As promised, we've put together our epic longform feature after lengthy and excellent interviews with both Phil Spencer and Aaron Greenberg, talking about the future of the industry, VR, "mixed-reality", Project Scorpio, HoloLens and both gentleman being happy to have Nintendo games on an Xbox platform.
Over the weekend Sony held its annual PlayStation Experience event, also known as PSX. And it certainly didn't disappoint, with the announcement of not one but two new games from Naughty Dog -- The Last of Us Part II and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. But that was only the tip of the iceberg, as a number of games on the horizon either got shiny new trailers or were announced at the show. Click through for some of the video highlights.
This year has definitely seen its fair share of remakes, remasters, and HD re-releases. Not that we're complaining, as gaming has reached that age and point where with the improved visual fidelity of today it makes sense to revisit classics from generations past. And at the PlayStation Experience event over the weekend we got to see just that, with new and improved versions of WipeOut, Full Throttle, and Crash Bandicoot all making an appearance.
Day 2 of the Boston Major has wrapped up and some fantastic games were played! Head over to our "How to Watch" Post to find out details on how to watch it live — but for now just read on as we take you through the day that was.
So, has the beginning of December become a sort of unofficial E3 sequel? Because over the past few days we've had a number of new game announcements and first looks. And just when we thought that was it comes word that Piranha Games are working on MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new entry in the long-running mech combat series. And it's a single-player game, making it the first traditional MechWarrior title in 15 years!
With the announcement of The Last of Us Part II, and now Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, it looks like Naughty Dog is showing no signs of slowing down since the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End earlier this year. And much like with anything Naughty Dog the announcement trailer/demo for the standalone Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a masterclass in pacing, intuitive camera pans, and technical wizardry.
In a surprising announcement at the PlayStation Experience event over the weekend, we got our first look at The Last of Us Part II -- the sequel to Naughty Dog's cinematic post-apocalyptic PS3 hit. Although still early on in development, we got a nice (and decidedly grim) poetic teaser trailer and word from the studio on how a sequel wasn't a foregone conclusion.
And it will be out next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In terms of characters the announcement was made alongside a cinematic trailer that showcases Ryu and Mega Man from the Capcom camp and Captain Marvel and Iron Man from the Marvel side. Which means, yeah, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will feature classic 2v2 battles. Not only that, but a cinematic single-player story mode is also expected to ship with the Unreal Engine 4 powered fighter.
System Shock fans rejoice! In our first real look at Arkane Studio's Prey we get to see the same level of freedom from the studio's excellent Dishonored series, but with that added sci-fi exploration and horror vibe that goes all the way back to the classic System Shock. We're talking skill trees, alien abilities, and some truly impressive mechanics. You'll definitely want to check this out.