In addition to unveiling the design of the actual console for the first time, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has also delivered its promise to provide an early look at some of the games that are coming to PlayStation 5. Naturally, among them includes first-party titles that are being developed by studios within SIE’s own internal dev house, PlayStation Studios.
Over at the digital event that took place this morning at 4 AM Malaysian time, PlayStation Studios unveiled nine different titles including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales by Insomniac Games which is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.
SIE noted that gamers will be able to feel Miles’ web-swings, punches, web shots, and venom blasts through the haptic feedback on PS5’s DualSense controller.
Insomniac Games is also responsible for another PS5 first-party game, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. SIE teased that the game is designed around the high-speed capability of PS5’s solid state drive which allows gamers to travel between dimensions in the middle of gameplay.
Additionally, DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers will help enhance the game’s combat experience through increased immersion.
Aside from Ratchet & Clank, another PlayStation icon that will make a return to PS5 is Sackboy. Developed by Sumo Digital, Sackboy A Big Adventure is a 3D platformer that is said to feature “deeply immersive and expressive control scheme”. One can choose to go solo or rope in friends for this fun-looking game
Not to forget, there’s also Astro which is coming to PS5 through Astro’s Playroom by Japan Studios. This game will feature four worlds that are based on the PS5’s components alongside gameplay that will take advantage of features within DualSense controller.
Working together with Bluepoint Games, Japan Studio is also working on a remake of Demon’s Souls for PS5 which was originally released in 2009 for PlayStation 3. Said to have excellent shadow effect and ray tracing, SIE stated that gamers can choose to play the game in two different graphics settings with one focusing on fidelity while the other one favours frame rate.
Polyphony Digital has also participated in the PS5 digital event which means just one thing: a new Gran Turismo game. The studio’s CEO and long-time producer of Gran Turismo series, Kazunori Yamauchi pointed out the new game which is simply titled as Gran Turismo 7 will come with a campaign mode and that “should make fans very happy,”.
The studio will also reintroduce GT Simulation Mode into the game and SIE once again highlighted the capability of DualSense haptic feedback in which will allow gamers to feel the tires in the game. At the same time, PS5 3D audio capability will help gamers sense the other cars and drivers during races.
Gamers can also expect to see the return of Aloy from the universally praised Horizon Zero Dawn in an all-new story via Horizon Forbidden West. According to a brief description from Guerrilla Games, the new game will bring gamers along Aloy’s new journey in the western part of a far-future America.
Coming from Finnish developer Housemarque, Returnal will bring gamers to a planet that is not only hostile but also changes every time gamers came back from death. According to SIE, gamers can switch from one firing mode to another through DualSense’s adaptive trigger while PS5’s 3D audio will help bring the world of Returnal into life in an immersive way.
To all fans of vehicular destructions, this one for you. SIE pointed out that the main goal of Destruction AllStars by Lucid Games is simple: destroy as many vehicles as possible.
So, which first-party games you are looking forward to play on PS5? Well, hope you can keep yourself together just for the next few months as the new console is scheduled for release in the year-end holiday season of 2020.