News event State of Play PS4 PS5: Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter – All PlayStation Conference Games
Coming out of nowhere to open the ball for the E3 period, PlayStation unveiled yesterday, on the night of Thursday June 2 to Friday June 3, a new edition of its State of Play. The manufacturer had already sold the wick a little upstream, with games from its partners as well as PSVR 2 projects. So what was he hiding behind these few words? Did we get any surprises? Don’t move, it’s time for the big recap. Here is all the info you need to know.
Find above, in auto-play, the trailer announcing the remake of Resident Evil 4.
RESIDENT EVIL, PSVR: SUPERB INTRODUCTION
The least we can say is that PlayStation did not go out of its way to start its State of Play. It’s very simple, as an introduction, we were able to discover the first images of the remake of Resident Evil 4 with a release date as a bonus: March 24, 2023. In any case on PS5, the only platform for the moment mentioned. What put an end to many rumors. Yes, the famous Léon Kennedy will be back to save Ashley. The two heroes have also been the subject of an extensive facelift from Capcom – and the same can be said of the visuals and the atmosphere, here more gloomy than ever, in the tradition of Resident Evil Village. The icing on the cake, this redesign will have the right to its virtual reality content for PSVR 2. Regarding this last point, no date has been advanced for the moment.
This time, (Resident Evil 4, editor’s note) is developed to reach the peak of its art for a survival-horror in 2023, while preserving the essence of the original game. Our goal is to make the game familiar to fans of the series, while bringing a fresh twist to it. This is done by reimagining the story while keeping the essence of its direction, modernizing the graphics and updating the controls – Capcom (PlayStation-Blog)
As long as we talk about Resident Evil Village and virtual reality, yes (you see it coming) the latest installment of the famous horror series will arrive on PSVR 2. However, we don’t know at all when. After all, the headset itself doesn’t have a release date, although we don’t see it arriving until next year. Anyway, you can eventually embody more than reason Ethan Winters in his latest adventures. The trailer was an opportunity to see a lot of fights, with the possibility of hold a gun in each hand. For example: “shooting your gun while holding a knife in the other hand, or holding a handgun in one hand and a shotgun in the other” can be learned on the PlayStation-Blog. Note that the gameplay presented does not at all betray the visual ambitions of the console version. A great news!
This is also the same observation for Horizon Call of the Mountain, which has been approached here thanks to a new trailer, still as solid on a technical level. The opportunity to learn that you will play Ryas, a former Carja warrior who intends to redeem himself by investigating a strange threat. “He is a master of rock climbing and archery” can be read on the PlayStation-Blog. Very practical since this VR opus seems a lot bet on vertical paths, a bit like the game The Climb. “Throughout your journey, you will master tools and weapons (…) but you will not do it alone. Along the way, you’ll meet new and old Horizon heroes, including Aloy herself.” It will not be too much to fight the many machines that await you. Finally, Guerrilla took the opportunity to announce a free update for Horizon Forbidden West, available immediately. Including: New Game +, Super Hard mode, Boosted Performance mode.
Other VR game announcements:
- No Man’s Sky : Improved version for PSVR 2 (no release date yet)
- The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners 2: Retribution (PSVR: Late 2022, PSVR 2: 2023)
Horizon Call of the Mountain – New State of Play Trailer
FINAL FANTASY, STREET FIGHTER: CHOICE THIRD
We continue with other announcements that hit hard. On the sidelines of the surprise PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (August 12, 2022) as well as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (fall 2022), we were treated to two big pieces: Final Fantasy XVI – conclusion of the show – and Street Fighter 6. The first had not given any news for two years while the second had previously been content with a simple announcement with a teaser. Yeah, as much to say that the two licenses were expected. What else did we learn? As for Square Enix’s star RPG, it’s a release window first, summer 2023 on PS5. The trailer itself gives a good overview of the fights, dynamics, and the summoning of the “Primordials”. A post on the PlayStation Blog even explains how these huge creatures are related to two main characters. The opportunity to learn from the game director that the title is in playable state “from start to finish”, even if there are still a lot of things to refine.
With the power of the PlayStation 5 behind us, we seek to take you on a seamless, story-driven ride that will rival the most thrilling roller coasters. So hang on, the wait is almost over – The Producer of FFXVI
But of these two, Street Fighter 6 surprised the most. The famous fighting game will indeed welcome a major novelty: open areas to explore, just that ! These will be at the heart of the “World Tour” mode, which will lead players to “leave their legacy” in this new opus, can we learn about the PlayStation-Blog. In the presentation, the whole thing looks like a kind of hub intended to make the link between two fights. We will also find “Battle Hub”, which, in addition to offering online matches, will give pride of place to “unique means” to invest and communicate. Of course, all the classic modes will be present (training, local battles, Arcade mode, etc.). All in all, we can clearly see Capcom’s desire to modernize the franchise. Note in passing that Street Fighter 6 runs on RE Engine, the very good engine used by Resident Evil. That explains the look of the heroes!
Street Fighter 6 – New State of Play trailer
STRAY, CALISTO PROTOCOL: NICE SURPRISES
You know what they say: good news never comes alone. After big licenses, why not leave room for newcomers? Well this State of Play was an opportunity to have news of a certain Calisto Protocol, the survival-horror from the creators of Dead Space. What discover a first video of gameplay, with an atmosphere at least as creepy as its very close cousin. The least we can say is that it holds up. We are therefore very much looking forward to shiver – again – in space, more precisely on the dead moon of Jupiter. The hero, Jacob Lee, will have to stuff himself with an army of mutants to get out of an abandoned prison. For release: December 2, 2022, on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
A little sweetness in a world of brutes to compensate? We finally hold the date of Stray, the famous adventure game with robots and a pôtichat, unveiled almost two years ago. The adventure will begin July 19 on PS4 and PS5. And good surprise, the game will join the catalog of the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium as soon as it is released. So no excuse not to take advantage of it next month. For always more colors, we can finally mention the release date of Season, which promises to be a gentle journey through cities, nature and colors (standalone 2022 on PS4 and PS5) but also the arrival of Tunic hits PlayStation September 27. So yes, no God of War in the end, but hard to be disappointed by this State of Play.
Other announced games:
- Eternals : Mix of dating-sim and action, sci-fi setting (Early 2023, PS5)
- Rollerdom : Arena Action Game with Rollerblades and Guns (August 16, PS4/PS5)
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