After the Xbox E3 press conference yesterday afternoon, tonight was Sony’s turn to show eager gamers what is new in the world of PlayStation. With no new hardware to announce, the PlayStation E3 2017 briefing was all about the games. The hour-long press conference featured approximately five minutes worth of talking, and the rest was all about the games. Without further ado, on to the games!
The conference started with a 5-piece ensemble including a sitar, flute, violin, and bongos. A very middle-eastern vibe. That lead us into the extended trailer for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Up next, “snow” started to fall in the auditorium, and I started to get insanely giddy… That’s right, Horizon Zero Dawn expansion, “The Frozen Wilds.” I could not be more excited.
Up next is a new IP, Days Gone, which looks like a new take on the zombie apocalypse. These are definitely runners, not shamblers. The protagonist used the environment to trap and attack, as well as hide and out-maneuver both the living and the dead. We got an extended look at Days Gone, which you can watch below:
Up next was a very brief break to hear from Shawn Layden, who among other things pointed viewers at live.playstation.com, the web portal for all things PlayStation at E3. That out of the way, it’s back to the games!
Monster Hunter World is coming early 2018.
A re-mastered Shadow of the Colossus was shown, and really, SotC with remastered graphics would be an incredible game.
We got an extended look at the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and learned that a story demo is available to download now.
We saw more info on Call of Duty: WW2, coming to multiple platforms on November 3rd.
PlayStation VR got some of the next few videos, with titles including Skyrim VR, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV (yup, that’s a FF fishing/camping sim in VR), and The Inpatient, a creepy looking VR experience.
Back to standard PlayStation games with, oh, just a little title called God of War…
Next up is a new IP, Detroit: Become Human. The game looks to give players plenty of choices on how to proceed: violence or pacifism? Hide, Run, etc. The story looks interesting so far, but no release date was given so we’ll likely need to wait for awhile on this one.
Up next, the multi-platform shooter: Destiny 2.
Last, but absolutely not least, Shawn Layden came out to introduce what he called a true PlayStation exclusive: Spider-Man. Part of me wonders how much this exclusivity has to do with Sony giving Marvel Spider-Man to use in several of the upcoming Marvel movies? Either way, the game looks pretty fantastic so far, with plenty of web-slinging and even a surprise cameo at the very end.
You can watch the entire conference in case you missed it in the video below.