Tuesday, 14 June 2016

E3 2016, Day 2: Sony Announcements Recap!

Sony might have just won E3 with their insanely amazing press conference. If I had to describe that press conference in one word, it would be "EPIC". Sony even decided to have a live orchestra playing at the event. We were expecting a lot from Sony this year. We wanted to see a lot more games for the PlayStation 4. We were also hoping that Sony wouldn't be too focused on PS VR. Well, Sony decided to give us everything we asked for and so much more. 


God of War

The very first thing Sony showed during the press conference, the very first reveal, was a new God of War title. However, the new game isn't in line with it's predecessors. This game has a different feel and a different Kratos.

God of War - E3 2016 Gameplay Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

God of War is still in development and does not have a confirmed release date.

The Last Guardian

The game which has kept us all waiting for so long. We were all intrigued by it the first time Sony showed us the trailer years ago and now we won't have to wait much longer.

The Last Guardian - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

The Last Guardian will be released exclusively for PlayStation on October 25th 2016.

Horizon Zero Dawn

This game was previously announced to be released in 2016, however, the game has since been delayed. Sony revealed a bit more about this game at E3 2016. They showed new gameplay highlighting some the games features such as crafting and mounted combat.

Horizon Zero Dawn - E3 2016 Gameplay Video | Only On PS4 (by.PlayStation)

Horizon Zero Dawn will be released as a PlayStation exclusive on February 28th 2017.

Detroit Become Human

This game was announced a while back at Paris Games Week 2015 but we never learned much about it until Sony's press conference at E3 this year. The game will allow players to make decisions in order to overcome a given situation. Based on the players choices, there are various outcomes which could even lead to either life or death.

Detroit Become Human - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

Detroit Become Human is still in development and does not have a confirmed release date.

PlayStation VR 

PS VR has officially been launched and a release date has been announced. PSVR will retail for $399 and will hit the shelves on October 13th 2016.

Sony Also revealed 3 new titles for the PSVR and confirmed that they will have at least 50 titles available for the PS VR within the year.

- Farpoint
Farpoint - E3 2016 Announce Trailer | PS VR (by.PlayStation)

No release date has been announced.

- Star Wars Battlefront X-wing VR Mission
Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission Reveal Trailer - E3 2016 (by.IGN)

No release date has been anounced.

- Batman Arkham VR
Batman Arkham VR - E3 2016 Reveal Trailer | PS VR (by.PlayStation)

Batman Arkham VR will be released in October 2016.

Resident Evil 7 

The latest installment in the Resident Evil franchise isn't exactly what you would expect. It's still a horror game, yes, but this time it's in first person. Obviously this is going to be quite a treat for those playing on PS VR.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard - E3 2016 TAPE-1 "Desolation" Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

Resident Evil 7 will be released on January 24th 2017.

Final Fantasy XV VR Experience

Sony also showed off a new clip of Final Fantasy XV whereby the player would be able to utilize the PS VR headset to play the game as Prompto. I'm guessing Prompto, with his handgun, is the only character that would make sense for the PS VR style of play.

Final Fantasy XV - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4 PS VR

Final Fantasy XV will be released on September 30th 2016.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

COD: Infinite Warfare also received a new gameplay trailer showing off how the game would deal with space battles. The new environment coupled with absence of gravity does add a new dimension to the franchises combat.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - "Ship Assault" Gameplay Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

As we all know, Modern Warfare Remastered is available to anyone who purchases the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare. We also received some news revealing that Modern Warfare Remastered campaign will be available 30 days early on the PlayStation 4.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare will be released on November 4th 2016.

Crash Bandicoot Remastered

We asked for it and Sony listened! Crash Bandicoot is coming to PlayStation 4. Sony will be releasing remastered versions of the original Crash Bandicoot game along with Crash Bandicoot 2 and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Crash Bandicoot will also be a playable character in Skylanders Imaginators.
Skylanders Imaginators - E3 2016 Crash Bandicoot Reveal (by.PlayStation)

While there was no mention of a release date for the Crash Bandicoot remasters, we will be able to play as Crash in Skylanders Imaginators when it is released in October 2016.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (demo on PSN now)

We've already known about this game for a while now and it will be released quite soon. Still, Sony decided to show off a new trailer. No complaints from me. There is also a playable demo available now.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4, PS3 (by.PlayStation)

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on June 28th 2016.

Hideo Kojima's New Project - "Death Stranding"

The audience, me inlcuded, became quite excited when Hideo Kojima walked on stage. He proceeded to say "I'm back!" which instantly put a smile on my face.  He then went on to introduce us to his new project titled "Death Stranding" which, in typical Kojima fashion, is quite weird and stars Norman Reedus!

Kojima Productions' Death Stranding Reveal Trailer - E3 2016 (by.IGN)

Death Stranding is still in production and there has been no mention of a release date.

Spiderman by Insomniac

Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman will be getting a new game developed by Insomniac. I've been wanting a good new Spiderman game for a while now. Hopefully, Insomniac will be able to provide that.
Spider-Man - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

Spiderman is still in development and there has been no release date mentioned.

Days Gone

Days Gone's trailer doesn't reveal much at all but Sony also closed the show with a gameplay demo of the game which revealed that it would be a third-person zombie apocalypse game. Quite a crowded genre nowadays but this game looks a bit different. The sheer amount of zombies on screen and the way the zombies behave make this a very different experience.

Days Gone - E3 2016 Announce Trailer | PS4 (by.PlayStation)

Days Gone is still in development and there has been no release date mentioned.

That just about sums it up. Sony knows how to make an impact and that's exactly what they did. We can now look forward to owning the fabled The Last Guardian later this year besides the slew of other great titles Sony has announced. As so many have said after Sony's press conference, "It's a good time to have a PS4".

- Danial Aziz
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