After a slightly disappointing showing at E3, Sony took the stage in Paris for a live conference full of reveals.
A PS4 exclusive from the team behind Entwined is expected to release next year; Concrete Genie allows players to paint using the Dualshock 4's built-in motion sensor.
Aside from cleaning up graffiti, you'll be able to create landscapes which come to life and design your own cast of unique creatures to hang out with in this unique, third-person action-adventure.
If you've been longing for an open world game set in feudal Japan, Ghost of Tsushima is for you.
Sucker Punch Productions’ (Infamous) new IP sees you venture to 1274 as the Mongol army begin their invasion of Japan with Tsushima Island. The fate of the island rests on the shoulders of a battered samurai facing overwhelming odds.
The following footage is captured using the in-game engine.
Spelunky 2 was excitingly confirmed to be in production, with the sequel to Mossmouth’s addictively excellent, procedurally-generated platformer reaching PS4 and PC (fingers crossed for a Switch version) at an unspecified later date.
It looks like you’ll play as the offspring of the original’s Indiana Jones-inspired lead protagonist, but not much else is currently known. Check out the debut trailer below.
Another sequel in the works is the follow-up to "everyone’s favourite Mexican-themed co-op-multiplayer dimension-swapping Metroid-vania beat-’em-up platformer,” (and breathe), Guacamelee.
Guacamelee 2 sees you rejoin the masked luchador seven years after the events of the original. This time it's not just Mexico that's in danger, but the very fabric of time and space itself! You can bring along up to three friends to help save the world in co-op.
The Hong Kong Massacre comes from independent Swedish outfit, Vreski. The top-down twin-stick shooter is also releasing on PC, Mac and Linux next year.
You'll be tasked with hunting down the leader of a criminal organisation, achieving this goal by finding key gang members who are scattered across the game's levels.
Codemasters are back with another racing title: ONRUSH. It features physics-defying, all-out arcade action, standing in firm contrast to the company’s driving sims - it's less about tweaking vehicle setups and more about pure adrenaline.
Oure aims to give players a "unique dream-like experience of freedom".
You play as a young child who is thrust into another world by reluctant parents. You must use the abilities of both your human and dragon forms to amass magical power and solve strange mysteries.
The game is available on PS4 right now, launching alongside its announcement during the live Sony presser.
Also on show were two new games coming to PlayStation VR.
Blood and Truth casts the player as Special Forces soldier, Ryan Marks. Marks is on a dangerous mission to save his family from a ruthless criminal overlord.
Stifled is a horror game with minimalist visuals and a strong focus on sound.
Making gentle noises through PS VR’s integrated microphone will light the otherwise pitch black world to reveal a path, but it will also draw the attention of creatures that you'll want to be avoiding.
Stifled launches today, 31 October (happy Halloween).
If you've got a couple of hours spare, you can watch Sony's full presentation below, where they also shared more on some of their biggest previously announced games, including Spider-Man, God of War, Detroit, and The Last of Us Part II.
What did you think of the show? Is PlayStation’s 2018 looking bright? Let us know in the comments below, or venture over to our forum.
Voting for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards is still open; you've got until 3 November to make your voice heard. There are 21 categories in total, covering the best games, studios, streamers and eSports teams.
There's stiff competition from Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, however, as Ninja Theory’s independent AAA venture is in with a chance of winning Best Audio, while Melina Juergens has been nominated for Best Gaming Performance thanks to her work as the titular Senua.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also up for Best Audio, as well as Ultimate Game of the Year, Best Visual Design and Nintendo Game of the Year.
Link will be facing off against Mario for the coveted Nintendo Game of the Year award, as the mustachioed mascot has three entries in this year's competition: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Super Mario Odyssey (keep 'em peeled for our review).
Horizon: Zero Dawn has found itself nominated in six different categories, namely Best Storytelling, Best Audio, Best Visual Design, Best PlayStation Game, Ultimate Game of the Year, and Best Gaming Performance for Ashly Burch's portrayal of the game's protagonist, Aloy.
Other titles looking to be crowned PlayStation Game of the Year include The Last Guardian, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Nex Machina: Death Machine.
Over in the Xbox Game of the Year bracket, AAA blockbusters like Gears of War 4 and Forza 7 will be taking on some smaller, but no less engaging, titles such as Slime Rancher, Cuphead and Pit People.
There's now a group for Best VR Game and whilst they are fewer in number, the quality shines through. Superhot VR and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard are definitely in with a shout.
Here are all the categories you can vote on:
Head on over to see the full list of nominees and cast your votes. Everyone who votes will receive a free ebook from a selection of gaming-related titles, if you needed a little extra motivation.
Share your picks with us below or over in the forums.
Greg Hayner is our lucky winner this week.
Originally an Xbox One exclusive, Press Play’s Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is heading to PlayStation 4 next month in both physical and digital formats.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will be available to download digitally on PS4 from 8 November, with the physical edition releasing two days later. Both editions of the game have an RRP of £15.99/€19.99/$19.99.
This is the first new content release since IO Interactive became an independent studio and, judging by the amount of content on offer, it hasn't hurt them at all.
In Patient Zero, Agent 47 must race against the clock to prevent a virus from spreading. The campaign takes place over four levels (Bangkok, Sapienza, Colorado and Hokkaido) which have been reworked from the originals with new gameplay opportunities, disguises, characters, challenges, gameplay mechanics, AI behaviour and HUD elements.
The new outfits, which you can see below, are the fan-favourite Corky The Clown, the tactical Raven Suit and the stylish Cowboy Suit. Each comes with its own themed weapon and unique Escalation Contracts.
A free update releases the same day which adds a redesigned UI with a new colour scheme and visual style, new Contracts mode features, lighting improvements, a commemorative Elusive Target coin for anyone who has participated in one of the limited-time events, Xbox One X enhancements and various bug fixes.
IO are also reactivating the Elusive Targets. If you've already completed or failed an Elusive Target mission you won't be able to try them again, but you can mop up any you missed out on the first time around. They will still be time-limited and the first one will be reactivated soon after the patch.
HITMAN - Game of the Year Edition launches 7 November and can be yours for $60 (or regional equivalent). Those who already own the first season can upgrade for $20.
Are you diving back in to eliminate any missed Elusive Targets? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Warner Bros. have revealed what owners of the Middle-earth: Shadow of War expansion pass can look forward to getting their hands on in the coming months.
For those who don’t own the expansion pass or the Gold Edition of the game, each of the four expansions will be available to purchase separately for £11.99, with the exception of the Desolation of Mordor DLC, which will cost £15.99.
Periodic free updates will be available to all players, such as the one arriving alongside next month’s Slaughter Tribe DLC that introduces endless Shadow Wars.
Here’s the full list of each expansion’s contents:
Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
Do you own the Shadow of War expansion pass? What piece of DLC are you looking forward to the most? Let us know below.
The life of the maligned Xbox peripheral is drawing to an end, with Microsoft confirming they will no longer continue to manufacture Kinect.
Kinect 2.0 was initially touted as an integral part of the Xbox One experience, with a device included with every console. But this plan was soon ditched by Microsoft, with the company instead shifting focus to a more “traditional gaming” experience in an attempt to compete with the PS4.
Both the recently released Xbox One S and the upcoming Xbox One X lack a Kinect port.
According to Co.Design, Kinect has sold around 35 million units since its inception seven years ago, and Microsoft will “continue to support Kinect for customers on Xbox, but ongoing developer tools remain unclear”.
The company aren't completely abandoning experimental technology, however, as they are still working on the HoloLens AR headset, of which the Kinect sensor remains a part of.
Are you sorry to see Kinect go? Let us know below.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced plans to bring NetherRealm’s superhero brawler to PC.
The game, which was described as having “sumptuous presentation, unrivalled storytelling” and “deep customisation systems” by Sam in our review, is being developed for Windows and Steam by QLOC, the studio behind the PC version of Mortal Kombat X.
Are you looking forward to playing Injustice 2 on PC? Let us know below.
Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature stretches back even further, as thirteen OG Xbox titles are available to play now.
If you aren't the sort to keep old games for an extended period of time, fear not, digital versions do the job too and can be purchased in the Xbox store.
Multiplayer is still possible in a few titles using system link (and works across the Xbox One family of consoles) but online multiplayer is a no go, as the servers for Xbox games were shut down quite some time ago.
What titles would you like to see added to the list? Let us know below or over in the forums.
A big congratulations to Aran Kieskamp (@evil_aranna) on being randomly drawn as this week's winner!