The Sony Playstation team are hiring out a private residence (a safe bet is that it’s a sprawling mansion-like house) in Sydney this week for the return of Playfest. Basically it’s an opportunity to get your couch potato on a house full of enthusiastic gamers for one night only with themed immersive rooms and a plethora of systems with games old, new, and forthcoming. How forthcoming you say? Well, Far Cry 5 is just one title on the line-up.
The supercharged gaming experience will have a mix of Playstation 4 and Playstation VR titles to wrap around, including centrepiece Detroit: Become Human, Quantic Dream’s dystopic new game which is slated for release early next year. Also on the list is a remastered Shadow of the Colossus, upcoming VR titles like The Inpatient and Bravo Team as well as DOOM VFR, the new PlayLink for PS4 range – which is a new iteration of social gaming that makes use of smartphones and tablets along with the PS4, Call of Duty WWII, the controversial Star Wars: Battlefront II, and Sonic Forces. Also we’re just going to mention Far Cry 5 again because fuck yes.
“Playfest is a unique celebration of the best games and experiences coming to Playstation 4 ahead of Christmas and beyond”, said Director of Marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia Patrick Lagana. “We want to thank Australian players for their dedication to Playstation with this exciting opportunity to play a variety of blockbuster titles before release”.
Now before you think this is one of those things only games media gets to go to, head on over to the official Playstation Australia Facebook page. They’re giving away some double passes to the event, which will be held of Wednesday 22nd November