Excited soon-to-be PS4 owners are getting their hands on early copies of Killzone: Shadow Fall. With nothing to play the game on for another two weeks and change, all they can do is sit and stare, discovering all the intricacies, massive hard disk requirements and misspellings the next-generation PlayStation has to offer.
They are reading the description of the game over and over again.
“As Shadow Marshall Lucas Kellan, keeping the fragile peace across the vast wall dividing your home world comes at a great cost. When tensions between the VSA the Helghast once more boil over into open conflict…”
Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s check the description, via an image of the box posted by NeoGAF’s LuisRM01:
Oh dear. Well, we all make spelling mistakes, especially when we’re excited about something, and no doubt Sony is excited about kicking off the next-generation of PlayStation, with sleek and sexy design, hyper-detailed graphics and massive 500GB hard disk.
Sure, that 45GB minimum install looks like a bunch, but in the grand scheme of things it’s only what, nine per cent of the hard disk? At least you can play the game while it’s installing. And hey, not all games will need massive installs. This isn’t an Xbox One.
I swear, the only thing worse than having a launch game for a system that’s not out yet is watching other people freak out about having a launch game for a system that isn’t out yet. At least if I had it I could give it a spot of honour in my bathroom, lovingly memorizing the back from ethical query to Mature rating box. Maybe someone can scan it, so we can print it out and slip it into an unused Blu-ray case.
38 seconds of opening a blue case, noting it comes with seven days of PlayStation Plus and no manual whatsoever. It’s not so much an unboxing as it is a cracking-open, but that wouldn’t sound nearly as impressive in YouTube search. Apparently he got this in Georgia, where I live. Perhaps there is hope for me yet.
My PlayStation 4 is paid off, my games accounted for. I think I’ll just leave them at the shop until I pick up the console. I can’t deal with this much excitement.