Whenever PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo announce a big upcoming showcase, fan hype goes through the roof. Rumors, speculation and pure unbridled anticipation at what the next big game or IP could be is incredibly exciting for fans. While earlier this week, our very own Eugene did an in-depth and realistic prediction article breaking down what we could possibly see at today’s event. Now as fans it’s so easy to just throw all the rules out and just put all of your energy into wishing a game or announcement into existence. Join our LOGNET staff with some of our absolutely craziest predictions for today’s PlayStation event.
Bloodborne II By Bluepoint Games
(Nicholas Downie, Assistant Editor In Chief of LOGNET)
Bloodborne is undoubtedly one of the most beloved games from the PlayStation 4 generation. Many fans have been very vocal about wanting a sequel to the game. Or at the very least a PlayStation 5 upgrade to the original game. But what if PlayStation has been listening to their fans and has a solution in the future to solve this problem. While From Software, who were the original developers of Bloodborne, are quite busy with their upcoming game Elden Ring. Currently, it’s slated to release this January. What if the Demons Souls remake had simply been an opportunity for Bluepoint to cut their teeth on a From Software game. In order to understand the themes and the mechanics of the series.
If PlayStation announced that Bluepoint has officially joined the PlayStation Studios family and that the studio would be working on the sequel to Bloodborne. This would send fans through the roof, and would finally fill the void that many Soulsbourne fans have in their hearts.
PlayStation Teams Up With Marvel
(Eugene Schaffmeir, LOGNET Staff Writer)
In favor of moving on to the next Spider-Man game, Insomniac is going to release Marvel’s Venom in 2022. Venom will take place in between 2020’s Spider-Man Miles Morales and the next main Spider-Man game. You will play Eddie Brock, Peter Parker, and Miles Morales. The main mechanic shown will be viewing situations from three different storylines. Including an eight to ten-hour Ocean’s Eleven style bank heist where you take on the Chameleon.
Silent Abandon Solid
(Eugene Schaffmeir, LOGNET Staff Writer)
For the past month, there has been a way to unlock three other trailers within the Abandoned Experience App. This was meant to be done through the use of old Konami codes or speaking into the mic. Out of frustration, Sony starts to unlock the other trailers this week leading up to the showcase on Thursday. It’s BluePoint Studios, which is now owned by Sony.
Not only that but, they are re-making Silent Hill. Those that complete the ARG will get a new version of P.T. installed on their PS5. That’s not all, the showcase ends with a familiar ringing sound. It is Metal Gear Solid, no more speculating, no more wondering, BluePoint is now a Sony-owned Studio. Silent Hill will release early Fall 2022, Metal Gear Solid will release in early 2023.
Classic Remakes Maybe?
(Joseph Repko, LOGNET Staff Writer)
As a major fan of JRPGs, the first I was introduced to was “Legend of Dragoon” from Playstation 1. It launched at the tail end of the system’s life and underperformed. I would love to see them revive an IP like that because of the success of Demons Souls. Another, since platformers are getting more love would be Jak and Daxter that was previously made by Naughty Dog. There was just something so cool and goofy about that series. Yes, these are very unlikely, but it would be great to see them return to their historic roots.
PlayStation – A Place for Platformers
(Shaun Quaintance, LOGNET Staff Writer)
The 3D platformer genre has been having a healthy resurgence for the past four years. Well-received remasters in Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy kicked things off. This lead to a brand new entrant into the Crash Bandicoot series with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. This resurgence has come to a boiling point in 2021 as 3D platformers take two of the strongest game of the year contender spots with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Psychonauts 2.
Sony is looking to get a tight grip on this genre by housing a first-party studio dedicated to developing top-tier 3D platformers. That studio is Team Asobi. Initially founded as a division of Japan Studio in 2012, Team Asobi was spun off into their own independent studio within Sony’s Worldwide Studios in June. This will give Team Asobi the resources and creative freedom to focus on delivering their specialty genre and solidify PlayStation as the place to be for platformers.
While it is far too early for any gameplay to be shown, the PlayStation Showcase will be where the world hears of Team Asobi’s roadmap. Team Asobi will begin their newly found independence with two games. A fully-fledged Astro Bot game that builds upon the success of Astro’s Playroom as well as a continuation of one of Japan Studio’s most infamous platforming series…Knack 3.
Twisted Metal Battle Royale
(Mahmood Ghaffar, Assistant Editor of LOGNET)
Twisted Metal was a pinnacle franchise that helped establish PlayStation way back in the day. Now, since battle royale games are all the rage, it’s time for the vehicular combat title to makes its triumphant comeback. If you think about it, the game already has battle royale in its DNA, since the last survivor is the winner. Expect Twisted Metal to be one of the many mic drop moments during the PlayStation showcase. This could explain why its creator, David Jaffe, is hyping up the event like a mad man. Best of all, Twisted Metal will be free-to-play and have tons of battle passes and cosmetic goodies.
Onwards to the PlayStation Show
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