Whew! We’re still recovering from last night’s densely packed Media Showcase, featuring our closest look yet at Marvel’s Spider-Man, God of War, Days Gone and more, plus a few surprise announcements (Shadow of the Colossus!!) and some rather excellent music to open the event.
Of course, E3 isn’t just about what happens on stage. We’ve worked with dozens of creators to assemble this mega-list of updates on games on deck for release on PlayStation platforms — with a few new announcements sprinkled in for good measure.
Finally, don’t forget that we’ll have ongoing coverage from the E3 show floor all week long! Tune into PlayStation Live from E3 2017 Tuesday through Thursday, and keep an eye out for even more new updates throughout the week. Enjoy!
During the demo, you’ll see a sampling of Spider-Man’s more powerful improvisational and acrobatic combat style. He’s honed his skills and he’s stronger and more confident in combat. Dodging, using webs, and aerial combat are all second nature. You may also notice the usage of Web Trip Wire and impact webs. After spending eight years fighting crime in the city, Parker’s genius in the lab and workshop has led to the creation of many new gadgets and devices that he can use as Spider-Man during the course of the game. Read full post
— Bryan Intihar
God of War
Santa Monica Studio
God of War’s new E3 trailer gave us a super-sized look at new creatures, new weapons, and new locations populating Santa Monica Studios’ bold take on Norse mythology. Can’t wait to learn more about this ambitious PS4 epic – now confirmed for release in early 2018.
The launch of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is just around the corner and we can’t wait to get it into your hands. We’re excited to share a closer look at what awaits you on August 22, kicking things off with our all-new story trailer.
You may have seen from the trailers that Knack 2 is an evolution from the first game. The team has been focusing on variety of gameplay, so in addition to combat, there is quite a bit of platforming, some puzzle gameplay, and a few special modes of play such as driving a tank.
PlayLink titles are designed to be played in a group setting, allowing for a truly fun and dynamic experience. The collection of PlayLink games vary from gritty crime thrillers to quick-fire quizzes. If you have a smartphone or tablet with the free companion app installed and your PS4 hooked up to a TV, you’re already set.
If you’re not familiar with the game yet, Detroit: Become Human is Quantic Dream’s next title, for PS4 and PS4 Pro. It is a neo-noir existential thriller, set in a near future where androids look, speak, and move like human beings, and operate in society at every level from manufacturers to teachers.
Expanding the vibrant, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon Zero Dawn and continuing the journey of young machine hunter Aloy, The Frozen Wilds adds a brand new area with its own compelling storyline, adventures and side activities.
If you’ve played Super Stardust, Resogun or Alienation, you can guess at a few of the things Matterfall has in store: lightning-fast twin stick action, nerve-racking challenges and explosions. Epic explosions, to be more precise. But Matterfall also throws a few new ingredients into the mix…
Last year we debuted our brand new original franchise Days Gone by playing a live on-stage demo where Deacon St. John encounters a Horde – resulting in a desperate battle for his life. Since then we’ve continued to work hard on the game and are excited to give everyone an update. As you know, Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the beautiful high desert of the Pacific Northwest two years after a pandemic has transformed the world. At this year’s media showcase we unveiled a new gameplay demo that offers a more intimate glimpse into Deacon’s life as a mercenary in a world where almost everything wants to kill him.
The unexpected reveal of Shadow of the Colossus during PlayStation’s E3 2017 Media Showcase was a rare moment of true surprise and delight. Developed by Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio, Shadow of the Colossus looks to be lovingly rebuilt for PS4, making one of the most artistic, emotional, and celebrated games ever made available for a new audience.
From the start, GT Sport has been Polyphony Digital’s most ambitious undertaking as we recognized the need for change in the racing games category. In racing, human emotion is what drives the need for competition — to be the best of the best. GT Sport is set to deliver a true-to-life racing experience where each driver will face real risks, rewards, and consequences through competition, and not just a single race to 1st place. Regardless of your experience in racing, each driver is able to develop and compete against others with similar achievements and driving behavior, ensuring that every race is as fair and competitive as possible.
In Monster Hunter: World you take on the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. As a hunter, you must use your cunning and expertise to track and maneuver your targets throughout the intense, evolving battles.
As you can see, Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer marks an exciting return to the franchise’s World War II roots and combat that defined the franchise. Prepare for fast-paced, grounded action with an arsenal of iconic weapons and equipment in the fight to liberate a continent in the throes of tyranny. Call of Duty: WWII immerses players in the brutal gameplay of history’s largest conflict.
Undertale is a role-playing game where no one has to get hurt. It’s a humorous game that I created to evoke the same feelings that many classic Japanese role-playing games had given me. Happiness, sadness, fear, courage, friendship, hope, love, justice…
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is the latest entry in the long-running franchise and will take place in the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the infamous red-light district in Tokyo, and the new city of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture. Powered by the new “Dragon Engine,” the game will bring the two locales to life with unparalleled realism. The stakes have never been higher for Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima with a heart of gold, because someone has unwisely decided to hurt his surrogate daughter Haruka. To make matters worse, Kiryu finds out that Haruka now has an infant son that he must look after. With a baby in tow, Kiryu must do whatever it takes to protect the people he calls family. Even if it means mercilessly bashing thugs with various street signs.
Fortnite is coming to PlayStation on July 25. Build huge forts, craft exotic weapons, find loot, and level up your squad while leading the world’s remaining Heroes in the fight to save humanity and take back the world. You can watch our brand new gameplay trailer to get a feel for the game and even pre-order a Founder’s Pack. In addition to the Founder’s Pack, we’ll be offering PlayStation-exclusive hero cards only available to players on PlayStation 4. These special cards sport a unique color scheme designed to show off your Sony pride.
This all-new adventure kicks off with a surprise attack on the City. You’re about to face the most dreaded foe we’ve ever sent against the Guardians. To mount a counter-attack and take back our home, you’ll need to venture back into the wild to master new forms of combat, collect some new loot, and reunite our forces. We know you’re up to the challenge.
Clap Hanz and JAPAN Studio
20 years since its first release, the beloved franchise returns with Everybody’s Golf. Clap Hanz and JAPAN Studio worked together to create a variety of unique online and offline game modes that will be enjoyable for anyone who likes games.
— Tomoyo Kimura // Associate ISD Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment
505 Games, Lab Zero Games
Indivisible is a new, action-packed RPG from Lab Zero, creators of the critically acclaimed Skullgirls! Set in an immersive fantasy world, Indivisible tells the story of Ajna, a good-natured tomboy with a rebellious streak who sets out on a quest to save everything she knows from being destroyed.
— Erik Heiberg // Brand Manager, 505 Games
Last Day of June
505 Games, Ovosonico
Join Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot, and try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life – in this cinematic experience that will compel you to ask yourself: “What would I do to save the one I love?” Last Day of June is an interactive tale about love and loss, from an all-star team of creators – including critically acclaimed director Massimo Guarini (Murasaki Baby, Shadows of the Damned) and award-winning musician and record producer Steven Wilson, and featuring a collaboration with writer/director/animator Jess Cope (animator on “Frankenweenie,” director for Metallica’s “Here Comes Revenge” music video).
— Rodolfo Rolando // Brand Manager, 505 Games
505 Games, Keen Games
Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, our cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG title! The aim of Portal Knights has always been simple: to develop an RPG action title with our community, for our community. Pick a character class, defeat your enemies using weapons you’ve crafted along the way, and level up your hero on your adventure. Featuring tactical combat, this game allows you to explore a whole range of randomly generated islands and restore peace to a world torn apart by The Fracture. Craft your adventure. Level up your hero. Defeat the Portal Guardians. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!
— Antonela Pounder // Community Manager, 505 Games
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
Deck Nine Games
It’s great to finally show the world what we’ve been working on. The Life is Strange series is known for pushing narrative-driven adventure games into places they haven’t been before, in terms of building emotion and creating relatable characters who are facing real-world issues. Like yourselves, we are huge fans of the first game, and it’s a massive privilege for all of us at Deck Nine to be given the chance to develop the next game in the series. We cannot wait for you all to see the game in action, but for now, we hope you enjoy the trailer.
— Jeff Litchford // Vice President at Deck Nine Games
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. The expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay. Requires XCOM 2 to play.
— Jacob Solomon // Creative Director, XCOM 2
Our little team at Sloclap is making final preparations and putting the finishing touches on Absolver ahead of its August 29 launch on PlayStation 4. If you’ve seen the game, you know the attention to detail and flow in the combat is central to Absolver’s design, and we hope everyone enjoyed the new “drunken boxing” combat style we debuted at E3 this year. Alongside the other three primary combat styles, we hope that the PlayStation community will find their favorites and build unique combat decks for some memorable duals online later this summer. We can’t thank you enough for all the love and support and can’t wait to share more with you all in these next few months!
— Pierre Tarno // Director, Sloclap
Burly Men at Sea
PS4, PS Vita
Last fall, Burly Men at Sea charmed both the PC and mobile worlds with the colorful folklore adventures of its beardly heroes. Now we’re bringing their tale to PS4 and PS Vita, and it’s playable for the first time in the IndieCade showcase here at E3. Sail or otherwise blunder through mysterious Scandinavian waters this summer, in one of TIME’s top ten games of the year.
— David & Brooke Condolora // Brain&Brain
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
In partnership with Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo Games, Square Enix presents Dissidia Final Fantasy NT as a new and refreshing experience – a team-based brawler. Combining seamless gameplay, Final Fantasy characters and breathtaking worlds from the past 30 years of the franchise, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT welcomes all gamers to the online battle arena with its renowned bravery combat system.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT allows you to choose from over 20 legendary Final Fantasy characters and battle in a 3-versus-3 arena. Each match will allow the player to call forth familiar summons like Ifrit, Shiva and Odin to dominate the opposing side or to turn the tide of the battle. This is not your average fighter – this is your fantasy, your fight. Enter the arena in early 2018.
— Mat Kishimoto // Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Square Enix, Inc.
As RPGs in today’s day and age gravitate towards action-based gameplay, Lost Sphear taps into the relics of the Golden Age of RPGs and delivers an all-new story, revamped ATB battle system, and beautiful soundtrack. Lost Sphear’s story begins in a disappearing world where you must control a young hero named Kanata and his friends, Lumina and Locke, to set out to restore what was Lost with the power of Memory. With selectable Memory, you are able to shape your adventure by manifesting various landmarks and things to alter the landscape’s properties within areas known as the Lost Phenomenon. In Lost Sphear, you also now have the ability in battle to reposition characters to optimize your combat strategies. The possibilities are endless in a vast world filled with mystery.
— Sam Hsieh // Product Marketing, Square Enix
Oasis Games Limited
From award-winning Oasis Games, publisher of games such as Naruto Online, Legend Online, Glory Ridge, and Tiger Knight: Empire Wars, comes the reveal of “Project Deep” in the form of space action MOBA Fringe Wars. It’s time to replace boring MOBA champions with star-faring capital starships. In a region of space rich with strategic advantage and wealth, mercenaries fight for the riches prevalent in the system. It’s anyone’s game, and those resources are within your grasp. Your ship isn’t just for show. Each different ship comes with its own stats, abilities, role, and loadout to survive in the cold depths of the galaxy. With the spoils of war come their own perks. Customize your ship with new weapons and shields thanks to Fringe Wars’ module system. If you’re more into cosmetics, feel free to change your ship’s appearance with amazing detail. Grab four of your friends to fight other ships in tactical 5v5 MOBA combat! Fringe Wars will be coming as early as Q4 2017.
— Daniel Lin // Senior Marketing Director, Oasis Games Limited
Boss Key Productions
Yep, it’s E3 2017, and downtown Los Angeles is as traffic-heavy as it’s always been. Seriously, trying to do anything in this town is bonkers; I both love and hate LA. =)
So, why are we here? Because we’re bringing our upcoming team-based FPS, LawBreakers, to PS4 on August 8th (that’s right, an actual release date), and we just had to let everyone see it here at E3. So yeah, we braved the craziness to be here at E3 to have LawBreakers playable on the show floor… ON PS4 for the first time EVER. Pretty awesome to give console players a taste of the high-skill, gravity-defying combat at our booth. We’re showcasing the latest content, including recent additions: our triple-jumping Wraith Role and buzzer-beating Blitzball mode.
Plus, we worked A LOT on making sure the controls translate to PS4 and play nice and smooth. Oh, and for those of you who didn’t brave the E3 insanity, we’ll have a Closed Beta later this month (so, go register!) – more details on that soon. As always, check out our cinematic trailer if you haven’t already.
— Cliff Bleszinski // CEO, Boss Key Productions
Thunder Lotus Games
It’s hard to believe that the first images of our upcoming hand-drawn platformer, Sundered, were revealed by Sony just last fall – and here we are, already barreling into the home stretch, with exclusive footage of the game’s end boss freshly unveiled on the PlayStation Underground Livecast! For those just now discovering the project, Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns teeming with terrifying hordes of monsters. Choose to resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers and battle epic bosses before challenging Nyarlathotep, the game’s fearsome end boss revealed in our latest trailer here. We’re so excited to be launching Sundered on PlayStation in July. We set out to build on the strengths of our first game, Jotun, and I can confidently state that Sundered is the best work our team has ever done. I hope you’ll join the Sundered horde this summer!
— William Dubé // Creative Director, Thunder Lotus Games
The Swords of Ditto
Greetings, PlayStation heroes! I’m Bidds, the director of onebitbeyond Ltd, and I’m super excited to announce that our first game, The Swords of Ditto, will debut on PlayStation 4 early next year. The Swords of Ditto is what we’re calling a “compact adventure” for one or two players to take up the mantle of the legendary hero of the Island of Ditto and battle against the vile sorceress Mormo. Every adventure is unique, as a new hero journeys through a remixed overworld and dungeons using a fresh collection of weapons, items, and magical collectible stickers. Overcome Mormo and become the next adventure’s hero of legend – or fail and let evil grip the land for a hundred years! It’s up to you! We can’t wait to share more over the coming months and hear what the PlayStation community thinks of The Swords of Ditto.
— Jonathan Biddle // Director, onebitbeyond, Ltd.
Unto The End
2 Ton Studios
Three years ago my wife Sara and I left our jobs, sold our home, put things in storage and decided to see if we could make a go of video games while living as digital nomads. We built seven different prototypes during the first two years – none of them felt right. So it’s a bit of an understatement to say that we’re excited to officially announce Unto The End. It’s a game with skillful combat, featuring a non-hero protagonist and an action-crafted narrative. Underpinning it all is an effort to refine the 2D adventure-combat experience by stripping away anything that might distract the player. No HUD, no gold, no leveling, just player skill determining success.
Our PS4 target is 2018. Expect to hear much more from us as we push towards our final release. Watch the trailer for a first look at Unto The End.
— Stephen Danton // Designer, 2 Ton Studios
All of us at Digital Uppercut are cosmically hyped to announce fierce 2D action-platformer Valfaris – a heavy-metal space saga and the next game from the team behind the raucously savage Slain: Back From Hell.
Set on Valfaris – a once-opulent floating citadel that has become tainted with a powerful evil – the game will blend brutal combat, cursed environments, twisted enemies, awesome pixel art, and a seismic soundtrack from former Celtic Frost guitarist Curt Victor Bryant, so expect riffs with enough metal to tear the galaxy a new wormhole.
Valfaris will be hitting PS4 in 2018, and we can’t wait to share more details as development progresses. In the meantime, check out the Valfaris E3 announcement trailer.
— Matt Cundy // Community Manager, Digital Uppercut
Sudden Strike 4
Greetings, PlayStation fans! I’m Christian Schlütter, producer at Kalypso Media. I am excited to tell you about Sudden Strike 4 and the authenticity that the foundations upon which our upcoming strategy heavyweight is built. Sudden Strike 4 marks the return of the legendary real-time tactics series, which brings you the biggest and most dramatic historically accurate battles from World War II and tasks you with becoming not just a soldier, but a general, with the outcome of some of the biggest conflicts in history at stake. As well as the tactical depth, here at Kalypso Media we’re exceptionally proud of the authenticity and realism found in Sudden Strike 4. Map accuracy, the ability to choose your own general, tactically demanding combat, skill development, and unit maintenance provide a gameplay experience like no other. There’s no base-building or unit creation. The only resource you have to manage is the lives of your loyal troops, and they’ll be relying on your wits and combat nous to see them through to the end of the mission. Sudden Strike 4 is a new milestone in strategy gaming on PlayStation, and we can’t wait for you to play it. See you on the field, soldier!
— Christian Schlütter // Producer, Kalypso Media
Psyop and IllFonic
Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where military bases are humanity’s last city-states, Dead Alliance pits warring teams of players against each other for survival in a world ravaged by the zombie plague. It features a variety of 4v4 multiplayer modes, including Team Deathmatch, Free for All, King of the Hill, Capture and Hold, and the MOBA-inspired Attrition mode, as well as single-player survival horde mode and solo-ops.
Dead Alliance lets players customize and upgrade their loadouts with an arsenal of high-powered, military-grade weapons and advanced zombie-controlling tech called zMods. These zMods can be active or passive, and examples include the Enrager, a pheromone grenade that turns a single zombie into an ally of superior strength and resistance; the PAM grenade, which puts four zombies to work for you, but does not increase their damage resistance; and the Templar, which drives zombies away from you and de-frenzies any that have been pammed by the enemy. Use these and many more zMods available in the game to get the undead to join forces with you!
— David Bridgham // Dead Alliance Producer, Maximum Games
From time immemorial, the world has been at war. For generations, humans have fought one another for land and riches while our true enemies have lurked in the distance: throngs of ravenous monsters standing 150 feet tall that aim to destroy our kind. Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating these monstrosities, known colloquially as “ogres.” You are one of the world’s last defenders, a warrior named Avil equipped with the skill, speed and strength to oppose the endless wave of Ravenii and prevent a fate worse than death: Extinction.
In Extinction, you’ll fight massive ogres and their minions across a sprawling countryside, defending cities and rescuing native villagers torn from their homes. Swiftly define your strategy as hordes attack from the ground and air. Use the dynamic skill-based combat system to tactically disarm and dismember enemies before going in for the kill!
— Derek Neal // Executive Producer, Maximum Games
MotoGP 17 will offer all the thrilling and excitement of the fastest bike races out there, reproducing the entire 2017 season with all the official tracks, riders and classes. The game is now more enjoyable than ever thanks to achieved 60 frames per second that will make you feel the full acceleration of the bikes while allowing a more accurate control on them. For the first time ever you will be able to play as a rider or a team manager, taking care of all the economic and strategic decisions that can lead your team to the victory. And if you like to compete, you can enter the first official MotoGP eSport Championship, face opponents from all over the world and qualify for the final races to become the first MotoGP eSport champion.
— Andrea Loiudice // Marketing Manager, Milestone
MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame
The new MXGP3 will offer you a dynamic, ever-more enjoyable gaming experience thanks to a series of innovative graphics and techniques introduced by the new Unreal Engine 4 graphics engine, which will take the game experience to a surprising new level. Hit the gas and get ready to tackle unpredictable, dynamic weather conditions in a competition which is unique in its genre. From sun to heavy rain, every change will decisively influence the rider’s visibility and the highly-deformable ground, putting even the most expert player to the test. And it is the ground which provides the greatest challenge: mud, dust and dynamic deformations will be the master of all, while the sounds of engines running at full throttle, souped up with a brand new audio engine, merge with the ambient noise.
— Andrea Loiudice // Marketing Manager, Milestone
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope
In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!
— Taka Maekawa // Producer, Natsume Inc.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Welcome to Ding Dong Dell, a kingdom where all manner of creatures once lived in harmony. That was before a ruthless coup occurred and now Evan, the boy king is forced to flee his home. This is where Evan’s journey to build his own realm and unite the world of Ni No Kuni begins!
Today during the PlayStation E3 2017 Media Showcase, we debuted the “Forge a Kingsbond” trailer for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. At its core, Ni No Kuni II is a coming of age story that blends unique characters with a highly in-depth action RPG battle system and gorgeous visuals that blur the line between theatrical animations and video games. We’ re honored to bring you this grand adventure and can’t wait for everyone to start his or her own journey, when Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom launches on PS4 on November 10, 2017.
— Dmitryi Khlynin // Community Specialist, Bandai Namco
Mastiff LLC, Elite Game Studio, Lokum Games.
Eight ball corner pocket! Mastiff, in partnership with Elite Game Studio and Lokum Games are gearing up to bring Pool Elite to the PlayStation 4. With ultra-realistic physics that have been scrutinized, reviewed, and perfected by pool professionals, Pool Elite is shaping up to be the most realistic, high-stakes multiplayer pool experience ever! And with online cross-platform matchmaking, Pool Elite looks to raise the bar on multiplayer billiard games, so keep that cue stick and chalk handy because we’ll have more news for you to pocket soon!
Superhot is the FPS where time moves only when you do. We started building it over three years ago and with lots of outstanding support from Kickstarter and the gaming community, we rolled it out for PC last year to raving reviews and critical acclaim. It was immediately picked up and touted as the most disrupting thing in the genre, proving that there was still more to be discovered in the 25 year old art of FPS game design. Superhot proved that you can make players feel like the most badass of action heroes and cranked it all the way up to eleven.
— Tom Kaczmarczyk
The Inpatient is a brand new horror VR game set in the Blackwood Sanatorium, over 60 years prior to Until Dawn. With deep immersion that places YOU in the game, you take on the role of an amnesiac inpatient. Over the course of the game you must find out who you are and why you are in the Sanatorium. With a branching narrative, and different endings; every choice you make can drastically affect the way the game plays out.
— Nik Bowen // Game Director, Supermassive Games
Bravo Team is a modern-day, first-person cover shooter made exclusively for PlayStation VR. With teamwork at the core of the game, Bravo Team allows for both single player and online 2 player co-op. Developed to be compatible with both DualShock 4 and the PS VR Aim Controller. Bravo Team drops two players into a fictional modern day Eastern European city. When a high profile escort mission goes wrong, the country threatens to tear itself apart… and the players along with it. They’ll need to lean round corners to take out targets, duck for cover if under fire, raise the PS VR Aim Controller to view through the iron sight, or hold above their heads to blind fire.
— Keith Linares // Lead Designer, Supermassive Games
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
Come check out Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV — a completely new Final Fantasy XV experience, now in PlayStation VR! You are now the hero! Grab your rod and head back to the waters of Eos.
In Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV, test yourself with a wide variety of fishing challenges, witness stunning details only in PlayStation VR, and revisit familiar faces like Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, Gladiolus, and many more!
Look out for the Monster of the Deep that lurks in the seemingly safe waters.
— Mat Kishimoto // Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Square Enix, Inc.
First Contact Entertainment
PlayStation VR (Aim Controller support)
First Contact Entertainment is a virtual reality studio made up of game industry veterans from world-class franchises like Call of Duty, Overwatch, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Adrift, and Overkill’s The Walking Dead VR. As a studio we’re focused on raising and setting the bar for immersive VR gaming: creating high-quality visuals, game mechanics, characters and narrative with a focus on fun and replayability. Our debut VR game ROM: Extraction released in 2016, and we’re excited to announce that ROM is now coming to PS VR! After exploring the enhanced mechanics made possible by the PS Aim Controller, we’re inspired to develop additional ROM content exclusively for PlayStation VR and PS VR aim controller. Players can expect multiple new weapons, new types of enemies, new levels and an entirely new game mode. ROM itself is a twist on the classic arcade shooter–and with the addition of this new exclusive PS VR content, we are taking it even further! Set in the year 2076, you’ll take on the role of an Extractor, on a mission to obtain alien resources to bring back to Earth. Unfortunately, your ship has been overrun by extraterrestrial AI, laser-focused on protecting these vital resources. By combining your futuristic weapons with your ability to slow down time, you’ll eliminate enemies like never before in this high-intensity arcade experience. ROM: Extraction is VR gaming with a twist, and we’re thrilled to develop that further with PlayStation VR and the PS VR Aim Controller, coming Fall 2017.
— Adam Orth // Creative Strategist, First Contact Entertainment
With E3 approaching, we are excited to reveal some of the terrifying cast you will encounter on board The Persistence!
During a scientific experiment, hundreds of the ship’s crew were accidentally teleported in to space. ‘IRIS’, the ships computer, tried to bring them all back but the DNA of The Persistence’s crew was merged and began to mutate.
This is how The Berserker was born. He’s 9ft tall, over 4ft wide, and has serious anger issues! It’s much safer to run and hide when you see a Berserker but if you’re ready to take a big risk, you can use his rage to your advantage. If you can somehow cause him damage, then the red mist descends and he’ll smash anything and anybody, including other mutants! Of course, if he sees you then his snarling face is going to be the last thing you ever see!
The only mutant onboard that he’s unable to kill is The Weeper, who will paralyse anyone that comes too close to her. She’s truly terrifying!
— Stuart Tilley // Game Director, Firesprite Ltd
Hi all! Dave Gabriel from FuturLab here, thrilled to announce that Tiny Trax, our spectacular VR racer, is heading to PS VR in July!
If you remember playing with classic slot-car racing toys, you’ll love Tiny Trax!
Steer your car as if it were radio controlled, zipping along walls, dunking underwater, flying overhead, and looping upside-down through ice-caves, all happening just inches from your face!
Choose from six vehicles to race against AI, or up to four friends online in single races and tournaments spanning twelve imaginative tracks over three beautiful environments!
We are excited to announce new DLC for Farpoint, the Cryo Pack. The Cryo Pack takes players to two new regions of the planet which are covered in snow and ice, with enemies reskinned to adapt to the cold. Players will also receive a new skin representative of an explorer who has trekked through the snowy wastelands.
Moss tells the tale of the first adventure of an unlikely hero named Quill—a small mouse from a remote forest settlement who is fated to be the key in a much larger story. One day while exploring the woods she finds a mysterious stone and an ancient magic is awakened, linking you together in an extraordinary alliance. In gameplay, her skills are complementary to yours. You’ll guide her actions through familiar action-adventure controls, while also directly manipulating the field of play as your own character. Mutual communication and shared victories will only strengthen your connection to each other and further your joint resolve.
Our design philosophy is that Sparc is a virtual sport, or vSport – a unique full-body experience only possible in virtual reality where your VR hardware is your sporting equipment. The game play is physical and energetic. Players use their PlayStation Move motion controllers to throw projectiles across the court at their opponent, while at the same time dodging, blocking or deflecting what’s incoming. The speed and pacing of a match is dictated by the players’ direct actions and reactions.