Taking their cues from Nintendo, PlayStation held a livestream earlier this morning revealing a string of new gameplay, announcements and other bits and bobs for the PS4 and PSVR. Here’s everything they announced.
No Man’s Sky is getting PSVR support
The upcoming No Man’s Sky content update, Beyond, won’t just be a content patch for the Hello Games space explorer. It’ll also add a “mode” for PSVR, one that’s apparently compatible with multiplayer, according to the footage shown off during the video.
Beyond is a free update for all players, and is due out sometime this winter.
There’s an Iron Man VR game
No details on this one yet, but Marvel has given the OK for an Iron Man PSVR game. It’s due out sometime this year.
A game through the eye of a space station’s AI
From publishers Devolver Digital, Observation is a sci-fi thriller about discovering what happened to the crew of a space station. You play as S.A.M., the station’s artificial intelligence, piecing together the mystery from various camera feeds, control systems and other tools to work out what happened. No release date on this one yet.
A PSVR shooter through London’s underworld
Developed by Sony’s London studio, Blood & Truth is a VR shooter with the tone and style of a British crime flick. There’s various shooting sequences, investigation scenes, and Mission Impossible style set pieces. It’ll be available internationally from May 28.
Crash Team Racing gets more content
Crash Team Racing Remastered, which launches June 21 locally, will also have remastered stuff from Crash Nitro Kart on launch. PS4 players are getting a bunch of exclusives on top of that, along with retro skins, karts, and an exclusive “retro” track.
A co-op dungeon crawler with a clever twist
Readyset Heroes, at first, looks like a co-op dungeon crawler. The only trick: you’re actually racing against another team of two dungeon crawlers. As soon as one team hits the end of the dungeon, an arena battle between both teams kicks off.
Readyset Heroes will support up to four players in local co-op and online play. It’s due out later this year.
Five Nights At Freddy’s goes VR
The Five Nights franchise is coming to PSVR. Help Wanted isn’t a new FNAF game, but a series of “VR experiences” based on the original FNAF games, as well as some new ones.
Help Wanted has no release date at the time of writing.
An adventure about painting a city back to life
Easily the most eye-catching thing announced was Concrete Genie, a game about a boy who moves to a town and finds himself bereft of friends. Made by Pixelopus, the game will come with a separate PSVR mode as well.
It’s essentially a tale about painting a town back to life, with the help of “genies” that the protagonist paints on walls. Concrete Genie is due out sometime this spring.
More Mortal Kombat 11 and Days Gone footage
More Days Gone footage was a given, and more Days Gone footage was what we got. The story trailer showed off a little from the opening of the game, including Deacon retrieving his wife’s ring (a note that Bend Studio was all too happy to show off during preview sessions).
There’s also some footage of a larger, heavy-set guy called Ricky, who seems like he might be one of the chief antagonists in the story.
The whole show ended with more MK11 reveals, with Jax, Kung Lao and Liu Kang announced as the latest playable characters. That follows Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Jacqui Briggs, Erron Black, Cassie Cage, Johnny Cage, Jade, Kabal, D’Vorah, Kano, Geras, Baraka, Skarlet, Sony Blade, Raiden, Scorpion and Sub-Zero, with Shang Tsung announced as a DLC character post-release.
Mortal Kombat 11 is due out on April 23, launching on PS4, Xbox, PC and Switch.
Other 2019 PSVR games this year
Later this year, the PSVR will also get: Mini-Mech Mayhem; Jupiter & Mars; Falcon Age, which looks adorable, Trover Saves the Universe, Everybody’s Golf VR; Table of Tales; and Vacation Simulator.