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PlayStation Shoots for the stars at Paris Games WeekOpinion

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Nick Staunton-Mckenzie / Wed 1st Nov 2017
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PlayStation Shoots for the stars at Paris Games Week

At roughly 2 am (Australian time) on the 31st of October, I managed to get myself out of bed to watch PlayStation's Showcase at Paris Games Week 2017 where they decided to show the world (almost) everything they had in store for gamers in 2018. From new VR titles to the continuations of some fan favourites, PlayStation had a lot to show off. 

So let's delve into what gamers were shown at Paris Games Week 2017's PlayStation Showcase.

PlayStation VR once again was at the forefront of a PlayStation Showcase, with a plethora of new titles both announced and expanded upon. While VR is still really in its infancy when it comes to AAA gaming, PlayStation is making a tremendous step towards trying to steal the VR market away from Steam.

With many titles coming to the system in 2018, I can personally say that the only games that seem of interest to me were Stifled, a horror game that completely relies on the sound you can create to manifest a visualization of the world around you (which is out now on the PlayStation Store), and Blood and Truth, a game which I can only describe as Transporter meets James Bond action adventure through an English hotel, which sees you become the action hero. 

Other than that there were about seven other PlayStation VR games that were announced or had more footage shown and they were:

Bow to Blood
Megalith
Ultrawings
Star Child
Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero (free DLC)
Zombie Burgers
League of War
Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep

Where I believe that the showcase became truly interesting was when PlayStation decided to show off some of their non-VR titles. As with every year, they hyped new content for current games, such as the new Destiny 2 DLC Curse of Osiris and Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis. 

They gave gamers a look at Sucker Punch Studios intriguing Samurai game Ghost of Tsushima, Pixel Opus' new game Concrete Genie, Activision's' juggernaut Call of Duty: WW2, Ubisoft's' wildly fun Far Cry 5, Insomniacs' much anticipated Spiderman game, Santa Monica Studios' God of War reboot of sorts, the emotionally gripping Detroit: Become Human, Japan Studios graphically beautiful Shadow of the Colossus remake, and for the first time in almost a year gamers got more details on The Last of Us Part 2 from a short trailer that looked so real, I thought it was a live-action trailer.

Other games announced or expanded on were:

Guacamelee 2
Spelunky 2

Oure (available now on PlayStation Store)
InvectorTennis World tourThe Sims 4
The Gardens Between
LocoRoco 2
The Hong Kong Massacre
Play Link game EricaOn Rush
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds (DLC)
Monster Hunter:World (now with Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn as DLC)

All up I thought the PlayStation Showcase at Paris Games Week was a parade of dull VR titles, followed by some interesting 2018 titles.



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