New Driveclub 1080p gameplay trailer, possible PES 2015 release date, and Sledgehammer talks about the 3rd person COD that never was – daily PlayStation round up

Sony’s ready to show off a bit more Driveclub – specifically, an impressive 1080p gameplay trailer that demonstrates a day/night transition, pretty lighting and Chilean scenery. Drink it in. There’s also a possible release date for Konami’s first next-gen footy sim PES 2015, and details on the canned third-person Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games.

Daily PlayStation round up

  • “Is that a game?” Asked OPM news editor Dave Meikleham when he caught sight of the new Driveclub trailer running on my Mac. If Sony could bottle that wide-eyed disbelief and somehow turn it into a billboard ad, you better believe it would. A strong testament to the visuals in this new 1080p trailer, certainly, which you can watch here.
  • Moving on in the same swift manner as that Audi through the Andes, there’s the faint whiff of a rumour that PES 2015 will release for PS4 on September 26th. That’s according to a Gamestop listing which was screengrabbed by VG247 for posterity. The 26th is a Friday, which is when games tend to hit the shops here in Europe, and September is prime footy title launch window time. Let’s wait and see.
  • Rounding off today’s goings-on, Sledgehammer has talked openly about its cancelled third-person Call of Duty game with GameInformer. Here’s what co-studio head Glen Schofield had to say about the Vietnam-based title:

    “We had the underground tunnels. We were definitely getting some Dead Space moments. I don’t mean that from sci-fi, I mean that was a war that was scary for the [American soldiers]. They didn’t know if in the jungle there was a booby trap, or what was in those tunnels. And there were thousands of miles of tunnel underground. It was a hidden war, right? Everybody thought the war was in Vietnam, but it was in Cambodia and Laos. So we were telling a cool story.

    “We found out as we were researching it as well, all around the world it’s actually known as America’s war. Not Vietnam’s. We were the only ones that called it the Vietnam War. It’s kind of unpopular. And we didn’t really understand the marketing aspect of that.”