Sony rounds out the day with…
- God of War 4(?) – Kratos has a son that he must raise and the demo begins with a hunt. The demo shows Kratos in a new environment that he must survive. There was much that felt like the old God of War games but much that felt new. The extensive look was bold and refreshing for the series.
- Days Gone – A cinematic feature tells a tale of a world gone wrong and a love lost. A live demo came later in the show, the third-person survival game ached of desolation. Turns out that it is yet another zombie game, not necessarily bad but needs to have its own identity(I just didn’t see it).
- The Last Guardian – A trailer with the date October 25, 2016. Release date? Let’s say yes.
- Horizon Zero Dawn – A third-person trailer shows the heroine traversing passed corrupt machines. Then taking control of a beast to get to her objective. The combat of this long look was varied and intense. Slated for February 28, 2017.
- Detroit: Become Human – The android based game that let’s you investigate and rebuild the scenario. Not clear on how this approach goes throughout the game other than the one sequence that was shown.
- Resident Evil: Biohazard – January 24, 2017 release date for the next game in the franchise. Will also be on PSVR when released.
- PSVR – October 13, 2016 release date in US with 50 games. Price tag of $399, likely a base model without PS Move controllers but it was not specified.
- Farpoint – A brief cinematic trailer for the PSVR game was played.
- Star Wars Battlefron X-Wing VR mission – So quick you could have missed it.
- Batman Arkham VR – Teaser with Joker voice over for PSVR.
- Final Fantasy XV – A blend of cinematic and gameplay shown with the September 30, 2016 date. There seemed to be a tease of VR support.
- Call of Duty: infinite Warfare – FPS with mechs and outer space environments. Yet another game with grappling hook action, a recurring theme for this year.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warefare Remastered – Yep, what is old is new.
- Crash Bandicoot Remastered – Coming first in Skylanders in October but followed by a remaster of the original games.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The LEGO comical take on the latest Star Wars movie. The demo is immediately available.
- Death Stranding – Kojima Productions… Was that Norman Reedus? Not sure what it is about but looked promising.
- Spider-Man – Insomniac Games takes on the next game in the character’s franchise.
The show closed out with a Days Gone demo followed up with a montage of many things coming to the PS4. It was a somewhat disjointed show and definitely not the best from Sony. They already addressed the NEO console so that was not a concern but this showcase seemed a bit hurried an over packed. The pacing just felt like it was off and could have been handled better. The early content was long and the late content was short. Still, Sony has a lot of promise with what it is offering but with the NEO vs Scorpio battle I may have to give the early nod to Scorpio. Given the huge lead Sony has in console sales, VR and games could keep propelling it into the near and distant future.
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