Wel­come Play

A closer look at all of the best games on the hori­zon

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Great­ness awaits

Here we go. E3 is my favourite time of the year. I’m not afraid to ad­mit it. There is some­thing kind of mag­i­cal about the ex­cite­ment of it all, isn’t there?

It’s that one time of year where we get to see the en­tire in­dus­try come to­gether and revel in the great­ness of videogames. This year was par­tic­u­larly sweet be­cause we got to see Sony once again as­sert its dom­i­nance in the mar­ket.

The pub­lisher wasn’t in­ter­ested in wast­ing time – its show­case was all killer, no filler. In fact, so is its line-up of PS4 games for 2018 and be­yond. From the first re­veal of The Last Of Us:

Part II, Death Strand­ing, Res­i­dent Evil 2 Re­make and Ghost Of Tsushima game­play to a fresh look at the likes of Spi­der-man and King­dom Hearts III, the next 12 months of gam­ing on PS4 looks pretty damned im­pres­sive. We were also treated to the an­nounce­ment of Nioh 2 and Rem­edy En­ter­tain­ment’s Con­trol, both of which look ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic. There is some­thing for ev­ery­one, and that is pretty awe­some to see.

You can read about all of these new games in this is­sue of Play. In fact, you can read about a lot of games in this is­sue of Play. We only wanted to put the very best of the best in front of your eyes, and the small­est we could wran­gle that num­ber down to was 58. What that means is that over the next 34 pages you are go­ing to find pre­views and deep-dive in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the big­gest games on the near hori­zon. I'm talk­ing Cy­ber­punk 2077 – yes, we have seen it in ac­tion and no, we are still not over it. I’m talk­ing The Divi­sion 2, An­them, Rage 2, Just Cause 4 and a whole lot more. E3 is a time of cel­e­bra­tion for the games in­dus­try, so the team here thought there was no bet­ter way to honour that than a huge pre­view spe­cial.

I hope that you walk away from read­ing this is­sue as ex­cited as we were putting it to­gether. Ex­cited about the po­si­tion the PS4 has found it­self in, ex­cited about the state of the in­dus­try and – most im­por­tantly – ex­cited about all of the ex­cel­lent games that are on the way.

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