While Sony are the last company to hold their press briefing before E3 begins proper, they are most certainly by no means least. Apart from confirming the "PS4 Neo", a lot of awesome games have been announced, including a Crash Bandicoot remaster, and Resident Evil 7.
Playstation 4 Neo
Much like Xbox's Project Scorpio, the PS4 Neo was announced at E3, but few details were given about this new, more powerful edition of the console.
What we do know about it is somewhat obvious; a faster processor, 4K resolutions, improved graphical fidelity and other bells and whistles. No doubt this will be the console to have for Sony's new VR solution.
The good news is that the VR solution does not need the new console; more on that below. Unlike Microsoft, however, we don't have an estimated time for when the Neo is likely to drop, although Fall 2017 seems likely.
God of War
With an impressive orchestral symphony on hand, Sony introduced us to a brand new God of War game. The trailer demo showed us Kratos wielding an exe to make light work of enemies, as well as taking on a rather nasty looking boss. There were also some interesting family dynamics at play, which Kratos showing his son how to hunt for food, which implies that family will play an important role in the game.
It'll certainly be very interesting to see how this new dynamic changes the game, but it certainly looks very interesting.
Sony showed off a trailer for Days Gone, which is a post-apocalyptic Zombie-em-up from Bend Studios. There wasn't much to note about this, except for a cinematic trailer, which you can check out below;
The Last Guardian
It's been nearly ten years in the making, but The Last Guardian is coming to Playstation 4 on the 25th of October 2016. Well, that's what they promised, at least. Is this action-adventure game worth the wait? It's not really my cup of tea, but if you liked the 2001 Sony title Ico, this will probably be right up your street.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Next up was Guerilla's latest action-RPG, Horizon: Zero Dawn. The gameplay trailer below shows off Aloy taking down robot dinosaurs with a mix of sci-fi type weaponry. The eclectic mix of futuristic and prehistoric elements certainly makes this one of the more interesting titles to come along for a while.
Detroit: Become Human
From the creators of Heavy Rain, this story game follows an android named Conner, in his attempt to rescue a young girl from being thrown off a building by another android, who's a little bit miffed that he has to be a slave for mankind. Like previous games of this type, it's all about player choices leading to different outcomes, and has a very cinematic and overly-dramatic noire style.
If you're fan of games like Heavy Rain, then you'll definitely want to check this one out.
Resident Evil VII
Yay! A new Resi game! Sony revealed this with some class, by pretending to show off a generic VR dem of a old run-down house, before slowly revealing that it was, infact, Resident Evil VII. The good news too is that this game is multi-platform, but will have VR support on the PS4.
I'm super excited for this one; it looks like a return to the roots of what made Resident Evil so amazing back in the PS1 era, and no, I don't mean bad voice acting.
Sony, like a lot of other companies these days, are really pushing hard on VR. It's either the next big thing or the current big gimmick, but either way, there's a lot of hype for Sony's VR solution.
PSVR will be coming on October 13th, and will be priced at a somewhat reasonable $399 - certainly competitive when you consider the cost of a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift. We saw plenty of VR demos, including Star Wars, Batman and Final Fantasy all in VR.
Check out the demo below, and let us know if you're excited to see PSVR. Is this the cheap and reliable VR solution we've all been waiting for?
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
In a seemingly infinite line of Call of Duty games, comes Infinite Warfare. Apt. But as much as I don't care for the franchise personally, I know a lot of people like this series. The game looks like a solid enough entry for the franchise to me, although it has got a lot of hate so far from the fans. Check out the video and decide for yourself;
Crash Bandicoot Remastered
Allow me to release my inner 90's child for a moment: YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY. Yay.
Who doesn't have fond memories of Crash Bandicoot on the PS1? These rather wonderful looking re-masters of the first three Crash games will no doubt fill that nostalgia craving while introducing these timeless classics to an all-new generation of players.
Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding
I'm not sure I understand what Death Stranding means, but what I do know is it's made by the legendary Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear Solid fame (yes, he's alright) - and stars Norman Reedus, who was to star in that cancelled Silent Hills game that Kojima also worked on.
The trailer for the game is a little strange, but again, Kojima. Expect his usual signature style, plenty of story, cut scenes, weird fourth-wall breaking easter eggs and perhaps a slight dash of perversion.
Sony also released a demo for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which you can go and grab now, along with revealing a new Spider-Man title from the creators of Ratchet and Clank.
So, who do you think came out on top? Are you impressed by Sony's announcements at E3 this year?
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