The Gamers Lounge Reactions and Thoughts on Sony E3 Conference
Sony’s conference has a lot of hype coming into it, with games such as Uncharted 4 and No Man’s Sky rumored to make appearances. Can Sony keep up with Microsoft when it comes to big announcements? It’s time to find out!
A gameplay video of The Last Guardian is shown to the excited crowd. The gameplay is full of intense action and the graphics look great. Definitely a game to look forward to in 2016.
Hermen Hulst of Guerrilla Games introduces their newest franchise Horizon Zero Dawn. The gameplay video features the main character as she hides in bushes while hunting robotic dinosaur type enemies. The gameplay looked smooth and the graphics looked very good. Looks like a game I will be following as development continues. No release date announced.
It was announced that a new Hitman game will be available on Beta to Playstation 4 first.
Street Fighter 5 gameplay footage is shown along with characters Birdie and Cammie. The short video looked great. It was announced that a beta will be available on PS4 on July 23rd.
A gameplay demo of No Man’s Sky is shown. The player shows a brief space fight. The battle is intense and looks great. He then shows how many different places you can visit, which seems to be endless. He then travels to a random undiscovered solar system. He flies to a beacon on a planet and the planet is now discovered. Each planet is destructible but is protected by robotic machines. The game looks awesome and I am looking forward to it when it comes out.
Alex Evans of Media Molecule presents Dreams, an art creation type game where players can work together to create unique art. The short demonstration was very interesting.
A trailer for Firewatch is shown. The graphics in Firewatch look great and the story seems interesting. Looking forward to seeing more of Firewatch.
Destiny’s next expansion, The Taken King is shown and has a release date of September 15th. It contains a new map and much more content. The trailer was amazing.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is shown. The trailer shows some intense combat along with some new weapons. You can play some missions exclusively on PS4.
World premier of World of Final Fantasy is shown. The graphics, story and gameplay look amazing. It will be released in 2016 exclusively on PS4 and PS Vita.
It was announced that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is coming out on PS4. The announcement got a huge reaction from the crowd, as expected. The trailer looked awesome and is a game many gamers will be looking forward to.
Shenmue 3 is announced and is funded by Kickstarter. It is a sequel to the first and second Shenmue, not a spin off. Yu Suzuki counts down to the opening of the Kickstarter campaign and the crowd goes crazy. This is a game I can’t wait for! It has been a long time coming and there is no doubt it will get funded. I think it will reach it's 2 million dollar goal within 24 hours.
Batman Arkham Knight is shown. The story looks to be great and graphics are amazing. The scene shown is from the Scarecrow Nightmare Missions exclusive to the PS4 and takes place in a restaurant that is attacked by zombie-like creatures.
Project Morpheus is talked about. Many games that are compatible with Morpheus are shown, including RIGS which is a 3 on 3 battleground.
Playstation Vue is launching in San Francisco and Los Angeles tonight. Subscribers will be able to choose what channels they want without purchasing packages.
Sony and Activision have teamed up to bring Call of Duty Black Ops 3 to E3. The campaign can be played with up to four friends online. Gameplay video looks great and teamwork seems to be the key to success. The environmental destruction looks tremendous. Multiplayer is also demoed and it looks very smooth. I’m not a huge CoD fan, but I am looking forward to this game on November 6th. Playstation players will be the first to get all map packs and get beta access.
Disney Infinity 3.0 is shown. Star Wars Twilight of the Republic and Rise Against the Empire playsets are shown and a limited edition starter pack that is exclusive to PS4 is announced. A trailer for Rise Against the Empire is shown and looks interesting. It is also announced that a Boba Fett figure is included in the limited edition starter pack that will be released on PS4 before any other consoles.
Star Wars Battlefront is featured and talks about the multiplayer aspect of the game. Co-op is playable online or split screen. I have to say the graphics in Battlefront are some of the best I have ever seen. I am not a huge Star Wars fan, but this is a game I have to play when it is released in November.
The final game shown is Uncharted 4. The gameplay shown starts in a crowded area and the graphics look amazing. NPCs move around fluidly without any hiccups as the characters move through the crowd. As bullets start flying, everything remains smooth and the environmental destruction is very realistic. When the action moves to the streets, the environmental damage is just as impressive. Another game I cannot wait for!
That wraps up Sony’s E3 conference. Quite a few good announcements and gameplay demos. Not quite as exciting as Microsoft’s conference, but still good none-the-less. Make sure you stay tuned to The Gamer’s Lounge for more updates and news from E3!