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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.
I made my first Star Wars drawing – in ballpoint pen on the back of an envelope – immediately after seeing Star Wars: A New Hope. It was a portrait of Luke Skywalker. Or it may have been Han Solo. Some areas around the chin looked sort of like Greedo. Honestly, it wasn’t very good, but that didn’t matter, because for the few minutes I was drawing, I was off-world, on the Death Star, shooting at stormtroopers and saving a princess. In the years since that first drawing, I’ve been creating work based on science-fiction and pop-culture for some of the most well-known companies in the world. I’ve probably drawn Luke Skywalker about a thousand times. And still, every single time the pencil hits the paper and another Star Wars drawing begins, the same sense of wonder and magic come back to me.
I was incredibly excited when the opportunity of creating a Star Wars Battlefront II inspired PlayStation theme was presented to me and had all sorts of ideas as to what could be done. In my mind I was looking for color, for action, and for a sort of “retro/propaganda” feeling, and I believe that comes across nicely in the work.
This is a pretty special week for Star Wars fans, isn’t it? Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters worldwide on Friday, and Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season is available today, free* for all players. Jump into the game and you’ll be able to play as Finn and Captain Phasma in multiplayer, try out new starships and vehicles, and explore the rise of The First Order in new chapters of the single-player in Star Wars Battlefront II: Resurrection.
Two locations from the films are included: D’Qar, a Starfighter Assault map set in space above a Resistance base, and a Galactic Assault battle on Crait. If you’ve seen any of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailers, you’ll recognize Crait immediately – it’s the one with the ski speeders kicking up red dirt and the massive AT-M6 walkers marching into battle. Yeah, that one.
What a month! November saw the launch of multiple megatons like Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Skyrim VR — all three of which performed enormously on the month’s PlayStation Store download charts. Horizon Zero Dawn saw a surge on the PS4 list, surely thanks to the launch of its long-anticipated The Frozen Wilds expansion (which also performed quite admirably).
One month left in 2017. Who’s going to close out the year on top?
It’s been a whole year since we launched PS4 Pro – how times flies! If you’ve just picked up a PS4 Pro and a 4K TV, or maybe you’re thinking about taking the plunge over the holidays, you’re probably on the hunt for as much 4KTV-friendly content as possible.
So the PlayStation.Blog team put together this guide to help readers new to the PS4 Pro scene. We’ve collected some of the top picks that show off PS4 Pro’s numerous benefits. And with more than 225 available games that deliver an enhanced experience on PS4 Pro, there’s no shortage of content to choose from.
The pitch for Star Wars Battlefront II is mind-boggling. Three major development studios are teaming up to create a deep and nuanced multiplayer competitive shooter set across all three Star Wars film eras. Simultaneously, they are developing a new storyline set from the Empire’s perspective that reveals the events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. “Ambitious” may be an understatement.
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