It’s Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference up next and boy did they start with a surprise.
In spite of what Sony lead us to believe, namely a somewhat lacklustre press conference, it was anything but.
The Last Guardian
Sony final revealed that The Last Guardian, a game that has been stuck in development hell for over 5 years, will be coming to PS4 in 2016.
We witnessed a beautiful trailer where the mysterious creature that is your companion in the game, Trico, helps you cross a crumbling bridge as you direct him around the environment.
It’s visually gorgeous, to be sure, but we got the sense that the crowd was a little underwhelmed. That said, it’s probably just absurdly high expectations at fault.
It’s definitely worth checking out in either case.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerrilla Games have been working on a new franchise called Horizon: Zero Dawn for some time now, and they’re finally ready to reveal the results.
You play as a member of a tribe in the far distant future, in a desolated world full of dinosaur-like robots.
The trailer we watched showed off some great gameplay where the player had to gather resources from an easily spooked robotic herd, and all the while avoiding a rather large robotic menace, or two, or three.
Sony revealed that they have partnered with Square Enix to bring the latest Hitman title, set to follow on from Hitman: Absolution, to PS4 first.
The game is still in development with no release window, but Sony promised that PS4 owners will receive PS4 exclusive content, heists and DLC.
As a heads up, the game will focus on Agent 47 at the prime of his life, and perhaps the most deadly.
We’ve been told to expect a similar play style to Absolution but a more sandbox-like environment, think Blood Money.
Street Fighter V
Sony announced that the PC and PS4 exclusive Street Fighter V will have a beta starting on July 23rd.
You will need to pre-order the game to get into the beta, but it looks like a hoot whether you do or don’t.
It’s Street Fighter; it’s hard to get that wrong.
No Man’s Sky
So we finally get to see how No Man’s Sky actually plays. More than that, the enormous and unbelievable scale was once again emphasised as a key feature of No Man’s Sky.
It’s epic exploration at its most beautiful. We can’t wait.
Dreams is Media Molecule’s new game based on creation. The game is like a moving painting, or that’s the intention at least.
Using the DualShock as a painter brush, players are given the opportunity to create almost anything they can imagine, as though it were a lucid dream.
Following that, play our your dream or explore the dreams of others instead.
Media Molecule wanted us to scratch our heads at Dreams, but we sort of get it. It’s truly breathtaking.
Developed by Camp Santo comes this mystery title.
We say mystery because in spite knowing about it and having seen a number of videos, we still know so little about it.
What does seem to be a trend is that it keeps getting eerier and eerier.
Destiny: The Taken King
A brand new expansion featuring new supers, raids, and strikes is announced for Destiny.
The trailer that followed revealed a September 15th, 2015 release date. Here’s hoping it does more than, well, more of the same.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
So we get to see more gameplay showing off the female lead Evie Frye, sort of.
Much as the video emphasised Evie’s finesse and grace, stealth being her preferred method of assassination, it wasn’t really a gameplay demonstration.
Annoyingly, we now know that the Dreadful Crimes DLC is exclusive on PS4, and less about the game it’s releasing for.
World of Final Fantasy
Perhaps the cutest entry into the Final Fantasy franchise yet.
The latest game seems to dive into previous Final Fantasy titles and relive their stories in new, cutesy ways.
As all Final Fantasy games do, it still looks like a big adventure.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Sony revealed that Final Fantasy VII will be receiving a remake, and it’s about time.
This news broke the internet, so you know you need to watch this:
For more on the Final Fantasy VII remake, check out our story here.
Sony revealed that if you want another Shenmue title, and of course you do, then you better get on Kickstarter and fund it.
You should have seen the faces of long time Shenmue fans when they saw the words “Shenmue 3“.
Batman: Arkham Knight
The Joke is cremated following the vents of Batman: Arkham City, and chaos, thanks to Scarecrow among others, ensues.
This is how the Batman dies…
Sony revealed that they have a couple of developers on board with Project Morpheus, developing games and making the product ready for the future.
They also hinted at the possibility of making the hardware party friendly allowing for more than one set to be used at the same time.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
It seems that Microsoft have lost their Call of Duty exclusive licensing deal with Activision. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was shown off for the first time ever at a Sony event.
The trailer showed of a pre-mission hub, where you can change equipment and prepare for the mission ahead. The demo showed off a 4 player co-op mission.
It stayed true to the Call of Duty franchise with its action packed shootouts and intense gunplay.
We also got a glimpse at the multiplayer aspect of the game. Timed DLC was also confirmed for PS4, and a closed beta in August.
Star Wars: Battlefront
We are loving the new Star Wars from DICE. Sony showed of a new trailer with new modes: Survival, Split-screen missions, and co-op were demoed.
The game looks pretty sick, and we recommend you check out EA’s E3 2015 Press Conference for more on Star Wars: Battlefront.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
What is a Sony E3 conference without Naughty Dog?
As is always the case, the new Uncharted looks superb. We suggest you watch it right away.
Unfortunately, that also meant the end of Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference. What did you think?
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