With Gamescom 2019 going on full blast in Germany this week, a lot of things new and old were announced and a lot was revealed, but what if you just want a quick TLDR of what really mattered this week? Checkpoint ‘s got you covered with our list of the top 5 announcements you should care about coming out of the world’s biggest video game conference this year!
5. Kerbal Space Program 2 Releasing in 2020
The highly-acclaimed, rocket-building-physics-simulator Kerbal Space Program is finally getting a sequel! Developed by Amplitude Studios, the game is slated for a 2020 release, and we’ll see the return of our favorite little, bumbling Kerbals in all-new next-gen graphics that will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
4. Google Stadia Confirms More Games
During its Google Stadia Connect Livestream, the multi-media giant confirmed multiple more games to be available on release on its upcoming cloud streaming platform, including titles such as “Cyberpunk 2077”, “Superhot”, and “Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle”.
3. New Game Disintegration Announced
Expected for a 2020 launch, Disintegration is the newest game to come out of Halo creative director Marcus Lehto and SOCOM director Mike Gutmann, who had launched their new development team V1 Interactive in 2014 after leaving Bungie. Based on what was unveiled during Geoff Keighley’s (The Video Game Awards) Gamescom Opening Night Live (ONL), the game is set to be a multiplayer co-op sci-fi FPS with real-time tactics and with the tagline “Reboot Humanity” seems to center around robots and machine characters who have taken up humanity’s mantle in the future. More on what this game will feature will be revealed later this year.
2. Insomniac Games Joins PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios
During the middle of Geoff Keighley’s Gamescom Opening Night Live (ONL), it was announced via Twitter that Sony made the move and officially bought Spider-Man PS4 developer Insomniac Games. Seeing as how Insomniac Games has been already working closely with Sony on titles such as Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank, and Spyro to incredible successes, this move by the industry giant is more than welcome!
1. New Death Stranding Cinematic Trailers + Gameplay Revealed
(ONL) with an appearance by Hideo Kojima himself who revealed two new pieces of cinematic footage on the highly-anticipated Death Stranding and a piece of gameplay. Within these pieces of media we are introduced to Guillermo del Toro’s (The Shape of Water) character, Deadman, and Margaret Qualley’s (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) character, Mama – both who seem to understand a significant deal about the world of Death Stranding – but of course their miniscule in-game remarks on the way the game’s world works still leaves fans like us scratching our heads. Slated for a November 8, 2019 release, we might finally get the answers we want from Death Stranding.