Do you want to know everything that happened during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, but haven’t got two hours free to watch it? Then never fear, as PS4 Attitude has you covered. Here are all of the big reveals and announcements from the stage show, broken down into bite-sized chunks.
Sony started the conference as it meant to go on, showing footage from The Last Guardian right out of the gate, and announcing that the title will finally launch in 2016 on PS4.
Another big reveal, we saw a gameplay demo from Guerrilla’s upcoming PS4 game, Horizon: Zero Dawn, confirming the legitimacy of last year’s leak; it is set in a strange future where people live in tribes, and dangerous mechanical dinosaurs roam the land – it looks incredible.
Next came a stylish CG trailer for the new Hitman, which will initially be a digital-only release and – surprisingly – will launch this year, on 8th December; the PS4 version will include six exclusive contracts, and the beta will be available to all those who pre-order the game.
In a new trailer for Street Fighter V, there was confirmation that Birdie and Cammy are returning for the game, and a public beta is coming to PlayStation 4 on 23rd July.
In a live demo, Hello Games’ Sean Murray showed the incredible size of No Man’s Sky, and picked one of the game’s many planets at random to explore.
Next we saw Media Molecule’s ambitious new game, Dreams, which allows you to create on an unprecedented scale; however, the trailer invited more questions than it answered.
This was followed by an atmospheric trailer for Firewatch, a game created by several industry veterans, in which you play as a park ranger, though not everything is as it seems.
There was also confirmation that expansion, Destiny: The Taken King, will be launching on 15th September, complete with exclusive content on PlayStation.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate wasn’t featured as much as I was expecting, although there was a new trailer, this time focussing on Evie’s combat abilities; it was also announced that the PS4 version will include exclusive missions known as the Dreadful Crimes.
Next came a trailer for World of Final Fantasy; it wasn’t clear exactly what it is, but it looks to be a celebration of the series, and will launch exclusively on PS4 and PS Vita next year.
And so we arrive at what is arguably the biggest surprise of this year’s E3, with the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake, which will launch exclusively on PlayStation 4; however, don’t expect to be able to play it any time soon!
Continuing Sony’s partnership with Devolver Digital, four new games (Ronin, Eitr, Mother Russia Bleeds, Crossing Souls) were revealed to be making their console debuts on PS4.
In another huge announcement, Yu Suzuki revealed a Kickstarter campaign for the long-awaited Shenmue III, which will be a console-exclusive on PS4; incidentally – and perhaps unsurprisingly – the title has already exceeded its $2 million target.
Next, Rocksteady Studios gave us a closer look at the PS4-exclusive Scarecrow missions in Batman: Arkham Knight (only one week to go!), which look suitably terrifying.
As you’d expect, VR headset Project Morpheus also made an appearance; there was an emphasis on multiplayer, with the reveal of Rigs, a new 3v3 combat game from Guerrilla Cambridge, which is an attempt to bring e-sports to the virtual reality space.
In an undeniable coup for Sony, Call of Duty: Black Ops III was shown; described as a ‘new era’ for the franchise, it was also announced that – from now on – COD map packs will be available first on PlayStation, and a multiplayer beta is coming to PS4 this August.
There will be a PlayStation-exclusive starter pack for Disney Infinity 3.0, which is the only way to experience the Rise Against the Empire play set at the game’s launch.
Gameplay footage introduced Survival, one of the four unique mission types in Star Wars Battlefront, which can be played alone offline, in split-screen co-op or online co-op.
Bringing Sony’s conference to an epic close, Naughty Dog showed a live demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which featured impressively large crowds, a huge draw distance, lots of environmental destruction, and – of course – hilarious banter between Nate and Sully.