This week’s State of Play gave PlayStation fans previews of upcoming games for both the PlayStation 5 and the upcoming PlayStation VR 2. Sadly, a “Bloodborne” remaster was not announced. Many of these games will be released within the next year or so. To help you get caught up on any information you missed, here are 10 huge PlayStation updates from the June State of Play.
“Resident Evil 4” Remake
If you’ve been following video game rumors, you’ll know that a “Resident Evil 4” remake has been in development for a while now. When the rumor first started, it came as no surprise to fans as “Resident Evil 2 and 3” both received remakes. After this recent State of Play, the game was finally confirmed with a cinematic trailer.
“Resident Evil 4” was a game-changer for “Resident Evil.” It introduced the series to a different gameplay style that involved more action and improved inventory management. This upcoming remake will retain those elements and more. It will also have the same plot as the original as Leon S. Kennedy travels abroad to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the United States President.
The remake will also feature VR content exclusive to the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset. Fans will be able to get their hands on the game in March 2023. Until then, they’ll just have to wait patiently.
Spider-Man Games Coming to PC
One of the most surprising announcements from the State of Play livestream had to be Spider-Man Remastered coming to PC. In 2017, Developer Insomniac Games stated that the game would not be coming to any non-PlayStation platforms. We now know this isn’t the case, as several PlayStation games have made their way to the platform, such as “Days Gone,” “God of War” and “Horizon Zero Dawn.”
PC gamers will now have the chance to experience one of the best superhero games ever, as well as its sequel “Spider-Man Miles Morales” with all the benefits of PC hardware. “Spider-Man Remastered” will be released on August 12, while “Spider-Man Miles Morales” will be released sometime in the fall.
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Announced in 2020, “Callisto Protocol” is the next game from Dead Space creator Glen Schofield and his studio Striking Distance Studios. The game recently graced the cover of Game Informer and has been receiving a lot of media attention recently. During the State of Play live stream, we were shown a trailer that highlights this game’s Dead Space influence. Disgusting creatures, a desolate space station and a health bar on the main character’s back all scream Dead Space.
The game follows a prisoner named Jacob Lee, voiced by Josh Duhamel, as he tries to survive an alien invasion taking place at a prison colony. Originally, the game was supposed to take place in the PUBG universe, but that is no longer the case. You’ll be able to get your hands on this game when it is released on December 2.
“Horizon Call of the Mountain”
“Horizon Call of the Mountain” was first shown off during Sony’s CES presentation in February. It’s a spinoff of the Horizon series for the new PlayStation VR2 headset. The trailer, that was shown during the State of Play, marks the game’s second appearance, and in terms of graphics, it looks much better than it did in February.
The game puts you into the shoes of Ryas, a Shadow Carja looking for redemption. Players will use Ryas’s archery and combat skills to take enemies like Thunderjaws and Snapmaws. Along the way, you’ll run into characters from the Horizon universe including Aloy herself. A release date has not been announced yet, but it should be coming in the near future.
“Street Fighter 6”
Capcom has returned to the Street Fighter franchise with a brand new entry that looks to spice up the typical Street Fighter formula. The game will feature the usual modes, such as Training Mode, Arcade Mode and Versus. It will also introduce two new modes: World Tour and Battle Hub. World Tour is a single-player experience that allows you to create your own character. The Battle Hub appears to be the Street Fighter version of NBA 2K’s “The Park.” It will be an online lobby where players can interact with other players as they wait for matches to start.
The game will also come with a new control scheme, meant to help new players by making button input much easier. Perhaps the most interesting feature announced for the game is the real-time commentary system. “Street Fighter 6” will include commentary during matches from actual FGC commentators. The commentary will describe what happens onscreen and help players understand how to play the game. Sadly, Street Fighter fans will have to wait until next year to get their hands on this. Fortunately, the game won’t be exclusive, as it will come to PC and Xbox consoles as well.
“Final Fantasy 16”
After two years, we finally received new footage of “Final Fantasy 16.” This new trailer showed fighting game-like combat, as well as battles featuring large summons from the franchise like Ifrit and Shiva. These summons are now known as Eikons, and those who channel their power are known as Dominants. The game, so far, revealed its plot will follow a man named Clive Rosefield, as he clashes with his brother Joshua.
Both of them come from a family of Dominants. It seems that war and politics will play a huge role in the story. Final Fantasy 16 suffered from a delay due to COVID-19, but currently, the game is being polished and is in a playable state. Fans will be happy to know that the game will be released next summer for the PS5 and PC.
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