We’re sure attendees are going to have a blast on the PlayStation Experience 2017 showfloor this year, but it’s sounding like a disaster if you want to follow the show outside of the United States. Sony’s revealed the schedule for the annual event which kicks off on Friday, 8th December – and you’re going to need a hearty helping of coffee if you’re not in America.
Things all begin with PlayStation Presents on Friday, 8th December at 20:00 Pacific Time – and 04:00 the next day in the UK. Urgh! This, the platform holder cautions, will not be the home of major E3 or Paris Games Week-esque reveals like in past years. Instead, there’ll be “updates on key titles” and “some special announcements” – but temper you expectations.
You’ll be able to watch the whole thing live here on Push Square, so we’ll have you covered – albeit through sleep encrusted eyes. Then on Saturday, 9th December the panels begin: Dreams, Ghost of Tsushima, Uncharted, and more. We’ve included the full brief below via the PlayStation Blog, so check that out. We’ll post (most) of these live on Push Square, too:
PlayStation VR Game Panel
11:00 PT Saturday, December 9
We can’t wait to tell you more about this one! Experience a candid conversation between two legends as they discuss developing their new PS VR title and lessons from VR development.
Media Molecule Presents Dreams
12:30 PT Saturday, December 9
Join Media Molecule studio directors Siobhan Reddy, Mark Healey, and Alex Evans alongside a very special guest to take an in-depth look at the development of Dreams during their exclusive Saturday panel at 12:30pm.
IGN Ranks the Top 10 PlayStation Games of all Time
14:00 PT Saturday, December 9
IGN’s Podcast Beyond crew is here to figure out the 10 best PlayStation games ever, and they need your help! Uncharted 2 or The Last of Us? Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Journey or Shadow of the Colossus? Is it too soon for Horizon Zero Dawn to make the list? Help us build the best of the best that PlayStation has to offer. Help us celebrate 20+ years of PlayStation at PSX!
Ghost of Tsushima: From Concept to Reveal
15:30 PT Saturday, December 9
It’s been a month since we announced our newest title, Ghost of Tsushima. Here at Sucker Punch, we’ve watched so many reaction videos and read many of your comments with smiles on our faces, so we thought PSX was a great opportunity to share a little more with you all.
Join us on Saturday at 3:30pm as Nate Fox (Creative Director), Jason Connell (Creative/Art Director), Billy Harper (Animation Director), Ryuhei Katami (Associate Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment) and moderator Brian Altano (IGN) discuss how we approached making the debut trailer and what inspired us to make this game. We’ll share epic concept art that’s driving the tone and visuals for the game, and share a little about our reference trips to Japan and working with new team members that are helping make Ghost of Tsushima even better. Also be sure to stop by our signing session after the panel and come say hi. Stay tuned for more info on time and location.
Uncharted 10th Anniversary Celebration
17:00 PT Saturday, December 9
Join us as we celebrate the Uncharted 10th Anniversary at PSX 2017 with an unprecedented gathering of the cast from throughout the series! Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Claudia Black, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Graham McTavish, and Robin-Atkin Downes reflect on the series and share their memories with guest moderator Greg Miller (Kinda Funny). We’ll also be hosting a special signing session with the cast prior to the panel. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Experience app for time and location!
The Last of Us Part II: Meet the Cast
18:30 PT Saturday, December 9
Join Naughty Dog and the cast of The Last of Us Part II as they discuss the making of the cutscene teaser trailer that was revealed just a few short weeks ago at Paris Games Week. Director and writer, Neil Druckmann, co-writer Halley Gross, and key members of the game’s cast discuss the writing process, casting, performance capture, and more. For those attending the event, there will also be a signing session following the panel.
And that’s it! Of course, Sony’s also bringing over 100 games to the show floor, so expect much more news to come out of this year’s event. We’ll post a full schedule with more time zones and other key information in the coming days; in the meantime, you may want to adjust your sleep schedule if you’re planning to stay up for next week’s festivities live.