Sony always cares a lot about bringing great titles to the Playstation 4 and 5. And 2022 will be no different! In the company's calendar there are several releases coming and it was with this in mind that we decided to list the main games to be released this year, with all the dates confirmed so far!
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- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (January 28)
- The King of Fighters XV (February 17)
- Horizon Forbidden West (February 18)
- Elden Ring (February 25)
- Gran Turismo 7 (March 4)
- God of War: Ragnarok (undated)
- GTA V for Playstation 5 (undated)
- Forspoken (May 24)
- Ghostwire: Tokyo (undated)
- The Plague Tale: Requiem
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (January 28)
Pursue your legacy and make your mark in UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Experience Naughty Dog's gripping cinematic storytelling and the biggest action scenes from this iconic franchise.
Discover a lost past with charismatic and complex thieves Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer as they travel the world in search of extraordinary adventures and forgotten stories.
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes the acclaimed single-player adventures from UNCHARTED™ 4: A Thief's End and UNCHARTED™: The Lost Legacy, remastered for the PS5™ console with stunning detail, enhanced graphics and frame rates.
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection features UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End and UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy, all remastered for PS5™. Play as Nathan and Chloe Frazer on separate adventures and see how they are forced to confront the past and forge their own legacies.
UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End
Several years after his last adventure, retired treasure hunter Nathan Drake is forced to return to the world of thieves. Fate knocks on his door when Sam, the brother Drake thought was dead, reappears asking for help to save his own skin, bringing the proposal of an irresistible adventure.
UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy
To retrieve an ancient artifact from the hands of a ruthless guerrilla, Chloe Frazer will need the help of famed mercenary Nadine Ross to brave India's Western Ghats, all to find the Prey of Ganesha. On her biggest journey yet, Chloe will have to confront her past and decide what she's willing to sacrifice to forge her own legacy.
The King of Fighters XV (February 17)
KOF XV is the 15th edition of The King of Fighters series of fighting games. It was first announced in the year 2020 through a teaser. This is also the first King of Fighters game to use Unreal Engine 4 since its last release, issue number XIV (14).
Due to the positive media response to marketing for The King of Fighters XIV, director and producer Yasuyuki Oda said in August 2017 that The King of Fighters XV was possible in the future, but the SNK company also wanted to focus on developing and bring in other franchises. Along with that she came and worked on a spin-off, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, a fighting game aimed at female characters from the company including. In December 2018, it was said that the SNK company was working on The King of Fighters XV, with the aim of releasing it during 2020.
Feeling that the game's graphics were outdated for a 2016 game, even SNK president Zhihui GE said that XV will use Unreal Engine 4 to provide a better presentation on the game and the franchise's future for fans.
At the Evo 2019 event, SNK announced that the game was in development, with some snippets about the designer revealed. The title's creative director is Eisuke Ogura, who has worked as an artist on the series since The King of Fighters 2001, most notably being the lead illustrator for The King of Fighters XIII and XIV. King of Fighters XIV director Yasuyuki Oda will serve as producer on the title. Meanwhile, Ogura was replaced by Tomohiro Nakata as the new designer and part of the character mobility.
Horizon Forbidden West (February 18)
Horizon forbidden west is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is set to release on February 18, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It is the sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn, being set in a post-apocalyptic open world with a third-person perspective. The player controls protagonist Aloy, a machine hunter, as she travels to a western America ravaged by massive storms and deadly machines.
Horizon Forbidden West is an upcoming action role-playing video game with a third-person perspective. Players control Aloy, a hunter in a world ruled by machines. The game features an open world set in post-apocalyptic California. Locations featured in the game's announcement trailer include a dilapidated San Francisco and Yosemite Valley.
Horizon Forbidden West is a sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn. It is being developed by Guerrilla Games and will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. Game director is Mathijs de Jonge, while narrative director is Benjamin McCaw. The Flight (composed of Joe Henson and Alexis Smith), Joris de Man and Niels van de Leest are expected to return to compose the game's original soundtrack alongside Oleksa Lozowchuk. Ashly Burch, Lance Reddick and John Hopkins reprise their roles as Aloy, Sylens and Erend, respectively.
The PlayStation 5 version of Forbidden West will take advantage of the console's enhanced processing power, its custom solid state drive (SSD) storage, Tempest Engine and DualSense controller to support features such as advanced haptic feedback, spatial audio 3D, improved lighting, improved visual effects and reduced loading times. The PlayStation 5 version will also feature an optional “performance mode” that allows the game to run at 60 frames per second at a lower base resolution. The game uses an updated version of the Decima game engine with support for high dynamic range (HDR).
Elden Ring (February 25)
Elden Ring is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is a collaborative project between game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and fantasy novelist George RR Martin, and will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on February 25, 2022. .
Announced at E3 2019, Elden Ring is a third-person action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is being directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, best known for create the Souls series also developed by FromSoftware, with world and narrative construction by fantasy novelist George RR Martin, best known for creating the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise.
A fan of Martin's work, Miyazaki contacted him with an offer to work together on a project, giving him the creative freedom to write the general knowledge and world-building aspects of the game's universe. Miyazaki used his contributions as the basis of the game's narrative, comparing the process to that of "a dungeon master's handbook in a tabletop RPG".
Development on Elden Ring began in early 2017, following the release of the latest downloadable content for Dark Souls III, The Ringed City. As in the games Dark Souls that Miyazaki had previously directed, Elden Ring will be themed around dark fantasy and will have the ability for players to create their own custom characters rather than playing as fixed protagonists.
Miyazaki also considered Elden Ring to be a "natural evolution" of the series. Dark Souls, as the game will be much larger in scale compared to them, featuring an open world with new gameplay mechanics such as horseback riding and combat.
Gran Turismo 7 (March 4)
Gran Turismo 7 is an upcoming racing game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It will be the eighth mainline title in the Gran Turismo series. The game was announced on June 11, 2020 at the PlayStation 5 reveal event and is set to release on March 4, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, making it the first cross-platform game in the series.
During a trailer demonstrating the game's gameplay, the title's main menu was revealed to be similar to the menu style of Gran Turismo 4. This game sees the return of GT Simulation Mode, encompassing the long-established and definitive single-player campaign feature. . Other classic features were shown, such as the return of traditional racing tracks and vehicles, special events, championships, Driving School, Tuning Parts Shop, used car dealership and GT Auto, while maintaining the new GT Sport Mode, Brand Central and Discover that were introduced in Gran Turismo Sport.
The game will also feature the return of dynamic weather and weather effects, which previously appeared in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.
For the PlayStation 5 version, the game will take advantage of the console's increased processing power, its dedicated ray tracing feature, custom solid-state drive (SSD) storage, Tempest Engine, and the DualSense controller to support features such as haptic feedback. advanced, real-time ray tracing, 3D spatial audio and reduced load times. The PlayStation 5 version of Gran Turismo 7 will also run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with support for high dynamic range (HDR).
God of War: Ragnarok (undated)
God of War: Ragnarok is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is scheduled to be released in 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It will be the ninth title in the God of War series, the ninth in chronological order, and the sequel to God of War (2018).
Loosely based on Norse mythology, the game is set in ancient Norway and features the protagonists Kratos and his son Atreus. The game must start Ragnarök, a series of events that bring about the end of time and depicts the death of the Norse gods, which was foretold in the previous game after Kratos killed the god Æsir Baldur.
In the months following the game's announcement in September 2020, many journalists and sites of video games considered Ragnarök as one of their most anticipated games; the title won “Most Anticipated Game” and “Most Anticipated Game” awards by the 2020 Golden Joystick Awards and PlayStation.Blog, respectively. Originally scheduled for release in 2021, the game was delayed because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its development.
GTA V for Playstation 5 (undated)
Grand Theft Auto V is an Action-Adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the seventh main title in the Grand Theft Auto series and was originally released on September 17, 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with remasters released in 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in 2015 for Microsoft Windows, and in 2022 for PlayStation 5. and Xbox Series X/S.
The game takes place in the fictional state of San Andreas, with the campaign's story of one player following three criminals and their efforts to carry out robberies under pressure from a government agency. The open world allows players to freely navigate the rural and urban areas of San Andreas.
Gameplay is shown in a first or third person perspective and the world can be traversed on foot or with vehicles. Players control three protagonists and can switch between them during and outside of missions. The story is centered around heist sequences, with many missions involving shooting and driving gameplay.
A “wanted” system defines the response and aggressiveness of law enforcement against crimes committed by the player. The multiplayer mode, Grand Theft Auto Online, allows up to thirty players to explore the world and engage in competitive or cooperative matches.
The game's development began shortly after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008 and was shared by several of Rockstar's subsidiaries around the world. The team was influenced by many of their previous projects like Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3, with the game being designed around three protagonists in order to innovate the main structure of the series and keep it from stagnating.
Much of the development work has focused on creating the open world, with several team members conducting field research across Southern California. The soundtrack contains licensed music and original music composed by a group of producers who have collaborated over the course of several years.
Forspoken (May 24)
forspoken is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix. It will be released on May 24, 2022 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 5.
According to director Takeshi Aramaki, Forspoken's gameplay will focus on the speed and fluidity of traversing terrain. Square Enix also described the game as a "narrative-driven adventure". The character is set in an open world game format where players can travel anywhere at any time.
world and characters
The protagonist, Frey Holland (Ella Balinska), is a young woman who is transported from New York to the fantasy world of Athia and uses magical powers to travel through it and survive in order to find her way home. Athia is under the tyrannical rule of the Tantas, which includes Tanta Sila (Janina Gavankar), the "Tanta of Strength", and Tanta Prave (Pollyanna McIntosh), the "Tanta of Justice". Other characters include Frey's sensitive bracelet Cuff (Jonathan Cake), archivist Johedy (Keala Settle), and Auden (Monica Barbaro).
At the beginning of development, the game was known under the title Project Athia. It is being developed to take advantage of the PlayStation 5's graphics capabilities. Technologies featured in the game include ray tracing for enhanced lighting effects and procedural generation for large-scale location creation.
The game's writing team includes Gary Whitta (who also serves as the story team lead), Amy Hennig, Allison Rymer, and Todd Stashwick. Bear McCreary and Garry Schyman are composing the soundtrack. The game will be a console exclusive for the PlayStation 5 for two years. Balinska commented that she immediately connected with the character Frey.
Ghostwire: Tokyo (undated)
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide in 2022 for Microsoft Windows and as a timed console exclusive to PlayStation 5.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an action-adventure game played from a first-person perspective. The player can use various psychic and paranormal abilities to defeat the ghosts and spirits that haunt Tokyo. Combat director Shinichiro Hara described the combat as "karate meets magic", as the player character utilizes hand movements inspired by Kuji-kiri's hand gestures to cast spells. When an enemy loses most of its health, its core is exposed and the player can use knockdown moves to destroy it, defeating the spirit.
Nearly all of Tokyo's citizens have mysteriously disappeared, and otherworldly spirits (known as Visitors) have invaded the city. The supernatural powers of the protagonist Akito begin to manifest. As Akito battles the spirits that haunt the city, he encounters a group wearing Hannya masks who may unravel the mystery behind the strange events in Tokyo.
The Plague Tale: Requiem
The Plague Tale: Requiem is an action-adventure stealth game scheduled for release in 2022. It will be released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
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