Sony recently announced that their annual Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference will begin at 6:00 PM PST on June 15. The company is already having a lot of success with the PlayStation 4 as the system has sold more than 20 million units worldwide so far. So, you should expect to see them double down on support for the popular console at this year’s convention. You can check out our list of expected PS4 game announcements from the Sony E3 2015 Press Conference below.
Expected E3 2014 PS4 Announcements and Showcases
First off, let’s get the obvious announcements out of the way. Shuhei Yoshida recently confirmed that Bloodborne will be getting a DLC expansion, so we expect it to appear at E3 2015. Although the Ratchet and Clank reboot and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End have been delayed until 2016, both games should also appear at the media briefing. The other announced projects that we will most likely hear more about at the event include Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Level-5’s JRPG, No Man’s Sky, Rime, Shadow of the Beast, Tearaway Unfolded and The Witness. On the hardware front, Sony should talk more about the upcoming launch of the Project Morpheus VR headset. The company may even announce a price drop for the PlayStation 4.
Of course, fans can also expect some big third-party partnership announcements from the Sony press conference. The upcoming Star Wars Battlefront looks like it will be advertised mainly for the PlayStation 4. We also think that the company has something in the work in regards to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as well. The other potential third-party titles that you should keep an eye on during the media briefing are Persona 5 (which is exclusive to the PS4 and PS3) as well as Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (coming exclusively to the PS4 later this year in North America). There have been some whispers that Sony also secured a deal with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Rumored Game Announcements
As with other major events, there are a lot of rumors regarding what Sony will announce and/or showcase at E3 2015. You can find a list of games that may show up at the media briefing below:
Gravity Rush 2 – When Gravity Rush 2 was teased at TGS 2013, no platform was announced. With that said, a listing recently revealed that the original Gravity Rush is being remastered for the PlayStation 4. Along with the dwindling sales of the Vita, all signs point to the sequel being in development for PS4. Hopefully, we will see something at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Gran Turismo 7 – Another game that was previously confirmed to be in development is Gran Turismo 7. With Gran Turismo 6 launching in 2013, E3 2015 may be the perfect time to show off the seventh mainline installment of the racing series for the PS4, especially when you consider that Forza Motorsport 6 is coming out later this year on the competing Xbox One.
Horizon – In addition to Killzone, Guerrilla Games has been working on a new intellectual property (which is rumored to be called Horizon) for a few years now. An early leak mentioned that the project is a RPG involving robotic dinosaurs. Their last project, Killzone Shadow Fall, came out two years ago. So it may be the right time to see what the studio has been up to at this year’s E3.
Quantic Dream – Another studio that released a game in 2013 is Quantic Dream. The developer revealed an impressive tech demo prior to the launch of the PS4 but has stayed quiet since. So it would be nice to get an update on their exclusive game at the upcoming convention.
Media Molecule – The masterminds behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway is currently working on a PlayStation 4 game although not much is known about the project. With that said, the studio does have a history to taking advantage of system features, so we suspect that their next title may implement the upcoming Project Morpheus virtual reality headset in one form or another.
God of War IV – The next God of War game has been all but announced at this point. The director of God of War II, Cory Barlog, admitted that he was working on the project before retracting his statement. Not to mention that the trailer for God of War Remastered also provided a hint as well. Hopefully, we will see the project sooner rather than later.
SCE Bend Studio – One last first-party studio to keep an eye on is SCE Bend Studio. The developer behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Resistance Retribution is apparently working on an open-world survival-horror game. So, after working on franchises created by other teams, Sony Bend will finally be able to show off their creative sides with the new intellectual property. Hopefully, we see something on the project at E3 2105.
Lastly, let’s take a look at some games that will most likely won’t get announced at Sony E3 2015 Press Conference. Although there are some signs pointing toward The Last of Us 2 being in development, it is unlikely we will see anything on the sequel until Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is released. The Last Guardian has a better chance of appearing at the event as a PlayStation 4 game (as Sony confirmed multiple times throughout the years that it was still in development). With that said, it wouldn’t surprise us to see Team Ico’s project skip another E3. Another project that has been in development hell is Agent, which was announced back at E3 2011. With Rockstar Games being busy with Grand Theft Auto V and the rumored Red Dead Redemption 2, it is highly unlikely we will hear anything about Agent anytime soon (if at all).
As you can see above, there are more than enough potential announcements and showcases to be excited about in regards to PlayStation 4 at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. So make sure you don’t miss out on the Sony E3 2015 Press Conference.