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PlayStation Will Have "Project Mephisto" At Gamescom

The nominees for the Gamescom Awards have been revealed and the winners will be announced on August 21st, the first day of the show. Many of the usual suspects are up for a gong but in the PlayStation 4 category one of the nominees is ‘Project Mephisto (working title)’.

The awards will be decided by a panel of journalists and (sigh) YouTubers so they will have had to get their hands on Project Mephisto before they awards are announced so the game will have to be revealed by then. I would wager the game is from one of Sony’s Xdev development teams and probably one based in Europe,  but we know what many of them are working on already. Perhaps it could be something from Supermassive?

Could the name be a clue? Mephisto or Mephistopheles is one of the chief demons of German literary tradition according to Wikipedia. The only thing that springs to mind is that Hades was the big bad in Horizon Zero Dawn, maybe its HZD2?

Here’s the full list of nominees.

Best Action Game

Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Metro Exodus (Deep Silver)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)

Best Add-on/DLC

Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)

State of Decay 2 Daybreak (Microsoft)

Best Casual Game

Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Family Game

Lego DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)

Super Mario Party (Nintendo)

Best Puzzle/Skill Game

Astro Bot Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Best Racing Game

F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)

Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Role Playing Game

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)

Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Best Simulation Game

Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)

Farming Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)

Best Social/Online Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)

Dying Light Bad Blood (Techland)

Rend (Frostkeep Studios)

Best Sports Game

F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)

FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)

PES 2019 (Konami)

Best Strategy Game

Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)

Project Mephisto (working title)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch

Lego DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Starlink — Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Best Mobile Game

Hyperdrome (Travian Games)

Shadowgun War Games (Madfinger Games)

Source: CNET

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6 Comments
  1. camdaz
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I thought the awards were for released games but looking at the nominations Project Mephisto isn’t the only game that hasn’t been released yet.

    Comment posted on 16/08/2018 at 12:08.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      The games have to be at the show rather than on the shelves.

      Comment posted on 16/08/2018 at 12:20.
      • camdaz
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        That makes sense, cheers.

        Comment posted on 16/08/2018 at 12:46.
  2. gernboes
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Mephistopheles is indeed a demon in german literature, but Hades is based in greek mythology, so i dont really see a connection there!

    Comment posted on 16/08/2018 at 14:16.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Both bad demony devil things. Also: Clutching at straws

      Comment posted on 16/08/2018 at 15:34.
  3. Orgrimarcus
    Member
    Since: Aug 2018

    This isn’t necessarily guaranteed to be a Sony game, or even a Playstation exclusive. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is in the same category and it’s definitely neither of those things.

    I think something Diablo related is possible, Mephisto being one of the three big bads of Diablo II, could also be something completely different.

    Comment posted on 16/08/2018 at 15:57.