Recap: Sony’s E3 2017 Press Conference

Sony closed out day three of E3 2017 with their press conference. Here are the highlights.

Opening the show was a musical performance introducing Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

A trailer for Horizon: Zero Dawn’s upcoming DLC The Frozen Wilds was shown. It releases in 2017.

An extended trailer for Days Gone was shown.

Shawn Layden took the stage to discuss the array of software and hardware currently on offer from Sony, including PSVR.

An extended trailer for Monster Hunter: World was shown. It will release in early 2018.

A trailer for Shadow of the Colossus was shown. It is coming in 2018.

A trailer for Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite was shown. It is coming in September.

A trailer for Call of Duty: WWII was shown. It will release on November 3, 2017.

A segment on VR was shown showcasing Skyrim in VR, Star Child, The Inpatient, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV, Bravo Team, Polyarc, and Moss.

An extended trailer for God of War was shown. It will release early in 2018.

An extended trailer for Detroit: Become Human  was shown.

A trailer for Destiny 2 was shown. The game releases September 6, 2017. PlayStation will have exclusive content including a strike, gear, ship, exotic weapon, and a PvP map.

Shawn Layden returned to the stage to close out the show with an extended gameplay trailer for Spider-Man. It will release in 2018.

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That’s it for day three. See you back here tomorrow morning for the last presser of E3 2017: Nintendo!

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  1. Hey Rebekah! Where do I begin? I’m amped for the Uncharted release. I’d love to see the culmination of the series especially after they wrote off Drake into the sunset. I have that on reserve. Days Gone felt like a cross between Last of Us & Uncharted with the mechanics. What are you thoughts, if any? I like what I saw; not sure that this is the game for me. There is an audience there; not sure what they are aiming for. I’m just saying!

    PSVR; idk why they keeping pushing this. The audience isn’t there yet. Mainly due to pricepoint. No?!

    Marvel Vs. Capcom & COD:WW2 both have me interested for different reasons. COD due to the story mode/era that they are going back to after being in the future for so long. Ugh! It’s about time they changed periods, pun intended! As for MvC the story mode has me amped to play it. I like what I saw; just waiting to hear the review. Any further thoughts?

    There is something about God of War that has me interested; the “What” I can’t put my finger on it.

    As for Detroit: Become Human, it has changed since it previewed at last year’s E3. I liked what I saw. The vibe is definitely different as opposed to what was shown last year. Any further thoughts?

    Lastly, they showcased Spiderman. If they keep it close to the trailer; it’s a definitive buy for me. I liked what I saw & my curiosity was highly piqued. I just hate that their are QTEs. Hoping they will be streamlined; they’ll get cut from the final production of the game.

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    • I’m not an Uncharted fan, so I don’t have much excitement on that front. As for Days Gone, I’m not sure what to think yet. I hope they have a demo so people can get their hands on it. This trailer looked a lot more interesting than the one last year, so that helped (for me).

      I think it was smart that they had a segment on VR. I think for the people who put down the money to buy in to VR, it was important to let them know they are still mindful of the tech. I’d still love to try it.

      I’m also interested in Call of Duty: WWII. I’m glad they have transitioned from the future stuff. I wasn’t terribly into that.

      Detroit looked a LOT more interesting to me this time around. But, it’s still David Cage so we largely know what to expect: QTEs and choices that may or may not matter.

      I’m not into super heroes, but I know a lot of people were excited to see Spider-Man, and I love when people are excited about things!

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      • Hey Rebekah!

        Will Detroit resemble a Telltale Game? I like that COD is going back to WW2. It’s about time that era is revisited. The fans, imho, are tiring of the future setting that they are going for. Can I ask the reason behind your Uncharted dislike? Just curious! Glad to hear you liked Sony; I think they could have done a better job in regards to big reveals; it felt lackluster as opposed to year’s past. NO?!

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      • I have no idea. All I’ve seen of it has been in trailers. It’s hard to say until we see a longer look.

        I actually wrote a post about part of it, but this is one topic I’m hesitant to discuss in public spaces because Naughty Dog is so beloved and people can be…harsh to alternate opinions. I do think Naughty Dog is an excellent developer technically (their games look amazing and push what a console can do), I just feel there are many shortcomings (e.g.: consistently mediocre gun play) which holds me back from really enjoying those experiences. But I do play them in hopes one will click.

        I feel so so about Sony. Something just felt off and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

        Here was the piece I was referring to:
        https://rebekahlang.com/2016/05/13/when-you-just-cant-click-with-a-developer/

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  2. Sony had a great conference tonight; it was once again, the best of E3 in my opinion. They may not have had any major new reveals but they showed off a ton of great exclusives and I’m dying to play most of what they had on display.

    Starting with Uncharted The Lost Legacy, I’m happy that its release date is so close because I can’t wait to play it. I’m really excited to experience the adventure that Chloe and Nadine undertake. As of right now Horizon Zero Dawn is my game of the year, so I was thrilled to learn that we will be getting an expansion before the year is over. Next up, Days Gone looks great, I really like the interesting ways that you can strategically take on the enemies. Although I will say that it looks a lot like The Last of Us, so I wonder how they can try and differentiate it moving forward.

    The Shadow of the Colossus remake was a gorgeous looking surprise and I’ll happily play that game again with its updated visuals. I’m also really interested in the approach that they are taking with the story in God of War and I’m looking forward to seeing the relationship that develops between those characters. Detroit, robo-revolutions and showers, enough said. And finally, Destiny is looking really damn fun.

    The only thing that has me somewhat concerned is that most of the first party games they showed are still a year or more off. I thought for sure either God of War of Detroit Become Human would be releasing this year. At least 2018 is looking staked with releases I suppose.

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    • I also really thought more games would be releasing sooner. I’m also really puzzled as in a Sony E3 trailer that was released several weeks ago, Red Dead Redemption 2 was shown. When it didn’t show up on stage, I was wondering what happened there.

      I was glad to see more of Days Gone, but I have a feeling that’s going to have to be a game I try out before I decide if I’m going to buy it.

      I have a lot of mixed feelings about Sony’s conference, honestly. I will go into them in a piece tomorrow, but I was left feeling…a little disappointed.

      But I am glad 2018 is looking to be another great year for gaming.

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  3. All in all a solid conference for Sony, I’m still debating whether it was the best overall of E3 so far. I’m excited for Uncharted Lost Legacy, God of War. Detroit, Spiderman and Marvel vs Capcom are looking pretty good so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on them. The biggest surprise of this conference for me was the new Monster Hunter game, it looks interesting but I don’t know if I’ll be picking that one up.

    The one downside for me was how big a focus VR was. I’m happy for those who already have PSVR, but I think it’s a fairly small market right now and none of the titles shown enticed me to think it’s a worthwhile investment.

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    • I also thought it was solid with more looks at games we knew were coming. Monster Hunter was definitely a surprise.

      I’m actually really glad they had a VR segment. After the poor handling of the Vita, I think those early adopters of PSVR needed to see that VR is still of import to them and they are supporting further development of software for it.

      I’d love to get PSVR but I just can’t justify that purchase right now. It’s so much money for proof of concept experiences.

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  4. I love Sony lineup of games, I really do…it’s by far my favorite in the industry now. Specially with Uncharted, God of War and Spider-Man. While I loved looking at more of those games, Sony lacked surprises and new announcements…I love some good E3 surprises. The biggest one was Shadow of the Colossus remaster, which I love! but it’s also just a remaster.

    Another thing I missed were the indies, Playstation always bring a few super cool indies and this time they really blew it…Microsoft had an awesome indie showcase in the other hand.

    Overall I loved what they showed, but as I said, I would buy all these games anyway, so it didn’t add much for me. I guess they piled up a lot of announcements in the last couple of years and now they have to ship them. I hope they have something new to show at PSX.

    2018 will be awesome for Playstation!

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    • I feel like the lineup was solid, but I was disappointed we didn’t see many surprises either.

      I also missed the indie showcase. I wonder why they didn’t have one?

      I’m glad we got to see more about the games we knew were coming, but something just felt a little off about this presser to me.

      But I agree, I hope they have something awesome lined up for PSX and 2018 is already looking SWEET for games.

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