Recently, I had the chance to attend Playfest, an event hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment Australia. Since I only came aboard about a month ago, this was the first media briefing I’ve attended, so I was really unsure what to expect. I had been told the event would feature a presentation by Sony’s managing director, Michael Ephraim, and the opportunity to play several upcoming PlayStation 4 titles.
What wasn’t made immediately clear, though, was the fact that it was held at a house, with screens and consoles set up everywhere. On display were games such as FIFA 15, Bloodborne, Until Dawn and The Order: 1886. While I have already gone hands on with those games previously, I still took the opportunity to try them again. They certainly did not disappoint, and allowed me to explore the games further and do things I hadn’t yet tried before.
In the main hallway, FIFA was used to demonstrate the recently released Share Play feature. You’ve gotta admit, it’s awesome when you can let your friend watch you play on their own screen, or even let them play with you! I found it to be flawless, save for the fact that the Sony rep was beating me throughout the entire demo.