In years gone by Sony had a tradition of creating a video that while not explicitly naming a single game, referenced many of the their big titles. One of the best was the epic “Long Live Play” trailer which brought together Call of Duty, Uncharted, InFamous, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid V and many, many more. However, in recent years these mega mash ups have vanished from Sony’s promotional material.. until now.
Play Has No Limits, the new promotional video, looks very expensive. It shows a chess match being played out across a vast city, the pieces are not a standard chess set but rather are references for vehicles and characters. It also has a rocking version of Blue Monday by New Order, an idea the must have nicked from the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer.
Hidden throughout the trailer are references to games including God of War: Ragnarok and Uncharted, which are shown as pictures on walls, and Final Fantasy which is referenced in the train station. It appears the 06.10 train is going to Valisthea, the setting for Final Fantasy XVI.
The ghosts from Pac-Man can also be seen, along with something that looks rather like an Assassin’s Creed logo but rather more futuristic. It could also be.. a Killzone logo? It looks rather like like a mix of the UCN and Helghast logos.
There’s also the Final Fantasy VII Remake logo on a wall, lots of expensive cars from Gran Turismo 7, and a massive statue of Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. The main character seems to be wearing Wipeout inspired clothing and there are some faded posters for the Fall Guys. Another poster shows a woman with braids, a cross hairs over her face and some germanic lettering, probably Lieutenant Polina Petrova of the 138th Rifle Division from Call of Duty Vanguard.
There’s a neon sign for what appears to be the Bright Falls coffee shop, Bright Falls being a 6-part live action mini-series prequel to Alan Wake released in 2010, a very niche reference! The one I cannot place at the moment is “Candy Bar”, a large sign that is at the top of a building, no idea what that is for, let us know in the comments if you know.
There’s also a mysterious cloaked figure running out of the bank a 1m 36s in the left of the screen, who could that be?