E3 2015: Sony Press Conference

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015

For more information from E3 2015, check out our other features: Bethesda conference, Microsoft Conference, Electronic Arts conference, Ubisoft conference, Nintendo conference, Square Enix conference.

I was very impressed with Sony’s 2014 E3 conference, with a few exceptions. We didn’t like that they spent a good amount of time talking about PlayStation TV and Powers. Microsoft stuck to games then and stuck to games this year and with a heavy dose of delays from this fall into next year, Sony needs to spend all of their time focusing on games and what we can expect to play this fall and the coming months.

Like all other conferences, Sony’s has opened with a montage of all thinks PlayStation.

Shawn Leydon, president and CEO of Sony, walks on stage to officially start their conference.

The Last Guardian: 

Wow. For years we’ve believed, begged and cried for The Last Guardian and for years we’ve left E3 empty handed. Now, we’ve officially got another taste of it, and it’s still gorgeous and mesmerizing.

Horizon: Zero Dawn:

Shuhei Yoshia walks on stage to raucous applause following the trailer for The Last Guardian to introduce Herman Hulst, Directer and co-founder of Guerrilla Games, to showcase their new franchise

The trailer is gorgeous and ominous, like pretty much every other CGI trailer we’ve seen for every game today. “A dangerous balance between man and machine”. This game just got interesting. It’s like the first people versus dinosaurs, only said dinosaurs are actually machines. You’ll see. The trailer doesn’t tell us whole lot, but it’s certainly enticing.

Hitman:

Beautiful trailer with a great atmospheric element. Console beta is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and six pieces of exclusive DLC over the next year.

Street Fighter V:

Never been much of a fan of fighting games, shockingly. It will be exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PC, with an exclusive PS4 beta starting July 23rd.

No Man’s Sky:

Stating “I’ve only got three minutes and there’s loads I want to show you”, Hello Games lead shows us a quick glimpse of space combat, followed by a quick spin through the galaxy to show you just how in-depth the game is and how dense. It’s truly impressive. No release date announced today, but he swears it’ll be announced soon.

Dreams:

A creation game with an art style like a painted picture. It’s very, very cool. Nothing about the trailer makes sense to me, but it’s really captivating.

Firewatch:

It will be making its console debut on PlayStation 4.

Destiny:

We’ll be getting our first taste of the newest Destiny expansion. The Taken King is officially unveiled. New strike, map and weapons exclusively for PlayStation 4. The Taken King will launch on September 15, 2015 for $40.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate:

You can choose either sibling to solve the gruesome murders inside the Dreadful Crimes DLC exclusively on PS4.

World of Final Fantasy: 

Exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

Final Fantasy VII – Remake:

Coming first to PlayStation 4. 

Devolver showcase:

Devolver shows off four exclusive indie games coming to the PlayStation 4: Mother Russia Bleeds, Ronin, Crossing Souls & one other. 

Shenmue III:

Announced and will be funded via Kickstarter.

Batman: Arkham Knight:

Releases next Tuesday.

Project Morpheous/other media items:

Project Vue announced – discounted bundles on TV and allows you to purchase specific cable channels you want without the need for a bundle.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3:

Welp, after many years of exclusivity, it looks like Microsoft decided they didn’t want to pay for early access for its players anymore. After a brief showcase

Disney Infinity: 

Star Wars characters will be coming to the playground, along with some exclusive starter sets.

Star Wars: Battlefront:

New trailer showcases an awesome new horde mode and some other features and scenes we haven’t seen before. Doesn’t look like any of the content is exclusive though.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End:

After some technical issues, we finally get another taste of the newest entry in Naughty Dog’s genre-defining Uncharted series. It’s as action packed as ever. We get a glimpse of gun play, driving and the standard banter. Destructibility is very impressive in this demo, too.

Our impressions:

Full Sony conference trailer:

Leave a Reply