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Sony has revealed that of the 25 games that are in development at its various studios, almost half of these are leaps into the unknown with brand new IPs for the PlayStation 5.
Titles on the PlayStation 5 take advantage of the awesome hardware that Sony packed into the chunk of plastic and circuitry include Resident Evil Village, God Of War, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, The Last Of Us Part 2, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro's Playroom, Demon's Souls, and a whole lot more. However, of this list, there are only a few that are exclusive to the PlayStation 5. The impact of the pandemic on the technology industry has been discussed comprehensively, and it's possible that we would have seen more exclusives either announced or out in the wild if the global situation had been different. The latest exclusive to launch was Returnal, taking place on a "twisted Lovercraftian labyrinth" nestled in the recesses of space. Blending grotesque horror, roguelike elements, and heart-thudding combat in a quintessential Housemarque fashion, Ewan's review sings the praises of this fascinating game that is a rollercoaster from beginning to end.
Alternatively, if you're a visual rather than a verbal learner, then check out our video review of Returnal below.
Ergo, players are champing at the bit to experience games that were built with the PlayStation 5's architecture front and centre. Speaking in an interview with Wired, head of Sony's Worldwide Studios Hermen Hulst assured us that good things come to those who wait. He said that there are more than 25 games for the PlayStation 5 that are underway with its studios and partners. Of this number, almost half are brand new IP - in other words, they are not a continuation of surefire successes from the past. This is interesting, given that there's a rumour that Days Gone 2 was cancelled so that a The Last Of Us remake could proceed unimpeded. "There's an incredible amount of variety originating from different regions," added Hulst. "Big, small, different genres."
Expectedly, Hulst is very amped for Horizon Forbidden West, which is in the works with his former team at Guerrilla Games. "I spent some time yesterday with Horizon Forbidden West for the first time in seven or eight months," he elaborated. "To step away and to come back to it? Talk about giving me a gift."
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