Sony Playstation E3 2016 Press Conference Discussion Thread



  • Best conference ever! Better then last year imo.



  • The structure and pacing of the show was incredible. The tension of the opening score, the emotions of dad Kratos, the surprise of RE7... this conference just kept pouring it on in an almost unrelenting series of great reveals. We may not have gotten every game we wanted but the mix of highly anticipated and completely "left field" games was perfection. AND KOJIMA. Excuse the hype, but this is the new benchmark that all other e3 shows should aspire to be: make it about the games and show, don't tell.

    5/5 - Masterful



  • Opening and continuing the press conference with a live orchestra took the balls the size of Texas. It added so much importance and class to the whole event.

    I have never played GOW but will play here. It looks like a weird mix of GOW and Witcher 3. Gorgeous game and I want to see this relationship between father and son. Huber's Kratos reaction was amazing!

    Detroit was awesome and such a great way to show the decision trees.

    Great job by Layden for recognizing the Crash shirt last year and the nice touch about the Crash shadow behind him

    I was hyped for COD, say WAT?

    RE7 was amazing and completely unexpected.

    Days Gone was great and even better than I expected Bend to come out with.

    SPIDERMAN!!!!!!

    I recognize the importance of E32015 from a historical perspective, but damn, this is my E3 of Dreams right here.

    Sony barely stopped to take a breath. Layden and House were on stage for less that 5 minutes in a 1 hour and 15 minute stream. Sony just mastered the E3 Hype formula



  • 5/5 = 1.
    The one.



    • I have never really cared for Sony. I've never owned one of their home consoles, and until tonight I was pretty content with that. But I think its time for that to change. This press conference improved on last year's in almost every way imaginable. It wasn't totally contingent on people's fondness for the past, it primarily focused on the future.

    • I have no attachment to God of War, but it came across as a tad forced. It looked awesome, but something seemed off about it. No release info.

    • It was beyond put up or shut up time for The Last Guardian. While I don't totally trust that release date, had they not at least said 2016 I would have told them to just scrap the game. They went to the well with this game way too many times. It looks good and hopefully it hits it's release date - if it doesn't just bury it.

    • Horizon Zero Dawn impressed once again. I'm not sure I need to see anymore, I feel like I understand what that game is going to be but no release date...

    • I'm incredibly happy they did a demo for Days Gone. I'm curious what the actual game will be like, but the scenario they presented was fantastic. No release information...

    • Once again, another visit from Detroit and it showed way better than what we were shown last year. But again, another repeat with no real release info...

    • Infinite Warfare showing in this super serious conference, with a pretty mind bending demo level should do wonders for it's public perception. I've long preferred CoD's fast pace gameplay to Battlefield, and just when I thought I would be crossing over, CoD rallies. (Multiplatform release date shown)

    • Resident Evil 7. That trailer does all the talking. Give it to me. Now. (Multiplatform release date shown)

    • I have never played a Metal Gear game. Sue me. But I totally respect the series and Hideo's accomplishments. I don't quite understand his fascination with Reedus but what a cool fucking trailer, man ass and tiny fetus be damned. Looking forward to seeing what Death Stranding develops into. I won't harp on it's release situation as it's kind of different than the rest. Cool to see him treated so well, and to show off some new ideas.

    • I can't hit everything they touched on. Spiderman by Sunset Overdrive devs is very cool. The VR would've been better if those Batman and Star Wars announcements were full games, just demos aren't too big a deal. Lego Star Wars always looks solid. I couldn't care less about the Crash remastered, the only good Crash title was Racing, and that won't be included by the sound of it.

    • On a personal level, I'm glad they skipped over a lot of the JRPGS that I couldn't care less about. There's nothing they could really show to get me interested in them, I'm not a part of the target audience and that's fine - but it did alot for me. Additionally, the orchestra was a nice touch.

    • While last year's Sony announcements were great, only 1 of the 5 big games (Shenmue, Remake, TLG, Uncharted 4, and Horizons) shown actually released before this year's E3. I take issue with the 2015 conference being so widely regarded, when it was really just a bunch of nebulous anouncements. And they followed it up by doing the same thing this year. Aside from TLG, no exclusive release dates were shown. I think alot of what they're cooking smells great, but it's just so far off, I don't know what people are actually getting to play. I want to give it a perfect score but...

    4.5/5



  • God of War was a big surprise for me here. Not that I didn't know it was coming—I just didn't expect to be so interested. I love that TLoU comparison Brad made in the stream because that's exactly what I got. The paternal relationship gave it some really nice quiet beats and a lot of unexpected emotion.

    Don't get me started on the rest of the presser. The hype from Insomniac's Spiderman and Death Stranding alone is going to keep me up all night.



  • Sadly God Of War was leaked over a month ago, so it wasn't a surprise BUT the trailer was really good, I like the change in pace of the gameplay.



  • @ZyloWolfBane I consider it a surprise since we didn't expect Kratos and his son to be so sympathetic and we saw none of the gameplay or screenshots beforehand.



  • @Lexad said in Sony Playstation E3 2016 Press Conference Discussion Thread:

    @ZyloWolfBane I consider it a surprise since we didn't expect Kratos and his son to be so sympathetic

    It's not like it's out of character for him, the whole reason he was such a monster was for revenge of his original family which went a little out of control lol.



  • This press conference

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  • Seriously, the orchestra was gorgeous. Just amazing all around



  • THAT CONFERENCE WAS SO GOOD AHHHH

    Sorry. I just had to get it out.



  • I think Ben's reaction is my favorite.

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  • I am completely impressed by Sony's conference. All other conferences (except EA) were show and tell while Sony's were mostly show and damn I loved them for it.
    Given I only have a ps4 and no xbox I am already biased towards Sony, but I always was looking for MS to provide me an excuse to buy a Xbox, which their conference heavily played against. I mean I have a powerful PC sooo I can play all their lineup on that.
    Sony impressed with a steady stream of high quality announcements combined with a live orchestra which was a pretty bold move (at least in my opinion).
    What really struck me is the whole conference felt 100% genuine. Sony gets gaming or at least gamers.
    We are already versed in the medium and we know what we want and can for the most part instantly tell if a game is for us or not. We don't need fancy buzzwords that are probably thrown around in investor meetings.

    Overall I loved Sony's approach and I really hope this isn't a fad and they know why yesterdays conference worked and it wasn't just a necessity because of the live orchestra.



  • They had me won at a live Orchestra. Can we all just think about how amazing they were!

    After that it was just game after game, just phenominal stuff.

    Can't believe Kojima actually turned up - "I'm back". I assume none of that game is created but it was a very cool trailer.

    Most importantly. The Last Guardian looked incredible and I cannot wait!

    Well done Sony.



  • Super impressed with the way the way the show was put together. Very good pacing and some massive announcements. Resident Evil reaction by the Allies was just epic!!! :)

    As an Xbox One gamer, I usually just play PS4 when something massive and exclusive launches but I might just go out and buy PSVR when it launches to try out games like Batman, Star Wars X-Wing mission and even Star Trek VR or Steep (if it gets VR support).

    What I am a bit concerned about is the lack of release dates on some of the major announcements like @MiserablePerson pointed out.

    Has anybody seen any Crash remaster screenshots/video or any release date plans?



  • Oh my GOD this was absolutely incredible!! How did they do this? I am absolutely floored. So happy. Downloading the RE7 demo now, TERRIFIED.



  • Looking forward to Spiderman, this dev will so improve over the last iteration of the game.



  • WHAT DID I JUST WATCH???!!

    5/5 so much.



  • Ahh, finally after a night with mostly no sleep and a hectic morning at work, I have some spare time to gather my thoughts. I loved it!
    The EZA guys were on point during their post-show discussion, I liked the way they showed game after game, that epic orchestra synced with the video and the classiness of it.

    5/5!