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Sony E3 Press Conference Highlights

Sony and Playstation had a lot to show and came out with AAA titles left and right.

Here we will break down everything that Sony had to show at their E3 press conference. There was very little talking, which is a new strategy from them. They usually like to give stats on sales and various other things. However, after the initial little live band demonstration, Sony went into a barrage of exclusive title gameplay. Just after Shawn Layden, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment took the stage to make a few comments. They definitely seemed unscripted, as he sort of stumbled over himself which is a bit unusual for him.

After making a few brief comments about the first few games shown, the success of the system and VR, he cemented the conference would be all about the games. Boasting about their diverse lineup over just the past few months, he assured us the coming games would be even more broad and awesome. He thanked the fans for being there, and for making PS one of the most loved brands in the world. While talking us up, he stumbled into over the fact they have a portal for E3 which will have tons of streamed content from the show with everything from interviews, developer walkthroughs and more at live.playstation.com.

And with that out of the way, Sony jumped right into games and kept them pumping almost entirely throughout. They promised some of the best Exclusives the industry had to show, and that Playstation was the home to the games biggest multiplatform titles. The first they had to show was;

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy:

The standalone expansion pack to last year’s Uncharted 4. Starring Chloe (who wasn’t even in UC4), and telling what seems like a prequel to UC4 as it had Nadine in the game working with Chloe. The game will be available August 22nd, 2017.

Horizon: Zero Dawn – The Frozen Wilds:

The first expansion pack to the wildly successful game from Guerrilla Games Horizon: Zero Dawn. This time in the Banuk north in a frozen wasteland. Aloy is determined to find answers to a new mystery. Not a standalone game, so those interested will need the base game. No release date has been set, but we can look forward to it in 2017.

Days Gone:

Day’s Gone is a new open-world action game from Sony Bend that takes place in a zombie apocalypse. 2 years after a pandemic changes the face of the earth, Deacon must survive being a mercenary in a world where just about everything is trying to kill him.

Monster Hunter Worlds:

In a surprise announcement, Monster Hunter hasn’t seen the light of day on a Playstation home console since it’s original release on PS2 back in 2004. 13 years and 2 new console generations later, Monster Hunter makes its returns to home consoles.

Shadow of the Colossus:

Originally released on the PS2 in 2005, Shadow of the Colossus gets a complete remake for PS4 from BluePoint Games. Coming in 2018.

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite:

A new trailer for the beloved fighting game gives us some story details.

Call of Duty: WWII:

Call of Duty: World War II brings the series back to its roots. The trailer below is a multiplayer trailer showing off the new War mode which changes up the traditional CoD formula. The new Divisions feature redefines how players invest in their MP career, giving them the chance to choose from five divisions, each with their own specialized training and weapons skills. In War Mode, an entirely fresh Call of Duty experience, players must works as a team and fight for control through multiple strategic objectives.

Not only that, but the game will get a beta for those who pre-order at certain stores, and PS4 players will get into the beta first on August 25th. The official game launches November 3rd.

Skyrim VR:

What more needs to be said? Skyrim is coming to PSVR this November.

Starchild:

An immersive new sci-fi platform adventure developed by Playful Corp.

The Inpatient:

The Inpatient lets you discover who you are before it’s too late in this PS VR Exclusive set in the Blackwood Sanatorium, set over 60 years prior to the 2016 BAFTA award-winning Until Dawn.

Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep:

A new VR experience for PSVR featuring the heroes from Final Fantasy XV, coming September 2017.
Players will explore the world’s oceans, lakes, ponds and rivers and participate in a wide variety of fishing challenges, witness stunning details only on PlayStation VR.

Bravo Team:

Bravo Team is set in a fictional modern day Eastern European city. When your escort mission goes wrong and results in the President’s assassination, a country threatens to tear itself apart…and your team along with it. Exclusively for PSVR.

Moss:

Moss is a new title for PSVR. A mysterious stone awakens ancient magic. A distant evil extends its reach. Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness, is called on an epic journey. Together, you’ll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Only with your unique abilities will she prevail—immerse yourself in the world of Moss to help write the story of a hero in the making.

God of War:

Not much needs to be said. Kratos must accept that he needs to learn how to be a dad as he takes his son across the Norse world. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfil a deeply personal quest.

Detroit: Become Human:

The new story trailer that showcases how your choices will affect everything in the game. With literally thousands of outcomes, no two stories will be the same.

Destiny 2:

Destiny was a mass hit when it launched in 2015. The sequel looks to expand upon what made the first so great in every way. This time with PS4 exclusive content to show the game will play best on PS4.

Destiny 2 will be launching September 6th, with a beta going live July 18th for those who pre-order.

Spiderman:

A true exclusive as Shawn called it, the new Spiderman looks to take inspiration from the Batman games. From fast paced reactionary combat to Spidey’s signature quips and charm. Coming to PS4 in 2018.

Well, that’s the show folks. Sony E3 2017. Not too much new, but plenty of great AAA games, and the vast majority of them exclusive. Keep checking back for more information Coin Droppers.

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Tim has been a gamer since he could hold a controller. Starting out on an Atari and still gaming strong today. Gaming is his biggest passion, but pretty much anything nerdy fits the bill. Serving in the US Air Force, and with a wife and two kids to look after, gaming has become his only escape. Having over 25 years in the industry in one way or another, and a collection of over 2100 games. It's clear he's probably obsessed... wait... scratch that and just forget the last part.