2017 is a year packed not only with great gameplay moments, but with fantastic characters. Be it new heroes (Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy) or returning rogues (Uncharted’s Chloe Frazer), we asked developers from across the PlayStation spectrum to name their favourite faces from the past 12 months.
Whatever your tastes, 2017 has been a banner year for gaming, with a dizzying array of unforgettable titles hitting the shelves over the last 12 months.
With that in mind, we got in touch with a selection of the genius creators responsible for some of the aforementioned future classics and asked them for their own personal PlayStation highlights of the year.
Happy New Year PlayStation Nation! We hope “play more games” is one of your resolutions for the new year, because PlayStation Plus members have some great titles coming in January!
Before we go any further, we are happy to announce that PlayStation Plus members can get Starblood Arena as a bonus game starting January 2 through March 6. This arena combat game was built from the ground up to be played in VR with your PS VR headset*. Attack, evade, and move in any direction as you compete against pilots from across the galaxy. You’ll fight for glory, credits, and your life.
You and I aren’t the only ones looking forward to settling in over the next several days and sinking some serious time into just some of the spectacular games that have released over the past 12 months. So to are the developers behind those hits. Which brings us to this list. We asked a selection of creators who have released games over 2017 to reveal what games have hooked them during downtime between work commitments this year.
And also, fair warning: spoilers ahead.
Hey PS VR fans,
One thing to know about us at, Zen Studios, is that we are every bit as much into virtual reality as you are. This is why we develop games for this revolutionary platform and why we can’t wait to tell you all about them. We know a lot of you are new to the platform after getting PS VR as an incredibly awesome gift for the holidays, so we figured now’s a great time not only to give you a nice rundown of all Zen has to offer, but also to provide a few tips, straight outta our home office in Budapest.
Let’s hit the ground running with an epic and funny fantasy adventure! If you pre-order Out of Ammo, our newest title coming on January 30, you will receive CastleStorm VR for free! You can bolster your VR library on the double!
Seasons greetings from PlayStation Store! A couple of weeks ago we announced our five-week long Holiday Sale. But in the spirit of giving, we’re adding a Flash Sale to the mix – with up to 60 percent off some of the year’s biggest games!
Today sees the launch of Patch 1.10 for Gran Turismo Sport, and with it the introduction of the exciting new GT League mode and 12 brand new cars, all in time for the holiday season. There are plenty of exciting plans being finalized for 2018, so stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog to see what else is in store for GT Sport.
GT League is a single player game mode that includes several series of races that have appeared in past GT titles, including fan favorites such as the ‘Sunday Cup’, ‘Clubman Cup’ and ‘FF Challenge’, in which you’ll be able to tune and race a wide variety of cars.
It’s the last Blogcast of the year! Join us as we discuss our Game of the Year picks for 2017, and stay to the end for an in-depth spoilercast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Or, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, close the episode immediately when we start talking about it!
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