Sony Announces New Free-to-Play Titles Coming to PlayStation
Sony VP of Platforms Marketing John Koller announced at E3 2014 today that several new free-to-play titles are coming to PlayStation!
Below are all the details, to quote: We firmly believe that the best game development ideas can come from anywhere and anyone, and as the brand that stands for gamers, we want to make it easy for gamers to step outside of their comfort zones and experience these new types of games.
Tonight at our E3 Press Conference, we announced more good news for gamers: with the help of our amazing Worldwide Studios team and third-party partners, PlayStation is introducing a robust catalogue of Free-to-Play (F2P) games with a goal of offering more ways for gamers to discover and connect with a larger variety of titles and experiences.
The PlayStation F2P initiative will give gamers the opportunity to try a variety of games that they may have not otherwise played, at no cost or financial commitment. We'll leave it up to you, the gamer, to decide how much you want to invest in the game.
The development community was central to PS4 platform development and ultimately has helped us create an expansive library of unique experiences. The F2P initiative is another testament to what makes PlayStation a leader in the industry. From Triple-A blockbusters like DRIVECLUB, The Order: 1886, and Bloodborne to the recently announced free-to-play titles, PlayStation is home to amazing content.
Check out our impressive lineup of upcoming F2P titles below and be sure to take some time off this summer to experience the deep library of games that are calling your name...you know I will!
GUNS UP! is a free-to-play strategy game where players take on the role of a General, managing resources and deploying the right combination of troops, land mines, air strikes, and smoke screens to destroy enemy bases and conquer new territories.
With Cross-Play, Generals can fine-tune their strategy against opponents with turn-based asynchronous gameplay across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems. We're excited to share more about Valkyrie Entertainment's first independently-developed game releasing later this year.
Fat Princess: Piece of Cake
Launching later this summer, Fat Princess: Piece of Cake takes the comic medieval battle royale to the next level with a brand-new strategic match-3 free to play puzzle game for PlayStation Vita and mobile platforms.
Wrapped within the beloved universe of Fat Princess, you'll charge into battle with four different character classes to rescue the princess. Throughout the battle, collect gems to upgrade troops, feed cake to the princess to unleash slam attacks and trigger massive combos to save the kingdom. As an added bonus, we'll also be rewarding you for progressing in the game. When you reach level 15, you'll unlock a voucher code to download the original Fat Princess for PS3 at no cost.
With the help of Big Dave and a crew of trusty roadies, BigFest gives music-lovers the ability to discover real-world music talent and build the ultimate music festival. Partnering with one of the world's largest free music platforms, players help real-world, unsigned artists climb the charts as they build their mega festival.
Players can swing by friends' festivals to help build the best show or sabotage their success. If you're feeling generous, boost each other's festivals by repairing a broken toilet or capturing a streaker. And if you're feeling a bit naughty, try vandalizing your friend's tour bus or destroying the stage!
PAIN Free to Play
PAIN Free to Play is a wild, physics-based game where players load characters into a super-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot and launch them into an active, physics-controlled environment to cause destruction and PAIN. PAIN Free to Play will be releasing exclusively on PS3 this summer.
Third-Party Free-to-Play Games
Kingdom Under Fire II
Kingdom Under Fire II is brand new style Action RTS, which players can control both Troops and Hero at the same time. As a F2P MMO Game, players can evolve from a novice mercenary up to the ultimate conqueror of the world and can explore massive scale battlefields with other players. Players will uncover the secret storyline which was not revealed from the previous title, Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders.
Reaper is an action RPG platformer directed by Luc Bernard. The player will take control of one of Death's reapers who decides to turn on Death after she sends him to take the life of his own daughter. You will be able to collect over 100 Soul Cards at launch, which will go from simple things such as equipment, to more powerful cards like Summons and Spells.
The MMO Onigiri is the tale of another world, based on the myths, fables, stories, and legends of old Japan. You, a descendant of the ancient Oni, and your eight companions, must set forth against the Kamigui and their hidden masters, the Goikkou.
PlanetSide 2 is a revolutionary massive scale first-person shooter where soldiers battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against enemy empires in an all-out planetary war. The game challenges the skill and grit of the most seasoned soldier through intense infantry, air, and ground vehicle gameplay.
My Singing Monsters
My Singing Monsters is a world-building game where the player collects and breeds adorable monsters. There's a big difference to this game, however, that sets it far apart from others of the genre; these monsters sing, play, and dance!
Each island has its own song and is packed full of incredibly cute monsters. The new Yawstrich and G'joob monsters, which are only available on PS Vita, will enhance your islands and make them like none the world has ever seen!
Loadout is an outrageous multi-player shooter that's all about the guns, baby! Build a massive variety of absolutely insane weaponry - billions of combinations - totally customized, totally unique, and totally deadly. And better yet, it's coming as a console exclusive to PS4!
Making its console debut on PS4, War Thunder is a cross-platform next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets.
You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world. War Thunder is available now on the PlayStation Store, so download today!
Wait...what? So they discontinue PAIN, without warning, and now suddenly it's going to be re-released?
Why didn't they just keep it as it was or say, "Hey, we're taking PAIN and re-doing it," or something. *smh* I thought PAIN was gone forever. (Yes, I missed the E3 stream, but plan on catching up on everything later over the weekend.)