PlayStation Australia Launches PlayFest 2017

PlayStation Australia Launches PlayFest 2017 – a celebration of the best place to play

A handful of lucky Australians will get the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind, super-charged
PlayStation 4 event in Sydney next week

Sydney, Australia – 15 November 2017: PlayStation Australia has today announced the return of
PlayFest, a unique celebration of PlayStation gaming, bringing players closer than ever to some of the biggest unreleased titles coming to PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®VR (PS VR) for one night only.

On Wednesday November 22nd, PlayFest will descend on an exclusive private residence in Sydney, offering a supercharged experience dedicated to the players. As attendees move through each room, they will journey into the immersive world of PlayStation, with a special guest from Sony
Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios opening the event.

Detroit: Become Human™ from Quantic Dream™ will form the centrepiece of PlayFest’s stunning lineup, inviting players to enter a dystopic vision of Detroit where humans and androids maintain a fragile co-existence and every decision drives the story ahead in different ways. Remastered adventure classic Shadow of the Colossus™ will be available to play for the first time in Australia. For those wanting to escape to new worlds, PlayStation’s lineup of immersive PlayStation VR titles continue with The Inpatient™ and Bravo Team™ both playable ahead of their release. Players will also be able to get hands-on with Bethesda Softwork’s fast-paced, first-person shooter DOOM® VFR for the first time in Australia.

Each player will have a chance to get hands on with the new PlayLink for PS4 range - social gaming that everyone can enjoy - by connecting a smartphone or tablet to the PS4. Players can make tough decisions that impact the branching storyline in the interactive crime thriller Hidden Agenda™, bluff, battle, negotiate and co-operate their way to victory in Frantics™ or battle their way to the top in the entertaining game show quiz, Knowledge Is Power™.

Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia, said:

“PlayFest is a unique celebration of the best games and experiences coming to PlayStation 4 ahead of Christmas and beyond. We want to thank Australian players for their dedication to PlayStation with this exciting opportunity to play a variety of blockbuster titles before release.”

PlayStation invites players to enter a competition for a chance to win double passes to PlayFest 2017. Head to the PlayStation Australia Facebook page for more details.

The stellar line-up of games and hardware to be featured at PlayFest 2017 is outlined below.

PlayStation 4
Titles playable on PlayStation 4 Pro in dynamic 4K and stunning HDR include:

Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human: Playable ahead of its 2018 release, witness your brave new world turn to chaos as you take on the role of Kara, a female android trying to find her own place in a turbulent social landscape.

Shadow of the Colossus: Embark on the remastered adventure of a lifetime, venturing through perilous landscapes and slaying gigantic beasts to resurrect a young maiden.

Monster Hunter: World (Capcom®): You must embark on a perilous hunting expedition into a newly discovered continent known only as ‘The New World’ and venture on quests to discover more about this mysterious land.

PlayLink for PS4 – Hidden Agenda, That’s You!, Knowledge is Power and Frantics™: Grab your friends and take part in these immersive multiplayer experiences using your smartphone with the PS4.

Monster Hunter: World
Call of Duty®: WWII (Activision®): Return to the 20th century’s most iconic armed conflict, with the dramatic backdrop that first inspired the hugely-popular Call of Duty series – now redefined by Activision for a new gaming generation.

Star Wars™ Battlefront II(EA®): Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the bestselling Star Wars HD videogame franchise of all time.

Far Cry™ 5 (Ubisoft®): Players will also experience the chaos, unpredictability, and ferociousness of the Far Cry franchise with Far Cry 5 in 4K on PlayStation®4 Pro. Set in Montana, USA, players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom.

Far Cry 5
Just Dance™ 2018 (Ubisoft®): Unleash your inner dancer with 40 of the hottest tracks including Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, BeyoncĂ© and many more.

Lego® Marvel Super Heroes 2™ (Warner Bros®): Packed with entertaining LEGO humour for fans of all ages, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 features a four player multiplayer mode, allowing friends and family to play competitively or cooperatively as a team.

Sonic Forces™ (SEGA®): Fight through a world destroyed by Dr. Eggman and a powerful new villain in Sonic Forces, the new fast-paced action platformer from the team that brought you Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations.

Crash Bandicoot™ N Sane Trilogy (Activision®): Relive three of the most memorable adventures in PlayStation history, fully remastered for latest generation.

PlayStation VR

Bravo Team: Armed with a PlayStation VR aim controller, throw yourself into a heart pumping firefight of intense combat and split-second tactical decision-making.

The Inpatient: Open your eyes and prepare yourself for the dread of unforgettable psychological horror, unlocked through the immersive power of PlayStation VR.

DOOM® VFR (Bethesda Softworks®): Developed by id Software, DOOM® VFR brings the fast-paced, brutal gameplay fans of the series love to virtual reality. Lay waste to an army of demonic foes as you explore and interact with the outlandish world of DOOM from an entirely new perspective.

For further information on all of the above titles, please visit To keep up to date with all PlayStation news at PlayFest please follow PlayStation Australia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Aussie Gamers Express

17th November 2017

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