Here we go! The last of today’s big conferences. Let’s see what Sony has in store to counter this morning’s strong show by Microsoft. Come on in!
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Hello! Welcome to today’s final show. Hoping for some tasty news on Playstation Now, the game subscription service. Also, a Heavenly Sword announcement. Yep.
Show’s just about to start.
Straight in with a trailer for…Destiny?
Yep. Destiny backstory.
The screen is absolutely huge. It wraps around the auditorium.
Lovely CG trailer showing the lush landscapes.
Lots of gameplay clips of your super knight taking down chunky alien enemies.
It has that Bungie look, if that means anything to you.
Andrew House out on stage now.
“An uncompromising commitment to gamers”
Nooo Ustream, don’t die now
The stream’s completely dead on both my computers.
Lots of people not seeing this so it’s not just me. So frustrating.
OK, the Giant Bomb stream seems to be working. It’s got a VO from the writers there, but it’s better than nothing.
Just caught the end of The Order. Hunting monsters in 1800s.
Something beautiful on screen now. Blue bird and yellow fish. Entwined. Something new!
So, Entwined. Twin sticks control two different characters, one on either side of the screen. Looks gorgeous, very much in the style of Rez and Child Of Eden. MORE PLEASE.
Entwined out right now on PS4! Ten bucks.
Ooh. InFamous First Light – a female protagonist DLC that you don’t actually need the original game to play.
And BOOM! Straight into LittleBigPlanet 3!
New characters! Oddsock and Toggle. They’re building an army.
And Swoop. A sockbird.
Oddsock can double jump, Toggle can either be tiny or fat and huge, and Swoop can fly.
Like the other games in the series, it looks absolutely lush, but I’ve always become frustrated with how it actually plays.
Out in November. That’s a great Christmas game.
Wow. So all the user generated levels will be instantly available in LBP3 on launch, with improved graphics.
New IP! Bring it on.
Director of Demon’s/Dark Souls
Gothic trailer, dark and brooding. Pretty creepy enemies actually.
Bloodborne. Was this Project Beast that got spoiled a few days ago? I think so.
Hmm. More a creepy trailer than anything, but tons of atmosphere. Out next year.
Far Cry 4 again.
Gameplay this time. It’s a mountainous open world and it looks GORGEOUS
THERE IS A GRAPPLING HOOK REPEAT THERE IS A GRAPPLING HOOK IN A MOUNTAINOUS OPENWORLD GAME
Which worked so well for Just Cause 2
Clambering on rooftops taking down guards with a crossbow and pistol.
And now I’m chasing them in a jeep on the edge of a mountain pass. The local radio station is amazing.
Fell off the mountain and now I’m flying in my wingsuit because of course I am.
Second play has joined, flying a gyrocoptor to attack a compound. All of this is seamless by the way.
Elephants getting involved.
Matt, this looks like shiny first person Just Cause 2. MATT.
Over now. That looks amazing. Excited.
MP over PSN – if you own the game, you can invite others to play with you even if they don’t own it, only on PSN. That’s very cool.
New trailer for Deep Silver zombie game.
It’s actually very darkly funny.
Jogger oblivious to zombie attacks behind him.
Oops. Now he’s turned. That’s going to hurt.
Ha! Dead Island 2, then. Great trailer.
Hmm. Weird crossover with The Last Of Us putting the enemies into Diablo III. OK then.
New exclusive gameplay trailer for Battlefield Hardline. EA really pushing this game today.
Yep, looks like fun but it’s definitely the kind of thing I’d play for a week then forget about.
Disney Infinity 2 exclusive – HULK ONLY ON PLAYSTATION SMASH
Some exclusive Destiny levels for Playstation.
New partnership with Paradox Interactive – all studios working on new game.
Ooh, it looks like Magika might be coming to consoles!
Sorry, Magicka. Magicka 2, specifically. That’s cool.
Ha! Tim Schaefer begging to play his own games.
Grim Fandango being remastered! Exclusive to PS4 and Vita. Crowd has gone wild for that one!
Partnership with Devolver – Broforce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2, Talos Principle all coming to PS systems first. They all look great.
New Suda 51 game exclusive to PS4. Trailer looks like grindhouse horror.
It’s called Let It Die.
New game from Giant Squid, made by one of the guys who designed Journey. Underwater exploration.
ABZU. Looks very Journey, beautiful and stylish.
AAH it’s the Hello Games space game
Exploring a lush orange alien world in first person
Seamless transition form land to space in spaceship.
I can’t tell you how much I need this game in my life.
It looks like Harry Harrison: The Game.
No Man’s Sky. Amazing.
Every player starts on a new procedurally created planet in an infinite universe.
I want to marry this game. I want to have babies with it. It’s the game of my imagination.
I can’t believe it’s being made by the tiny indie team that made Joe Danger.
Andrew House talking up the camera now. PROJECT MORPHEUS!
VR headset. Very exciting.
Shawn Layden coming on now. CEO SCEA.
Thirst for innovation and all that.
Playstation Now now? Hope so.
Some stats to tell us that people like to play games on their system.
YouTube integration coming, will be connected to Dualshock 4 Share button.
Share share share. YouTube, Twitch, Ustream, Playroom.
Pushing Free To Play, many coming to PS4 over next twelve months.
*Certain features available for a fee
You don’t say.
Playstation Now PS4 open beta July 31st. PS3 and Vita following shortly after that.
Will also be available through web connected Bravias, all you need is a Dualshock 3.
Rental durations and prices still being worked out. I’m really excited about this.
Talking up Vita now, remote play and Playstation Now giving it huge game base.
Over 100 Vita games in development right now.
Wait, Vita TV in the west?
Playstation TV! Didn’t think it would come here.
Can stream PS4 games and Playstation Now, also most Vita games. Lovely little device.
$99 by itself, $139 for console, controller, memory card and Lego Movie game. That’s a good price.
“Breakthrough experiences that inspire and delight.”
Gameplay footage of Mortal Kombat X now.
I was never really into Mortal Kombat, more of a Street Fighter II or Tekken fan, but think looks smooth and detailed.
Eww. The x-ray bone breaking is as gruesome as they ever were, now in glorious HDvision.
Eww. The x-ray bone breaking is as gruesome as they ever were, now in glorious HDvision.
Sony bringing new TV programmes to PS4. First series is called Powers, based on graphic novel. Not heard of it. Matt?
Powers producer Brian Michael Bendis now here to give more deatails. Two series already greenlit.
Powers producer Brian Michael Bendis now here to give more details. Two series already greenlit.
The pace is grinding to a stop here. MORE GAMES
Oh dear God get this guy off now please.
OK THERE YOU GO – God
Powers available in the US in December, if you still care. First episode free. Woop.
Andrew House talking about PS+. Give us free games!
Oh, we get Powers for free. Uh-huh.
Now, Ratchet & Clank! The Movie.
Well, it certainly looks like a game you can’t play.
Original Ratchet & Clank being remastered for PS4. Available in first half of 2015.
The Last Of Us remaster now.
Well, it looks stunning, but it already does, so no great shakes really.
However, if you haven’t played it, this will be a treat.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain trailer!
Love Kojima, and these games, especially 4.
Snake! Stop that pony tail RIGHT NOW
It looks stunning. The Fox Engine is glorious.
The latter Metal Gears are games to be savoured and this looks no exception. Would love to spend some time with that.
Rockstar! So, GTA5 on PS4 then.
Trailer shows all the bells and whistles have been included!
PS3 online save will transfer to PS4 version.
Now some Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay. Speeding the Batmobile around Gotham.
Yeah, this looks great. My worry is that the open city will take away game’s focus though.
Looks like Scarecrow is one of the game’s main protagonists.
PS4 version comes with exclusive Scarecrow nightmare mission.
One last title. Uncharted 4!
“Footage has been directly captured from PS4”.
VO with Sully – Drake asking for help, one last time. Moody jungle with corpses hanging in cages. Subtitled “A Thief’s End”.
Closing montage now of all the games from show. Some great stuff in there.
NO MAN’S SKY
So, an interesting show, but one that could have been edited right down. I also think the overlong focus on the TV shows might bite them in the arse a bit, but the games just about made up for it.
To be fair to Microsoft, though, they did a much better job of keeping the games flowing. However, there’s far fewer games I actually want to play on that system than on this.
And when it comes down to it, that’s the most important factor to take into account.
Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what Nintendo have in store tomorrow morning and to read what the larger gaming communities make of the shows today. Ohh, I wonder who won E3?
So, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed the day. I’m off to dream of No Man’s Sky. Goodnight!