The news cycle is over for another year, so excuse the upcoming “slow news days” as the gaming industry shuts down for Christmas and the New Year. We hope you enjoyed us game of the year Content for now, but now it’s time to look at some of the predictions we made at the start of 2022. each push square The editor wrote three PS5, PS4 predictions based on the year in general, and now we’ll see who came out on top.
Last year, it was a four-way tie as each editor scored just one point out of a possible three. Can someone finally take the crown for 2022? Let’s find out.
Sammy Barker, editor
“The Last of Us Faction launches on PS5, PS4, and PC.“
we are still Looking forward to any important information about The Last of Us multiplayer in Naughty Dog’s work. A piece of concept art for the game was revealed at Summer Game Fest and more news was promised in 2023, but it still doesn’t promise a release next year either. It definitely didn’t launch in 2022, though, so Sammy gets no points for his first prediction.
“The return will be a huge refresher.”
While Returnal received a free content update in the form of Ascension, which added co-op play and an endless mode, Sammy compared his prediction to Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. Hausmark didn’t go that far with his roguelike; Amusingly, his long-shot guess is the bit that actually came true: cooperative enforcement. Sammy also predicted a PC release, which was announced recently. In the name of Christmas cheer, we’re going to give him a point for that.
“Twisted Metal’s television tie-in is Battle Royale for PS5, PS4, and PC.“
There’s another game we’ve — surprisingly — heard nothing about. At least officially. Destruction Allstars is heavily rumored to be in development at Firesprite Games after Team Lucid Games was removed from the project, a Twisted Metal title very much seems to be a thing. However, 2022 was not its release year. There are no points for Sammy.
Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor
“A new Final Fantasy game will be announced that no one will see coming.“
Since Robert made this prediction, two Final Fantasy games have been announced: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. Much was expected of the former, but not so much of the latter. The Final Fantasy VII remake project launched by Square Enix, the remaster of the PSP title Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII wasn’t all that surprising, but it still wasn’t a total given. So, we’re going to give Robert half a point here.
“A major anime-based fighting game will be released from Arc System Works.“
We have a whole point for Robert! Arc System Works launched DNF Duel this year, a “premier anime-based fighting game” originally on PS5, PS4. Spot on.
“We will see Kratos riding a giant wolf in God of War Ragnarok gameplay.”
Robert is very, very bullish about this prediction, actually making it for the second year in a row. However, let’s break it down. Kratos does at any point riding A giant wolf in God of War Ragnarok. He certainly faces one, and we’re giving you half a point for that, but Kratos doesn’t sit on the big wolf’s back and ask him to take him anywhere. Enough!
Stephen Telby, Associate Editor
“PSVR 2 launches in the latter half of the year, complete with a free Astro Bot experience.“
Sorry Stephen, you were too optimistic! Instead of launching at the end of February 2023, PSVR2 missed 2022 by just two months. A new astro bot game isn’t even confirmed, so no points for you good sir.
“WipEout makes its return to PS5, and it’s going GaaS.“
The mobile Wipeout game, unfortunately, saw the only racing action from the series in 2022. There were no new WipEout games on PS5 this year, so we can’t tell if the franchise will take the games as a service route. .
“Kratos gets drunk in God of War Ragnarok.“
Come on guys, Kratos wouldn’t be stupid enough to get drunk when Ragnarok is at hand! Unless there’s a secret scene buried somewhere in the game, Kratos isn’t drunk in God of War Ragnarok.
Liam Croft, Assistant Editor
“Sony’s next-gen PSVR headset won’t be released until 2022.“
Right! PSVR2 is releasing on February 22, 2023; It did not launch in time for 2022. An easy point for Liam.
“Gran Turismo 7 will have the highest Metacritic rating of any PS5, PS4 released in 2022.”
Oh dear, look away in embarrassment right now Liam. Gran Turismo 7 managed a respectable Metacritic rating of 87 when it launched in March, but was actually beaten by Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok. The former got a score of 88 while the latter scored an impressive 94. Liam was highly optimistic about the return of the traditional Gran Turismo.
“Firesprite games show what it’s all about.“
Another prediction from Liam that didn’t come true. He acknowledged that recently acquired Firesprite Games will be one of the most important developers in 2022, releasing a new IP and announcing another game for 2023. Unfortunately, nothing like that happened. It still looks like the studio has the ability to do those things, but Liam was very quick on the draw at the very least. There are no points awarded.
With two points out of a possible three, Deputy Editor Robert Ramsay wins this year! He can look forward to clapping in our Slack channel when we all return from Christmas break. We’ll have more PS5, PS4 predictions for 2023 in the new year, but until then, congratulate us all in the comments below. Even Stephen, despite not registering a single point. We still love you, Stephen.
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