Rumours Say Sony’s E3 Presentation Includes Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, a The Last of Us 2 Tease and More
We’re about one month out from the 2014 edition of E3. With all the next-gen console hype out of the way in last year’s edition, this is the first E3 where we get to see the games on the new hardware star.
For this year’s E3 keynote, Sony plans to unveil a whole host of new PlayStation 4 games with some gameplay footage of their already announced high-profile games. And while I’m sure they wanted to have a few surprises for E3, a new report running down the presentation means that we likely won’t be shocked.
This scoops comes from the folks over at DualShockers who have worked their sources at various Sony Computer Entertainment studios and BBH New York, a marketing firm that does work for PlayStation.
DualShockers have been able to get two source confirmation, what mainstream news outlets use for reporting major stories, on a few items. In-engine footage of Uncharted 4 will be shown off for the first time at E3 with an announcement of a summer 2015 release date. This will include in-game footage as well as cutscenes. The graphics are said to be the absolute tops of anything we’ve seen on this console generation. For the first time, we’re going to jump between now with Nathan Drake and the past with Sir Francis Drake.
Project Morpheus will get a segment that will include the next Media Molecule title. That game will involve world building and is described as “creative and fun.” So it’s a Media Molecule game. I don’t think we need more than that.
Elsewhere, Guerrilla Games is moving on from the Killzone series and will debut a new IP at E3. This is an RPG which marks the first time they’ve made one of those. Sony is banking on a big reaction to it. Sony Japan will also show off The Last Guardian which people have been waiting for since E3 2009. Better late than never.
There were much more single-sourced information for the press conference that was revealed.
Gran Turismo 6 will be repackaged for the PS4 with improved visuals, resolution and framerate as Gran Turismo 7: Prologue. The Order: 1866 will get an on-stage demo with Sony hoping for it to be its big first-party exclusive come the fall. Driveclub will also get some stage time which will coincide with the release of the game’s demo.
A couple of things are on the fence as to whether they’ll be shown at E3 or not. It depends on Microsoft’s keynote. Sony may answer any big Gears of War reveals with a God of War 4 tease. If they need another big bang, Quantic Dream has another trailer ready to show off. If it doesn’t go at E3, it will be pushed back to Gamescom.
Sony also scored a big exclusive by getting to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is, unsurprisingly, coming to next-gen consoles. There is some debate as to whether someone from Rockstar will be on hand to make the announcement but Sony is likely getting that announcement in their keynote.
There will also be segments on the PS3 and Vita along with a price reduction announcement for each. Figures that would happen after I get my own Vita.
The conference will close with Sony showing off a teaser for a The Last of Us sequel.
I know that we thought that the console manufacturers were showing off the big guns last year but even this little snippet of the rumours (more at DualShockers) is more impressive than last year. I’m definitely looking forward to E3 this year. With more time with the hardware, devs are only going to be able to push the current consoles harder and that’s better for all of us. And if Sony is that concerned with topping Microsoft, hopefully that competition forces everyone to be at their best. It’s not that bad a time to be a gamer after all.