Sony E3 Roundup: All Killer, No Filler
Sony won E3.
That’s right, I said it. It’s not that Microsoft or Nintendo dropped the ball (both console-makers held their own, by most attendees’ account) it’s just that Sony hit it out of the park. Sony’s actual showing reads more like a NeoGaf E3 wishlist thread than something bearing any resemblance to reality. In the event you having been living under a rock for the last week, we have rounded up the top Sony-stories from this year’s E3, in one convenient post (you’re welcome.)
Sony’s Project Morpheus
In a smart–albeit, surprising move–Sony opted for restraint with regards to showing off its VR hardware, Project Morpheus during its press conference. Other than a brief sizzle reel showing glimpses of upcoming Project Morpheus games, the only VR title Sony chose to highlight in any significant detail was the upcoming arena-shooter, RIGS.
The Last Guardian
Sony’s mysterious third-person action-adventure title just got a little less mysterious. Not only did they provide an updated expected release date (2016!) but they showed off a rather lengthy video of the game running on a PS4 hardware.
Developer Naughty Dog plans to close the curtain on the roguish Nathan Drake, with its final(?) Uncharted-title, Uncharted 4: A Theif’s End for the PS4. The game-play footage not only maintains the high production quality that gamers have come to expect from Naughty Dog, but the developer looks to be harnessing a yet-unparalleled-level of power from the console.
Final Fantasy VII Remake makes the cut
Fans have been clamoring for a remake of this title since the early days of the PS3, and through some sort of undisclosed relationship, SquareEnix and Sony have finally obliged. While only a pre-rendered video was shown, this was more than enough to get the E3 audience on their feet.
Shenmue 3 Kickstarter kick-off
Sony lead the show with game-play footage of The Last Guardian. That’s how they started it. Following it up with an announcement of a FFVII-remake and the debut of the Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, is like leading your E3 press conference with The Last Guardian and then following it up with Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3…
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn looks like the third-person evolution of what the Turok-series of games could have been, if they just did everything different and better.