During this year’s E3 Conference, Sony kept its keynote pretty focused. The show was almost entirely dedicated to four upcoming exclusive games: The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and Spider-Man.
As a PlayStation owner – both the Standard and Pro editions – I was pretty stoked by what I saw. Sony already has an impressive stable of console exclusives, which includes Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, The Last of Us and the Uncharted series, and it looks as though they’ll continue to add to an incredible line-up.
If you missed the show, you can check out all of the PS4 exclusive game trailers right here.
The Last of Us Part II
For the first time, Sony showed off nearly 12-minutes of actual gameplay footage from The Last of Us Part II …and it is equal parts beautiful and brutal.
This is easily my most anticipated game, and quite honestly, they won’t be able to take my money fast enough when it’s finally released, which is expected to be in 2019.
Ghost of Tsushima
Next up, we got a nice long look at Ghost of Tsushima, the hotly anticipated new title from Sucker Punch, who is best known as the studio behind Infamous.
It looks absolutely gorgeous, and it has what appears to be a nice blend of combat and stealth. There is no official word on the release date yet, however, but judging from the nearly 9-minutes of gameplay that we can see, it looks as though it will be worth the wait.
The Batman Arkham series has always been the gold-standard for superhero games done right, and it appears that your friendly neighborhood Spider-man may be joining those ranks.
Insomniac’s new Spider-Man comes out in September, which isn’t that far off. This 7-minute gameplay trailer shows off some pretty impressive web-slinging and fluid fight mechanics, with a lighter tone than that of the Arkham games.
The latest trailer for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Stranding shows actual game footage for the first time, and it’s plenty weird and full of babies.
This game has been the stuff of lore in recent years due to the mystery surrounding it, and the trailer doesn’t do much to clear that mystery up. No release date has been announced.
One of the announcements at Sony’s event was Control, a new game from Remedy, which is the studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake.
It features some cool-looking time-control combat – right out of the Dr. Strange playbook – and looks just trippy enough to pique my interest.
PSVR fans were also shown some love at Sony’s E3 2018 event. From Software unveiled a new virtual reality game called Déraciné, and it looks quite detailed and ethereal.
Alas, I will never get to experience this game in VR, because I prefer that my gaming sessions not be interrupted by bouts of violent vomiting and motion sickness.
Although it’s not a PlayStation exclusive and will also be available on PC and XB1, this RPG looks COO-COO BANANAS INSANE.
Developed by CD Projekt, makers of The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 is a role-playing game set in an open world dystopian future.
This shit is right up my alley, and I’m adding it to the list because (1) it’s my website, and (2) it’s a game that I’m really looking forward to playing, so (3) suck it.
What games from this year’s E3 conference are you most looking forward to getting your hands on?