Summer season Recreation Fest host Geoff Keighley warned followers to mood their expectations for at this time’s livestreamed occasion, which kicks off a number of days of demos and occasions. And certainly, the present didn’t have lots of enormous reveals — particularly as a result of considered one of its largest bulletins, a PlayStation 5 remake of The Final of Us, leaked simply earlier than the present.
However Summer season Recreation Fest did handle to introduce a few surprises and new gameplay for the approaching yr’s massive titles. Additionally, for some purpose, lots of it concerned outer area.
In case you didn’t catch the present, you possibly can see the largest bulletins beneath.
A brand new Aliens sport is coming subsequent yr
Alien and Aliens video games, to place it mildly, range in high quality. And we don’t know a lot about Aliens: Darkish Descent, a newly introduced installment within the franchise. (It’s presumably unrelated to Frictional’s Amnesia: The Darkish Descent.) Developer Tindalos Interactive describes it as a squad-based motion sport the place you command a gaggle of Colonial Marines towards xenomorphs and a brand new, unknown enemy. The sport is scheduled for launch on current- and next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, plus PC, in 2023.
We’ve already seen a trailer for The Callisto Protocol, a survival horror sport made by Putting Distance Studios, whose members labored on the unique Lifeless House. However at this time’s occasion gave us a better take a look at the gameplay. The undertaking appears to closely channel Lifeless House’s survival horror model, with goopy monsters, a plasma cutter-like weapon, and ugly loss of life animations in your character. As beforehand introduced, the sport comes out December 2nd.
A brand new stage from Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare II
Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare II is months away from its October twenty eighth launch, and Summer season Recreation Fest forged a bit of extra gentle on what we’ll discover there, displaying a full playthrough of a stage. The video reveals gamers boarding a ship to neutralize a missile and survive a storm, highlighting the sport’s water and wind physics.
Traditional platformer Flashback will get a sequel
Flashback helped set up the cinematic platformer style in 1992, and 30 years after its launch, it’s getting a sequel. The sequel is being developed by French studio Microids, and it’s apparently coming to current- and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, Steam, and Nintendo Swap in winter of 2022. That’s all we all know! You possibly can take a look at a teaser above for a way of the vibe.
Ubiquitous sport voice actor Troy Baker and Purple Lifeless Redemption 2’s Roger Clark are lending their voices to Fort Solis, a newly introduced sport from impartial studio Fallen Leaf. Baker describes Fort Solis as a “tight thriller” and “Lifeless House meets Duncan Jones’ Moon,” and it’s apparently a fast-paced narrative sport set on a distant Martian mining outpost. Its trailer says it’s going to be launched on Steam.
Robotic horror sport Routine was delayed by a decade, but it surely’s again
Routine first appeared all the best way in 2012, promising a creepy horror ambiance on a spaceship populated by harmful robots. Then it was pushed again yr after yr as a comparatively inexperienced group tried to finish it. Now it’s received a brand new trailer, which lists it as coming to PC, Xbox Sequence X and S, Xbox One, and Xbox Recreation Go at an unknown date.
Frost Big Studios was based by former Blizzard builders, together with veterans from the StarCraft and Warcraft real-time technique sequence, and simply revealed its first title: a sci-fi-plus-demons RTS referred to as Stormgate. Stormgate is meant to “keep true” to the traditional RTS system. Nevertheless it’s supposed to be extra accessible and use a free-to-play mannequin with out together with pay-to-win mechanics or crypto tokens. You possibly can see a brief trailer above.
Golf Membership: Wasteland developer Demagog’s new title Highwater is an “journey technique sport set in a world ravaged by excessive local weather change,” in keeping with Keighley. At Recreation Fest we received a colourful but melancholy trailer about characters navigating a flooded metropolis dubbed Alphaville, displaying off items of the sport’s exploration and turn-based fight.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is coming October seventh
Firaxis Video games’ Marvel’s Midnight Suns was introduced final yr at Gamescom, and now we’ve got an official launch date: October seventh. In case you’ve forgotten, it’s a tactical role-playing sport set within the “darker aspect of the Marvel Universe,” and you’ll see some new footage above.
Naughty Canine’s massive information truly leaked earlier than Summer season Recreation Fest: it’s releasing a remake of The Final of Us Half I for PlayStation 5 on September 2nd, and a model for PC is in growth. Nevertheless it additionally teased a brand new undertaking: a multiplayer-focused sport that’s alleged to be as massive as its single-player titles and have a narrative that’s “very distinctive” to the sport. As Naughty Canine co-president Neil Druckmann describes above, the undertaking started as a The Final of Us Half II multiplayer mode. Then it was then expanded into its personal — as of but unnamed — sport. A chunk of idea artwork suggests can be set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, and it options “a brand-new forged of characters.” For now, that’s about all we all know, with extra information promised to come back subsequent yr.