Here we go again, we’re a month away from the Christmas of Summer. E3 2017’s first conference is due to start on Saturday 10th June with EA kicking proceedings off. This post is all about getting hyped for Sony’s conference which is looking to be the last conference of the show on Monday night (or UK time, 2am Tuesday morning).
You probably know the drill by now, Sony have spared no punches in their past 2 E3’s dropping huge bombs, from the holy trinity in 2015 and our first look at Horizon, to God of War, Days Gone & Spider-Man being revealed in 2016. If Sony is going to make it a hat-trick of show stealing they’ve got some large past conferences to build up on.
In terms of secret unannounced games, I couldn’t begin to imagine this year. The leaks seem to have been patched up as no rumours are floating around unlike the Spider-Man reveal from last year.
That said there is still Sucker Punch who are yet to reveal their latest offering for PlayStation as last year’s Spider-Man reveal turned out to be from Insomniac rather the Sucker Punch which was the original rumour.
So here’s a huge hype fueled post with how I see the Sony conference going.
The opening of 2015 and 2016 was huge. The Last Guardian followed by Horizon in 2015 and God of War followed by Days Gone in 2016. Both years were all new reveals. It might have seemed that God of War was inevitable, but the reveal last year was the debut of this new game in the series. So It’s probably about right to assume that 2017 will start with at least one premier of a new unannounced game. But when you list off all that Sony have revealed from E3 2015 to date when you include their PSX offering’s what more can they possibly show?
As mentioned above, I think it’ll be finally time to see Sucker Punch’s latest offering. Whether that be a new IP or a return to an existing franchise such as Infamous, this game will be either the first or second game to be shown to get the crowd hyped.
To keep the momentum going from the reveal of this new game, I think Sony will then turn the attention to another crowd pleaser and a game that’ll be due to launch fairly soon after E3 with another look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. It might not have the same impact at the double game drops from the past 2 years, but it’s still strong and who knows what Sucker Punch have been working on?
Last year once the first 2 big game reveals of GOW and Days Gone had happened, they simply fired off shots 1, 2 and 3 with Last Guardian, Horizon and Detroit: Become Human. All 3 of these games were previously announced, but it was just another nice look at them, so I think perhaps we might see something like this again with some of our big games due to hit.
I imagine that we’ll get a look at God of War with a release window, Spider-Man with a release window and another look at Days Gone with a 2018 release window.
Shawn Layden will be out on stage after that barrage and talk up the spectacular 2017 lineup that PS4 has had thus far, then remind us that a fan favourite will be launching later that week. Cut to a Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy trailer.
Moving onto some 3rd party section now, I expect we’ll get a lot of Destiny 2, COD: WW2 and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Throw in a look at Assassins Creed: Origins (if Microsoft haven’t nabbed the marketing for this one).
Sticking with the 3rd parties reel, but this time the focus falls onto exclusives or timed exclusives for PlayStation from 3rd parties. Capcom will surprise us with first footage of Resident Evil 2 Remake, coming to all consoles, they’ll give us another look at Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, and then close their segment of the show off with Devil May Cry 5 reveal.
Square-Enix next to the fray to show us FF12 Remaster, FF7Remake footage and Kingdom Hearts 3 footage.
Swing to an Indie reel of some games I couldn’t even begin to name or makeup.
Shu Yoshida is on the stage after the indie reel and would like to introduce 2 respected Japanese game developers to their own little segment to show off their specific PS4 console exclusive titles. Yu Suzuki is introduced and gives us a new look at Shenmue 3, and following this Hideo Kojima heads to the stage and reveals a new Death Stranding trailer. Both have 2018 release windows.
Shawn Layden is back to the stage after we’re blown away by those 2 games and just hammers home more trailers. The Last of Us 2, Gran Turismo Sport, Detroit: Become Human, Ni No Kumi and Knack 2.
Then as we’re all calming ourselves down from the barrage of games we’ll get one of these two things to see the show out. We’ll either get the reveal and debut of Bloodborne 2 to see the show out. OR Rockstar will grant Sony the privilege of a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer / gameplay video. It was heavily rumoured that RDR2 was meant to be the closing game of Sony’s E3 last year, but the nightclub shooting that took place in Florida the week of E3 resulted in a quick change of plans. So perhaps this year will see the larger reveal of RDR2.
And that’s my ridiculously, unlikely, but would be epic Sony conference hype, let’s just list that up for the purpose of checkpoints:
- SuckerPunch new IP
- Uncharted Lost Legacy
- God of War
- Days Gone
- Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
- Destiny 2
- COD: WW2
- Star Wars: Battlefront 2
- Resident Evil 2 Remake
- Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
- Devil May Cry 5
- Final Fantasy XII Remaster
- Final Fantasy VII remake
- Kingdom Hearts 3
- Indie Reel
- Death Stranding
- Shenmue 3
- The Last of us 2
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Detroit: Become Human
- Ni No Kumi 2
- Knack 2
- And either Bloodborne 2 or Red Dead Redemption 2