This is it. E3 2018 is finally upon us and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. As I write this introduction, just two weeks out from the main event, I’m already getting a sense of what the next year of gaming on Playstation is going to look like and it looks pretty damned impressive!
To celebrate this wonderful time of the year I wanted to put one of the most awesome looking first-person shooters on the cover of Play 295 and Metro Exodus was the clear choice. 4A Games is taking a huge risk with this one and its hard work certainly looks to be paying off. In taking the action out of the disgusting metro tunnels, by pushing the majority of it overground for the very first time in the series’ history, we are guaranteed a different kind of Metro experience. Wide open spaces, limited resources and a new breed of mutants to avoid at all costs, this is going to be one shooter that all of you will want to keep on your radar. The Metro games have always been a little slower and more considerate than their contemporaries in the genre and so I can’t wait to see how 4A is able to retain the spirit of Metro 2033 while ramping up the tension and action beyond that of its sequel, Metro Last Night. While Exodus isn’t coming until early 2019, the studio was only too happy to let Play get hands-on with an early version of the game and you’ll be able to read our impressions of it inside.
This is a really excellent time for the Playstation 4. Its line-up of games continues to look better and better – the breadth of experiences on offer is truly breathtaking. Inside this issue of Play we also dive deeply into the huge multiplayer action of Battlefield V and go behind the scenes with developer Night School on its upcoming indie project Afterparty; we’ve got reviews of Detroit: Become Human and Conan Exiles, not to mention a whole lot more as well!
I hope that you enjoy this issue of Play and that you will join us next month for our colossal breakdown of all the announcements that will inevitably come our way from E3 2018. It’s going to be a good one, folks.
Josh West deputy editor @Origamikid PSN: Origamikid
currently playing Vampyr