Tag: E3 2016
News Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayStation VR Win E3 2016 Awards
But Zelda beats PlayStation's best
The annual Game Critics Awards winners are in – and the PlayStation 4 has won big yet again. While it was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that took the coveted E3 2016 Best of Show gong, Horizon: Zero Dawn won Best Original Game, while PlayStation VR took home the Best Hardware/Peripheral trophy. Other...
News God of War PS4's E3 2016 Reveal Has Had a Crazy Positive Reception
Happy father's day
Fun observation: God of War's E3 2016 reveal has been watched almost eight million times on YouTube, making it the second most watched video of the show – and the 12th most popular video on the official PlayStation channel of all time. Battlefield 1 has a few more views than Santa Monica's latest, but they're pretty neck and...
Push Rewind The E3 2016 Highlights Edition
Everything you need to know
E3's over for another year. It wasn't exactly a vintage event, but it had more than enough to prove that the future's bright for the PlayStation 4. Between a cavalcade of first-party software announcements, and a decent selection of third-party titles, there's lots to look forward to over the next 18 months and beyond...
E3 2016 Sadly, The Last Guardian's PS4 Box Art Sucks
It's unquestionably going to be a masterpiece, but much like the US version of ICO, there's a big question mark hanging over The Last Guardian's box art. We actually rather like the image that's been selected – it looks especially tasty on the title's steelbook – but the bog standard release has been buggered up by the additi
E3 2016 PS4 Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport's Looking Awesome Now
Back on track
Remember how Gran Turismo Sport's reveal was really underwhelming? Well, it only took Polyphony Digital a month to get it up to scratch. The game looked pretty stunning on the E3 2016 show floor, and even its audio's a little better. The title's most recent trailer was also lightyears ahead of its debut – makes you wonder why it was...
E3 2016 Kratos Sees Godhood as a Disease in God of War PS4
And the side-effect is rage
We're going to see a new side to Kratos in God of War on PlayStation 4. The angry anti-hero has been given a second chance, but he's still struggling to keep his rage under control. According to creative director Cory Barlog – who's returning to the franchise after leading development on God of War II – he sees his...
E3 2016 Resident Evil 7 Producer Was Gutted by Silent Hills' Cancellation
"I really loved it"
Resident Evil 7 looks to have taken a little inspiration from P.T., the demo for Silent Hills. However, according to producer Masachika Kawata, the sequel was in development before Konami's famous demo deployed. That said, it sounds like everyone at Capcom was a big fan of the concept – and the publisher was sad to see the...
Feature 10 PS4 Trailers from E3 2016 You Need to See
Sing it back
Do you know what E3's good for? Trailers. Every publisher and their puppy puts out about a bajillion clips over the course of the week, but some standout better than others, of course. Here are ten videos that we reckon you absolutely have to watch if you haven't already. And if you have, then maybe consider watching them again –...
E3 2016 Attendance Drops as E3 2017 Is Dated
Ready to go again?
Whether you enjoyed E3 2016 or not, we're going to do the whole damn thing all over again next year. The ESA has confirmed that E3 2017 – we suppose we better get the tag ready – will run between 13th June and 17th June in 2017, which is more or less identical to this year's show. That's despite attendance for this year's...
E3 2016 Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for Zelda Either
One of the best games at E3 2016, as you all keep telling us, was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It was the only Nintendo game on the show floor, but if you're going to bank on one game to keep your entire company relevant – well, you'd probably pick Zelda, right? And even Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...
E3 2016 Final Fantasy XII Is Being Rebalanced for PS4 Remaster
Stats, items, and loot all getting tweaked
In case you missed the news prior to the start of the E3 avalanche, Final Fantasy XII is being remastered on PlayStation 4, and it'll include the highly praised Zodiac Job System. The superb PS2 role-playing title is, in our humble opinion, one of the best titles on Sony's last-last-gen console, so the hype...
E3 2016 Game of the Show - Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
It feels like an eternity, but just 12 months ago we wrote an article in which we named Horizon: Zero Dawn our E3 2015 Game of the Show. After almost stealing the Paris Games Week poll a few months later, we're once again charged with the same task: Guerrilla Games' ambitious open world role-playing release is our E3 2016 Game of the Show...
E3 2016 Dead Rising 4 Will Dismantle the Undead on PS4 Next Year
Exclusivity arrangement outlined
There was some confusion as to the state of Dead Rising 4's exclusivity overnight, but that appears to be cleared up now: the zombie zapper will feel the festive spirit on the Xbox One and Windows 10 this December, with a Steam release to follow 90 days later – and a PlayStation 4 launch lined up for next year. The...
E3 2016 Vampyr PS4 Gameplay Bleeds Atmosphere
You'd be forgiven for thinking DONTNOD skipped E3 2016 altogether, with the developer making very little noise about its new game Vampyr at this year's show. However, new footage has been popping up on YouTube, including the clip from IGN we've embedded below. It comprises of pre-alpha gameplay, with Philippe Moreau and Greg Szucs of...
E3 2016 Don't Hold Out for VR Pornography on PS4
Let's not beat around the bush: pornography is big business. We know it, you know it, the weird little man who lives down the street certainly knows it - but what happens when science goes too far? Or indeed, not far enough? The answer, innocent readers, is having adult entertainment beamed directly into your eyeballs via virtual...
E3 2016 Fight the Internet in Quantic Dream's Fahrenheit on PS4 Next Month
Coming 18th July
Detroit: Become Human isn't expected to release until next year following the lack of a release date at E3 2016, but we'll still get our hands on some Quantic Dream action before 2017 in the form of a remaster of the PlayStation 2 title Fahrenheit - otherwise known as Indigo Prophecy to American readers. The game will receive a...
E3 2016 Dead Rising 4 Will Probably Release on PS4 Next Year
It's all a bit vague, though
Microsoft didn't use the term "exclusive" when it announced Dead Rising 4 for the Xbox One and Windows 10 this week, prompting us to ponder whether it would release on the PlayStation 4. However, the chatter coming out of E3 2016 was that the Redmond firm was publishing the game, and so we assumed that a Steam release...
E3 2016 Bethesda Admits Fallout 4's Dialogue System Isn't All That Great
Fallout 4's overhauled, voiced dialogue system is easily one of its most criticised elements, with many fans believing that its simplicity takes away from what made the more complex speech trees of previous titles enjoyable. Although we don't think it's quite as bad as some make it out to be, we can certainly see where the criticism is...
E3 2016 Sony's Press Conference Goal Was to Surprise and Delight
The format of Sony's E3 2016 press conference this week was unlike anything we've ever seen. Not only did the platform holder hire an orchestra and stage the show in a theatre, but it was also structured differently: speakers were kept to an absolute minimum, trailers were rarely prefaced, and oftentimes the audience was left...
E3 2016 Jeepers! Spider-Man PS4's Trailer Was Gameplay
With the announcement of Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, we thought that we were looking at some kind of CG trailer. But no! Insomniac Games has confirmed that what you saw was PlayStation 4 gameplay – albeit with some scenes presumably captured from non-gameplay camera angles in order to give things a more cinematic feel. "I'm begging...
E3 2016 Who 'Won' E3 2016? Social Media Can't Decide
Perhaps because the whole idea's dumb?
The idea of there being "winners" at E3 always makes us giggle – like these corporate conferences are full on sporting competitions. Nevertheless, there's always a slew of data analysis that comes out after the show attempting to determine which company came out on top – it's just a shame that all of the...
E3 2016 Stop Complaining About PlayStation VR and Try It Tomorrow
Demo stations starting to roll out in North America
Gamers are so resistant to new ideas these days that it's a legitimate shock we're not all still playing 8-bit sidescrollers on controllers that resemble plastic bricks. The brief section on PlayStation VR during Sony's press conference this week brought out all of the usual suspects in our live...
Feature Did You Predict E3 2016? Push Square's Community Quiz Results Are In
Did you beat E3?
Well, here we are. After all of the hype, E3 2016 is coming to a close - and you know what that means. Before the event kicked off, we asked you lot to take part in our annual Push Square E3 community predictions quiz, and around 200 of you took part. You had 20 yes or no questions to answer, but how many did you get right? Let's...
E3 2016 Kojima Didn't Really Have to Pitch PS4's Death Stranding to Sony
"Do what you have to do," platform holder said
Hideo Kojima has hinted in an interview with French website Gameblog that he didn't really have to pitch Death Stranding to Sony – and that the level of trust between the two partners is one of the reasons that he signed with the company for his first independent project. "Working with Sony afforded...
Soapbox Let's Be Honest, E3 2016 Was Disappointing
Sammy's not feeling all that stoked
In the cold, hard light of day – with more than four hours sleep under my belt – I've come to a bold, brave conclusion: E3 2016 was a bit disappointing, wasn't it? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the spectacle of Sony's conference and the banter that accompanied the bad ones – but it's hardly been a vintage...
Live Watch PlayStation LiveCast Day Three Right Here
One last time
E3 2016 is in full-swing, and Sony's PlayStation Blog team will be bringing you all of the news from the show floor live throughout the day. Expect exclusive gameplay demos, interviews, and much more from some of the industry's biggest names. Coverage begins at 10:00AM PDT (18:00PM BST). We'll be leaving live chat on this page open for...
Live Watch Square Enix Presents Day Three Right Here
Be there, be Square
All through E3 2016, Square Enix Presents will be showcasing titles from the publisher's catalogue. We've opened live chat so you can sit back and enjoy today's event with the rest of the Push Square community. The stream gets underway at 09:45AM PDT (17:45PM BST). [liveblog=e32016_sepresents_pc_3]#E32016 #SquareEnix #PS4
Poll What Was Your Favourite PS4 Game at E3 2016?
We consider the opinion of you, the readers, just as important as our own here at Push Square Towers, which is why we like to amplify your comments, engage with you in the forums, and – of course – let you pick our E3 2016 Game of the Show. As has been the case for a few years now, we're letting you select your favourite,...
E3 2016 Lost Planet 3 Writers Penning God of War PS4's Story
We commented during Sony's E3 2016 press conference that the writing in God of War's spectacular PlayStation 4 revival seemed really strong, and now we know why: Rich Gaubert and Matt Sophos – the scripting double-act behind the surprisingly tenderly written Lost Planet 3 – are handling most of the story. Good news, then. While Lost...
E3 2016 Who'd Have Ever Thought NieR Would Get a Sequel That Actually Looks Good?
C'mon, be honest
We'll probably get nailed to a wooden cross for this, but the perspective at Push Square Towers is that Scalebound – despite being directed by the legendary Hideki Kamiya – looks like total dross. And yes, before you start bleating in the comments, we'd say the same if it was a PlayStation 4 game. The good news is that Platinum...
E3 2016 This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Video You'll See at E3
Between cumbersome boss battles and crumby PlayStation VR spin-offs, Final Fantasy XV hasn't had a particularly great E3 2016. That's not stopping Square Enix from releasing one more trailer, though – and this one's the best yet. There's no music, and almost zero dialogue – just a car that can turn into an aeroplane. Watching this...
E3 2016 Rip Off Your Shirt and Watch Yakuza 0's Latest Trailer
Like a dragon
Amid all of the new announcements, we almost – emphasis: almost – forgot about Yakuza 0, the 80s-inspired entry in the cult Ryu ga Gotoku franchise. But to whet your appetite ahead of the PlayStation 4 exclusive's early 2017 release – and because everyone needs a little Kazuma Kiryu in their lives – here's the title's latest...
E3 2016 All of Sony's Press Conference Games Were Running on PS4
And not on Neo
It must be flattering for the teams at Santa Monica, Bend, Guerrilla Games, and Quantic Dream, but there's been some online chatter about the titles at Sony's E3 2016 presser looking a little too good. Of course, that's led to theories suggesting that what we actually saw was PlayStation 4K footage, but Worldwide Studios president...
E3 2016 Who's Remastering Crash Bandicoot for PS4?
One of Activision's own studios
Crash Bandicoot is on the cusp of his big comeback moment, courtesy of the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remastered set for the PlayStation 4. The game – which was announced at E3 2016 and will feature souped-up versions of all three original PSone titles – will be developed by Vicarious Visions, one of Activision's...
Feature 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016
Games of the show
E3 2016 has played host to plenty of top PlayStation 4 titles, but what are the show's standouts so far? We've followed every reveal, watched every second of footage, and written about scores of different releases already this week – but these are the ten games that have got us swooning right now. Call of Duty: Infinite...
E3 2016 Become a Raider Boss in Fallout 4's Next Big Expansion
Nuka World, announced during Bethesda's E3 2016 press conference, is Fallout 4's next big expansion. It's not due out until August, but the developer's spilled some general details on what we can expect from the add-on all the same. The big story here is that you'll apparently be able to lead Raider gangs, becoming the brutal tyrant...
E3 2016 We Came So Close to Getting an Egyptian God of War
God of War is back, and it's looking better than we ever could have imagined. Kratos has returned, but this time he's got a new set of Gods to deal with – all from Norse legend. "We are parsing it as the time in which the Vikings spoke of their Gods walking the Earth," creative director Cory Barlog told a panel at E3 2016, as reported by...
Live Watch PlayStation LiveCast Day Two Right Here
Guess who's back?
E3 2016 is in full-swing, and Sony's PlayStation Blog team will be bringing you all of the news from the show floor live throughout the day. Expect exclusive gameplay demos, interviews, and much more from some of the industry's biggest names. Coverage begins at 10:00AM PDT (18:00PM BST). We'll be leaving live chat on this page open...
Live Watch Square Enix Presents Day Two Right Here
Deus Ex! Final Fantasy XIV! Kingdom Hearts!
All through E3 2016, Square Enix Presents will be showcasing titles from the publisher's catalogue. We've opened live chat so you can sit back and enjoy today's event with the rest of the Push Square community. The stream gets underway at 09:45AM PDT (17:45PM BST)...
E3 2016 FIFA 17 Dev Went to BioWare for Help with Footy Sim's New Story Mode
FIFA 17 has its very own story mode - something completely new to the long running series. Separate from the traditional career mode, 'The Journey' will follow wannabe star Alex Hunter, who you'll play as throughout. As Alex, you'll have control both on and off the pitch, as you decide how the narrative plays out through interviews and...
E3 2016 Sony's Surprised Microsoft Announced Xbox Scorpio Over a Year Ahead of Time
Suggests that PS4K may release very soon after reveal
Sony boss Andrew House has admitted that he was surprised Microsoft announced the Xbox Scorpio this week considering that it's almost 18 months away. "The dynamics of the tech industry are such that there's a much heavier emphasis on immediate gratification than there was," he told The Guardian...
E3 2016 Gravity Rush 2 Looks Like the Best PS4 Game That Sony Ain't Talking About
One area we always criticise with Sony is the fact that it doesn't always put its best foot forward. Gravity Rush 2 legitimately looks sensational, and yet it's not doing a great job of getting the title in front of console owners. Fortunately, IGN invited series creator Keiichiro Toyama to its E3 2016 live show, where it's shown a huge slice...
E3 2016 Sony Will Not Bifurcate the Market with PS4K
Not about creating haves and have-nots
Sony may not have shown the PlayStation 4K at E3 2016 this week, but its messaging has been razor sharp: the iterative console represents a step-forward for gamers looking for the best possible performance, but no one will get left behind. It's an option – and it will be sold concurrently alongside the...
E3 2016 Persona 5 Looks Utterly Brilliant in New PS4 Gameplay
There are promising looking games... And then there's Persona 5, which somehow looks better and better every time that we lay our eyes on it. Thanks to almost nine minutes of off-screen gameplay captured by IGN at E3 2016, we've got our best look yet and the role-playing release. Again, it just looks superb. The style, the confidence -...
E3 2016 Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Belly Boogies in with New Trailer
Hair we go
If Sony's moody selection of PlayStation 4 software left you feeling a little depressed, then know that there are plenty of colourful titles in the pipeline – with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero being one such example. WayForward has released a new trailer for the PS4 and Vita platformer to coincide with E3 2016, and it's honestly looking...
E3 2016 Persona 5 Won't Have a Japanese Voice Option in the West
Bad news if you're a fan of original Japanese voice work: Persona 5 will only feature English voice acting here in the West, with no option to change it. Not a massive surprise, perhaps, seeing as both Persona 3 and Persona 4 didn't have an optional Japanese dub either, but a slight disappointment nonetheless. However, we reckon it's...
E3 2016 Spiritual Castlevania Successor Bloodstained's Shaping Up
Alucard would be proud
Kickstarter's proved something of a poisoned chalice for Mighty No. 9 backers, but there's hope that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will come together quicker and better than its peer. It's already looking alright, with a PC build on the E3 2016 show floor this week. The exploration looks suitably Metroidvania-esque as...
Live Watch Persona 5's E3 2016 Livestream Right Here
Ready, Teddie, go
Persona 5 is unquestionably one of the biggest games here at E3 2016, and Atlus will be hosting a special livestream from 05:00AM PDT (13:00PM BST) to celebrate. What will it include? Your guess is as good as ours, so let's watch on together to find out. [liveblog=e32016_persona5_pc_1]#E32016 #Atlus #PS4 #Persona
E3 2016 Escape the Undead in Extended Days Gone PS4 Demo
World War Z
A few years ago, Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony Bend's game would make people panic – and now we know what he meant. Days Gone is clearly still quite early – the developer's using placeholder sound effects and animations for its E3 2016 demo – but it definitely appears to have the nugget of a neat idea. And that concept all revolves...
E3 2016 God of War PS4's Set After God of War III
Not a total reboot, then
One question we had following God of War's amazing demo during Sony's E3 2016 press conference this week is whether it's a continuation of the events that have taken place in previous games – or if it's just a complete reboot, with Kratos pulled into a different mythology. According to creative director Cory Barlog,...