PlayStation Experience Recap: The Top 15 Most Exciting Moments of PSX

PlayStation Experience Recap: The Top 15 Most Exciting Moments of PSX

It was a massive weekend for PlayStation fans around the world with the first annual PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. Dozens of new announcements, reveal trailers, remastered new releases and gameplay demos made their debut over the course of the last 48 hours. While we’re excited for all the great new games coming to PS4 next year, there are a few in particular that really caught our attention. Here’s a breakdown of our top 15 most exciting announcements from the PlayStation Experience weekend.

15. Square Enix Trolls the World with Final Fantasy VII Port

Final Fantasy VII is coming to PS4. Unfortunately, the game will be a straight port from the earlier PC version. The new release will not be an HD remake or a remastered version of the game. Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise were outraged at the announcement, but it’s still something to be excited about.
Final Fantasy VII

14. Persona 5 Coming to the U.S.

Persona 5 is coming to the U.S. in 2015. It will be available for PS3 and PS4. Watch the teaser from Atlus here.

Persona 5

13. Grim Fandango Gets a Next-Gen Remake

Grim Fandango creators LucasArts announced an HD remaster of the original game will be released on PS4 next year. Check out the official PSX trailer here.

Grim Fandango Remake

12. Kill Strain is Still a Mystery

Sony San Diego had a big showing over the weekend with the release of a new trailer for MLB The Show 2015 and the announcement of Kill Strain, a free-to-play top-down competitive multiplayer shooter. The announcement of Kill Strain did not come with a reveal trailer or gameplay footage, but attendees had the chance to demo the game live on the PlayStation Experience show floor. For more information on Kill Strain, check out what Polygon editor Mike McWhertor had to say about the game in this article.

Kill Strain

11. Drawn To Death Looks Amazing

David Jaffe announced the newest game from Sony San Diego and his own studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency. The game is called Drawn To Death, and features innovative first person shooter gameplay with a unique artistic twist. You can view the gameplay trailer here.

Drawn To Death

10. Killing Floor Gets a Sequel in 2015

Killing Floor 2, the highly anticipated next-gen sequel to the popular survival horror title Killing Floor, was announced with a new gameplay trailer. The upcoming title from Tripwire Interactive will be available sometime next year.

Killing Floor 2

9. The Order: 1886 Shows Off Cinematic Gameplay

New gameplay footage for The Order: 1886 was released, showing off some of the new combat features and the very cinematic look of the game overall.

The Order 1886

8. Bloodborne Features Dungeon Crawling Co-Op Mode

FromSoftware announced a new co-op feature for the upcoming Bloodborne title called The Chalice Dungeon. Watch the gameplay footage here.


7. The Forest is Coming to PS4

The Forest, an open-world survival horror game developed by Endnight Games got a new trailer along with the announcement of the game coming to PS4 in 2015. The pre-alpha version of The Forest launched on Steam earlier this year.

The Forest

6. Scarecrow Makes a BIG Entrance

Batman: Arkham Knight got a new trailer with gameplay footage and a first look at the Scarecrow. Check out the Ace Chemicals Infiltration footage here. Note: You’ll want to watch all the way to the end.


5. Until Dawn is Terrifying but Fun

Until Dawn, the forthcoming horror adventure game developed by Supermassive Games, got a new teaser trailer. Featuring Heroes star Hayden Panettiere as the voice of Samantha, the main character, Until Dawn runs on the Killzone: Shadowfall engine.

Until Dawn

4. Street Fighter V is Official, PS4/PC Only

Street Fighter V was officially announced. Street Fighter V will be a PS4/PC exclusive and will support cross-platform gameplay between the PS4 and PC. You can watch some of the Street Fighter V gameplay in this trailer from Capcom.

Street Fighter V

3. No Man’s Sky Steals the Show

No Man’s Sky, an infinite procedurally-generated sci-fi adventure game from Joe Danger maker Hello Games is coming to PS4 in 2015. Creator Sean Murray showed off several unique gameplay demos, featuring portals and a galactic navigation system. No Man’s Sky dominated the weekend with several exclusive gameplay showings. No Man’s Sky closed out the first day of PSX with an immersive live concert event called “A Night Under No Man’s Sky,” featuring English instrumental rock band 65 Days of Static.

No Man's Sky

2. God of War Isn’t Done Yet

By far one of the most exciting announcements from the PlayStation Experience event was the leak from Cory Barlog, Creative Director for Santa Monica Studios, officially confirming the next God of War title. Very little detail was given during the panel discussion, except to confirm that a new God of War game is currently in development. More information on the game should be announced in the coming year or two.

God of War

1. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is Gorgeous

The most exciting (and most impressive) moment of the PlayStation Experience weekend was, without a doubt, the first reveal during the opening Keynote. Fans got their first real look at Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, complete with fifteen minutes of live gameplay footage. Uncharted fans can look forward to tons of new features including gorgeous open jungles, innovative combat and climbing systems, and a surprise new character: Nathan Drake’s older brother. You can watch all fifteen minutes of Uncharted 4 gameplay here.

Uncharted 4

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