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Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition

Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition September 2019

Official PlayStation Magazine is the complete guide to PlayStation gaming, offering complete coverage of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Famed for our trademark biting opinion, unique spin on news, offbeat, innovative features, independent reviews and retro features - and with PS4 the unquestionable victor for new-gen gaming - there's never been a better time to join Team OPM on our PlayStation journey.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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“READ THE TEN REASONS WHY THIS WILL BE THE BEST STAR WARS GAME YOU’VE PLAYED IN QUITE SOME TIME.” GAME OF THE MONTH Samurai Shodown FAVE CYBERPUNK GAME Ruiner The buzz around Cyberpunk 2077 reminds me of that around Grand Theft Auto. There’s a need to pick apart every morsel of detail to tease out how this beautiful game will play. This issue we were able to sit down with Marcin Blacha, the game’s story director, and learn even more. You can read the interview, and our views of the game in action, on p56. With CD Projekt Red leading the charge it feels like PS4 has some exciting months ahead. This issue we go hands-on with some of the games you need to play, including Brexit romp Watch Dogs Legion (p34), Codemasters’ returning racer Grid…

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this month’s enhanced mod-botherers

Oscar Taylor-Kent GAMES EDITOR Oscar chatted to Respawn this issue and reveals his ten reasons to love Fallen Order on p68. It’s something to Chewie on. GAME OF THE MONTH FFXIV: Shadowbringers FAVE CYBERPUNK GAME VA-11 HALL-A Jess Kinghorn STAFF WRITER Jess spent time with Bloodlines 2 this issue. Whose bite idea was it to give more room to Vampire puns? [Suck it up – ed.] GAME OF THE MONTH Sea Of Solitude FAVE CYBERPUNK GAME Observer Miriam McDonald OPERATIONS EDITOR It’s all corn pair-shaped for Mim as she played too much Builders 2 to grow her virtual farm. She’s been chasing grainbows. GAME OF THE MONTH Dragon Quest Builders 2 FAVE CYBERPUNK GAME Beneath A Steel Sky Milford Coppock MANAGING ART EDITOR It’s not a pigment of your imagination, Milf did opt to paint this issue’s cover and packaging in bright pink. We really love it! GAME OF THE MONTH F1 2019 FAVE CYBERPUNK GAME Deus…

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01 the avengers are assembling on ps4 first

“BESIDES TEARING UP CHUNKS OF TARMAC, HULK CAN GRAB BADDIES AND SMASH THEM TOGETHER.” It’s official: the Avengers are leading the charge on PS4! PlayStation gamers will be treated to an exclusive beta period before the full release of Marvel’s Avengers, granting us access to the game a full week before anyone else. It will feature a robust single-player campaign alongside plenty of side-missions that you can either play alone or co-op. But you and your pals won’t just be arguing over who gets to play as their faves – there’ll be a slew of free content post-release, and Square Enix has already teased the inclusion of Hank Pym (aka Ant-Man). Developed in part by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, we’ve seen the game in action and it feels pretty textbook for…

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02 lights, camera, interaction!

“INTERACTION HAPPENS EVERY 15 TO 20 SECONDS.” First announced at Paris Games Week 2017, Erica looked like an intriguing narrative mystery game incorporating live action – then it disappeared under the radar. Fortunately, it’s re-emerging just as live-action interactive entertainment is making its mainstream breakthrough thanks to the likes of Bandersnatch and You Vs. Wild on Netflix. However, it’s also offering something entirely different from what we’ve come to expect from the interactive narrative so far. Instead of the usual binary choice and branching narratives, developer Flavourworks’ emphasis is on interacting with the world through touch. One reason why the project went dark for a couple of years was because the dev was building new technology Touch Video from the ground up. As creative director Jack Attridge explains, “We didn’t play any…

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03 next-gen gran turismo revs up

The most recent game in the Gran Turismo series, GT Sport, may have released almost two years ago now, but it hasn’t had to slow down yet. The team at Polyphony Digital have been keeping it whizzing along with constant updates, from new cars and tracks to scheduled championship races. But they’ve been working on something with more power under the bonnet too. “WE’RE WORKING ON THE NEXT GRAN TURISMO ALREADY.” Speaking with fan site GTplanet, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed that GT Sport has put the development team in pole position for the future. “I think in terms of races themselves and physics GT Sport has really reached the best place that we’ve ever reached – we’re at a very good place,” he said. “On the other hand, obviously we’re working…

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04 fifa heads back to the streets

“WE ARE PULLING OFF RAINBOW FLICKS AND PANNAS LIKE IT IS NOBODY’S BUSINESS.” You might think very little innovation is possible when it comes to a football game, especially one that bears the FIFA branding as it needs to stay authentic. Each year, the changes and improvements to the game aren’t glaringly obvious to the more casual player. However, the addition of Volta Football to FIFA 20, returning the sport to its roots, is sure to rejuvenate the series. The FIFA Street games were hugely popular on PS2, and players have been calling for the series to come back for some time now. EA is listening, and we know that because it invited us to the Adidas Football Base in Berlin – an indoor football arena that captures the essence of what…