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Everything Revealed at PlayStation’s First State of Play Presentation



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PlayStation’s take on the Nintendo Direct formula, State of Play, had its debut earlier today and release dates were the focus.

Most of the 20-minute video covered PlayStation VR titles scheduled for the near future. Iron Man VR kicked everything off and was followed by some PlayStation-exclusive content for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Next, Sony revealed that No Man’s Sky’s ‘Beyond’ update will come bundled with PlayStation VR compatibility, and VR title Blood and Truth locked a release date down to May 28.

Stories Untold developer No Code Studios showed off a bit more of its next game, Observation, and gave it a release date of May 21.

Adding to the slew of VR announcements came the news that horror point-and-click Five Nights at Freddy’s is getting a fleshed out PlayStation VR release and that the art-driven Concrete Genie is also getting some form of VR compatibility when it launches this Autumn.

Other VR release dates revealed during the presentation included the following:

  • Mini-Mech Mayhem – June 18
  • Jupiter & Mars – April 22
  • Falcon Age – April 21
  • Trover Saves the Universe – May 31
  • Everybody’s Gold – May 21
  • Table of Tales – April 16
  • Vacation Simulator – June 18

Topping off the packed show was some new footage of next month’s Days Gone and character reveals for Mortal Kombat 11. Series veterans Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao will all join the roster when Mortal Kombat 11 launches later next month.

For further details on each of the titles, be sure to check out the full presentation embedded below.

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Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month



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Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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