Sony will be closing out the day on Monday with their E3 press event just like they have for the last several years. They have a sales lead so far for the current console generation, but I wouldn’t call it a *comfortable* one. They need their press event to be amazing in order to maintain their lead over the Microsoft Xbox One (especially now that their base model is $350).
Here are some of my thoughts and predictions:
Uncharted IV: A Thief’s End will take center stage.
The uncharted series is rated M, so it doesn’t merit much discussion here, but this is likely going to be the biggest release for the PlayStation 4 by the time it is released next year no matter what comes out between now and then. It is a MASSIVE franchise.
Anyone with teenagers will want to at least keep your eye on it as it will likely be something they want if they have a PlayStation 4.
The PSVita will be a non-presence.
The long and short of it is that The PSVita is thriving through the support of independent game developers and will continue to do so for a long time. Sony doesn’t have to spend a single marketing dollar on the PSVita in order to make that happen.
Virtual Reality will be part of their show.
Project Morpheus is Sony’s VR headset. It is currently slated for a 2016 release but we don’t have any real details aside from that. I expect that we will see the final product and some actual games to go along with it. If we are lucky we will see a price point and a smaller release window, but that is a real stretch.
Sony will, finally, unveil some of the projects that their first party studios are working on.
Sony owns a whole bunch of studios that are responsible for almost all of their PlayStation exclusives. Many of them are working on projects, and have been for years, but they have been silent on what exactly those projects are.
They are running headlong into a Holiday season where Microsoft will be releasing several HUGE games like HALO 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsports 6. The next big Sony release will not happen until months later when Uncharted launches. Sony has been hesitant to announce games too early in development, but it would probably be a good idea to share some information with the world to help build excitement.
Maybe. JUST MAYBE. We’ll finally see the Last Guardian.
At this point The Last Guardian is a legend. It was debuted at an E3 several years ago to thunderous applause. This was a follow-up from the team that made Shadows of the Colossus (argued by some as one of the better games in the history of the medium). The trailer showed a young boy travelling alongside a giant dragon/dog/bird-like creature. But we have seen nothing of the game since then aside from reassurance that it is still in development.
Many doubt this to be true, though, because that means it would have been in development for more than a decade. That is unprecedented.
With that said, if the game is coming, then maybe we’ll see it on the biggest stage of them all.
What about you? What are your Sony predictions? Sound off in the comments.