One other busy night time
It’s that point of the 12 months: The Sport Awards, a 3 hour-long occasion the place the awards take backstage to trailers and divulges. This 12 months’s present was a busy one, with information protecting the whole lot from Star Wars and The Expanse to Halo and Amongst Us. We even obtained a brand new Alan Wake. Additionally, Sting was there.
In case you weren’t capable of catch the present stay, listed below are all the most important bulletins you missed.
Epic’s newest demo for Unreal Engine 5 isn’t only a fairly cinematic, however reasonably an interactive characteristic you possibly can obtain at no cost proper now on a PlayStation 5. Even higher, it’s an opportunity to discover the cyberpunk world of The Matrix forward of the fourth film’s launch later this month — which we simply so occurred to get a contemporary take a look at tonight, as nicely. For much more, make sure you take a look at our interview with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
One of many greatest surprises was that Alan Wake is getting a sequel. We don’t know a lot about it, however inventive director Sam Lake says the collection can be transferring in a survival horror route.
Bokeh Sport Studio, a crew led by Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama, teased a particularly creepy new recreation with the equally creepy title Slitterhead. It’s so creepy I can’t embed the trailer — test it out right here.
We’ve already seen loads of Elden Ring — and even performed just a little little bit of it — however that doesn’t imply we don’t wish to preserve watching trailers. The most recent is extra centered on story than gameplay, and makes the look ahead to the sport’s February launch that a lot tougher.
It’s been a very long time since Rocksteady — the studio best-known for the Arkham collection of Batman video games — revealed that it was engaged on a Suicide Squad title, however we obtained a contemporary take a look at Kill the Justice League due to a brand new trailer. The sport is anticipated to launch in 2022, making it Rocksteady’s first new recreation in almost seven years.
In different DC information, Monolith Productions — the crew behind Center-earth: Shadow of Mordor — is making a Marvel Girl recreation. It’ll be a third-person motion recreation with that can make use of Mordor’s famed “nemesis system.” No phrase but on launch date or platforms.
The previously PlayStation-exclusive remake of traditional Last Fantasy VII is now coming to PCs — and it’s coming quickly. The port can be out on December sixteenth, and it’ll be the improved Intergrade model that beforehand graced the PS5.
Quantic Dream, the studio behind the, let’s say, questionable recreation Detroit: Grow to be Human, is now making a title primarily based within the Star Wars universe. It’s referred to as Eclipse, is about throughout the Excessive Republic period, and is described as “an intricately branching action-adventure recreation that may be skilled in some ways, and places the destinies of a number of playable characters in your fingers.” No phrase on a launch window or platforms but.
Whereas everyone seems to be hooked on Halo Infinite, there’s one other large addition to the Halo universe coming as nicely. On the Sport Awards we obtained our first actual take a look at the live-action Halo TV present that’s coming to Paramount Plus early subsequent 12 months.
You may already play social deduction hit Amongst Us on a wide array of platforms, however its subsequent launch presents one thing completely different: digital actuality. The brand new model is being developed by VR studio Schell Video games (I Anticipate You to Die) and can shift the expertise from a cute 2D recreation to a first-person, 3D expertise. No phrase on a launch date, however it’s coming to Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and Steam VR headsets.
In a shock announcement, Google teased a brand new software that can make it potential to play Android video games from Google Play on a PC. We don’t have many particulars but, however it’s anticipated to be obtainable in 2022.
Along with the shock reveal of a brand new “open zone” recreation referred to as Sonic Frontiers, the newest try to make 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, we additionally obtained a glimpse on the sequel to the live-action Sonic film from 2020 — together with the primary look (and hear) of Idris Elba as Knuckles.
The world of Dune is about to increase with Spice Wars, a real-time technique recreation from developer Shiro Video games that’s slated to launch in early entry on PC in 2022.
The sequel to Hellblade — a terrifying recreation about insanity — seems larger in nearly each method, from the world you’ll be working by means of to the creepy monsters you’ll tackle. Briefly, it seems terrifying, however you will get really feel for the expertise with this prolonged new trailer.
It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard from Studio MDHR about The Scrumptious Final Course, a giant enlargement coming to run-and-gun platformer Cuphead. Now we not solely have a contemporary look, however a launch date: the DLC can be obtainable on June thirtieth, 2022 on all platforms that Cuphead is on.
This summer season Riot launched a particularly chill album filled with copyright-free music designed particularly for streamers. Now it’s launched its second, primarily based on League character Diana, which options 43 tracks composed by 25 completely different artists. It’s obtainable to stream now on companies like Spotify and Apple Music.
Years after its preliminary launch, the genre-defining battle royale PUBG is lastly going free to play. The change places the sport on even footing with contemporaries like Fortnite and Apex Legends (together with the cell spinoffs PUBG Cell and PUBG: New State) and may go a good distance in the direction of maintaining the sport’s aggressive scene alive for the following few years.
Dramatic Labs, a brand new studio made up of veterans from ill-fated journey recreation developer Telltale, is utilizing that very same choose-your-own-adventure format for an upcoming Star trek recreation. It’s referred to as Resurgence, and the studio says it tells an all-new story set not lengthy after the occasions of The Subsequent Era. It’s attributable to launch subsequent spring on Xbox, PlayStation, and the Epic Video games Retailer.
In the meantime, the revived model of Telltale can also be engaged on a sci-fi title, with a brand new collection primarily based on The Expanse. It’s billed as a prequel to the Amazon Prime collection, and is being co-developed by Life is Unusual studio Deck 9.
The most recent launch from Falcon Age developer Outerloop Video games is named Thirsty Suitors, and it’s described as “a story action-adventure recreation that grapples with themes of advanced household dynamics, navigating tough relationships, and discovering one’s true self.” It additionally has some sturdy Scott Pilgrim vibes with fights towards exes, together with some Tony Hawk-fashion skateboarding. The Annapurna-published recreation is listed as “coming quickly” for PC.
Nestled amongst the entire trailers and divulges had been a couple of newly introduced launch dates. The cute Zelda-like Tunic is popping out on March sixteenth for the Xbox and PC — and we additionally obtained a captivating new trailer to associate with the date. CrossfireX, the upcoming Xbox shooter that’s a collaboration between Smilegate and Treatment, will debut on February eighth. (Whereas Smilegate developed the multiplayer portion, Treatment dealt with the single-player marketing campaign.) In the meantime, Misplaced Ark, an MMO printed by Amazon, can be obtainable on February eleventh on Steam.