Sony showcases PlayStation’s 2022 – 2023 blockbusters

Today: Amazon’s New World is in open beta until next week — Grab Nioh: The Complete Edition for free on Epic Games — Fallout 76 goes all-in on silliness and user-generated content

PlayStation Showcase 2021 highlights

Banner for PlayStation Showcase 2021

Sony gave us just over 40 minutes for its live PlayStation Showcase last night, but it was packed full of treats and not just for PlayStation but PC as well, as Sony continues its push for more exclusives porting over.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake (TBA) was announced for PlayStation 5 as a timed console exclusive, but it will also come to PC, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (Early 2022) was revealed for both platforms.

The stylish-looking Project EVE was shown for the first time from SHIFT UP Corporation (TBA PS5), while Gearbox had some time to show off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Mar. 25, 2022), and then Square Enix jumped in with Forspoken (Spring 2022).

We also got treated to a fresh look at Rainbow Six Extraction (Jan. 2022), and we saw the first Alan Wake Remastered gameplay, giving us a closer look at the improved visuals, enhanced character models & richer environmental details (Oct. 5, 2021).

RockStar showcased Grand Theft Auto V, although unfortunately it's been delayed and will no longer release in November having been pushed back to March 2022, and many fans seemed a bit perplexed about the next-gen changes as it was the only trailer to get more downvotes than likes out of everything shown at the showcase. 

Ghostwire: Tokyo (Spring 2022), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Oct. 26, 2021), Deathloop (Sep. 14, 2021) all made an appearance with new content, but the real standout highlights from the show came in the form of Marvel’s Wolverine (TBA), Gran Turismo 7 (Mar. 4, 2022), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (TBA 2023), and God of War: Ragnarok (TBA).

Sony could be accused of showing off Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine a little early, but the showcase was aimed at displaying the AAA exclusives it has coming for the 2022 – 2023 season, as first-party releases have slowed to a crawl since June, and there's currently nothing scheduled for the upcoming busy holiday season. 

What game is Roblox’s “oof” sound originally from?

a) Roblox: They made it themselves.
b) Harvester
c) Tomb Raider
d) Messiah 

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

New World is now in open beta

Cinematic montage of New World MMO

Amazon Games' ambitious MMO New World is finally in open beta, and you can sample its delights until September 12th.

New World struggled with server issues and over-population during the closed beta, but Amazon has hopefully adjusted to the demand this time.

Worldwide: The open beta uses Steam's Playtest feature, and offers servers in North America, Europe, Australia and South America. The open beta started on September 9th at 7:00am PT/2:00pm UTC.

No secrets: There are no restrictions or embargoes on the open beta, so testers are free to share footage and stream their experiences. Progress will be wiped after the open beta, so everyone will have a clean slate when New World launches on September 28th.

Grab Nioh: The Complete Edition free on Epic Game Store until September 16th

Nioh protagonist dodging enemy attack

Epic Games are still giving away new games every week, and this time they're handing out epic ninja adventure Nioh: The Complete Edition and quirky survival game Sheltered.

You can claim both games until September 16th, when they're replaced by Speed Brawl and Tharsis. If you still haven't signed up for Epic Games Store, there's no time but the present: Grab those freebies while you can!

Complete package: Nioh: The Complete Edition features the base game plus all the expansions: Dragon of the North, Defiant Honor and Bloodshed's End.

Launch sale: If you can't get enough supernatural feudal action, Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition is out now with a 20% launch discount. It also includes the base game plus all DLC.

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

Brave Browser stats and information sheet

Maybe your internet connection is fast, but what about your browser? The Brave Browser is built from the ground up for speed, privacy and providing an ad-free Internet.

You can opt-in for ads that respect your privacy, and even earn rewards. It’s quick and easy to use, featuring the same comforts and conveniences you expect from a modern browser.

What game is Roblox’s “oof” sound originally from?

One of Messiah's logo, showing the putto Bob enclosing his hands

ANSWER: Messiah!

If you played Roblox before 2020, you might have heard a distinct oof sounds when you died. What you probably don't know is that the sound was cribbed from the ending of Shiny Entertainment's Messiah. An unusual third-person action game, Messiah was part of Shiny Entertainment's onslaught of big, weird games around 2000 and starred a cherub in a cyberpunk world.

Tommy Tallarico, Messiah's sound designer, wasn't happy about Roblox borrowing his work and filed a copyright complaint. You can still enjoy the not-quite-original Roblox oof sound if you buy it on the Roblox marketplace.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!