PlayStation 5 launches on Nov. 12 starting at $399 and everything else shown during the PlayStation 5 Showcase
Well, here we are. Microsoft has tipped its hand and told us everything about Xbox Series X pricing and release dates, along with a good long look at its launch lineup. Sony, right now, is in a pretty good position with PlayStation 5. It seems to barely be beating Microsoft in the hype race, and they can now respond to Microsoft’s pricing with a price-point they think will beat them.
Of course, they still have to contend with the negativity caused by their recent announcements of a limited production run that has everyone worried that they won’t be able to obtain a PS5 when it releases. What did they do to reassure us, and what new titles and features did they have to show? Let’s take a look.
Final Fantasy XVI
Well, Square-Enix went full on The Witcher for their latest title. It’s very swords and sorcery, but it’s super dark, and it has a focus on open world exploration and action. It’s clear this is running on a similar engine to Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy XV. It seems as if the story this time around includes people chosen by the classic Final Fantasy summon monsters, which can easily turn the tide of a medieval battle. Of course, it wouldn’t be Final Fantasy without crystals, and there is some Legacy of the Crystals that is governing this world’s fate. It also seems like you get to play the story from two different perspectives. It will be a PS5 console exclusive but will also be available on PC.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
We got a new look at Sony’s new exclusive Miles focused Spider-Man title. You actually get to play as Miles going through some daily life in Harlem, which is a decent change of pace. We are shown that Miles’s mom is running for office, and the game will pick up one year after the events of the first Spider-Man game. The new antagonist is someone called “The Tinkerer” and the main conflict surrounds a new energy source that warring factions are trying to gain control of.
Miles will be able to make use of his unique spider powers, including his electric venom strike, and stealth abilities. He has limited charges for all of these abilities, and for his web shooters. He will be faced with optional objectives, even in the heart of battle, many of which will task him with saving innocents rather than just taking out enemies. Also, the hip-hop soundtrack in battle sounds dope as hell. This new spidey will launch holiday 2020.
Portkey Games Hogwarts Legacy
Another one of Sony’s new properties is a Harry Potter IP, which takes place in the 1800s. It seems like most of what you do involves creating your own wizard, exploring Hogwarts, and then venturing into the wizarding world outside. It’s like Harry Potter meets Skyrim.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Alright, alright. We need to give Sony room for their pressured shooty shooty pew pew IP. We are shown a missions where you covertly assault enemy forces on a landing strip. There are a couple new features, including a slowed down bullet following mechanic for sniper rifles which feels straight out of the Sniper Elite series. We also get to see the main character pilot a remote control bomb drone to take down the airplane before it takes off.
PlayStation players can play the multiplayer Alpha for PS4 from September 18 to the 20. You can pre-load starting the 17.
Resident Evil VIII: Village
Resident Evil was always a horror franchise, but this time around it’s going for almost a creepy Tim Burton style aesthetic at points. So far, it works. It takes the ludicrous over the top action of RE and juxtaposes it with something almost fairy-tale in style, and it really does make you feel uneasy. We didn’t see much gameplay, but we did get to see the return of the Resident Evil 4 “What’re ya buyin” guy.
Want to escape a time-loop where you constantly get assassinated over and over again? Then you are going to have to learn the behavior patterns of all the assassins out for your blood. There’s not enough time to take them out one by one, so you are going to have to use your brains to navigate this strange fourth dimensional scenario. Deathloop will launch in the second quarter next year.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 5 is coming to PlayStation 5 with a bunch of new content! You can play as Vergil, for example. Dante has new weapons. Vergil can (spoiler spoiler) and then you can play as V. It will be available at launch for PS5.
Ah yes, another look at Abe and his quest to free his people from the horrible fate of slavery. This trailer seems to be largely focused on how many characters it can render on screen. There’s a strange almost Lemmings feel to the gameplay here, as you lead people through treacherous platforming stations and, unfortunately, lead them to their deaths to solve puzzles.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach
OK this is weird. Not only is FNAF going neon, but it appears that the main character, Gregory, has some sort of haunted animatronic in his head, and is running from some other haunted female animatronic. I mean you know how heavy FNAF is in lore. I can’t believe Scott Cawthon can still hook me like this.
Man the Demon’s Souls remake is looking better and better by the day. The HD graphics are fantastic, even showing each individual soul of each individual enemy you kill entering your body. The combat is snappy and is actually faster than the original. The lighting is perhaps most impressive. You can actually see how far off torches cloak enemies in shadow. The bosses in particular are so massive and gorgeous in this new engine.
Fortnite will be available on PlayStation 5. That’s it. That’s the entirety of the announcement.
Playstation Plus for Playstation 5
New games will be coming to the Playstation Plus lineup including:
- God of War
- Monster Hunter: World
- Final Fantasy XV
- Fallout 4
- Mortal Kombat X
- Uncharted 4
- Ratchet & Clank
- Days Gone
- Until Dawn
- Detroit: Become Human
- Battlefield 1
- Infamous: Second Son
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Persona 5
- Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
And they will all be available to play at the launch of PlayStation 5.
Sony dropped the reveal and they hit the target we were thinking of. PlayStation 5 will cost $499.99 while PS5’s Digital Only Edition will cost $399.99. In addition, it will launch on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 everywhere else.
God of War: Ragnarok
We were given a very, very short teaser for the next God of War game, and we know it is coming in 2021, but that’s it. Still, something to get excited for.
What announcements were you most excited for? Will you be picking up a PS5 at launch? Watch the entire presentation below: