Road to E3: Sony
Welcome back everyone, we're nearing the end! As ridiculous as it is to claim a "winner" to a conference that's ostensibly about business products, Sony's been proclaimed to be the just that since this generation began. Between fighting anti-corporation practices in 2013, revealing three of the most anticipated titles in gaming in 2015, or presenting one of the most focused, tight presentations of all time in 2016, it's been a pretty consistent clean sweep in favor of Sony thus far. Can they live up to it again? Let's find out!
Sony's presentation this year is on June 12th, 6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern. If you missed any of the columns leading up to now, check them out here:
But I'm using logic and this is Square-Enix, so who knows?
And there we are: the ten titles most likely to appear for Sony this E3. There's a chance there may be more, possibly even a surprise appearance or two, but I wouldn't bet on an array of titles like last year. For one thing, they have to save some things for Playstation Experience in December. But also...when you've got a show that's going to have Destiny, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and even Call of Duty: World War II, you've got to be careful what you push alongside it so that the games don't get lost in the conversation along these major multi-platform titles that are guaranteed to sell several million copies each, easily.
At the same time, they didn't spend millions in R&D to release Playstation VR and then not support it. At least one or two games on the stage this year will be major VR titles, and I'd bet on a sizzle reel of some sort that shows off multiple VR titles back to back two to four minutes. Combine that with all the games I already mentioned and...well. Sony's conference is only going to last so long.
I say all of that to say: temper your expectations, and you'll be fine. Let's be honest, most of us won't have beaten all the games we've bought this year by the time next year comes around, and Sony's got a stacked roster for us in 2018 already.
Now, next week is our "final" installment of the Road to E3, where I talk about Nintendo's games, as well as what I see Nintendo's release schedule looking like for the rest of the year. Look forward to it.