E3 2016: 10 Takeaways From Sony’s Conference
Following Microsoft’s pretty damn good conference, Sony basically blew the roof off of E3 with theirs. Real talk: can I borrow, like, a thousand bucks? Here are 10 weird and wonderful things Sony announced at last night’s E3 event. Seriously, e-transfer, cheque, or cold, hard cash works for me.
Whether you’re ready or not, VR gaming has arrived and it’s probably here to stay. During last night’s Sony press conference, they wasted no time to show off their forthcoming headset, which is officially out October 13 and will sell for a relatively affordable $399 USD (way cheaper than Oculus Rift). Over 50 games will be VR available at launch, including Star Wars: Battlefront VR.
God of War 4
Sony offered a 10-minute demo of the stunning-looking God of War 4, which features an older Kratos on a hunting trip with a boy. The game looks a little more intimate than previous hack-and-slash instalments, and will trade Greek mythology for Norse mythology.
Oh man, where did this one come from? Insomniac Games’ Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, did an amazing job of creating a rich, colourful world that was super fun to traverse, and it looks like this PS4 exclusive will do the same thing for Spidey. Here’s hoping this takes us back to glory takes of 2004’s Spider-Man 2 game.
Batman: Arkham VR
From the team that gave us the much-loved Arkham trilogy comes another superhero saga exclusive to PlayStation. Not a lot in terms of detail, but Mark Hamill’s Joker voice is enough of a selling point for now. The game’s out in October, likely as a PlayStationVR launch title.
After dabbling in a little Crash Bandicoot in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Sony is going full nostalgia with remastered editions of the first three Crash Bandicoot games. If that’s not enough, Crash will also be, um, crashing Skylanders.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
On January 27, Resident Evil is back, and it’s going to be VR compatible. Besides having that really cool Roman numeral logo (Resident EVIl), the new game appears to be taking the franchise back to its horror roots. Don’t take my word for it, download the PS Plus demo right this very minute.
The Last Guardian
We’ve all been anxiously waiting for this one, which, after countless delays, finally has a set release date for October 25. Check out the latest clip from this boy and his giant bird/cat/dog thing and you’ll see what all the fuss has been about since it was first announced many moons ago.
Sony basically had me at “a VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet.” From look of this trailer, not much else is known. However, that PSVR Aim Controller looks mighty promising.
Following the deeply unsettling P.T. demo, Hideo Kojima and actor Norman Reedus are together again (sucks to be you, Konami) in this PlayStation exclusive. The trailer opens with a naked Reedus attached to a baby via an umbilical cord, so obviously this is going to be weird AF.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Lastly, we were finally treated to some tasty gameplay footage of Guerrilla Game’s new IP, which, as you can plainly see in the clip below features some marvellous robo-dinosaur hunting.