This time of year is basically Christmas for gamers. News, reveals, surprises and teases all appear during E3 that get players hyped for the next wave of games coming to their favourite system. Here at Player2 we thought it would be fun to look at the upcoming E3 and make some predictions as to what we will see coming. So Matt, Stevie, Adam, Stephen and Jenn sat down and thought about what we will see, what we might see and what would be nice to see. We will be doing one predictions article per conference in the lead up to E3. This entry sees us talk all things Sony.
E3 Predictions 2015 – Sony
Indie game dev hype – In my opinion, the safest bet of all of E3 (my Nintendo predictions withstanding) is that Sony will continue their love fest with indie game developers. After spending almost all of E3 2014 taunting Microsoft like an even more annoying French knight, it’s safe to assume Sony will continue to ride this train for the foreseeable future – and with carriages like The Witness, No Man’s Sky and Armello, who can blame them?
Uncharted – It’s all but certain we’ll see some Uncharted action, whether it be a possible update of the previous three games for PS4 or more footage from the upcoming fourth entry to the series. I, for one, am hanging out for whatever bones they may throw – having convinced myself Uncharted IV would get a November ’15 release I’m going to need something good to tide me over until “Q1” 2016.
The Last Guardian – Yes, it’s the easy target, but it’s late and I’m tired.
Project Morpheus is sure to get a big showing in the Sony Conference despite the difficulties in displaying this sort of tech on stage. With this coverage will come the first selection of games that are designed to use this exciting VR technology. This of course is the most important thing because no matter how much potential any new tech has it is only as good as the games that support it *cough* Kinect *cough*
I can’t wait to see more of Ninja Theory’s new game Hellblade. I have always loved their attention to detail, entertaining stories and vibrant worlds. Also with the release of the DmC reboot they have proven finally that they can do entertaining combat as well. Of all the games that are likely to show up at E3 this year this is one I am truly excited for.
I would love to hear the words “Naughty Dog Presents” and “Crash Bandicoot” in the same sentence. Crash was my introduction to the Playstation and the fond memories I have for the game still warm the cockles of my heart to this day. More Naughty Dog Crash (not dodgy Activision Crash) would be most welcome.
Stephen del Prado
Sony celebrate the success of Bloodborne by revealing some of the details surrounding the upcoming expansion content, including a face off with Cthulhu itself. Everybody hopes there are no more Chalice Dungeons.
After a teaser for Uncharted 4 and the Uncharted Collection for PS4 that was just announced even include Golden Abyss so players can get frustrated with touch controls on their PS4 controller. Sony wouldn’t want them to miss out on the worst parts of that game, after all.
Dark Cloud 3 is announced exclusively for PlayStation 4, with Level 5 and Studio Ghibli teaming up once again for the artwork. Promises to be the ultimate combination of dungeon crawler, city builder, fishing sim, golf sim, photo sim and insect battling sim the world has ever seen.
Street Fighter 5 – When Sony managed to secure SFV as a console exclusive (excluding the PC) it pretty much outlined how the next 5-6 years would go on the FGC eSports scene. I feel that Sony are going to be giving MS the big middle PR finger at every given opportunity, and E3 is the best place to do it.
Morpheus – I think I may be caught up too much in the VR hype train here but I feel the time is right for all the big players to bring out their VR solution … that is if they plan to release it during the Christmas rush.
God of War … something – At this point, I don’t care if it’s just Kratos fighting a giant golden chicken, the God of War series is beyond brilliant and I always want more.
Uncharted 4- holy hell this game looks absolutely amazing, and if I don’t find out more about it soon I might actually scream. We saw a bunch of renderings of Drake a while back and damnit, I think it’s about time we got to see a little more.
Project Morpheus- Somebody every year has to announce something big that’s going to “change the face of gaming as we know it” and since Sony has declared plans to release their VR headset next year, maybe Project Morpheus will be this years “something big”. I’m curious to see how they utilise it within gaming and what sorts of video games are created for it, so hopefully we can find out more at E3.
Until Dawn- This isn’t exactly a ‘pie in the sky’ hope, as we know it’s coming, but normally when I get excited about a video game nothing seems to eventuate from it. I love the premise behind this, even though it’s super creepy and not at all normally the type of game I would play. But I can imagine sitting down to this with a group of people screaming at the character to run or hide, and it just seems like a whole lot of fun.
Other E3 2015 Predictions: Microsoft – Nintendo – EA – Ubisoft – Bethesda – Square Enix