Yesterday’s PlayStation (PS) State of Play online presentation offered plenty of exciting announcements during the 30-minute stream. There are with new PS5 and PS VR 2 titles as well as Marvel’s Spider-Man coming to PC. You can watch the entire presentation here.
If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare, here are what are the most important announcements.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Available March 24, 2023
The long rumoured remake of the 2005 Resident Evil 4 is the major bombshell of this State of Play presentation. According to Capcom, the game is being developed to achieve the quality suitable for a survival horror game in 2023, while preserving the essence of the original.
As such, there will be some reimagining the storyline of the game but the direction remains unchanged. The graphics and controls will of course be updated to modern standards. It is scheduled to be release on March 24, 2023 for PS5. Hopefully, there will be no delays.
Horizon Call of the Mountain
This is first-person PS VR 2 spin-off of the highly-acclaimed Horizon action adventure game series. In this PS VR 2 exclusive, you will play Ryas, a former Shadow Carja warrior, who hopes to redeem himself by investigating a grave new threat to the Sundom.
Of course, being a Horizon game, you will be a master of climbing and archery while you battle mighty robotic animals like the Thunderjaw. You will also master different tools and weapons as well as using the game world’s materials to craft new gears. You might even meet Horizon characters like Aloy herself.
Final Fantasy XVI
Available summer 2023
Square Enix dropped a new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI during the presentation. It offers a better picture of what actual gameplay will look like. This includes high-octane battles featuring the protagonist Clive Rosfield wielding a full arsenal of attacks unique to the game’s many Eikons (summons).
The game’s director Hiroshi Takai revealed that the game is fully playable from start to finish. But they are taking the time to optimise and brush-up the game. This latest version of the iconic role-playing game series will be a timed exclusive for PS5.
Street Fighter 6
Available sometime in 2023
The next iteration of the long-running fighting game series will be upon us sometime next year. While it is not a PS5 exclusive (also available in PC and Xbox Series X|S), Capcom took the opportunity in State of Play to showcase the game’s superb graphics powered by its very own RE Engine.
Combined that RE graphics engine with the explosive splashes of paint and striking graffiti treatment, the end result is an art style distinct to Street Fighter 6. In addition, there will be a new single-player story mode – World Tour – that allows you to leave your own legacy with a player avatar of your own. Another new mode – Battle Hub – acts like a venue for online matches bringing new forms of engagement and communication.
Available July 19, 2022
If you are a cat lover, this is a game you have to play. With 80% of the indie developer team making this game being cat owners (and the studio having two cats – how can you work like that?), you can be sure every movement and antics of a cat will be faithfully reproduced.
The aim of this adventure game is to lead a stray cat out of a futuristic cyberpunk world to reunite with its family. Along the way, it will have to solve puzzle and transverse platforms with the help a companion drone called B12. The game will be available free for PlayStation Extra and Deluxe subscribers.