Everything you need to know
The conference has wrapped, the trailers have been revealed, and 2015's PlayStation Experience is officially underway. Sony showed off a bunch of great looking titles from developers both big and small, with a heavy focus on its upcoming virtual reality platform, PlayStation VR. Oh, and we got to see the first gameplay footage of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. So that was awesome.
If you missed the two-hour-long conference, don't worry - we've got a full rundown of the biggest highlights and surprises from the show. Read on to get the scoop.
Nathan Drake reunites with his older brother
The PlayStation Experience conference opened on a new video for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (opens in new tab). Nathan Drake is pushing papers and burning the midnight oil, and hears a knock at the door. He opens it to discover his older brother, alive and well, and the relationship appears to be strained. The two have a long conversation on the waterfront, and you'll actually get to choose from a selection of dialog options (opens in new tab).
First footage of the Final Fantasy 7 remake emerges
We all expected the Final Fantasy 7 remake (opens in new tab) to look gorgeous, but this is something else. A mix of CGI and in-engine gameplay (opens in new tab) was shown in a new trailer. All of Midgar looks to be rendered in high-definition glory, and the battle system seems to be more in line with the upcoming Final Fantasy 15 combat engine. Characters have been redesigned a bit, too - like Barrett and his sweet new shades.
And if you can't wait to play FF7, you can download the updated PC port on PS4 today.
Battleborn's getting an open beta early 2016, and you get an exclusive character for playing
CEO of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford to reiterate that their upcoming shooter Battleborn will feature a campaign and split-screen co-op. PlayStation users will also get first access to the Battleborn beta coming February 9, 2016 (opens in new tab), and participating in the beta will nab you an exclusive character when the full game launches.
Street Fighter 5's final launch character, post-launch characters revealed
No leaks this time! The final launch character for Street Fighter 5 (opens in new tab) is officially revealed as F.A.N.G, a mysterious Shadowloo warrior who is both "tricky and deceptive" (opens in new tab).
Street Fighter 5 will also get supported by DLC characters post launch, and include Alex, Guile, Balrog, Ibuki, Juri, and Urien. All of these DLC characters can be earned by playing the game, or can be purchased outright with a newly-available season pass. The game is still slated to hit on February 16th, 2016 on PS4.
Double Fine announces Full Throttle Remastered, Psychonauts VR
In addition to announcing a March 2016 release date for Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Tim Schafer announced that Full Throttle (opens in new tab) is getting the remaster treatment, coming to PS4 and Vita. Also, Psychonauts is getting getting a standalone PlayStation VR game called Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin.
Yakuza Zero confirmed for for the West on PS4, Yakuza 5 launching on PS3 on Tuesday
Yakuza 5 finally gets a release date - it'll be hitting PS3s this Tuesday. And the PS4 prequel Yakuza Zero just got confirmation for a Western release, though there's no word on when it's going to launch.
Bunch of indies hitting the PSN Store today, including Nuclear Throne
Here's a rundown: Bastion hits Vita today for $2.99. The Bit.Trip is also out on PS4 and Vita today, for $9.99. And Nuclear Throne makes it out of early access, launching on PS4 and Vita today (opens in new tab).
New Ratchet & Clank gameplay shown, coming April 12th
The Groovitron returns alongside new weapons like the Pixelizer in new footage of the upcoming Ratchet & Clank remake. It's looking really pretty, too, with cartoonish visuals making the leap to PS4 gloriously. The platforming and shooting remains familiar, but has been retooled to make for a new experience. It's coming April 12th (opens in new tab).
Rez Infinite is coming to PS4, and in VR
Holy crap. Rez is getting ported to PS4. It's called Rez Infinite (opens in new tab), and it'll be in 1080p, 60 frames per second, with 3D sound and support for PlayStation VR. I'm officially sold. Gimme one of those headsets now.
Sony announces a bunch of additional VR projects
In addition to Rez Infinity, Sony is bringing a bunch of other games to VR: Eagle Flight by Ubisoft, indies The Modern Zombie Taxi Co., Job Simulator, Golem, 100 Foot Robot Golf, and Ace Combat 7 (opens in new tab) by Bandai Namco.
Brand new Destiny event brings Sparrow Racing League
You'll be able to take your Sparrow and race it on a variety of courses in Destiny soon, as anyone who owns the Taken King expansion will get access to the Sparrow Racing League (opens in new tab) for free on December 8th. It's only available for three weeks, though, so enjoy it while you can.
Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom revealed, coming to PS4
Well, this is unexpected. Level-5 is making a sequel (opens in new tab) to the JRPG cult favorite Ni No Kuni. Even with Studio Ghibli on an indeterminate hiatus, it looks like the visual style remains intact, which is great news.
Paragon coming to PS4, open beta hitting Summer 2016
Epic Games closed out the show with the official reveal trailer for Paragon (opens in new tab), a new MOBA from the studio that brought us Gears of War. PlayStation 4 owners will get exclusive access to an open beta, coming summer 2016.