Once again, Sony took the honors of wrapping up the first day of E3. Some of the biggest surprises were Little Big Planet 3, a brand new game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki titled Blood Borne, first look at Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, along with a slew of exclusive game announcements and a couple of hardware announcements.
Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, started with their E3 proceedings. He kicked started the event with the announcement of the exclusive first access to the Destiny beta on PS4 starting on July 17. If gamers are unable to wait till July, on June 12 PS4 players will be able to hop right into the Destiny Alpha. The next announcement regarding Destiny was a hardware bundle, featuring a glacier white PS4 along with a white DualShock 4, a copy of Destiny and a 30 day PS Plus subscription.
Next up was the short, but sweet looking active cinematic demo of the much awaited PS4 exclusive, The Order 1886. In the demo, Sir Galahad whom you play as, comes into contact with a werewolf and a battle ensues.
Immediately after the Order 1886 demo, Sony announced a brand new game called Entwined for the PS4. And here comes the best part, it’s already available for purchase from PlayStation Store for $9.99. A PS3 and Vita version will follow soon with cross-buy.
Sucker Punch Productions quickly followed with an announcement of Infamous: First Light, a stand-alone game where you play as Fetch, the girl with Neon Powers, and learn her backstory while she was at Curdun Cay. First Light is out sometime in August with more details to come in the coming weeks.
Fans of Little Big Planet can rejoice as Little Big Planet 3 has been announced for the PS3 and will be out this holiday season. Media Molecule took to the stage to play an elaborate demo revealing brand 3 brand new characters who will join Sackboy, in a fun, adventure filled cooperative puzzle solving platformer. Each of the three characters have unique abilities to assist each other.
The President of SCE World Wide Studios Shuhei Yoshida came on stage to announce a brand new PS4 exclusive title for 2015 called Blood Borne, developed by From Software whose previous works include Demon Souls and the Dark Souls games.
The creative director of Far Cry 4, Alex Hutchinson, presented a live demo of the game. Grappling hook, rideable autorickshaw, wingsuit gliding, seamless cooperative all was part of the beautifully rendered vistas as the enemy fortress was liberated towards the end.
Next on stage was Adam Boyes who’s responsible for third-party development relations for the PlayStation brand. First announcement from him was a 30-day exclusive beta for Dead Island 2, along with a trailer for the game.
Adam Boyes further revealed that the clickers and bloaters from The Last of Us would be making an appearance in the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on August 19. This was quickly followed by a world premiere gameplay trailer for Battlefield Hardline.
Boyes talked about the PS3 and PS4 players of Destiny to receive a standalone co-op adventures on Mars, on launch day along with Sony’s new partnership with Paradox Interactive to bring Magicka 2 for the PS4.
One among the biggest surprises was the announcement of Grim Fandango Remastered Edition, exclusively for the PS4 and PS Vita, by Double Fine Productions. Devolver Digital showcased a plethora of games which will see their exclusive console debut across PlayStation hardware. Games included are Broforce, Titan Souls, Not a Hero, Hotline Miami 2, and The Talos Principle.
Suda 51’s next game will be a PS4 exclusive title, called Let it Die and it’s coming in 2015.
Former developers of the critically acclaimed PS3 title Journey, are currently working on a brand new game titled AbZu at their newly formed Giant Squid Studio. AbZu will make its console debut on the PS4.
Sean Murray from the indie studio Hello Games, presented a gameplay trailer for their procedurally generated space exploration game, No Man’s Sky.
Mortal Kombat X’s gameplay debut was premiered at the Sony presser and here’s your first look at the game in action.
The Last of Us: Remastered Edition is out on July 29 for the PS4.
Hideo Kojima once again proves to the world that no one can make trailers as intense and emotional as him, thanks to a brand new trailer for MGS V: Phantom Pain.
A next gen port of GTA V was likely to happen and the announcement was made by Andrew House.
Batman: Arkham Knight presented a jaw dropping cinematic gameplay demo when the conference was nearing its end.
Andrew House ended the presser with a brand new look at Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Naughty Dog have announced that they are targeting 1080p/60fps for the game.
Other announcements worth mentioning are PS Now will enter Open beta state on PS4 starting July 31 with 100 games to try out. Sony is also bringing the PS TV to the US for $99, which will allow PS4 players to play on a second TV screen. Also Sony is teaming up with Marvel to bring in a brand new comic book inspired TV series called Powers. PS Plus members will be able to watch Powers at no extra charge.
Overall, Sony had a vast array of games to show and they put on a great show. You can watch the whole press conference at the PlayStation YouTube channel.