It was a big night for Sony as they unveiled many new games being added to their repertoire in the next year during their annual E3 press conference, including a new Spider-Man game, God of War and Lego Star Wars. There were also plenty of surprises for Playstation fans, but the main focus was a final release date for the must-anticipated PSVR. Here are some of the night's highlights, and biggest unveilings.
PSVR - Released October 13, 2016
Sony revealed that from October 13, gamers would finally have access a VR headset, and from that date on, they would start to release up to 50 by the end of the year, some playable on both PS4 and VR. Retailing at $399, it's a pricey piece of kit — it's likely the games themselves will be more expensive too, but Sony's hoping that this will not put people off, and rightly so, as pre-sales are already flying off the virtual shelves.
What can we look forward to on PSVR?
Some of Sony's biggest games will be available on PSVR, alongside brand new indies, including:
Resident Evil 7 - released January 24, 2016
The big release alongside the VR announcement was Resident Evil 7, playable from start to finish on VR. Which will without a doubt be utterly terrifying.
Final Fantasy 15
This one I'm not so sure about, especially as the recent FF games haven't been perfect, but perhaps the VR treatment is what it needs, and the trailer makes it look pretty awesome.
Star Wars: Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission
The much disliked Battlefront will see VR games take flight in an X-Wing, which may bring some love back to the game.
Batman Arkham VR
Rocksteady's Batman Arkham VR will not be released on PS4, and will remain a VR exclusive.
Other titles include:
Gran Turismo Sport
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Rigs Mechanized Combat League
Ace Combat 7
100ft Robot Golf
The London Heist
Robinson: The Journey
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
& many more.
What can we expect for PS4?
While the VR experience was Sony's biggest announcement, there is also a whole lot to look forward to on PS4, which for me is the most exciting news.
The Last Guardian - released October 25, 2016
Finally The Last Guardian has a release date, after years in development hell, and it looks amazing.
Everyone's favorite apple-eating marsupial is back, totally remastered and looking better than ever. Bring on the nostalgia!
Call of Duty
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare looks to take us into space, plus CoD: Modern Warfare is looking to get a remaster.
God of War
The press conference opened with an announcement of the new God of War, featuring an older, bearded Kratos.
Detroit: Become Human
From Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) comes Detroit: Become Human, which looks brilliantly gritty and likely to feature plenty of choice-driven narrative. Can't wait for this title.
Another zombie apocalypse game with a Last of Us feel.
Welcome back Hideo Kojima
Fans of Kojima and Silent Hill will be most excited about his brand new collaboration with everyone's favorite badass zombie killer, Norman Reedus in the bizarre looking Death Stranding — the trailer gives nothing away, but let's hope this collaboration survives to release unlike P.T and Silent Hills.