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The Lowdown on Sony’s Paris Games Week 2015

It was a disappointing surprise not to see Sony showing off new PlayStation 4 stuff at Gamescom earlier this year. Thankfully, they’ve made up for it with their briefing at Paris Games Week 2015 yesterday.

A whole host of new PlayStation 4 titles have been announced, along with more juicy details about some titles we’re already excited about. Without further ado, here’s a roundup of everything you might have missed:

  • Robinson: The Journey, an exploration game from Crytek, has been announced for PlayStation VR.
  • Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman, showed off gameplay footage of WiLD, the first game from his new studio, Wild Sheep.
  • Street Fighter V has a release date! It will launch on 16 February. Not long to go, folks.
  • Tekken 7 has been officially announced, but has no release date.
  • Until Dawn is getting some DLC especially for PlayStation VR, called “Rush of Blood”, that looks to be an on-rails shooter set on a horror-themed rollercoaster ride.
  • Housemarque, creators of Resogun and Dead Nation, announced their next game is MatterFall, a sci-fi action title.
  • Vector, a heavily music-based game has been announced in conjunction with Avicii
  • Standalone DLC DriveClub Bikes was not only announced but also released yesterday, so fans of DriveClub can now get their superbike on.
  • More gameplay of RIGS, an arena-based combat game in development for PlayStation VR was shown off.
  • The multiplayer aspect of Uncharted 4 was unveiled, showing off some gameplay features and new systems.
  • Brand new sandbox MMO Boundless has been announced, with a crossover player base between PS4 and PC

But what about the big announcements? Sony had two exciting bits of news hidden up their sleeve…

First up was the announcement of Gran Turismo Sport. Finally, Gran Turismo is coming to the new generation! Arriving some time in 2016, GT Sport promises to “revolutionise” the racing game as we know it, creating realistic and authentic championships, with winners being awarded prizes at the real FIA ceremony.

We’ll no doubt see more gameplay footage soon, and the Beta is expected to begin in Spring next year. Watch the announcement trailer below.

The closing announcement was something we’d all been anticipating for a while. Remember Kara, a tech demo that Quantic Dream showed off way back in 2012, when the PlayStation 4 was nothing but a pipe dream? Well, it’s finally come to fruition: Kara is part of Quantic Dream’s brand new announced title, Detroit. 

Exploring what it is that makes us human, rather than going down the clichéd route of issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Detroit: Become Human promises to look at how humans would relate to androids if they looked like us, sounded like us, and even behaved like us. Additionally, by putting us in control of an android fresh of the production line, it’ll allow the player to explore a world that is alien to them; taking in the sights and discovering new emotions as they go.

Being the team that brought us Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, we expect nothing but excellence. No release date has been given yet, but you can watch the exciting first teaser trailer below:

What Paris Games Week announcements are you most excited about? Let us know by commenting below.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.