The PS4 is a real indie machine, when you start factoring out some of its AAA titles. That's in no way a bad thing, especially since some quality titles that were once exclusives are now making their way to Sony's platform. Dust: An Elysian Tale is the next game to make the jump.
I was one of those foolish people who actually went out and bought PlayStation move when it was released. I now have a PlayStation Eye and two electric lollipop dildos sitting gathering dust in my cupboard. Of all the major accessories released last gen, that has to be the most unloved – by consumers and publishers alike. Sony’s convinced they’ll make a come back.
Sony has sold a ridiculous number of PS4s, crossing the ten million mark as announced at Gamescom. This success goes way beyond their initial predictions or expectations and I'm sure Microsoft is hoping to replicate this with the Xbox One once they launch in the new territories this September. So how did Sony do it?
Layoffs are a sad reality of the gaming industry. When a project wraps up there are sometimes too many developers under a roof for a studio to support while thy figure out what to do next. This happens nearly every day, and yesterday Sucker Punch was the studio letting people go.
This year’s Gamescom won’t be remembered for surprise reveals or gigantic game showings. Instead it’ll be remembered for the PR storm surrounding Microsoft and Rise of the Tomb Raider. A lot of people are claiming that Microsoft is now trying to buy exclusives, something Sony says they’ll never do. Except, they already do buy some exclusives. Sort of.
I genuinely don’t get certain hackers. There’s a difference between uncovering hidden information, and being a spiteful little bastard who makes life hell for everybody. And that level of douchebaggery is something that the Xbox, PlayStation and Electronic Sports League have just experienced.
After a journey through the rain, our unusual trio (an American, a Porra and a Chinese guy walk into a bar…) ended up at the Sony press conference. Lured with a promise of new gameplay reveals and plenty of food, we were glad to see what Sony had to offer. We even got Matthew an awesome spot for recording this video.
We’ve been in Germany a couple of days already. So much to see, so much to play… so much to drink! Let’s just call this day 1. Check out some of the snaps we got.
Tearaway undoubtedly looks like a fantastic PS Vita game, one that combines flexible papercraft with the hardware of that handheld. But could it ever be accurately ported over to the PS4? Sort of, actually. The first thing you have to do according to developer Media Molecule, is not port it at all.
Housemarque is the digital equivalent of a drug pusher, with games that are ridiculously addictive. After hit titles such as Resogun, Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD, they’ve got something new on the way, in the form of Alienation.
How big are the pre-orders for Destiny? World-record setting in fact. But there’s more to Destiny than just numbers. There are also matches to be won in the Crucible. Check it out!
Ninja Theory may be one of the most underrated studios on the planet, having cranked out masterpieces such as Enslaved and DmC Devil May Cry. Since 2013, that studio has been quiet however. Prepare for that silence to be broken.