First up was one of the stars of E3 – Bloodborne. The gothic, gory thriller looks even creepier second time around.
Handily sticking to the dark and scary theme, a new trailer for The Order: 1886 also appeared before the show began. Victorian London is mixed with futuristic weaponry and werewolves to create a pretty potent mix. The 25+ awards the game picked up at E3 proved that. This new trailer also saw the introduction of a pivotal character to the story – Nikola Tesla.
Once things did get under way in Cologne, Sony were quick to unveil some impressive stuff from their various global studios.
One of the highlights was Until Dawn, a survival horror game was first teased as a Playstation Move title back in 2012. Since then the developer have taken a step back and decided to make the game next-gen, using traditional controls. The result is a trailer that looks more like a Hollywood movie than a game.
Going a bit more natural was WiLD, which is actually being developed by Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman. This open world stunner looks incredible, and sees players getting back to nature in order to survive. It’s one to keep an eye on.
The game that left everyone in the room a little confused, but in a good way, was the eccentric The Tomorrow Children. Like a cartoon straight out of the Communist era, the game has a certain style and plenty of character. Exactly what it’s about is still anyone’s guess.
At the other end of the spectrum is Alieanation. There’s not a lot that needs to be said about this new sci-fi shooter from Housemarque studios. It’s frenetic, loud and full of action. It looks like a winner.
Next off the seemingly endless conveyor belt was also a new sneak peek of DRIVECLUB’s challenges mode before the room was wowed by a new trailer for RIME, a new game from Tequila Works.
Then of course there are the big third-party developers, led by the what is shaping up to be the blockbuster of the year – Destiny. This time around the competitive multiplayer was showcased for the first time. From the characters to the landscape, this is one incredible looking game.
For Far Cry fans there was a tourism video to die for, as a new trailer for the upcoming Far Cry 4 took to the screen in the shape of a video detailing the stunning landscapes you will be exploring.
Metal Gear Solid fans also got a treat in the shape some new footage of the fifth game in the series, which focused on all the ways you can use a cardboard box to avoid detection by enemies.
All this, coupled with the new announcement that the Playstation TV was coming to Europe in November means it was a very good day for PlayStation owners, looking at what is coming up.