Following suit, the Sony Press conference at this year’s E3 came packed full of surprise announcements, new reveals and a whole host of never before seen game trailers, giving fans a taste of exciting things to come over the next year.
Sony kicked off the press conference with a new gameplay demonstration for The Last Guardian, confirming and finally putting rumours to rest that the long awaited Sony title is still alive and in development.
The Last Guardian
The first gameplay trailer for the game takes place in a beautiful ruined landscape of temples, wooden walkways and enormous arched structures. Centred on a friendship between a boy and his pet flying dog monster, the monk-like boy and his huge companion are able to work together to navigate their way through a perilous and mysterious world. The game is being directed by Fumito Ueda and will release in 2016.
Compared to Microsoft hands-on display of its HoloLens VR headset, showcasing how the headset works when running the likes of games such as Minecraft, Sony opted to keep their cards close to their chest, instead just showing off small glimpses of titles that will be coming to PS4 compatible with Morpheus. The most interesting of these being a new IP created specifically for Project Morpheus called RIGS, a team based mech arena shooter.
No Man’s Sky
In a new gameplay demo Sean Murray from Hello Games showed off something a bit different this year. Instead of just watching another trailer, fans of this highly-anticipated exploration sandbox got to see how it actually plays, watching as Sean dived into a space combat situation between two rival factions, warping to a never before explored section of the universe to discover a new planet and most importantly zooming out on a seemingly infinite universe of planets and stars, to showcase just how big this game is going to be.
Unfortunately, a release date has yet to be announced.
With very little being said, Sony announced that Agent 47 will be back once again in a new instalment titled simply Hitman. In what has been said is the “most ambitious” entry in the series so far, the game will include “new locations, new targets, and new challenges for people to enjoy together”. Launching on other platforms, Sony announced exclusive content will be coming to the PS4 along with an exclusive beta ahead of the launch on December 8th
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Closing out the show, Naughty Dog had just enough time to show off a new and impressive looking gameplay trailer for what could possibly be the final instalment in the Uncharted series. Moving from a straightforward gunfight in a marketplace, the gameplay demo quickly transits into a fast paced car chase through a highly destructible city, filled with life and sounds that immerse you in the action.