Holiday 2020 during COVID season is going to be a story for the ages.
Last week (all these weeks feel the same honestly) Microsoft drew first blood in the pricing of next gen consoles.
Not gonna lie this tempted me to get one, but since I have a PC now, I can enjoy all the same games. After the prices came out, PlayStation said “We’ll see you on September 16th for our PS5 showcase”. I’m obviously paraphrasing, but pretty much we knew what we’re going to get.
Let’s recap the event.
Games, Games, and More Games
Sony brought a ton of gameplay from their lineup to hype up chat. From Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Demon’s Souls to even a bleeping Harry Potter game, they brought plenty of content to have me screaming at my PC monitor. Check them out with my stupid anecdotes attached.
Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy has never been my thing per say because the story has never been consistent across a billion games. That being said, this looks interesting with the combat being the thing that caught my eyes the most.
I screamed when I saw this. I don’t care I love the series. I’m interested to see where they go with this game, and it’d be awesome if they managed to have a karma system like inFamous where you can actually be a bad student. Just my two cents.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
I was excited watching the gameplay. I don’t know much about Miles so I got excited and confused watching him use his powers. I also like how the music during the fight scene was suited more towards his character. Reminded me of Watch Dogs 2 in a sense.
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
I’m a simple man. I see Virgil, I buy.
I see Arkane makes a game, I buy said game. Being serious, this game looks good. I’m interested to see if they throw a multiplayer mode where the woman is a player controlled character who actually tries to stop you from completing your missions.
Resident Evil Village
I just had to throw this in here because I thought Resident Evil 7 was great. I hope this is even greater but longer in the story department.
I suck at these games, but I’m bound to try this and rage.
Sony also dropped a Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer which I’ve never been into. It’s weird though because kids love it, but it’s legit a horror game or something like that.
Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, which they define as a “curated library of PS4 games that defined the generation, like Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and many more. The PS Plus Collection will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PS Plus members receive for a single subscription price.”
Release Date, Launch Titles and Pricing
Okay so Sony brought some good gameplay and trailers, but everyone was wondering two things.
“What’s the price?” and “When is it launching?”.
Preorders start September 17th. Get ready for the great collapse.
Next topic is launch titles. At launch expect to see
- Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
- Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99(RRP)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99(RRP)
This list also confirmed that next generation titles will start costing $70 which was expected. Also note that these are the PS5 exclusive launch titles. All of the other titles are still set to launch as normal.
I’m pretty sure you can tell already, but in case you missed it, I’m excited. We got one last trailer after the pricing and release dates were dropped.
Time to go work overtime for the next two months so for now, I’ll see you in November.