The Sony PlayStation 5 Announcement

Right. So with all of these hints and leaks of a new Crash Bandicoot game, they’re still gonna keep us waiting, huh? Just one day before the PS5 announcement, there was a rumor that a new Crash game was going to be revealed due to leaks of new Crash Bandicoot merchandise. What is the craic with the bandicoot, man? I got to know.

OK, so there were loads of new games revealed in this huge announcement, but I’m just going to talk about a few, otherwise we’ll be here all day. Just before I do, the two different console options – with and without a disc drive. I’m most likely going to buy the console without the disc drive. I think it’s a smart move on Sony’s part. Though I have been somebody who always championed physical copies of media, whether it’s games or music, I have found the ease of downloading games so convenient lately. It’s going to be cheaper too, and let’s face it, I don’t lend and borrow games anymore because I’m not eight years old.

Also, the console has received wide spread criticism due to its specs being worse than Microsofts new console in the history of the console wars. Still, the slightly better specs will not make me switch to Xbox as Microsoft’s announcements haven’t been half as exciting as Sony’s. The PlayStation still has an inherently better set of exclusive games. All Xbox has is Halo, and they’ve milked the series to death.

The PS5 exclusive games so far are great, there is the return of some loved franchises such as Little Big Planet and Ratchet & Clank, which, by the way, is great that there’s a huge focus on family games, not just a slew of first person shooters. I have never played Ratchet and Clank before but is this how the game has always looked, with the insane jumping between dimensions and the ridiculous vehicles?

There are other loved franchises that have been rewarded with sequels. The Spider-Man game looks great, though I am still yet to play the first game. Maybe I need to stop acting cheap by holding out for it to become the free monthly PlayStation Plus game and finally purchase it. Though this was shown at E3 last year, Oddworld: Snowstorm looks like a refreshing take on the series while still remaining true to why people fell in love with the series in the first place. But if there’s no fart button I’m gonna be pissed.

There are also fresh new games too. There are three that I want to mention that I’m most excited for, though we know very little about any of them. The first game is Stray, in which the teaser trailer features a cat climb its way up and through a dystopian Hong Kong. There are next to no details about the game, but it looks like it’s open world, and if that’s the case, it’s the most creative approach to open world in years. The second game is Project Athia, a game developed by Square Enix. There is literally nothing that is known about this game other than that it looks breathtaking. Finally, there’s Deathloop, a stealth and FPS developed by Bethesda, about how the player is stuck in time, a la Groundhog Day, and is constantly required to murder the same people by midnight. It looks very similar to Bethesda’s own Dishonored, and I’ll be damned if it isn’t set in the same universe, but time will tell.

And the last thing to mention is GTAV Enhanced, how can we not be excited for more GTA? What Enhanced means exactly, we have to wait to find out. Here’s to hoping it’s an expanded story mode.

Overall, great show, great line-up. Oh, and the console itself I think it looks great. It’s a bit over the top, but it’s nice to finally see a PlayStation console that isn’t black for once.

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