As Microsoft rattled off an unprecedented number of third-party announcements last night, I turned to the Push Square team and I said: Sony really is focusing on the big four. And then I had a quick browse of my favourite forums in the aftermath of it all, and rolled my eyes at the ridiculous speculation still going on.
Ever since the Japanese giant announced that it would be doing “deep dives” on four of the PlayStation 4’s biggest exclusives, I’ve been working really hard to make sure expectations are properly aligned. We’d planned out prediction articles for the Sony press conference; we had other build up content in the pipeline. And we cancelled all of it.
Why? Because, in an unprecedented move, the platform holder told us what it was going to show – and we took it at its word. The problem with E3, and it happens every single year, is that outrageous expectations inevitably lead to bitter disappointment. Last year’s show is a good example: it was perfectly adequate – nothing less, nothing more.
So when Sony came out and said that its focus would be on Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us: Part II, and Spider-Man, I told you exactly what it was up to: managing expectations. But that didn’t stop forum posters from expecting the world from the show; Devil May Cry 5, for example, was widely expected to be at the PlayStation presser.
But I think what we saw last night from Microsoft was proof that the Japanese giant really is focusing on four games. A lot of the games that debuted last night don’t appear to have any particular ties with the Xbox at all really; there was no indication of marketing partnerships or a deeper relationship with any of them.
They needed a stage to be announced on and the Xbox press conference guaranteed them eyes. Normally the third-party announcements would be shared out between the Sony and Microsoft briefings, but like I said at the start of this article: it proved to me that PlayStation really is focusing on its big four.
Whether this turns out to be the right or wrong strategy we’ll debate in the aftermath, but I think it’s time to accept this now: you’re not going to get much more during Sony’s briefing tonight. I don’t care what the PlayStation Blog says and I don’t care what insiders say; you may get a Call of Duty trailer as well if you're lucky.
But listen to me, I can't say this any clearer: if you’re expecting more than the big four from the PlayStation press conference, then at this stage, I’m afraid you’ve only got yourself to blame.
Have you finally accepted what Sony’s E3 2018 showing is going to be all about, or are you continuing to mismanage your expectations? Prepare a post-press conference rant for the ages in the comments section below.
i don't expect anything more either and i'm fine with the big 4 (realy can't wait for ghost of tsushima) but i feel that sony might atleast hint at something else.
"Join us at 2.00am BST/3.00am CEST on 12th June for new announcements and updates, including an exclusive look at four upcoming titles: Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel’s Spider-Man and The Last of Us Part II."
I dunno I still think there has to be something more, surely.
I’m not expecting anything major, but I do think RDR2 will be there.
It's odd that some people on the internet are disappointed. These are some of the most anticipated games in the industry - and much of what was at Microsoft's presser is still coming to the PS4, of course. Their absence at Sony's event doesn't negate their existence.
@roe I'm telling you, it's not happening. You might get a Black Ops trailer.
@get2sammyb fair enough. You'll owe me a pint when CTR rolls up though
Doubt it, honestly!
Also, Sammy, not to be mean, but when you're so sure it usually means you're wrong 😂
I hope you're wrong, at least..
One thing that I found strange in a really good Microsoft show was that Cupheads DLC was announced as a console launch exclusive - a very strange way to put it seeing as Cuphead is only on Xbox and we've been told it won't be on any other machine
@roe I'll buy everyone a pint if CTR shows up, I'll be over the moon and back again.
Think there'll be God Of War DLC announced for later in the year like it was with Horizon last year
sony shows don't last longer than an hour right?
so if each game gets a 15 minute showcase including trailer,gameplay etc than the 4 games will add to exactly 1 hour.
but then again they always have something up their sleeve so who knows. even a small hint or mention to something special be it a new game or whatever would be enough.
Just commented on another article on pushsquare so im repeating myself but I'm still feeling the time is right for a quick "5 soon"flash on the screen during Sony presser, now just feels so right...
I was thinking during the ms presser last night but didn't comment, so I'll ask now, do any of you think that sony and ms had a chat somewhere along the line before E3 so each one knew what the other was going to do, like a strategy type meeting and they came up with sony doing its 4 and ms doing the multiplatform stuff...thinking about it the ms presser was a bit odd
I think Destiny 2 expansions and COD are guaranteed to show. The only way I can see Sony surprising us with something is if they have hired an outside studio to make something for them like Insomniac for Spider-man.
@RedMan33 I'd love some God of War DLC. Don't think we'll see it tonight, but I think it could happen.
@teknium_ They're crazy if they tease a PS5 because it will hurt PS4 sales. They don't need to do that until much closer to launch, which I believe will be 2020.
I feel like @get2sammyb should make some kind of ridiculous wager at this point, like wearing a t-shirt with Phil Spencer's face on it for a full year if he's wrong.
For what it's worth, I do think the primary focus of the show is indeed going to be those four games. Which is awesome. But I do think there are going to be some brief announcements chucked in between as well, more than just a CoD or Destiny update, anyway. I'll be perfectly happy if I'm wrong though, as the four 'main' games are some of my most anticipated on any platform.
i don't think that sony and microsoft had an agreement (when does that ever happen?) but maybe sony let the devs know that they won't show them on their conference for whatever reason. so those devs could only go to microsoft.
Surely Blops 4 & RDR 2 will be included alongside Dreams, Spyro & some indies. A new Killzone would be a massive surprise.
**troll mode on**
Microsoft wins! Flawless victory!
@Flopsy how can you be bored of ghost of tsushima and death stranding? we know almost nothing about those games.
they might aswell be just revealed today.
@get2sammyb MS dropped a new hardware hint in their presser, so Sony might do so as well.
@SegaBlueSky If we get anything significant outside of the big four (and stuff like Black Ops 4 or Destiny 2 trailers don't count) then I will change my avatar to Phil Spencer's face for all of Tuesday.
How does that sound?
@get2sammyb rather not. can't stand the guy.
anyway no ps5 tease at all. next year if anything.
@get2sammyb I dunno, Sammy, a single day?
@SegaBlueSky @get2sammyb Now we're talking lads!!!
Might be some titbit information of Dreams, Day Gone, Blops 4 and Destiny.
In before @get2sammyb claims Bloodborne 2 &/or Knack 3 is not ‘significant’ .
I would like to think there will be something on Dreams Sony seem to be really neglecting the game at the moment with hardly any coverage last few years. There will be COD stuff and maybe Destiny stuff. I would of thought they would drop whatever bluepoint is working on as well. Would Knack 3 count as a big announcement
@get2sammyb Deal! And if you're 100% right, then all of us could change our avatars to your face for Tuesday?
@ShogunRok Hi, talking lads. I'm dad.
Well then, this wager just made Sony's conference that much more interesting.
@ShogunRok Make mine a Banks Beer, please.
Great, 3 (4?) story heavy third person openworld/action adventure games with sidequests, way points and skill trees galore, wooo!
Hoping for a bit of variety, and it wouldn't surprise me if Sony had a couple of tricks up its sleeve.
@ShogunRok If we get Resident Evil 2 Remake, make it a week
Love the fresh smell of denial in the morning.
@Monkeyofthefunk I hope not, they already hinted at the new hardware during their investor's day, and they're on record as saying there will be no talk of new hardware at the E3 Press Conference.
I just want an awkward Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, Norman Reedus and Mads Milkensen moment. If that happens it is the best E3 ever!
@JoeBlogs Sony will still possibly announce new stuff at PSX, and as we've seen in the recent past, that show is becoming increasingly important to them.
I just hope Sony present it right cos I know if they approach it like EA did with Anthem then people are going to flip out.
@get2sammyb - rather than phil spencer, how about changing it to an I <heart> LFC avatar for a day?
pretty sure the playstation store had a "Watch our E3 showcase" ad which indicated that Blops 4, Destiny 2 and FIFA 19 would appear in some shape or form.
there is way too many other games we haven't seen yet. there has to be more than those 4.
I hear completely what you are saying. It makes completely sense.
That said, I will literally cut off my own testicles with a blunt spoon if Bloodborne 2, a PS Vita 2 and PS5 aren't released.
This is a massive tease, like when my wife says she isn't interested in me that way anymore. Like, yeah, whatever.
@leucocyte Too much. Can't do that.
In the end I think is a great strategy if we get a lot of information and gameplay of those 4, in that sense Microsoft presser ended up giving us PlayStation users a lot of hype.
if by tomorrow morning we don't know what Death Stranding plays like and have a release window on 2 more games besides Spiderman then it could be a major dissapointment
i would not be suprised if in the upcoming years sony leaves e3 and just make a killer show at psx.
If they don't mention the PSVR, maybe a short montage reel, then they might as well stop making and supporting it now. I know we've already seen a few games the past few days, but it's the E3 presser, lots of non-PSVR owners will be watching, you have to spend 90 seconds to 2 minutes on PSVR just to get it out there and people know you haven't abandoned it like the camera and Move and Wonderbook and Vita and oh you get the idea.
I usually look forward to Monday night at 9PM to watch this, but I am seriously considering missing it this year, I just can't get that excited about watching 15 minutes each of 4 games. Thats' what Treehouse Live is for, or whatever Sony wants to call their live feeds. Presser is for new game announcements and trailers and dates, not playing. You always lose a part of your audience once live playing begins. Not everyone is going to be that interested in all 4 games.
@get2sammyb I've got a suggestion, Sammy. Change your avatar to Taylor Swift. For a week. That'll be a win for you right there buddy.
@rjejr truly that's concerning for PSVR owners like me, but they have shown 2 games this week and if they give us enough on those 4 they can use gamescon or Paris game week for PSVR, hopefully with Dreams being a part of it
All I want is...
The end of the conference.
A monkey appears on the screen
Vin Diesel dressed as Riddick jumps on stage and screams it's Time to Split (yes I know it isn't him but he looks like Cortez)
One year one day one event. I will get a new Timesplitters game. Even if it sucks I don't care 😂
I refuse to believe that Sony won't show at least something, like more MediEvil and some other stuff. It might be their strategy to prepare us for nothing more than those 4 games and then use that to suprise us with few little announcements/trailers. I hope I'm right with this...
Everyone is making a fuss that XB1 only has one 2018 exclusive left in Forza, but the real story is the PS4 has Spider-Man, and presumably/maybe Dreams and Medievil. Both systems are relying on the big 3rd party releases to keep us happy this year.
maybe their big suprise is that the 4 games will release very soon.
like in a month or 3 or something.
PS5 here we go
@Gilvin Nobody in the US cares about Paris or Gamescon, we're a very self centered bunch.
There are 27 million PS4 in the US, but only 2 million PSVR globally. That's a whole lot of people in the US w/ PS4 still not sold on PSVR. If they want to sell those headsets, they have to show the games at E3. The E3 presser is on at 6PM in LA, 9PM in NY, they pick those times for the US market, they need to get PSVR in there. If one of those 4 games has PSVR support that would do it, but I'm not expecting that.
I do realize trying to show off a game being played in PSVR on a live stage is fraught with peril and ridicule, but Astro Bot looks really good, and if ti's anything like the free game it will have 2 player co-op, 1 in the headset, 1 on the TV, so that could work w/ a 90 second playing, just to show off how PSVR doesn't have to be a solitary experience and you don't need 2 headsets for couch co-op. Still needs a date as well. There's no co-op in the trailer though so if that's not in forget it, I wont' buy it either.
I don't think we will see anything new maybe couple smaller games, i do however think we will get a dreams beta avalible now moment. Im going to predict that horizon 2, bloodbourne 2, and a new gran turismo will be ps5 launch titles 😉
@RedMan33 it will most likely release on pc at a later date
If Sony only show the "big" four then it will be regarded as a failure of a presser. They will really need to show more.
Personally, i hate this approach and format from Sony. Its not because xbox had such a strong show (ultimately, people are going to praise microsoft and shout at Sony - despite their earlier warnings about what they would show) but my issue is that i dont want to see deep dives into games like spidey, last of us etc. Trailers are fine, but i hate spoilers and like to experience games as fresh as possible when they are released. I know i will be buying these titles anyway so i would rather not see extended plays from the games in question.
i'm going into this conference expecting only these 4 to be shown. sony is going to just focus on the thing they do best and it's their amazing lineup of exclusives
hmm i originally expected there to be at least a trailer for dreams with a beta + release date. but i shouldn't expect Dreams trailer at all?
Do we know how long it will last? Four big gameplay demos are like 45 minutes at most?
@jdv95 yea that's sort of what I was getting at, you summed it up better than me
Resident Evil 2 Remake will be shown during the Presentation!!!
Anyway, these "big 4 hardly" get me excited at all so yeah, I am hoping for something else
@get2sammyb cheeky little teasers of reveals are the in thing though!...at least with games they are anyways.
If they don't bring more than 'the big 4' MS and Nintendo destroy this easily and I say Sony should've just stayed home.
Well let's be honest Sony stopped caring about E3 ages ago, it's all about PSX for them now
@rjejr well, if it is an US specific request then yes. I think the PSVR now has an issue because the hardware competition has not taken off, so less games that imagined are being made.
Truth is, there's a lot more hardware they can sell as you point out, but probably the only game they have that merits more than a teaser on E3 will be Dreams (if it ever launches with VR support). Astro Bot seems awesome and hopefully there's some co-op stuff on it, but to be fair it'll pale in comparisson with the other 4 games, so it'll be seem as Spiderman, TLoU II, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and some PSVR game no one will remember (excetp those who want to have more of them)
About these 4 games the only I can imagine/hope/dream having any kind of PSVR support will be Death Stranding and that's 0.0001% likely.
Btw, any games you'll recommend. I absolutely love Moss, and have enjoyed Batman and Resi7. Rigs makes me sick after more than 30 minutes, and Until Dawn Rush of Blood is quite cool. Bought Robinson the journey on the Days of Play sale
sure it might be disappointing but those 4 games still have enough weight to them to fill a full show. besides i feel that sony will not attend e3 after the ps5. psx is their new big exclusive show. last year's e3 show was nothing special but psx was something special. (TLOU2,ghosts of tsuhima) i expect it to be the same this year. psx is gonna be killer.
@get2sammyb you might aswell just get the Phil Spencer image right now and get ready to change
PSX 2017 was nothing to write home about at all. If that's their big, new exclusive show, I'm not thrilled about that. PSX 2016 was awesome, just like E3 that year was awesome but 2017 they were content to phone it in. Seems the same will happen this year. Also, and this has been true for a long time now, Sony has enough first party teams and strong enough third party relationships (indie, AAA, B-level like NieR Automata or Nioh) that it can have a successful show (E3) in the middle of the year and another (PSX) at the end. Be nice if Sony starts taking things seriously again, but I don't trust the new guys running the ship.
The thing is, I have no doubt that the biggest game coming out of E3 will be The Last of Us: Part II, with the likes of Death Stranding, Spider-Man, and Death Stranding not far behind.
I kinda get why they want to go all-in and not water them down, because these games are going to get tens of millions of views on YouTube.
@Ryno Yes, they better reveal RE 2 Remake tonight on their conference. i would be pissed if they don't reveal it tonight
There is no point in watching it if its just going to be the big four as you put it. I already know these games exist and seeing extended fooot game will do nothing for me. Microsoft has already got the upper hand with world premieres of well known franchises. Key peopular franchises did not to have their reveal with Sony ie Cyber Punk and Dying Light 2.
@get2sammyb I dunno Sammy, it's crazy to expect The Last of Us to be better than two helpings of Death Stranding.
I'm fine with it just being the four games shown. They're four intriguing titles, so as long as it's not boring as fack, it'll be ok.
Riiiight. Suuuure. Gotcha
I'm with Sammy. Unless Sony announced these "big four" deep dives to blow smoke and then surprise people, then that's all we'll get. And I doubt they've been that 'clever'.
That being said, it may not be unreasonable to think that there may be a handful of announcements in between the deep dives as they get set up for the next one.
@get2sammyb @RedMan33 I too would welcome some God of War DLC.
I'm not horribly interested in seeing more of these games until they are out. I'm already sold on most of them. Personally, I'd rather just see new stuff, even if that means a way shorter show.
@NintendoFan4Lyf I get what they mean but I've never seen Cuphead referred to as a console exclusive in any Microsoft press for it since it was announced as only console for Xbox
@Giygas_95 @get2sammyb there are a few realms yet to be explored
@Gilvin Best game I've played on PSVR is Rush of Blood, but I've only played the first level b/c it scared me too much. Batman was going well until I coudlnt' figure out the fuse in the cage puzzle. Finally got it but I was greatly annoyed the rest of the way. And I have no idea what happened at the end. I liked the RIGS opening, first thing I ever tried on PSVR and the feeling of being in a place really sold me on it, but I suck at the game. I don't play FPS so trying to git gud at one while wearing a headset isn't easy. Spiderman was probably the best, I'ms cared of heights and was bugging out, but it just ended way too fast. But it's that tech demo which makes me think there could be another one to correspond with the new game. Even if they just added another 45 minutes to that demo and let us swing through the city and web up a few bad guys.
To me PSVR isn't about gaming, motion sucks for walking, it's about experiences. The free Invasion short movie is really cool. Deep sea shark cage dive is cool. Needs more roller coaster simulators like Rush of Blood but a nice happy Ratchet & Clank theme. The shooting gallery in Jak & Daxter 2 would be a good model. But I Relaly dont' want to ever wear that headset for more than 30 minutes at a time. Heck I dont' even want to stand for more than 30 minutes at a time, I do most of my PSVR playing while sitting in a rickety old folding chair so I can sway around.
So no, they can't sell anyone on PSVR in 2 minutes during E3, but they can show that they are still supporting it and its' still a thing. Like MS did w/ their presser. They've given up trying to sell the world on buying an X1, the conference was about telling me - hey look, we aren't getting out of consoles, we just bought 5 companies, stick around to see what they make on X2, and play the old X1 games on Gamepass. Sony needs to let people know PSVR isnt' going away.
There's no chance we'll only see those 4 games and nothing else.
Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion's story mode is getting a reveal, Black Ops 4 will show something off, maybe Battle Royale.
There's some PS timed exclusive deal with Red Dead 2 so wouldn't surprise me if they show off that investment.
Plus there's always at least one surprise announcement at the end. Even if it's just Paragon : p Spyro hasn't been properly revealed yet either has it?
I'm actually debating if I'll tune out for TLoU 2, I really don't want to see any more of it before I have a copy in my hands. The other three games I'm looking forward to learning more about and deciding if they're a day 1 purchase or not.
Im still hoping for a RE2 Remake trailer or something.. also, im sure we'll see Red Dead 2 on sony's press, maybe even gameplay footage?
@LaNooch1978 "Death Stranding will have at least some VR compatability"
Ok, that will work too. But they should show some actual game play first before people star thinking it's a PSVR only game.
@Ryno "I am hoping for something else"
@get2sammyb "with the likes of Death Stranding, Spider-Man, and Death Stranding not far behind."
Tired already? You can't remember the names of 4 games? The other is Ghosts.
@Paranoimia "That being said, it may not be unreasonable to think that there may be a handful of announcements in between the deep dives as they get set up for the next one."
Too bad nobody on the internet is ever reasonable. But I agree with you. 4 big games, and some minor filler, no new AAA games.
@rjejr Haha, my bad.
I'm still holding out for:
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Final Fantasy VII Remake
New Rocksteady game
Call of Cthulhu
I really hope there is more than the 4 they said otherwise this conference will be boring.
@ApostateMage You forget about Nintendo Metriod 4 boom Microsoft lost. 😎
Everyone (particularly Reset Era) swears that Sony has nothing aside from the “big 4” to show. Mark my words, we will see some surprises. They may not be exclusives, but there will be other games besides those 4. I’m convinced we’re seeing REmake 2, Superman, Syphon Filter & possibly MK11.
It’s cool with me love all 4 of these exclusives.
@rjejr: PS4 Mini will not have Internet access, correct?
@get2sammyb Legend of Dragoon remake and i dont care about the whole MS E3. 😋
Oh yeah and Heavenly Sword 2 made by GOW developer just to spite Ninja Theorie. 😊😋
@RedMan33 Indeed. I would love to see Svartalfheim and Vanaheim, though I would imagine Asgard won't happen until the next main installment.
I hope we get at least one surprise. Even if it's that one of these games is completely playable in VR. now that would be amazing.
@Ryno "PS4 Mini will not have Internet access"
No, this one will have internet, but only a 12GB HDD like the PS3 Slimmer, so you'll need external storage Day 1 for the mandatory installs.
@LaNooch1978 "buy a PSVR just to play certain elements of Death Stranding"
I kind of feel like there will never be 1 game worth buying a PSVR for if GT Sport wasn't it, maybe Farpoint, but it's a matter of "every little bit helps" coupled with "continued support". Sony drops things so fast, I can't fault people for waiting to see if this is for real or not.
@LordBeerus Actually, ResetEra insiders have 100% confirmed that RE2make is definitely getting revealed at Sony's E3. And it's going to satisfy many RE fans who have certain … preferences concerning the way they're going to play the game.
@get2sammyb I'll be very surprised if they don't end on a surprise of some sort, other than that i'm happy with the 4 games, 3rd parties and indies.
@get2sammyb I was massively surprised that Microsoft said they were working on the next Xbox so quickly after the One X was released bit of an FU to the people who stumped up the extra cheddar for it imo
4 games, exactly the same amount of games I had for the 32x. Sorry Sony but they were bad times.
@LordBeerus yeah not seeing the much rumoured Superman game (yet) makes me think somethings will be some surprises
RE2 remake and Rocksteady's new game have been rumoured for weeks now. Would be surprising if they skipped E3 entirely
@rjejr At least my Wii U came with 32GB.
That's fine, isn't it? In 2016, Nintendo only showed one game. I'm fine with this.
But did you hear this straight from Sony or the "ever-reliable" Kotaku fountain?! No?! Then there's still room for surprises
@Ryno I replaced the 12GB w/ the 80GB from my PS3 phat which was replaced w/ a 500GB HDD. My PS4 has an external 750GB HDD, my Wii U has both a 64GB thumbrdrive for playing and 120GB external HDD for back ups. My X1 came w/ 1TB which was about 1/4 full when I traded it in, which contributed to my trading it in. Switch has a 64GB which I believe is mostly empty. I miss memory cards.
This is absolute fine, imo. Sony actually has real exclusives and should focus on them, unlike MS that closed their conference with a multiplat. xD
I don't have much interest in those four games, so it would be a huge disappointment if they don't show anything else.
I'm pretty much just expecting those 4 games but would still be incredibly disappointed, and not down to my own hyped up expectations either.
I always judge an E3 by new announcements for games. By the extra games added to my wish list. Nintendo went through this period of just using E3 to show us MORE of things we'd already been seeing for a year or two already and it just wasn't exciting. I pretty much know I'm buying all 4 of these games, so all these deep dives are going to do is spoil their content slightly. Sony already went through E3 2017 with so few actual new announcements, two years in a row is really going to put a dampener on things.
Building the show around these 4 are fine, but they should throw little things in there. PSVR update for No Man's Sky coming soon. How about a smaller standalone for God of War along the lines if Infamous: First Light or Uncharted: Lost Legacy? A release date for Dreams?
Multiplats are the big sellers though. It's important to have some of those games on your stage for association purposes. Yes, people like yourself, myself, all those who visit game websites, know games like Devil May Cry 5 and Kingdom Hearts 3 are on PS4, but we're also in an echo chamber. To the casual observer who only plays things like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Madden, GTA, etc, it's important for the console manufacturer to be able to say 'look at this stuff we have.' More than anything else, that, along with price and MS' poor messaging, is what put PS4 ahead. Not the exclusives which didn't start arriving en masse until 2016.
Arrogant, content Sony is starting to come back. That's why yesterday's MS conference was so important because as much as I like the Switch, it's obvious neither Sony or MS take Nintendo as real competition. Thankfully it seems that MS is taking steps to try and make next-gen competitive between Xbox and PlayStation again, which is great. When Sony is comfortable, like it is now, things go sideways.
I am certain that Sony will have more than just those 4 games to show! Its a certainty that CoD and Destiny 2 will be at Sony's conference and I wouldn't be surprised if games like Spyro, a 'Crash' game/add-on, Ace Combat, Soul Calibre, Rocksteady's new game and what ever other 3rd Party marketing or arrangements Sony has.
Last year, MS had 42 games on show and that also seemed to have fewer big exclusives than this year so its hardly new for E3. Granted MS's E3 2017 seemed to have 'fewer' big AAA games with Metro, Anthem and AC: Origins as the main stand-outs - although they did have games like Dragonball z fighting game, Code Vein, Shadow of War etc too - along with a number of indie games that got more focus than this year to increase the total number shown. MS only showed 8 more games which is less than a 20% increase over last year but the fact that the majority were 'bigger' budget games and perhaps more desirable may have given this more of an impact.
I can't see Sony keeping to just their 4 games and that's it. It would be unprecedented and whilst they have opted to keep things more limited in recent years, that would be extreme. As much as I am really looking forward to 3 of them, a great E3 show for me is announcements of new games I didn't know about as well as the one that shows the most games I want - regardless of whether other people can play them on their platform of choice or not. It doesn't matter that 32 of the 50 games MS showed can be enjoyed by Sony gamers too - it matters that GAMERS have a LOT of games to play regardless of which system they are locked down to.
Devil May Cry 5 debuted on MS' stage. What is Sony actually going to show? It's pretty clear that there isn't going to be much. I didn't have high expectations after the announcement that the focus would be the big 4, after seeing some of the stuff that showed up on MS' stage when it would've made more sense for some of them to be at Sony's show, my expectations are even lower. As primarily a PlayStation gamer, it's discouraging. Spider-Man and The Last of Us Part II will be awesome but I'm seeing complacency set in and knowing some of the policies of the new guys in charge at Sony, the future beyond PS4 has me concerned.
@jFug agreed, good chance we will get a couple of theses
Rocksteady and Superman
New Crash Bandicoot
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 8
God of War DLC
Horizon Zero Dawn 2 announced
Until Dawn 2
I don’t care what anyone says, if they announce any of the above I’d be well chuffed. (yea yea I know only the 4 games) I personally think they will show something else even if it’s seconds long.
When the quality is that high you only need 4! Sony ftw
Hmm, interesting. Just posted by PlayStation Europe on Facebook...
there'll be loads of stuff...
god of war expansion dlc
fifa 19 - uefa champions league mode exclusive to ps4
syphon filter remake
sly cooper 5
red dead redemption 2 battle royale
the getaway VR
i'm sure of it.. just like we'll wake tomorrow morning and see flying pigs.
Can't believe they're dedicating 30 minutes to vita exclusives.
You obviously didn't read the press release. Sony said themselves they'd have other stuff. Idk why you are thinking it. Have any of the big three EVER gone to E3 without at least one new game announcement regardless of who is making it? nobody comes to E3 empty handed.
I reckon they will have had a few options to call on, depending on how much they would need to respond to MS's conference.
I think that while MS's conference was very strong, they didn't do anything that would unduly worry Sony so I think they may well hold back on splurging all their news tonight.
I'm usually the last person in the room to ever say that what a dev conference is showing is good enough, but this time I'm saying it. The Last of Us Part II and Death Stranding alone would be enough. That we've got an apparently fantastic Spider-Man game and Ghosts of Tsushima is just icing on the cake.
Still theres going to be surprised.give me syphon filter remastered.word up son
@jdv95 I get bad vibes from him as well, glad when he got off the stage.
@Flopsy I’m sorry we have seen absolutely nothing of tlou part 2,death stranding and ghosts so how are you sick of them?
@Nifty that’s your opinion but Sony came out weeks ago and stated that this is what they were going to do so it isnt their fault you didn’t listen and still hyped yourself to ridiculous levels. Think of the studios Sony owns and the amount of exclusives they’ve released starting last year to now and it shows that there’s just no way they have anything new ready to be announced yet
@Gamer83 ok so think about the amount of exclusives both first and third party they’ve released starting last year to now because if you did you would see there’s just no way there would be any games far enough into development to announce. It’s just funny that Sony has spoiled ps4 users for almost two years now with unbelievable,quality exclusives and people still complain
@themcnoisy yeah because that’s all Sony has provided ps4 users smh
@Gamer83 lol come off it that isn’t what’s happening and you know it
Have you ever been more wrong about something in your entire life? 🙉😂
@dark_knightmare2 for starters you need to chill out. Secondly I don't fall for 'hype' and rarely buy games as soon as they release so don't make judgements about people and finally I was correct. Sony did show more than the four. How do you like your humble pie?
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