Sony held its PlayStation Paris Games Week briefing. As you would expect, the company unveiled a slew of new trailers for its upcoming first and third party titles. While this event didn’t have much in the way of “megatons” it did show that Sony isn’t resting on its laurels. 2017 was a great year for PlayStation 4, and that momentum will continue into 2022.
1. Ghost of Tsushima
We haven’t heard much from Sucker Punch over the past couple of years, so it was good to see a trailer for their brand-new game: Ghost of Tsushima. Admittedly, the trailer didn’t have much for us to chew on. All we know is that it’s an open-world game set in Feudal Japan. Personally, I need to see actual gameplay before getting excited, but I understand why many are hyped for this title. Hopefully, we’ll see actual gameplay during PlayStation Experience next month.
2. Far Cry 5
With all of the recently released games, it’s understandable if some have completely forgotten about Far Cry 5. Sony reminded us the game still existed with a new trailer that shows cooperative gameplay. You can do a lot of crazy things in Far Cry games, so it’s cool to know you can engage in wanton destruction with a friend throughout the entire campaign.
3. Destiny 2: The Curse of Osiris
As promised, Destiny 2 will get an expansion this December in the form of The Curse of Osiris. Here, players must travel to Mercury to meet the legendary Vanguard Osiris and help him kill a ton of robots. Destiny 2 is still fresh in people’s minds so it’s good that the upcoming DLC is dropping so soon. This looks like it will be a lot of fun.
4. Monster Hunter World
I’ve never been a fan of the Monster Hunter series but Monster Hunter World looks legit. The trailer shows new monsters and locations. Best of all, Horizon Zero Dawn‘s Aloy is available as a playable character. I was already sold on this title, but this addition just sweetens the deal. Bring it on, Capcom!
5. Call of Duty: WWII
We got to see another trailer for a little indie title called Call of Duty: WWII. All kidding aside, this looks like it will please long-time fans. It’s interesting to see first person shooters return to the Second World War, but I guess fighting modern and future wars has run its course. If this game does well (which it surely will), don’t be surprised if other FPS franchises go back to WWII. Medal of Honor, where art thou?
6. Star Wars: Battlefront II
A new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II dropped but it didn’t have anything we haven’t already seen. I’m still personally on the fence about this one, but I know that it will end up selling millions of copies. Hopefully, the much-touted single player campaign is worthwhile.
Today’s Spider-Man trailer featured the game’s main villain, along with some supporting cast characters. Sony is still being coy about Spider-Man‘s exact release date, which is a bit annoying. I suspect we’ll get a release window announcement during PSX. Vague release date aside, I’m personally excited about this one. I want to get my “twip” on!
8. Detroit: Become Human
I’ve been a fan of Quantic Dream since Heavy Rain (I missed out on Indigo Prophecy) so I’m pretty stoked for Detroit: Become Human. I love how the company’s games offer players so many choices, and Detroit is no different in that regard. This trailer highlights the many different ways a scenario can play out. It also demonstrates how gritty the story will be. If this is like previous Quantic Dream titles, expect another memorable experience.
9. God of War
It was nice to see a God of War trailer that mainly compromised of gameplay. Here, we see Kratos and his son trying (and failing) to avoid a bunch of monsters. Anyone who was worried about this being a stripped-down God of War experience will be please to know the game is still very action-heavy. I’m personally happy with how well Christopher Judge is voicing Kratos. I admit to being a bit biased since I’m a fan of his (go, Teal’c!), but I do genuinely believe he is a great actor to portray the former God of War.
10. Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus got a remaster on PS3, but this PS4 offering is actually a remake. While it still contains everything fans remember from the original, the entire thing has been remade from scratch. If you’re going to resurrect a classic, this is how it should be done. I guess I’ll buy this for a third time. I have no complaints about that.
11. The Last of Us II
The last big trailer was for The Last of Us II. To be quite honest, I had no idea what this trailer was for until the very end when the series’ Clickers show up. It appears we may get to play with characters other than Ellie, which is quite interesting. As you can see from the trailer, the world is still decidedly messed up and hasn’t gotten better since the previous installment. Sony said this title is still far from completion, so it was nice to get this new trailer.