The company focused on blockbuster favourites and new titles for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) as it defended its crown as the top selling new generation console at a press conference held last night. We could be wrong, and hope we are, but this feels like a PlayStation Vita-style scenario. We’ve already mentioned the games that have already been announced, but read on for what is yet to come. Stay informed about the latest game dev tools and tips. That’s an attach rate of more than 8 games per PS4. He’s shown using a bow and stabbing creatures with a dagger, and one brief glimpse makes it look like you’ll take over playing as him for a brief period of time.
Perhaps the highlight of Sony’s show, we got a really good look at Spider-Man’s gameplay, where ole Petey is tasked with saving Wilson Fisk from a group called the Demons. Heavy on fast-paced action, the footage also displayed an array of quick-time moments built into the core gameplay, for activities ranging from combat to traversal and mission-sensitive tasks.
The update will also bring a new graphics pack to view games in 4K, and with better effects like shadows and improved lighting, as well as water effects.
Sony will be wrapping up this third day of E3 2017 press conferences with its PlayStation livestream, which begins at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. Things started out very strong with a lengthy trailer for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and a Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC announcement, both of which are coming during the second half of the year.
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Before the firm’s main briefing got under way, it announced a new feature for PlayStation owners – PlayLink, which lets friends join gaming experiences via their smartphones.
Sony has saved “the best for last” by making themselves one of the closing conferences at E3, or so they think. The Japanese giant has today released a lengthy five-minute trailer of Sony Bend’s open-world zombie survival game. Spider-Man will launch in 2018. 2016’s showcase featured the first official public reveal for Santa Monica Studio’s new God of War, SIE Bend’s Days Gone, and Insomniac Games’ forthcoming take on Spider-Man.
Microsoft also showed off coming games, an array tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles, but it remained to be seen if there is enough unique content to get lots of people to buy the higher-priced hardware.
But it wasn’t only clarity on what exactly Sony was pitching to viewers this year that was missing.
Sony is always full of surprises, and the last two years it has truly shocked fans by sneaking in some unexpected titles and reveals out of the blue.