PlayStation’s October State of Play rolled around this morning, with a fresh focus on third party titles and indie games. While some announcements unveiled some entirely new and unseen projects, it was also nice to see some indie games getting the love with some expanse updates.
And with that, let’s have a look at the announcements!
Deathverse: Let It Die
Touted as a melee focused, multiplayer battle royale. A spin off from developer Suda 51’s Let It Die, this new entry is packed with fast-paced combat, and upbeat style and a range of whacky characters. Deathverse: Let It Die will hit PS5 and PS4 consoles in 2022.
We Are OFK
Surprisingly, We Are OFK tells the story of a real-life indie pop group, i the lead up to their debut EP album. The narrative will take place over he course of five episodes, filled with plenty of dialogue choices and the chance to play an interactive music video based on each of the group’s five EP tracks! With a gorgeous art style and character driven narrative, we’re looking forward to meeting OFK in video game form.
Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax (Update)
If you haven’t played the adorable Bugsnax by now, this might be your chance to jump on board. Taking place on a brand new island, you’ll get the chance to craft bases and discover a new species of prehistoric (and giant) Bugsnax! You’ll also get the chance to build and customise your new home, and take part in a range of new tasks and adventures. Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax is set to release on both PS5 and PS4 in the early months of 2022.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
Ok, these games are getting seriously dark. Figuratively and literally. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach boasts an impressive, fresh new look, starring creepy robotic versions of Freddy and the gang. The next creepy Five Nights at Freddy’s title will hit physical and digital shelves on both PS5 and PS4, December 16, 2021.
This critically acclaimed indie is finally making its way to PlayStation consoles! Best described as a top-down action RPG of sorts, Death’s Door is wasting no time making it’s way over, releasing across both PS5 and PS4 consoles November 23, 2021. It’s also worth noting that pre-ordering Death’s Door will also score you a free copy Titan Souls, another indie gem well worth your time.
Also drifting its way over to PlayStation consoles is KartRider: Drift. This light-hearted, visually charming racer is sure to fill the kart-racing gap PlayStation fans never knew they had. KartRider: Drift will be entering a beta on PS4, and registration is now available.
King of Fighters XV
The long-running fighting franchise has returned for another round. A open beta is on the way, set for November 19/20. This beta features eight playable characters and will give players the chance to test their talents online. King of Fighters XV will release soon after, hitting both PS5 and PS4 February 17, 2022.
First Class Trouble
Touted as an asynchronous multiplayer ‘who-dunnit’, this developer tour highlighted multiple double crosses, social deduction and all-around tension! First Class Trouble will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers as part of next month’s lineup, when it launches November 2 on both PS5 and PS4 consoles.
Star Ocean The Divine Force
A brand-new Star Ocean instalment is officially on the way, complete with fresh visuals and updated combat mechanics! While we don’t know much about the narrative, we’re sure that Star Ocean fans will be glad to see the series return nevertheless. Star Ocean The Divine Force will launch on both PS5 and PS4 consoles sometime in 2022.
Little Devil Inside
The highly anticipated indie project showcased a rather well rounded look at the upcoming and charming story of a bounty hunter named Billy. We got a look at traversal, social interactions, exploration and combat, all wrapped in a gorgeous art style. This is Little Devil Inside, and will launch on both PS5 and PS4 consoles sometime in 2022.
And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed this round of announcements as we did.