I feel like two months ago I watched the first game of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl, a trailer revealing a Starfield release date (which is no longer valid), or I blushed at the trailer announcing A Plague Tale: Requiem. In fact, it’s been almost a full year since Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2021, and the entire environment around E3 is back again.
Not in the traditional style, of course. Editors’ offices will not go to the United States, just like last year, to be present at the events of the biggest giants in the gaming industry and to constantly inform their readers about the plans for the future of “Big Fish”. It is high time that most of these events take place online.
The Nyby E3 2022 opened with the June State of Play show, which took place Thursday night through Friday. Reading the Sony show announcement, I was very skeptical, because the description of the events sounded like the “blues” focused on showcasing turkeys and games designed with PSVR 2 in mind.
Finally, I was positively surprised and would be lying if I wrote that I don’t have butterflies in my stomach watching the next trailers from The Callisto Protocol, Final Fantasy XVI, or even Horizon Call of the Mountain. The material from these games was full of action, and it remained in suspense almost all the time that you would like to play it anymore. Even The Stray appealed to me, but let me just state that I’m not a huge cat fan. In fact, they annoy me.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is back in flames of glory
The icing on the cake was, of course, Resident Evil 4 Remake. As a huge fan of the brand, I was looking forward to seeing Capcom make the first move. Based on previous rumors, creating the game was not easy, because due to the inexperience of one of the teams – M-Two – under the responsibility of the Japanese publisher, it was necessary to reset work on the game, so we had to wait a long time for the premiere update of another brand .
It should be worth it though. The creators will be interested in making significant changes to the gameplay, adapting the sites to today’s standards. However, the possible changes to the scenario, which the developers themselves have already mentioned on the PlayStation Blog, are questionable. The essence of Leon S.’s original story must be preserved. Kennedy, but without interfering with some plot threads, that wouldn’t be possible. Let Resident Evil 4 Remake not be as broken as it was with Resident Evil 3 Remake.
The PC journey is in full swing
Sony has prepared one bomb that has not been discussed before. It was a preview of Spider-Man Remastered for PC. As it turns out, it’s not Returnal, Sackboy: The Great Adventure or Ghost of Tsushima that gets priority, but Peter Parker’s adventure. Moreover, in the fall of 2022, the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PC is also planned.
I consider the appearance of Spider-Man on PC as an ambiguous sign towards PlayStation fans. The full version of Spider-Man 2 may be close to being released, so sharing the story with more players may encourage them to take advantage of Peter Parker’s new adventure on PS5. A similar situation occurred in the case of Horizon Zero Dawn or God of Wara. The time for the Returnal or Ghost of Tsushima sequels will come, because its possible creation began after the new Spider-Man.
One of the best gameplay ever
I’d like Sony’s next state of play to look like this in June. As I mentioned above, despite a few surprises, the material was so juicy and well planned that it was hard to get bored. I must admit that in the jungle of interesting trailers / shows of gameplay, the turkeys were interesting, which this time was not the program guide, but only an addition.
I hope the heavy guns are now fired up by Geoff Keighley, who will be the presenter at Summer Game Fest 2022, announced June 9. The event will start at 20:00 Polish time and I hope we’ll see the release date of God of War: Ragnarok in the meantime, and Hideo Kojima will announce his new game – possibly Death Stranding 2. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as I’m eagerly awaiting the incl. On the Knights of Gotham or the Legacy of Hogwarts.
Then the streak will be the Xbox & Bethesda 2022 Games Show, where Phil Spencer should deliver a few surprises at the end of this calendar year. Maybe Forza Motorsport 8, maybe a quick Hellblade 2 debut or Final Fantasy VII Remake premiere on Xbox? Microsoft always has great papers, so it’s time to get them out.
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