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As we continue our look into the future at E3 2017, today’s post focuses on Sony, who pretty much continues to be a sales wrecking ball. As of now, momentum is with them, though with Microsoft readying their super console, what sort of counter does Sony have up their sleeves? Short answer: games.
I have to give them credit, Sony really knows how to play up to the audience. It’s something they’ve mastered over the past few years, revealing a lot of core titles that resonate with their fan base. I’d be surprised if that didn’t continue even if the company doesn’t have a new piece of hardware to show off like their competitor.
Plan to see a very heavy software focused show, something I’m sure will please most fans. Here’s what I’m predicting:
The Sure Bets
What’s odd here is that I feel like Sony is fairly predictable these days as they’ve already announced a ton of stuff over the past year, many of which have no release dates currently. I’d expect that fact change for many titles on the following list, with even a few penciled in as a surprise 2017 release. Here is the big, ‘count on it’ list of games that you’ll be seeing:
- God of War
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Days Gone
- Death Stranding – Come on, you know Kojima’s history with Sony. He’ll be there for sure.
- Destiny 2
- Call of Duty: WW2
- Uncharted: A Lost Legacy
- The Last of Us 2
- Detroit: Become Human
PlayStation VR has been selling really well, so don’t be surprised to see more time carved out for it as well.
Whatever Sucker Punch is working on. I know I say this every year, so it has to be true at some point, right? The studio has been radio silent for about 3 years now, more time than many studios give themselves to put out a game. I’ve pretty much purchased everything the company has put out since the PS3 era, so I cannot wait to see what they’ve been cranking away on in secret. Come on guys, I want to give you money! Show me what you got!
I have a feeling that Guerrilla is working on new projects as well, and even though the show already feels pretty full, perhaps a teaser of something will be shown. Could we see a new Killzone? Speaking of Guerrilla, I’d also love to see new DLC content for the wonderful Horizon: Zero Dawn, a new single player expansion or something that adds more content to the game. The experience is already filled with meaningful things to do, but I don’t think people would be opposed to spending more time in that world.
I would imagine that Shenmue 3 has some things to show at this point as well. After a very successful Kickstarter a couple years back, it wouldn’t surprise me to at least see some sort of trailer, though I think most fans would appreciate an actual live gameplay demo.
Considering how popular Bloodborne proved to be, would we really be surprised to see an announcement of a sequel? I believe it’s in the cards, if not during this show, then definitely at some point this year.
Longshots and Wishlists
I don’t know, I’m having a very tough time fitting anything here. I feel like that’s primarily because Sony already has a long list of ‘in development’ titles that it’s hard to really think how they’d be able to fit anything else in to an already packed show and release calendar.
For the sake of having something here….let’s say….ummm…a return of WipeOut? Sure, let’s go with that.
Hey, if Crash Bandicoot can do it, why can’t futuristic hover ships as well?