Gamers finally got to see what Sony have in store for them in the upcoming months at the annual E3 press conference, which included details on Spider-Man, God of War and the much anticipated Playstation VR amongst many other reveals.
There won’t be much news that will come from the 2016 E3 conference that will grab more attention than Insomniac Games confirming that the company is working on the new Spider-Man game as well as airing its first trailer. Despite the release date not being announced, excitement surrounding the game will surely be spreading as many people’s favourite Marvel hero is set to arrive on the PS4.
The popular God of War franchise will also be making a return, and although the game will be entitled ‘God of War’ rather than ‘God of War 4’, the creators have insisted it is not a reboot of a previous game. The trailer showed a much older Kratos accompanied by his son, and confirmed that the upcoming release will be based on Norse mythology.
So which other games were mentioned at E3? Well the shock of the night came when Hideo Kojima announced the result of his new studio’s partnership with Sony by announcing ‘Death Stranding’ which is set to star Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. This will be Kojima’s first game release since leaving Konami, and he received a very warm welcome from the audience at the E3 conference as he simply announced, “I’m back”.
The much anticipated ‘The Last Guardian’ was also a hot topic, with fans set to finally get their hands on the game on October 25th later this year. The wait seems to have been forever since it first got announced in 2009, but the trailer is now out there for all to see after its first play at the E3 conference to give you a taste of what to expect.
What about the Playstation VR? It has been promised by Sony to provide a completely new and unique gaming experience with its virtual reality system, and people will be able to get their hands on the ambitious virtual reality headset on 13th October 2016. It will be available for £349.99 in the UK or £399.98 with the inclusion of the Playstation camera. Fans will also be pleased to know that the upcoming addition to the Resident Evil franchise will be available on VR from early 2017 when Resident Evil 7 is finally released.
So it’s an exciting time for both Sony and gamers following the E3 conference, with so many things to look forward to in the world of gaming.