Ghost of Tsushima
Developer: Sucker Punch
Sony generating the hype for some of its biggest upcoming exclusive titles.
If you own a PS4, you know how exciting the next couple of years are going to be- because on top of all the major third party releases it will obviously be receiving, there’s a ton of amazing looking first party exclusive content in the pipeline as well. Sony has now released making-of videos for four of these games, namely Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, Sony Bend’s Days Gone, Media Molecule’s Dreams, and PixelOpus’ Concrete Genie (here’s a fun game- pick the odd one out).
In the Ghost of Tsushima video (which, if you ask me, is probably the most exciting of all of Sony’s upcoming exclusives), creative director Nate Fox talks about how the ultimate goal with the game for Sucker Punch has been to “transport players back in time to Tsushima island”. The video talks a bit about how the team has done a lot of researching into recreating the atmosphere they want with in the game absolute perfection, learning as much as they could about things such as samurai and their way of life and even the island itself.
Next up is the Days Gone video, in which creative director John Garvin and game director Jeff Ross talk about their main approach with the game, and how they’ve tried to inject drama and tension into both the narrative and the gameplay by making sure their game has realism and remains grounded. They also spend some time talking about the bike, which, it’s become pretty clear at this point, is going to be a pretty major mechanic in the game.
In the Dreams video, Media Molecule’s Alex Evans, who serves as the technical director on the upcoming game, talks about how the title is in many ways a culmination of everything Media Molecule have been about in the past, which is basically empowering players to “unlock” their creativity. Meanwhile, last but not least, in a fourth video, Concrete Genie’s project manager, Brent Gocke, talks about PixelOpus’ upcoming title, and how it blends narrative and gameplay together to tell a heartwarming story that deals with things such as friendship and bullying.
Of these four games, Concrete Genie and Dreams are the closest to launch, with both being scheduled for release this year, though exact release dates haven’t yet been revealed by Sony for either of them. Days Gone launches on February 22, while Ghost of Tsushima is currently without a release date. You can watch all four videos below.