PlayStation’s E3 showcase was full of great reveals and new looks at upcoming games including E3 staples 2018!
The President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Shawn Layden, said it himself: “Don’t expect some big flashy new idea or surprise [at this year’s Sony E3 press conference]”. There was no hardware announcement at the Monday 11 June showcase either, so we’ll probably have to wait until 2019 for a PS5 announcement.
So there you have it. This year’s conference, in new and more interactive settings for the audience, will focus on Sony’s ‘big four’ games for 2018: The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima.
How to watch the Sony PlayStation E3 2018 press conference again
You can watch an on-demand version of the event below (or in the main window above, on desktop).
What games were shown at the PS E3 2018 conference?
Here are the highlights and what to expect for 2018 and beyond:
The Last of Us Part II
In a part-sweet, part-savory trailer, the first looks at gameplay from The Last of Us Part II were revealed. Starring Ellie, one of the protagonists from the first game, the trailer gave us a glimpse at some of the brutal, stealth-based gameplay fans came to love from part one.
A whole bunch of gameplay and a host of villains took centerstage during the latest look at Spider-Man . The trailer showed off a chunk of open world New York City, along with some cutscenes that got fans tingling. Then, the PlayStation team showed off some more gameplay in a live demo later in the show. We’ll find out soon enough. Spider-Man comes to PS4 on Sept. 7.
Yet another Death Stranding trailer raises more questions than it answers. Except this time around, two years after the game was first revealed, we got our first look at some of the gameplay, which mostly involved walking around, but ended up being so much more than that. Because Death Stranding.
Destiny 2‘s next big update, Forsaken, was given a story trailer that paints a pretty telling picture: there will be death.
Ghosts of Tsushima
Gameplay for Ghosts of Tsushima was revealed, and all you need to know is this game has a sword and it knows how to use it. The serene landscapes and bloody action look so, so enticing in this action game set in what looks like feudal Japan.
A new virtual reality game created by From Software, the studio behind Dark Souls and the recently announced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Déraciné looks incredibly moody with its sepia tone visuals displayed in this vague game footage.
Remedy and 505 Games might have E3’s surprise gem on its hands with Control. The mix of zero gravity mechanics and insane visuals gives it a sense of Inception in video-game form. Check out the trailer to see what we mean.
Nioh 2 and all of its action-packed glory was revealed in a short teaser that was little more than that: a teaser to get fans of the first game excited for more heart-pumping melee action.
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 2 is back with a vengeance. The classic horror game that helped cement the series as one of the best franchises in video games has been remade by Capcom for the modern, HD gaming experience and it’s coming as quickly as a rabid zombie: Jan. 25.
Trover Saves the Universe
From the creator of Rick and Morty and the Rick and Morty virtual reality game comes Trover Saves the Universe, which has the same signature humor and voice acting as the show that brought a McDonald’s sauce back from the dead.