To end Day 2 of the annual E3 event in Los Angeles, Sony had the honor of taking the stage to wow their gamers. They sure did not disappoint. Unlike Microsoft, Sony focused on announcing tons of new games that will be coming out over the next year and a half.
The conference opened up with the introduction of a game that was “long awaited” by many Playstation fans. The Last Guardian is about a young boy and a giant, feathered creature that resembles a griffin. The game was first teased in 2009 and now it is set for a 2016 release.
Sony continued with their myriad of game announcements with a title that was first introduced at last year’s press conference. No Man’s Sky is a game created by Hello Games and it explores an open universe. The vast universe is filled with tons upon tons of solar systems, some of which will surely never be explored. The game allows players to explore these solar systems with the ultimate goal of reaching the center of the universe, which is seemingly impossible as the game is intended to be endless.
Other games announced at the press conference were Destiny: The Taken King, the second installment into the popular 2014 franchise, a new installment of the Hitman series, and Call of Duty Black Ops III. But the night was not just about games for Sony and Playstation.
Sony went more into depth about Morpheus, the company’s own dive into virtual reality. After the Microsoft HoloLens was bashed earlier on Monday for being a year too late, what will gamers have to say about Playstation’s new gadget?
Sony also introduced an a la carte subscription service to Playstation Vue, the console’s television subscription service. Now I have always favored Xbox, but this is certainly something that peaked my interest. Not for the sake of using a Playstation 4 as a cable box, but for the simple fact that there are only a handful of channels I watch on my Dish Network satellite box anyway. This is personally something I have been longing after for a long time.
Ultimately, the night came back to the games and the biggest news of the night was certainly the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Eighteen years ago, one of the best, arguably THE best, game in the Final Fantasy franchise was released and ever since then, gamers have been longing to play it once again. There is really no information as of yet except for the fact that it will not be Playstation exclusive, but PS4 owners will get the chance to play it first.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was teased at last year’s E3 conference and fans got a snippet of its gameplay. It is set for a 2016 release. PS4 fans have a lot to be excited for, but who do you think “won” E3? Sony or Microsoft? Or will we have to wait until the E3 Nintendo Direct tomorrow at noon to decide the true winner? Let us know in the comments!