It’s an issue of firsts this month. We travel to developer Treyarch for the first-ever hands-on with Call Of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4. We catch a plane to Anaheim and visit the Star Wars Celebration to go behind the scenes on Star Wars Battlefront. We put a brand new guitar through its paces as we become the first in the world to play Guitar Hero Live. And we’re also among the first to play The Elder Scrolls Online on PlayStation 4 – and bring you our verdict on how it fares.
Call Of Duty leads the way in our bumper 32-page feature section. Across ten pages, we uncover the future of Black Ops III and how this year’s innovations will revolutionise single-player, multiplayer and Zombies forever. With all the screens and info you could want, plus an exclusive interview with Treyarch head Mark Lamia, no other magazine can compete with our Call Of Duty coverage.
That’s followed up by 12 (count ‘em!) pages of Star Wars Battlefront. While other outlets have seen the CG trailer, we’ve gone behind the scenes with DICE to watch the game in action and speak exclusively with studio head Patrick Bach. The final ten pages of features this month is another exclusive: hands-on with PS4’s most exciting indie game, The Witness. We’ve played an early version on PlayStation 4 and spoken with creator Jon Blow for the biggest, deepest coverage yet on the game five years in the making.
And that’s just the start of this issue’s content. Elsewhere we’ve got four pages of hands-on opinion with Guitar Hero Live; the first shots and info from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided; an exclusive peek at Yooka-Laylee – the new PS4 game from some of the team behind N64 classic Banjo-Kazooie; the first playtest of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on PS4; first looks at both Lego Dimensions and Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and much more besides. And don't forget our free PlayStation 4 Metal Gear Solid V decal – if you don't grab the issue and stick it on your console your PS4 will hate you forever!