Sony will be looking to further their lead and good-will as market leader with the dominant PS4; but need to be careful to not rest on their laurels at E3. With Microsoft bringing new hardware, expect Sony to double down on software and VR…
God of War, Last of Us: Part II, Spider-Man, Detroit and Days Gone. What a line-up for the rest of this year and next. Expect Sony to add to this list with a plethora of VR games, and story DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn.
It’s been 3 years since Sucker Punch released Infamous Second Son, so we can look for something new from them – as well as an update to the eagerly awaited Knack 2. Ahem.
Sony and Activision: BFFs
Activision lurve Sony. Just like they used to love Microsoft when the 360 was sitting pretty at the top of the console pile. Activision’s affections are a fickle thing, but that means the PS4 will be getting a lot of attention from them this E3.
We know Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 will be get full reveals at E3, and where better than on Sony’s stage? Expect some time-exclusive multiplayer maps and DLC to be thrown into the bargain.
Games That Won’t Be Out For YEARS
It wouldn’t be a Sony presentation if there isn’t at least one game debuted that disappears for the next few years. Sony have nailed the showmanship of E3 over the last couple of years, but there has been a fair amount of vapourware – Kingdom Hearts 3, Shenmue 3 and the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, in particular, showcased to play on many a gamers nostalgia and good-will.
The PS4 line-up is looking extremely healthy at this point though, so hopefully Sony won’t have to rely on this tactic again.
Sony need to double-down on VR this year if they’re to prove that their hardware isn’t going to go the way of the failed Move, Vita or PSP.
We’re looking for Sony to move away from the glorified tech demo’s like the admittedly excellent Headmaster and Batman Arkham VR, and more into full experiences like the recent Farpoint, Star Trek and Resident Evil 7. It’s an extremely important show for the future of Playstation VR and Sony have to get it right. Big games, and maybe a price-cut, will give the kit some much needed momentum.
- Dave Green @davidpgreen83
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