Sony announced 5 upcoming PS4 games Thursday with a trailer for each game. This announcement was totally unexpected, but all of the games look very interesting, so let’s break down what was revealed. Two of the games may be familiar to PC gamers already; John Wick Hex was released last fall for PC and Biped became available on March 27th, but the other three are brand new games. Boundary has been teased for over a year, Going Under was announced in October, and Windbound was only just unveiled with this announcement, but all of them are sure to get gamers excited.
The John Wick films are packed to the brim with heart-pounding action and relentless shootouts, so the franchise would adapt perfectly to a First Person Shooter right? Well maybe, but John Wick Hex goes a different route.
Hex is a timeline strategy game that was released on PC in October of 2019 to largely positive reviews. The game’s stylized art and fast pace along with the involvement of series director Chad Stahelski means that Hex fits perfectly into the world of John Wick. The game is a prequel to the movies so nothing to worry about if you haven’t seen them yet.
John Wick Hex comes to PS4 on May 5th.
Moana meets Breath of the Wild meets Minecraft? In Windbound, a new game from Deep Silver and 5 Lives Studios, you will play as Kara, a seafaring warrior who is separated from her tribe and washes up on the shore of a deserted island. You will need to find food, build tools, and construct and upgrade your personal boat.
Not much has been announced about how the game will unfold, but we know that there will be hunting, crafting, and plenty of exploring. Deep Silver also promises “mystery and unexpected revelations” as you explore the procedurally generated sea and Forbidden Islands.
Windbound will be available on PS4, Xbox, Switch, and PC on August 28th.
Gravity combined with Rainbow 6 Siege? Not the first combination that would come to mind for most people. Chinese developer Surgical Scalpels, however, have been cooking up this concept for quite some time. Initially announced as Project Boundary as a part of the China Hero Project, Boundary was initially intended to release in 2019.
The competitive FPS is set in space, not on an alien planet or in a galaxy far far away, but actually floating around a space station in the cold dark void of space. Players will have a selection of specialized “Astroperators” which can be further customized with different load-outs and abilities. The game takes place in a near-future reality, so Astroperators wear realistically bulky spacesuits, and weapons are designed to look just slightly more advanced than modern guns.
The zero-gravity action and stunning backdrop look seriously epic, and PS4 and PC players will be able to jump into the final frontier later this year.
Ever feel like your job is the worst? Well here’s an even worse job that you can live out on your PS4 in your free time!… Wait that’s not a great pitch for a game. No, Going Under is not a second life simulator, it is a roguelite inspired satirical dungeon crawler about an intern exploring the offices of failed tech start-ups.
You explore deserted offices and beat up posters with whatever you find. This comedic concept is packaged in a charming world with a hand-drawn style aesthetic.
Get ready to relive your dark interning days, or be scared off from ever entering the corporate world when Aggro Crab releases Going Under this September.
Finally, Sony announced a game that could be just what we all need while we are stuck at home for the foreseeable future.
NExT Studio’s new game Biped is a co-op action-adventure game with a strong focus on teamwork and puzzles. You and a friend will each play an adorable little robot called a Biped. NExT explain that this game takes place on Earth, just “in another dimension and time” where humans don’t exist, and Bipeds have developed the world. At the start of the game, something goes wrong with all of the “light beacons” on earth, and you and your friend must adventure through the world and figure out how to find them and turn them back on again.
There is also a single-player campaign which will be even more challenging.
The co-op functionality can help you stay connected to your friends and luckily Biped releases for PS4 on April 8th! Perfect timing for a game that connects people while we are stuck at home!