Game News The Last of Us, Modern Warfare 2: Summer Game Fest 2022, the best announcements of the conference in our recap
The fateful moment has finally arrived: the Summer Game Fest had the right to its launch party. Between what we already knew and the few surprises, Geoff Keighley offered us a rather mixed conference. Now is the time to take stock and take a tour of the most significant moments with you.
The Callisto Protocol, Alien: Dark Descent…. : Space Game Fest
Another announcement from the last State of Play pointed the tip of his nose: The Callisto Protocol. We knew he would be there to offer us gameplay and he did not disappoint. As expected, we find gore, blood and good scares. The gunfights are fun and it promises for December 2, the game’s release date. But the one who wants to be the successor to Dead Space was not the only one to take us into space during this evening, far from it.
We had the right to the surprise announcement of a new game in the Alien universe: Aliens: Dark Descent. A priori, it would be an adaptation of the film of the same name signed by James Cameron in 1986. From what we have seen, the title will unsurprisingly take place on a space station where a marine squad finds itself at the thank you for a big bunch of xenomorphs. The announcement video ended with a small portion of gameplay showing us a shooter in isometric view. We will have time to see more in the coming months since the title is scheduled for 2023, on PC, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4.
Raw Fury, the independent publisher such as NORCO or Sable, presented us with a title taking place in an abandoned moon base: Routine. Announced quite a while ago, so the title is still in development. The Lunar Software teams, dissatisfied with their production, had to start all over again from the beginning… After nine years of development, they finally felt ready to show us the game. We still know little about ROUTINE, except that it is a horror and science fiction game that relies heavily on atmosphere and immersion. As for the release date, we don’t know it yet. In contrast, the title will be available on PC and Xbox consoles, and of course day one in the Xbox Game Pass.
For his part, the voice actor Troy Baker (Joel in The Last of Us) came to talk to us about Fort Solis, for which he will lend his voice to the main hero. Third-person space horror game, Fort Solis is coming a mix between different video game classics with, at the top of the list, Dead Space. Definitely, the latter had the rating during this launch party of the Summer Game Fest.
Modern Warfare 2, Midnight Suns… These headlines that have responded
As expected, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 showed one of its levels. Entitled Dark Water, the latter launches you into a mission that is hectic to say the least. Aboard a container ship, Captain Price and his team must sneak through the rain (killing enemies in their path of course) to prevent a missile from being launched. Let fans of the Modern Warfare series be reassured, we find the very nervous side that had made the success of the franchise. Note that a beta will soon be open to players who have pre-ordered the title. The others will have to wait. next October 28, when the game will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series. You can already find our first impressions of the title here.
Another game that we could see upstream showed up: Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Thanks to a crazy trailer, we were able to see a good number of characters from the Marvel universe, including the spider-man, who thus confirmed his presence in the game. Another nice announcement: the release date of the title. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is expected for October 7 on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One. As a reminder, this is the new game from Firaxis Game, known in particular for its revisit of the XCOM license. The title presents itself as a tactical role-playing game featuring the Midnight Sons, this small band of heroes with a link to the occult. And from what we have seen, it looks particularly exciting. If you want to know more, feel free to take a look at our preview.
The creators of Genshin Impact have as expected the right to several minutes of highlighting, not for one but two titles: Honkai: Star Railet Zenless Zone Zero. The first was announced last October and takes place in a space universe (one more) which was revealed a little more during the evening. As a reminder, this RPG in the Honkai franchise still has no release date. On the side of Zenless Zone Zero, the post-apocalyptic action-RPG, we had the right to dynamic gameplay sessions at will. Like its brother, the title still has no known release date.
Jumbled up, we also saw Street Fighter 6, with the return of Guile, and new trailers for Gotham Knights, One Piece Odyssey and Saints Row (2022). The latter took the opportunity to afford Boss Factoryan application available from today on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC. The latter will allow you to create and customize your protagonist while waiting for the game to be released next August. Of course, the application is free and you can keep it once you have acquired the game (and even share it with other players). That’s a good bunch of big games, but not really any surprises. Geoff Keighley had warned us about this, but nevertheless his evening still drew some unexpected (or almost) cards.
Goat Simulator 3, The Last of Us: surprise announcements
It was in a very funny way that it was announced Goat Simulator 3. By resuming the announcement trailer of Dead Island 2, the title made an entry at least as offbeat as its concept. As a reminder, this is a totally WTF goat life simulator where your actions don’t matter, logic or physics. For once, this announcement is absolutely unexpected. Certainly, Goat Simulator is not really the idea that we have of a sensational announcement, but the game has the merit of being particularly well presented. Something to intrigue many players who may be tempted next fall. It is indeed during this period that Goat Simulator 3 should be released, on PC (Epic Game Store), Xbox Series and PS5.
In the list of games that we did not expect, we find a few games here and there. The Flashback franchise will be making a comeback with Flashback 2 next winter 2022. For its part, Bloober Team is giving us a Layers of Fear comeback. No new title on the horizon, but a reworked compilation running on Unreal Engine 5 and containing Layers of Fear first of the name, the DLC Inheritance and Layers of Fear. Responding to the evocative name of Layers of Fears, this little surprise will have pleased fans of horror games.
But of course the big surprise came at the end of the franchise, at least that’s what should have happened. With Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog, Geoff Keighley offered himself something to end his evening in style. Yes but now, the announcements of this dear Neil leaked very shortly before the conference, removing the element of surprise and the sensational side. But if we forget this (big) quack, what he came to present to us was well worth the detour and it concerned Naughty Dog’s flagship license: The Last of Us.
If he quickly mentioned the HBO series (of which he directed one of the episodes), it was above all the confirmation of a remake of The Last of Us first of the name and a multiplayer experience which marked its presence on stage. For the first, we notably had the right to a trailer and some comparative plans. And if the idea of a remake of the game (and the DLC) seemed quite useless to some, it is clear that the work done really changes the game. See you on PS5 on September 2 to see what it gives controller in hand. Note that a PC version is currently under development.
The other point, as we have said, is the multiplayer standalone in the universe of The Last of Us. Initially thought of as a multiplayer extension of The Last of Us Part II, the project has grown so much that it now comes in the form of a standalone. Neil sold us a particularly ambitious experience that is under development. He remained very evasive on the subject, but still wanted to share with us an image that probably presented the city of San Francisco. We’ll have to wait until next year to find out more about this zombifying multiplayer experience, says Neil.
About the Summer Game Fest
What is Summer Game Fest?
No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcements of video games to come this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now unmissable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured stunning images from Elden Ring; so inevitably, the third iteration raises high expectations.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?
The Summer Game Fest is this Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The show will once again be followed by a Day of the Devs session devoted to the independent scene.
How to follow the Summer Game Fest 2022?
On HelloSolar.info, we will react live to announcements from the LeStream channel alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée in particular. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on HelloSolar.info’s homepage. And for those who prefer reading, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available
What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?
Among the games not to miss, there is in particular the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.”