It’s that point of the yr: The Recreation Awards, a 3 hour-long occasion the place the awards take backstage to trailers and divulges. This yr’s present was a busy one, with information masking the whole lot from Star Wars and The Expanse to Halo and Amongst Us. We even acquired a brand new Alan Wake. Additionally, Sting was there.
When you weren’t capable of catch the present dwell, listed below are all the largest bulletins you missed.
Discover the Matrix in Unreal Engine
Epic’s newest demo for Unreal Engine 5 isn’t only a fairly cinematic, however slightly an interactive characteristic you may obtain without cost proper now on a PlayStation 5. Even higher, it’s an opportunity to discover the cyberpunk world of The Matrix forward of the fourth film’s launch later this month — which we simply so occurred to get a recent take a look at tonight, as effectively. For much more, you’ll want to take a look at our interview with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Alan Wake 2 strikes the sequence into survival horror
One of many largest surprises was that Alan Wake is getting a sequel. We don’t know a lot about it, however inventive director Sam Lake says the sequence will likely be shifting in a survival horror route.
Silent Hill creator returns with Slitterhead
Bokeh Recreation Studio, a group led by Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama, teased an especially creepy new recreation with the equally creepy title Slitterhead. It’s so creepy I can’t embed the trailer — test it out right here.
Elden Ring nonetheless seems unbelievable
We’ve already seen loads of Elden Ring — and even performed a bit of little bit of it — however that doesn’t imply we don’t wish to preserve watching trailers. The newest is extra targeted on story than gameplay, and makes the anticipate the sport’s February launch that a lot tougher.
A correct take a look at the Suicide Squad recreation
It’s been a very long time since Rocksteady — the studio best-known for the Arkham sequence of Batman video games — revealed that it was engaged on a Suicide Squad title, however we acquired a recent take a look at Kill the Justice League due to a brand new trailer. The sport is predicted to launch in 2022, making it Rocksteady’s first new recreation in practically seven years.
Surprise Lady is getting her personal recreation
In different DC information, Monolith Productions — the group behind Center-earth: Shadow of Mordor — is making a Surprise Lady recreation. It’ll be a third-person motion recreation with that may make use of Mordor’s famed “nemesis system.” No phrase but on launch date or platforms.
Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake is lastly coming to PC
The previously PlayStation-exclusive remake of traditional Ultimate Fantasy VII is now coming to PCs — and it’s coming quickly. The port will likely be out on December sixteenth, and it’ll be the improved Intergrade model that beforehand graced the PS5.
Quantic Dream is making a Star Wars recreation
Quantic Dream, the studio behind the, let’s say, questionable recreation Detroit: Turn out to be Human, is now making a title primarily based within the Star Wars universe. It’s known as Eclipse, is about through the Excessive Republic period, and is described as “an intricately branching action-adventure recreation that may be skilled in some ways, and places the destinies of a number of playable characters in your arms.” No phrase on a launch window or platforms but.
A brand new trailer for the live-action Halo sequence
Whereas everyone seems to be hooked on Halo Infinite, there’s one other huge addition to the Halo universe coming as effectively. On the Recreation Awards we acquired our first actual take a look at the live-action Halo TV present that’s coming to Paramount Plus early subsequent yr.
Amongst Us is coming to VR
You possibly can already play social deduction hit Amongst Us on a wide array of platforms, however its subsequent launch affords one thing totally different: digital actuality. The brand new model is being developed by VR studio Schell Video games (I Anticipate You to Die) and can shift the expertise from a cute 2D recreation to a first-person, 3D expertise. No phrase on a launch date, however it’s coming to Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and Steam VR headsets.
Google Play video games are coming to PC
In a shock announcement, Google teased a brand new software that may make it attainable to play Android video games from Google Play on a PC. We don’t have many particulars but, however it’s anticipated to be obtainable in 2022.
A double dose of Sonic
Along with the shock reveal of a brand new “open zone” recreation known as Sonic Frontiers, the newest try and make 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, we additionally acquired a glimpse on the sequel to the live-action Sonic film from 2020 — together with the primary look (and pay attention) of Idris Elba as Knuckles.
Dune: Spice Wars is an RTS spinoff
The world of Dune is about to increase with Spice Wars, a real-time technique recreation from developer Shiro Video games that’s slated to launch in early entry on PC in 2022.
A protracted, uncomfortable trailer for Hellblade 2
The sequel to Hellblade — a terrifying recreation about insanity — seems larger in nearly each means, from the world you’ll be working via to the creepy monsters you’ll tackle. In brief, it seems terrifying, however you may get really feel for the expertise with this prolonged new trailer.
Cuphead’s enlargement makes a recent look
It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard from Studio MDHR about The Scrumptious Final Course, an enormous enlargement coming to run-and-gun platformer Cuphead. Now we not solely have a recent look, however a launch date: the DLC will likely be obtainable on June thirtieth, 2022 on all platforms that Cuphead is on.
One other chill League of Legends album
This summer time Riot launched an especially chill album filled with copyright-free music designed particularly for streamers. Now it’s launched its second, primarily based on League character Diana, which options 43 tracks composed by 25 totally different artists. It’s obtainable to stream now on providers like Spotify and Apple Music.
PUBG is now free-to-play
Years after its preliminary launch, the genre-defining battle royale PUBG is lastly going free to play. The change places the sport on even footing with contemporaries like Fortnite and Apex Legends (together with the cellular spinoffs PUBG Cell and PUBG: New State) and will go a great distance in direction of maintaining the sport’s aggressive scene alive for the following few years.
Star Trek will get a Telltale-style journey
Dramatic Labs, a brand new studio made up of veterans from ill-fated journey recreation developer Telltale, is utilizing that very same choose-your-own-adventure format for an upcoming Star trek recreation. It’s known as Resurgence, and the studio says it tells an all-new story set not lengthy after the occasions of The Subsequent Era. It’s as a result of launch subsequent spring on Xbox, PlayStation, and the Epic Video games Retailer.
…and Telltale is making an Expanse recreation
In the meantime, the revived model of Telltale can be engaged on a sci-fi title, with a brand new sequence primarily based on The Expanse. It’s billed as a prequel to the Amazon Prime sequence, and is being co-developed by Life is Unusual studio Deck 9.
Thirsty Suitors has robust Scott Pilgrim vibes
The newest launch from Falcon Age developer Outerloop Video games known as Thirsty Suitors, and it’s described as “a story action-adventure recreation that grapples with themes of advanced household dynamics, navigating tough relationships, and discovering one’s true self.” It additionally has some robust Scott Pilgrim vibes with fights towards exes, together with some Tony Hawk-fashion skateboarding. The Annapurna-published recreation is listed as “coming quickly” for PC.
Launch dates for Tunic, CrossfireX, and Misplaced Ark
Nestled amongst the entire trailers and divulges had been just a few newly introduced launch dates. The cute Zelda-like Tunic is popping out on March sixteenth for the Xbox and PC — and we additionally acquired a captivating new trailer to associate with the date. CrossfireX, the upcoming Xbox shooter that’s a collaboration between Smilegate and Treatment, will debut on February eighth. (Whereas Smilegate developed the multiplayer portion, Treatment dealt with the single-player marketing campaign.) In the meantime, Misplaced Ark, an MMO revealed by Amazon, will likely be obtainable on February eleventh on Steam.