Dinosaur games have been somewhat of a sore subject for gamers who’ve been awaiting the arrival of a half-decent foray into the genre. The arrival of Primal Carnage last year, while entertaining, wasn’t exactly what aspiring palaeontologists were hoping for, but the unveiling of Primal Carnage: Genesis appears to be taking the series in a new direction. Best of all, the new game will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and is now confirmed to arrive on Sony’s PlayStation 4.
While the original Primal Carnage was a PC-exclusive that focused on team-based combat between humans and dinosaurs, its successor will feature a single-player campaign that’ll be delivered episodically. According to the game’s developer, Lukewarm Media, the decision to offer Genesis through individual episodes didn’t come lightly, but was opted for after the team came to the conclusion that it provided them a lot of “wiggle room” to make improvements to future episodes after being given fan feedback. The story will also contain both linear and open-world qualities, allowing for first-person shooter junkies to get the best of both worlds – all while mowing down vicious tyrannosaurus.
Not to be outdone by a couple of measly dinos, Zombie Studios announced that its first-person shooter, Blacklight: Retribution, will also be coming to the PS4. This free-to-play shooter features online multiplayer with an emphasis on in-game transactions to gain copious amounts of upgrades, and that pre-ordained experience won’t falter when the title eventually makes the jump to next-gen hardware.
Retribution features 10 maps for players to do battle on, as well as nine game modes to choose from. Anything from standard offerings such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, to Capture the Flag and Kill Confirmed will be present and accounted for in the PlayStation 4 version, making for a no-brainer when it comes time to actually download the game to Sony’s forthcoming console.
Both Primal Carnage: Genesis and Blacklight: Retribution should offer future PS4 adopters something to look forward to – whenever they do get around to actually picking up the console, that is. Both titles are still without a release date, but (given how early both games are being announced) it wouldn’t be surprising to see both land on PSN during or shortly after the system’s launch later this year.
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