The Last Guardian Still Exists
The Last Guardian lives! Sony opened its press conference with 6 minutes of footage running on PlayStation 4. Fumito Ueda is still directing and it was given a 2016 release window, too.
Guerilla Debuted Its New Game
Horizon was revealed as the new game from Killzone developers Guerrilla Games. The trailer features a woman exploring a cave full of paintings and ancient areas, as a narrator retells the history of humankind and how civilisation crumbled. Nature reclaimed the earth, tribes ascended, learning to hunt, creating new technologies, and rebuilt a civilisation forged out of futuristic tech and primitive ways. Sentient technology has evolved, too, creating lifeforms that resemble animals. You can see them in the trailer below, but some look like birds while others more closely resemble dinosaurs.
Sony confirmed that a new Hitman game is inbound, and it's simply titled Hitman. Developed by IO-Interactive, Hitman will take players to locations around the world in "the most ambitious Hitman game ever." A short trailer showed Agent 47 running through a forest and taking out a target with a sniper rifle. While available across multiple platforms, PlayStation owners will receive six unique contracts within the first year after launch.
More Street Fighter V
We already know Street Fighter V is a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, but we learned even more at Sony's conference with Cammy and Birdie being confirmed as playable characters. The New Media Molecule Is All About Dreams Media Molecule best known for the LittleBigPlanet series unveiled its completely new game titled Dreams. Players can use the DualShock 4 to sketch in a surreal landscape, creating objects and characters which can also be animated using the DualShock 4. The trailer showed an old man coming to life, playing the piano, but also polar bears, robots flying in a futuristic landscape, and zombies fighting teddy bears. It's quite to explain, okay? So maybe it's best to watch the trailer for yourself:
Destiny: The Taken King DLC Gets a Release Date
There have been numerous leaks leading up to E3, but we now have our first official details on Destiny's next expansion and a release date thanks to Sony's conference. The Taken King will come out on September 15, 2015.
Firewatch Makes Console Debut on PS4
Sony confirmed Firewatch will make its console debut on PlayStation 4.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Happening
Square Enix has finally announced that a full remake of Final Fantasy VII is in development. Sony confirmed the remake will be coming first to PlayStation 4. Other platforms were not announced.
World of Final Fantasy Announced for PS4 and PS Vita
Sony's VP of publishing Adam Boyes announced a second Final Fantasy title in the shape of World of Final Fantasy, a brand new game in the long-running series due to arrive on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2016. And it's incredibly cute."
The Resurrection of Shenmue 3
Sony's press conference was the stage upon which legendary developer Yu Suzuki launched a Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3. "We can unfold the continuous story", said Suzuki. "Shenmue 3 will be the story you have waited for. The fate of Shenmue is in your hands now." The game is seeking funding on Kickstarter, where its developers are hoping to earn $2 million USD within one month.
Devolver Announces 4 Games Coming to PS4
Four Devolver Digital games are coming to PS4: Ronin, the 2D stealth action game, Eitr, a pixel-art character action game, Mother Russia Bleeds, a brutal and bloody 2D brawler, and Crossing Souls, a stylish action adventure game.
PS4 Unlocks Exclusive Asassin's Creed Syndicate DLC
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on PlayStation 4 will get exclusive downloadable content with The Dreadful Crimes. The PS4 exclusive The Dreadful Crimes are missions where players solve crimes inspired by the world's most famous detective novelist. While they didn’t mention Conan Doyle by name, it’s heavily hinted at.
Sony Expands Its TV Offering with PlayStation View
Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House announced that PlayStation users will soon be able to subscribe to individual, unbundled TV stations via the company's PlayStation Vue streaming television service. At launch, users will be able to subscribe to Showtime, Fox Soccer, and a new channel powered by Machinima. Sony's announcement follows HBO's decision to divorce HBO from TV cable subscriptionsvia HBO Now.
No Man's Sky Continues to Astound
Hello Games' Sean Murray took to the stage to show off a live demo of the space-exploration game. He warped through space, discovered a new planet, and logged all of his discoveries.
Sony Reveals Competitive Morpheus Game
Morpheus wasn't a huge focus for Sony's conference, but it did announce RIGS, a multiplayer first-person shooter. RIGS is a new IP from developed by Guerilla Cambridge, most recently known for Killzone Shadow Fall, as a 3 vs. 3, esports-style entry in the world of VR.
Call of Duty Content Is Now First on PS4
A new partnership between Activision and Sony will bring all future Call of Duty content first to PlayStation 4. Going forward all new DLC, such as map packs, will come to PlayStation first. Sony also confirmed the Black Ops 3 beta will be coming to PS4 first this August.
Disney Infinity Star Wars Exclusives for PS4
A limited-edition Disney Infinity 3.0 bundle is coming to PlayStation 4. It will contain both Twilight of the Republic (Episodes 1-3) and Rise Against the Empire (Episode 4-6). The latter is scheduled to come out a month later, but PlayStation 4 owners will be able to play both at launch. The bundle will also contain a Boba Fett figure, with it being described as the only way to play as the bounty hunter before the holidays.
First Look at Star Wars Battlefront Co-Op
Sony debuted new footage of Battlefront and teased what's to come in the two-player cooperative missions. The objective-based "Survival" multiplayer mode showcased two Rebel Alliance soldiers fighting off waves of AI Stormtroopers, including a special cloaked unit, as well as AT-STs, while defending a control point on Tatooine. Playable hero units such as Luke Skywalker will feature in co-op as well. The quick look concluded with an Imperial Star Destroyer sinking onto the surface of the planet -- similar to the imagery we saw in the first trailer.
Sony Wraps Up With a Thrilling Uncharted 4 Demo
Sony closed the show out with an extended live demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. It's a thrilling action sequence, punctuated with funny one-liners from Sully and Nate. It also hints at the most open Uncharted world we've ever seen.