SIPWU 6.14.14 Part 3: Sony @ E3 2014

PlayStation *hearts* Indies

With indies on the rise, providing hundreds of hours of entertainment for mere dollars and cents, it would be foolish for any platform to not boast a strong independent games library. Fear not PlayStation brethren, as for Sony and their continued indie support hath thou covered. Check out the future lineup!

Far Cry 4

By this point, I’m assuming most people aren’t reading and since this game has been seen in a million other places at E3, here’s the extended gameplay shown by Sony.

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Let It Die

The sick twisted mind of Suda 51 is bringing a hyper-violent exclusive free to play asynchronous online survival action brawler to the PS4 (deep breath). Very little is known about the game beyond the above description. By the sounds of it, it will follow a similar concept to games like DayZ where you can kill other players for no reason and loot their bodies.


The best way to describe this game would be through the developers themselves. Here’s what Giant Squid shared about the game in the video description:

“We are very excited to give you an early glimpse of ABZÛ, Giant Squid’s first project. ABZÛ will take players on an epic adventure into the depths of the ocean, where they will encounter majestic creatures and discover long lost secrets. The game draws inspiration from a deep, innate story that we all carry in our collective subconscious, a universal origin myth that resonates across cultures. As such, the name ABZÛ references a concept from the oldest Mesopotamian mythology: it is the combination of two ancient words Ab, meaning ocean, and ZÛ meaning to know. Essentially, ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.”

No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is an ambitious indie game, with large scale exploration in mind. Rather than limit a player to a single world or environment, NMS takes you to new galaxies. New worlds are procedurally generated as you fly between the stars in your own space craft. Everyone starts off on their own planet, unique to them and are encouraged to take flight and explore, even engaging in space conflicts with other players. The developer, Hello Games, promises infinite planet exploration. The fact this game is being made by a small studio (10 people for serious), and suffered through an = development killing flood[/url] makes this such an incredible game to see developed. Before watching the gameplay trailer, let me just hype you for SPACE DINOSAURS!

The game is a timed PS4 exclusive with no release date and no announcements for when we’ll see ports to other consoles.

Sony F2P

Sony has been a large proponent of F2P, pushing the genre into console implementation. As such, they’ve got a trailer for that.

Mortal Kombat X


Not much more needs to be said to excite even the smallest of MK fans. Hearing those phrases during an E3 recap, you know you’re in for good news. MKX brings even more brutal bone snapping, chest cavity decimating beat downs. Everything you love about Mortal Kombat is back including newer to series mechanics such as X-Ray and special moves powered by the energy meter.

NetherRealm has teased a new Mortal Kombat for a while, and it finally made a formal public appearance at E3. This time around, they want to offer players with a variety between their fighter’s special moves. Each fighter now has three variations (fit with subtle visual differences) that change the way you play and defend against others. They’re also allowing the ability to interact with the environment, much like Injustice: Gods Among Us.

New characters were revealed along with the knowledge that MKX will offer the largest roster of any MK released. With a large roster, they want to bring new experiences through a healthy dose of new characters, not just returning ones. Among those shown at E3 were Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, D’Vorah, and Ferra/Torr.

The story picks up directly after the events of Mortal Kombat (2011). Because there are characters who are children of iconic fighters, the story will progress many years into the future. Mortal Kombat X will be available on all major platforms in 2015, excluding Nintendo.

The Last of Us Remastered

The PS3 hit exclusive is getting a makeover and moving to the PS4. The game is fundamentally the same except for a boost in the graphics thanks to more up to date hardware. Sony showed a trailer during the conference but viewer beware, IT CONTAINS SPOILERS!! Do not watch if you plan on playing it for the first time.

Metal Gear Solid 5

If you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan, pull up a seat (who am I kidding you’re already sitting) and watch this extended trailer. I don’t know about you, but it has a mature audiences warning so I guess I’ll just let you know..actually that trailer really is pretty graphic… Mature folks only!

MGS:5 Phantom Pain will be available on all major consoles (guess who’s excluded) some time in an unannounced most likely 2015 period.

Batman Arkham Knight

Rocksteady’s final entry in the Caped Crusader’s story got its first gameplay reveal. The city appears to be larger than ever with plenty of opportunities to fly around freely. If flying doesn’t interest you, we finally got to see the Batmobile in action. Just like the movies you can speed around the city at top speed doing as you please. One surprise reveal is the ability to transform the Batmobile into a tank form.

Since the gameplay debut is taking place during a Sony press conference, it seems fitting that there’s some sort of exclusive content to reveal and offer. PS4 owners will have access to missions based on the ever famous Scarecrow sequences (Batman Arkham Asylum). Originally scheduled as a 2014 holiday release but recently delayed, Arkham Knight will be available later next year on next-gen consoles only. Wii U is excluded as next gen, since the game requires more resources than what previous generation hardware can support.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Finishing this symphony of game reveals is the one and only appropriate way to send PlayStation off, and that’s with an Uncharted 4 official cinematic trailer. Naughty Dog makes beautiful games, and confirmed the provided trailer is all in game. Whether that means actual real time footage or carefully optimized cinematic footage is not entirely clear. Either way, it looks gorgeous and Naughty Dog isn’t known to be shoddy in the “oh snap” graphics department.

Missed the Conference?

If you missed the conference and would like to watch it all for yourself, here it is in convenient youtube form:

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