Sony Interactive Entertainment has given an update on what to expect on Monday, June 11th at this year’s E3 when Sony showcases the future of PlayStation. The show will kick off at 6:00pm PT as a live broadcast in Los Angeles, California. Through participating broadcasting partners such as Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Sony‘s own live PlayStation channel
While we can’t remember the last time Sony allowed for a peek behind their E3 curtain prior to the event, it’s now been confirmed exactly what sort of games will be on display at the press conference, and what new material will be promoted at the event. In an update over on the PlayStation Blog by SIE World Wide Studios chairman, Shawn Layden, it was revealed that we’re going to get an exclusive look at four upcoming titles:
Death Stranding by Kojima Productions
Hideo Kojima‘s highly anticipated PS4 and PC outing of Death Stranding is still a mystery. In fact, after a couple of years of development we still don’t know exactly what the gameplay will be like, and so far Kojima has only made comparisons to titles like Ubisoft‘s The Division and Naughty Dog‘s Uncharted when it comes to the actual gameplay. But, it’s impossible to glean anything from that brief description, especially based on the crazy stuff we’ve seen so far from the very outlandish promotional trailers for Death Stranding. But who are we kidding whatever Kojima puts out we’re going to buy anyway.
The Last of Us Part II by Naughty Dog
We still haven’t seen a glimpse of gameplay yet, and it’s been two years since The Last of Us II been revealed to the public. Since then we’ve only seen a series of cinematic sequences and promotional clips, along with some concept art for the upcoming survival-drama game. Over the last two years, Naughty Dog has been exceptionally cryptic about the upcoming title, only keying fans in on certain elements and character qualities, but never actually talking about the actual gameplay. If the game is due out at some point this year or next year, then we’ll likely get the first glimpse of actual gameplay at this year’s E3.
Ghost of Tsushima by Sucker Punch
This is another highly anticipated game that will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4. We have no idea what the game is going to be like since they haven’t showcased any actual gameplay footage yet. So far there has just been cinematics made available, but Sucker Punch has a solid record of making high-quality games, and most gamers are looking forward to seeing what the company will bring to the table via its post-inFamous endeavours.
Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games
One game that’s coming as no surprise in both gameplay or concept is Insomniac Games‘ Marvel’s Spider-Man. This game has had plenty of gameplay footage revealed, and we know a lot about the game already heading into E3, so we can likely expect more revelations about the mission structures, open-world and combat controls.
Sony has pointed out that they will also have other announcements from third-party publishers and independent developers. However, can we also expect other Sony dedicated titles to potentially make some waves, such as more on games like Dreams, Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Concrete Genie. In addition, we also expect Sony to showcase some of their upcoming PSVR games currently in the works such as Ace Combat 7, ALVO, Apex Construct, Blood and Truth, Eden Tomorrow, Firewall: Zero Hour, Golem and Gungrave VR, just to name a few.
Keep watching this space for more E3 updates and let us know in the comments below which games you’re most excited to see!