Free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution gets PlayStation 4 launch trailer

One of the first few games to hit the upcoming PlayStation 4, Blacklight: Retribution, now has a PS4 launch trailer...


One of the first few games to hit the upcoming PlayStation 4, Blacklight: Retribution, now has a PS4 launch trailer. The trailer showcases how good the game will look on the next-gen console, along with plenty of action with various weapons and character models. It also shows the customisation options available to players for their characters. It also features giant mechs. Check it out:

 

 

Blacklight: Retribution was launched on the PC last year to a good reception; the player count has already crossed the two million mark. The game is set in the near future and allows players to customise their characters and weapons in deeper ways than is usual for the genre.

While the combat is very typical of the modern military shooter, what sets this game apart from the others is the Hyper Reality Visor. The game chooses to forego the typical minimap in favour of the HVR, which is a time-limited wallhack. It lets you see through walls to scout out enemies, but only for a limited period of time.

Free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution gets PlayStation 4 launch trailer

The game's really good on PC

 

This announcement ties in well with Sony's new philosophy of having games in all price segments available on its next-gen console. Back in February, SCEA boss Jack Tretton told CNBC that PS4 games might be free-to-play, cost as little as $0.99, or be fully priced at $60.

When asked if gamers would be interested in buying full-priced games after the prevalence of free or cheap mobile games, Tretton said, "People are willing to pay if they see the value there and I think there's more choice than ever before for consumers. We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games."

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