Sony E3 2016 Conference Recap
Sony opened their E3 2016 conference with a totally different approach to their peers, as an epic orchestra kicked off their presentation, and continued to feature a role throughout the show. What better way to announce iconic games?
The first reveal was a cinematic trailer for a new open-world apocalyptic IP, Days Gone.
The game is set two years after a devastating global pandemic and follows the story of Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who rides the broken road, fighting to survive while searching for a reason to live.
God of War
The crowd erupted as Sony unleashed gameplay of an epic new adventure in the God of War franchise.
Brace yourself, this one is almost 10 minutes long!
The Last Guardian
Up next, The Last Guardian re-emerged, as we’re presented with a new trailer and an “official” release date, October 25, 2016.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Sony also gave an in-depth look at their exclusive new open-world action role playing IP, Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Embark on a compelling, emotional journey, as you take on the role of Aloy, a skilled hunter, in her quest to unravel the mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artefacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of her planet, and of life itself.
Detriot: Become Human
Detriot: Become Human, another new IP, presents players with the opportunity to make their gaming experience their own, as you take on the role of a very human-like Android who must find their in the world, alongside humans.
The trailers teases a scenario in which your decisions and investigations severely impact the outcome of your story, including the kind of morality you want to live by.
There was little talk of hardware with the only mention being the price point and release date for the PlayStation VR. The VR can be in your hands as early as October 13 for a price of $399 / €399 /£349. The VR announcement also mentioned 50 titles will be available this year, including Fairpoint, Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing Mission and Batman: Arkham VR which will be a game exclusive to PS VR.
Resident Evil: Biohazard
We also received a new Resident Evil: Biohazard trailer, which is scheduled for release on January 24, 2017, and will be fully playable from start to finish on PlayStation VR.
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV showcased a fun and fast-paced trailer, and the game will also be available to play on VR.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remastered
Since Sony is now the home for Call of Duty, there was no surprise that we saw epic cinematic gameplay for both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remastered.
The gameplay for both was campaign based as Activision have announced the multiplayer reveals will be saved for the COD XP event in September.
For the old school PlayStation fans, the first three Crash Bandicoot games will be remastered from the ground up for PS4, but no release date was given for this latest throwback.
Hideo Kojima revealed a beautiful but not quite revealing cinematic trailer from Kojima Productions titled Death Stranding and featured The Walking Dead star, Norman Reedus.
Another surprise came from Insomniac Games, who have been tasked with bringing Marvel's Spider-Man back to consoles.
Sony closed the show with gameplay from Days Gone followed by a huge game montage.
The next year looks strong for PlayStation content and Sony showed their dedication to VR, but with no information on PlayStation Neo, we're likely receive more details on the console later in the year.
Did you get hyped for Sony's conference? Who do you think had the strongest presentation this year?
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