First of all, a note on my own behalf with an apology. As some of you may have already noticed, there was a problem with the delivery of the current Games Aktuell with our (now former) print shop, which, despite our efforts, caused the issue to reach the subscribers late and also went on sale. Since we had to find an alternative at short notice, these problems also indirectly affect this edition of play4 (and PC Games). As a result, delivery to you will probably be delayed by a few days, so that the magazine will probably reach you at the same time as the kiosk release on January 2. This is annoying and probably annoys us as much as you, but of course we apologize. From the next edition everything will go back to normal. By the way, the digital edition is not affected, as scheduled, it will be available in virtual shops from December 28th.

Now we come to something completely different. The year 2020 is here and as soon as the hangover has disappeared from the many Christmas cookies, the whole roast and one or the other sparkling wine for the new year, it is worth taking a look into the future. After all, 2020 is the year in which a new generation of consoles awaits us. Before that, however, many potential game highlights appear, which we summarize in our cover story. For example, there is new news about Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us: Part 2 and Final Fantasy 7. So we have more than enough to do before the PS5 will probably be launched by the end of the year.

In the test section we grab the last 2019 stragglers, such as Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Lost Ember or Arise. We also devote ourselves to the longed-for and feared Shenmue 3 – there is also a column on the subject. Last but not least, the indie highlight Untitled Goose Game for the PS4 was released at a relatively short notice – logical that we also buttoned up the nasty goose.

Of course, in addition to the outlook for 2020, we also have our usual ironic, silly look back at the past year. In addition, we have some exciting reports, for example on politics and video games or a retro special for the first Splinter Cell. And if you want to go under the streamers or Youtubers in 2020, our test on 4K grabbing peripherals could be interesting.

The issues of the magazine in detail:






The cover of the play4 02/20



The cover of the play4 02/20

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  • Cover story: The hits 2020. This year the Playstation 5 will almost certainly be released, but there is no reason to be bored until then, after all, with Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us: Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Final Fantasy 7 Remake or Doom Eternal still lots of potential hits in the house.
  • previews: The hits 2020, u. a. with Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us: Part 2, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Dark Alliance, Resident Evil 3 / ResistanceDarksiders: GenesisDigimon SurviveShovel Knight Dig Most Wanted
  • Testing: Shenmue 3 (incl.column) · Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey · Untitled Goose Game · Lost Ember · Life is Strange 2 · Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts · Arise · Bee Simulator · Mad Games Tycoon · Harvest Moon: Mad Dash · Great Buying Guide with all reference games
  • Specials and reports: Two steps forward, one back: 5 games that were originally designed differently · Retro: Splinter Cell · Celebrities in video games: More fun through stars? · Politics and games · Death stranding: tips · Multimedia · Multimedia special: 4K grabbing
  • 120 minutes of videos on the DVD: Darksiders: GenesisResident Evil: ResistanceWasteland 3Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderSpecial: Playstation 5 u. v. m.

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