|(This is from Night in the Woods, which is unrelated to everything else in this post, but expresses my feelings well.)|
Well, okay, it mostly sucks. What good came out of today? (Beyond bringing my SR up a few hundred on Overwatch?) A smidgen of new Horizon: Zero Dawn footage that's kinda' like the viewpoints in Assassin's Creed except infinitely awesomer because giant robot dinosaurs.
Second, we got some actual factual Mass Effect Andromeda footage that... actually looks a helluva lot like those Mass Effect games we played back on the PS360.
Otherwise, today fucking sucks.
First of all, we had the PS4 Slim and Neo (officially called the PlayStation 4 Pro) reveal from Sony. It took them an hour and a half to announce these two things.
- Here's the deets on the Slim. $299, should be available September 15th.
- Here's the deets on the Pro. $399, launches November 10th.
- The Pro doesn't play 4K blurays what the fuck.
- Apparently multiplayer games need to be patched in order to work on it?!
- There's some new peripherals I guess. Whatever.
Their big boast about the Neo seems to be that it supports high dynamic range, and then they announced that your classic PS4s will be getting a firmware patch next week that lets it support HDR. Meanwhile,
4K streaming & Blu-Ray ✅— Xbox (@Xbox) September 7, 2016
HDR gaming ✅
Greatest games ✅
40% smaller ✅
Xbox One S from $299: https://t.co/GzguOUfMeV pic.twitter.com/vWb6r1x9PD
Elsewhere, things get infinitely more sucky.
Hyper Light Drifter is cancelled for Vita. Which is fucking insane to me, because they've shown it running on the Vita at trade shows but whatever I guess Alex Preston has been working himself to death and would rather abandon the Vita and Wii U versions of his (absolutely spectacular, top-5-games-of-the-year) game than like, die, and I guess porting studios don't exist and fuck everything.
Today fucking sucks.