PlayStation 4 games: Killzone Shadow Fall, Driveclub and more announced

As part of Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal event today, the company showed off a number of upcoming PS4 titles. One is Killzone: Shado Fall, an impressive looking sci-fi shooter from developer Gurreilla Games that's just the latest entry in the long running PlayStation exclusive series. The demo shown during the press event showed off an impressive graphics engine and intense FPS gameplay, including a sequence when the player is holding onto a rope that's attached to a flying transport above a futuristic city.

Evolution Studios also announced a new racing game, Driveclub. The game will use real world cars in a game that will emphasis team racing. As with the new Killzone game, the level of detail in the Driveclub footage looked very good.

Sucker Punch also announced the next game in the inFamous dark super hero action game series, titled inFamoue: Second Son, as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Braid creator Jonathan Blow's next indie game, The Witness, was also revealed as a PlayStation 4 debut title. It is described as an open world puzzle game with 25 hours of gameplay.

Quantic Dream is working on a new game engine and they showed off a live demo running on the PS4 that centered on a human image that had an incredible amount of detail in its face.

Media Molecule is developing a new content creation engine that uses both the PS4 and the PlayStation Move controller to allow users to create characters, objects, levels and more. Again, it's not clear how this will be integrated into an actual game.

Capcom is developing a new graphics engine, which it calls Panta Rhei, that is being used for a brand new game IP with the working title Deep Down, that looks like a cool fantasy game combined with a Matrix-like theme.

Square Enix showed off a cinematic demo running on the PS4 and announced that a Final Fantasy game will be coming to the console, with more details to be shared at E3 2013.

Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs, the open world action game that was first shown at E3 2012, will be coming to the PS4.

Bungie has also confirmed that its sci-fi shooter Destiny will be coming to the PS3 and PS4, with exclusive content just for the PlayStation platforms.

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Not impressed.

That would make a really good looking game on current gen consoles, but they are not selling me the next gen stuff if that's what it has to offer on release.

Well, I fail to see the real potential of the new console judging from the demo. By the way, is it an advantage for Sony switching from IBM Cell to x86 processor? More development friendly?

I'm not going to lie, but the graphics for the video above look just a little better than current generation consoles. OR pc gaming has now ruined consoles for me.

Well well.. I hope the game plays as well as the footage. Saw Destiny and Watch Dogs in what appears to be 60 FPs.

in before the PC gaming zealots come in.

we know PC games will always be ahead in sheer power and graphics ability, but you guys don't get the point of consoles. I have a powerful PC that can play most games maxed, but id rather pop in a game in my xbox and play it on my TV. I don't want to lug around my beast desktop pc from my office to my living room and do that everytime I want to play a game,watch Netflix,watch NHL on gamecenter live. I don't want to play games sitting at my desk when I can kick back have a beer and play a game on my couch.

I have a ps3 and xbox currently. bought the ps3 first,then decided to switch to xbox360. I think the ps4 is a fine machine. its got some nifty features, but im going to be sticking to the next xbox.

threetonesun said,
Sure, but if it's just about convenience, I can stream my phone to my TV and do the same thing.

consoles may not have the most updated graphics hardware, but the graphics are impressive enough that consumers couldn't tell about all the extra features you would get with a $2000 gaming rig. you cant say the ps4 graphics aren't impressive. when consumers see it they will be very impressed.

Phones have POS casual games with horrible low poly graphics. totally different. I wasn't implying anything convenient works. consoles have impressive graphics that consumers don't know what the newest NVidia gpu can do,and what maxed games look like.

chAos972 said,
Hence the Steam Box was born - so you CAN enjoy HD graphics on your couch with the same library of games you already own.

you're still limited by 1080p, therefore theres no benefit over consoles. consoles also are more established,have better selection of games,and offer other video services.

vcfan said,
I have a powerful PC that can play most games maxed, but id rather pop in a game in my xbox and play it on my TV.

So you have a "powerful PC" and yet you'd rather play games on a console? Sure. I suppose you also use cassette tapes for music too, right? I mean, that way you wouldn't have the hassle of downloading music, syncing it to your MP3 player, navigating through the menus, selecting the track, etc. With cassettes you just put it in and play. Sure it's crap quality, but it's convenient and that's apparently all that matters.

theyarecomingforyou said,

So you have a "powerful PC" and yet you'd rather play games on a console? Sure. I suppose you also use cassette tapes for music too, right? I mean, that way you wouldn't have the hassle of downloading music, syncing it to your MP3 player, navigating through the menus, selecting the track, etc. With cassettes you just put it in and play. Sure it's crap quality, but it's convenient and that's apparently all that matters.

yes id rather play games on my console while sitting in my living room on my big ass screen TV instead of sitting at a desk chair and looking ridiculous playing a game on my computer monitor. I bought sleeping dogs the other day for PC,and it just seemed stupid playing it on the PC. I went out and bought it xbox360 instead. I couldn't give a **** about the better graphics if it wasn't as convenient. Now if the new xbox has amazing graphics, that's awesome, I would definitely appreciate the upgraded graphical abilities as long as its still on a console and on my TV.

Sure, the limiting factor for a few years for this generation of consoles will probably be the TV, not the console.

However, I do think they'll get a lot of competition this generation from PC and phones that they didn't have in the past, and looking five years out.... it's really hard to say what there value is going to be. Lots of options for gamers, at the very least.

vcfan said,
yes id rather play games on my console while sitting in my living room on my big ass screen TV instead of sitting at a desk chair and looking ridiculous playing a game on my computer monitor.

You say that as if you can't do that with your PC. You could buy a bigger monitor and/or connect your PC to your HDTV, combined with a wireless controller - great graphics, great performance and all the comfort / convenience. In fact that's exactly how I have my computer setup. As for "looking ridiculous", it's rather sad that how you look is more important to you than quality but at least that explains it.

vcfan said,

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No point dude graphics is all they seem to care about.

I personally prefer strategy and fps/rpg games on a pc, but racing or fighting games... no way, console only
So what if graphics look better on one, gameplay matters more anyways.

It should be better than "very good" and "impressive looking"
I'll never forget the Killzone 2 announcement trailer. It was phenomenal, mind blowing. And the released product doesn't even come close to it, and neither has anything since then.
I can't find it anywhere on the web anymore, I Think they tried to do away with it to hide their shame.

EDIT: here it is:
http://www.ign.com/videos/2005...-e3-2005-trailer-remastered

I think my memory may have played it up a bit. Anyway, it was incredible at the time. No one could stop talking about it for weeks afterwards. I've yet to see another trailer generate that much hype, nor has anything lived up to it. :-\

So you actually thought the Killzone 2 trailer was running on the PS3 in real-time?! ... And still do??

It was only incredible for the people stupid enough to think that was actual real-time gameplay. It was a pre-rendered CGI movie, like a Pixar movie for example. I knew this immediately, it was very obvious. At the time i kept trying to explain this to people like you but it didn't sink in.

Sony were wrong for showing it how they did, it's basically false advertising, but atleast with the PS4 they're showing mostly real-time graphics generated by the PS4 hardware, and if anything some of them look better than the Killzone CGI clip.