This team-based racer has apparently been 10 years in the making, but the "borderline insane" levels of detail (the words of Evolution Studios' Matt Southern, not ours) look to have paid off. Yet while it looks predictably stunning, there's some cleverer stuff under the hood. As well as real-time multiplayer, this taps into asymmetrical competition and Sony's huge new social focus, which has you setting challenges and reaping rewards from playing in groups, like squad-based first-person shooters. If Sony nails the PS4's social skin as much as it promises, this is sure to be one of the first to reap the rewards.
Next Watch Dogs
The party is over, the dust has settled, and just as everyone was expecting - the PS4 is official.
Along with a brand spanking new console, Sony lifted the lid of a raft of new partnerships, games and IPs planned for the next generation, with software bigshots such as Bungie, Blizzard and Capcom all along for the ride. If you've checked out our lowdown on the PS4, and your appetite isn't sufficiently whetted, this list of expected games should have you rescuing your jaw from the floor.