President WWS Europe, came to the stage to announce a few new things. Housemarque is a developer we know since the start of PlayStation, they always been around making games. Games like Resogun, Dead Nation, and others are highly regarded. Here comes a new title called Matterfall.

Next we got to see the new trailer for the beautiful looking game, Ratchet & Clank, the game based of the movie based of the game.

Horizon: Zero Dawn Demo
Hermen Hulst got on stage to show off a little gameplay walkthrough of Horizon: Zero Dawn, the game that had a huge impact at E3 this year. You should know that it's the same scene we know from E3 but you can see new features and gameplay for the first time:

Driveclub Bikes Available to Download Right Now

New to Driveclub are bikes! Yes, that's right, new challenges and vehicles are now available from the PlayStation Store.

Gravity Rush 2
Creative Director at Japan Studio, Keiichiro Toyama, showed us some new features and gave us some nice gameplay scenes in this new trailer, which you can watch below. There are new combat styles, the Lunar Style, the Jupiter Style, and the normal one, and destructible environments to see in the gameplay trailer.

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer
Christophe Balestra, the co-President of Naughty Dog, is back in his home country only to show us a trailer that shows off the new features we will be experiencing in the multiplayer of Uncharted 4. The beta will be available from February 4 to 13 and the game itself will be out on March 18 2016.

New features are:
"Sidekicks: When you are in a pinch you can call in your friendly Sidekick to help you. These are unique, AI-controlled characters that come equipped with special abilities that can help turn the tide of a battle.
Mysticals: These are super natural abilities from the Uncharted series that give a player unique powers – see if you can recognize what Mystical abilities we are showing off in the trailer.
Last, you will be able to leverage the grappling hook in a number of locations in our multiplayer maps – we have also heavily leveraged this exciting mechanic for our melee. Yes, you will be able to land on people and take them out – would you expect less?"

Dreams Alpha Gameplay
We still don't know exactly what Dreams from Media Molecule really is, after watching Alex Evans and Marc Healey playing the game for a bit, we know that Dreams is a creative game that seems like an adventure puzzler, think of Mario Maker but different. Here you go:

PlayStation VR

President of WWS, Shuhei Yoshida, was excited to show us some new demos and games that support PlayStation VR or are even built from the ground up for this new experience. Eight games are playable at Paris Games Week, including London Heist, Rigs, and Battlezone, some of which we have the trailers for you right here:

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Robinson: The Journey


Also, Jim Ryan announced that Tekken 7 will be coming to PlayStation VR as well. What exactly that means and how the game will look like, we don't know yet.

Gran Turismo Sport

Polyphony always delivered quality racing simulations with the Gran Turismo series. Announced today, Gran Turismo Sport will be coming to PlayStation VR for a whole new gaming experience. Creator of the series and President of Polyphony Digital Kazunori Yamauchi explained how much improvement we will see in the new title. But the partnership with FIA brings a new level to the game, as there will be two championships sponsored by the FIA, the Nations Cup and the Manufacturer Fan Cup. The winners of these will each get a special award from the FIA. Paris is known for being the first venue of motor sports and a partnership with FIA is in the interest of both.
But you want to know when the beta is available, right? Mark you calendars red early next year. We will keep you posted on any news.

WiLD Announced
Michel Ancel, Wild Sheep Studio Creative Director, first tried to talk French, then got booed by our French neighbors when he continued in English. But on a more serious note, he brought he new game to the scene called WiLD. You are playing as a shaman that can call animals and can even take control of them. Watch a gameplay walkthrough below.

David Cage from Quantic Dream told us about the android Kara and the video that was watched on YouTube over 27 millions times. People wanted to know more and here we get a new story about the meaning of being human and how androids with feelings and emotions would react in the world we are living in. And this is what happens when Kara finally left the factory she was built in:

This has been a good show and we are excited to play all these games when they finally come out next year. As soon as we know more, we will be covering the news right here on G2G:Evolved. Until then, game on!


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