Playstation State of Play February 2021 Recap
Now if only PS5s will stay in stock
Sony just had a Playstation State of Play featuring upcoming games coming to the PS4 and PS5. Here is the full livestream along with what was announced or showcased:
Updates and additions are coming to Crash Bandicoot 4 on PS5. This will include native 4K at 60 FPS, faster loading screens, adaptive triggers, 3D audio, and more. If you had the PS4 version before getting a PS5, you’ll also be able to transfer your save over (along with an option to upgrade). This is out now on PS4, but will release on PS5 on March 12, 2021.
For those that don’t know what this addition to the series is about, it follows Crash and Coco as they try to save the day after Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy manage to escape the once thought inescapable interdimensional prison, leaving holes in the universe in the process.
Play as Selene as she crash lands on an alien planet after receiving a mysterious signal saying “White Shadow”. You’ll explore this planet for answers and unfold the mysteries. Though, you’ll have to make sure to maneuver around and above the enemies that inhabit this planet as each enemy type have unique move sets. However, the world will change each time you die as the map will be different, enemies will appear in new locations, and more will even have a chance of spawning. Good thing you have weapons to help you out, as we’re shown different alt-fires that had varying uses such as controlling crowds. As you explore, you may come across helpful devices that will grant you weapons, consumables, and upgrades.
We also got a peek into the story as it seems this planet is making Selene live through her nightmares and her memories again.
This will release on PS5 on April 30, 2021.
Knockout City is basically a team-based multiplayer action game where you play dodgeball. You can go in 1 1v1 battle with a shrinking battleground in Face Off or go 3v3 in Team KO. There are also tricks you can do, like catches can power up the balls, trick shots can get the ball over ledges or around corners, you can do fake throws, and become the ball for your teammate to use. Maps will also have special balls and unique mechanics like Back Alley Brawl will contain Sniper Balls and travel tubes.
This is set to release on PS4 on May 21. Though, you can sign up for cross play beta (happening April 2-4) at their website to play early. Though, you’ll need an EA Account to get into the Community Testing Hub.
From the developers of Absolver, we’ll be getting a martial arts game featuring intense and authentic Kung-Fu combat. This is going to be an immersive adventure game where you take control of a young Kung-Fu student on a quest for vengeance over his family murder. And now, it’s time to get back at the assassins that killed them.
This has a release window of 2021.
Made by the Hyperlight Drifter team, Solar Ash is a 3D platformer that focuses on speed, movement, and fluidity that is set in a black hole that has been devouring everything in it’s path. You play as a void runner who decides to venture into it in an effort to save her home world as she quickly “skates” across the ashen clouds and various other obstacles she’ll encounter. The combat here is also designed to keep the fluidity you built up as well as encourage flow.
This will has a release window of 2021.
Oh, you thought FNAF was done? HAHA. Scott Cawthon is gracing us with another entry into the FNAF world as we’ll meet all new animatronics that inhabit a huge building that houses them. Looks like we’ll be playing a night guard in first person as we try to not get caught before morning and helped by a mysterious person… or is it an animatronic?
This has a release window of 2021.
You’ll be put into the shoes of Abe, the unlikely leader of a revolution, as you battle through various enviornments against the powerful and greedy Glukkons. This is a 2.9D platformer and will use the PS5’s haptic feedback. Along the way, you’ll also save thousands of Mudokons that you can use to help solve puzzles and fight alongside you (which at some points will be required). Abe will also now be able to scavenge, loot, and pickpocket items to craft items that will help you achieve a passive playthrough or not. That’s not all as Abe will also be able to take control of enemies.
This will release on PS4 and PS5 on April 6. PS Plus members will be able to get the PS5 version for no extra cost between April 6 – May 3 2021.
Play as Kena, a young spirit guide, as she’s travelling to an abandoned village in the search of a mountain shrine. Along the way, you’ll be able to find and grow a team of spirits that will help you manipulate the environment and uncover the secrets hidden in the forgotten village. The new trailer we got also showcased the fast-paced combat you’ll be engaging in.
This will be available on August 24.
We got another new, stylish, trailer for Deathloop! If you somehow don’t know already, Deathloop, from the developers of Dishonored, puts players into the role of Colt who finds himself stuck in a time loop on the island of Blackreef. Unlike the other residents who want the party to never end, Colt wants to get out of it and the only way to do that is to kill eight targets across the island. Thankfully, he retains his memories across all loops, giving him a way to learn their behavior, patterns, and the best order to tackle them in.
There is also a confirmed multiplayer where you will be able to take control of Julianna, the loop protector, and jump into a random player’s game to interfere. Of course, this is optional and you can leave Julianna AI controlled.
FF7 Remake is getting a PS5 upgrade and along with it will come upgraded graphics/textures/effects, quality of life updates (graphics optimization mode, performance optimization mode, Classic Normal difficulty, improved loading times, and photo mode), and an extra episode that will feature Yuffie.
PS4 versions (except those that got it through PS+) will get this upgrade for free, carry over your save data, and the extra episode being available to purchase after upgrading.
FF7 Remake Intergrade will be available on June 10.
Though this isn’t all, as Final Fantasy 7 will get a mobile version of the Remake (which will be the entire FF7 story) called Ever Crisis, a mobile Battle Royale game called The First Soldier, and the FF7 Remake OST is now available on Spotify and Apple Music.
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