PlayStation 5 - All The Games Showcased for Sony’s Next-Gen Hardware
Early on June 12 (for us in Australia that is) Sony streamed its first official PlayStation 5 showcase dubbed ‘The Future of Games’. From a new Spider-Man coming this year to Horizon Forbidden West 25 games made their next-gen debut - and we've got all the info and trailers in high-def 4K.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
From Insomniac Games, this follow-up to 2018’s stellar Marvel’s Spider-Man lives up to its title by putting players in the web-slinging shoes of one Miles Morales. As per the trailer we get to see the same wonderful city-scape of the first game, but with the detail cranked all the way up to take advantage of PlayStation 5 hardware. As to the extent of just how big this game will be, that remains to be seen, mainly because this is shaping up to be a launch title for the console with a tentative ‘Holiday 2020’ release window. And the first game is only two years old. Will it be the same layout and underlying tech -- but now in winter form? Who knows. Not a lot of gameplay footage here unfortunately. We would have loved to see how the super-fast SSD of the PS5 changes the simple act of swinging through a bustling city from up high, which was pure joy the first time around.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 builds on 22 years of experience to bring you the best features from the history of the franchise. Whether you’re a competitive racer, collector, fine-tuning builder, livery designer, photographer or arcade fan – ignite your personal passion for cars with features inspired by the past, present and future of Gran Turismo.
Microsoft has Forza, Sony has Gran Turismo. In the world of realistic racing sims these are the two biggest franchises, and the arrival of next-gen consoles means we get even more shiny car detail and impressive looking tracks. In this announcement trailer for Gran Turismo 7 (based on the series’ history who knows when it’ll actually get released) we do get to see the more open, online, and social side of the series that has emerged in recent years. But, we also get to see what can only be a hefty dose of ray-traced reflections. Very cool. It looks slick, and with developer Polyphony Digital’s perfectionist streak, this is shaping up to be the most impressive entry in the series to date in terms of pure high-def simulation.