E3 is just around the corner, so continuing on from my Nintendo predictions I thought I’d share with you my predictions for Sony’s E3. While Sony doesn’t have a brand new console to sell at this years gaming mega-hype extravagans, it will be interesting to see what they have up their sleeves to keep the PS4 successful in the wake of the Xbox Scorpio and Nintendo Switch. It will be interesting, too, to see what Sony have to say about the Playstation VR, an add-on that generated a lot of hype last year, but has since been left to rot.
I think that along with updates on fan favourites such as God of War and The Last of Us Part II, Sony will have a few surprises to get our mouths foaming at the prospect of what’s to come on the PS4 in what could prove a pivotal year for the company.
God of War will feature in a big way
During E3 2016, we got a good look at the new God of War title in development for the PS4. It looks bolder and more grown up than anything the folks over at Santa Monica have come up with before – possibly taking cues from the magnificent The Last of Us and Telltale’s The Walking Dead with its father-son relationship and ability to tell a grand and emotional tale. I can’t wait to see more of the new God of War and despite the confirmation of it being delayed until 2018, expect plenty of gameplay footage and new material to ogle at.
The Last of Us Part II will also feature in a big way
The Last of Us is (alongside the Uncharted series) the greatest thing about owning a Playstation. Fans have been stupidly eager for a sequel to one of the greatest videogames of all time and I think we will see a lot of the new game at this year’s E3. I’m expecting to see (and fall in love with) live gameplay and new trailers. We all know that Naughty Dog have something special lined up with this game, and I can’t wait to see it.
Days Gone will feature in a big way, too
Days Gone is yet another game we’d all like to see a lot more of. Announced with some hype behind it last E3, the game has since been buried in the announcements of God of War, The Last of Us Part II and even Destiny 2. It will be interesting to see more of this Unreal Engine 4 powered survival horror. We already know that a lot of zombies will be on screen, but how big and open is the map? Will this be the PS4’s answer to Dead Rising? When does it come out? These are the questions that should be answered very soon.
It’s been a long time since the last Killzone title. Shadow Fall was a PS4 launch game that showed off the graphical capabilities of the new console fairly well. Graphics on the console have come a long way since, however. I felt that Shadow Fall was a decent game, but it would be nice to see if they can top it, four years later. A return to the shooter series that has done so well for Sony in the past seems fairly likely to me after four years without it.
They will spend far too long on Destiny 2
I’m unsure whether Destiny 2 will be a part of Microsoft or Sony’s press conference, but either way, they will spend far too long talking about it. It’s not as interesting as other, exclusive games, and any kind of live gameplay demo just wouldn’t be that interesting to watch. A trailer and short gameplay demo would be great, but you just know it will last at least half an hour at least.
Uncharted VR game
As a last ditch effort to try and save the VR headset so, so many were excited about from obscurity, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sony announce something like an Uncharted title for it. I’m unsure how a VR Uncharted would work, but if handled well, it could be the shot in the arm Sony’s struggling VR headset needs.
If a new Killzone and Uncharted VR isn’t enough for you, then what about Bloodborne 2? From Software’s original Bloodborne is a classic of the PS4, no matter what you thought of its high difficulty. I’m unaware of what From Software have been up to since the release of Dark Souls III, but it seems likely they’ve been developing something tasty. I may be pulling this out of my arse, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Bloodborne 2 gets announced.
Exclusive Square Enix game
Square Enix and Playstation go together like peas and ham, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a new exclusive coming to the PS4. Whether this is based on one of their existing franchises such as Final Fantasy, or an entirely new game, I don’t know. I’d like to see the two companies team up again.
Insomniac’s Spiderman will be there
While I’m not expecting much from this game (sorry) and think it may be a disappointment for many, it would be nice if these fears could be laid to rest by a good trailer at E3. It has the potential to do for Spiderman what Arkham Asylum did for Batman. I’m expecting to see a release date for the end of the year.
Death Stranding will still confuse everyone
What do you think? Is there anything I missed out on? Anything you’d love for Sony to showcase during their press conference?
Let me know in the comments.