E3 2015 – Sony

During their E3 2015 conference, Sony opened with the first ever gameplay footage of The Last Guardian..

The Last Guardian

Fumito Ueda’s epic adventure involves a young boy who befriends a giant bird/dog creature, Trico, as he tries to escape the castle which is the initial setting of the game.  The pair work together to solve puzzles and evade guards..

The Last Guardian has been in development since 2007, and was originally planned for release in 2011.  It is now planned for PS4 in 2016.

Sony unveiled Guerilla Games’ new IP, Horizon: Zero Dawn, an action RPG in a lush, post-apocalyptic open world where nature and machines collide.

You are Aloy, a skilled hunter who relies on speed, cunning and agility to stay alive and protect her tribe against the strength, size and raw power of the machines.

Horizon: Zero Dawn - Aloy

Horizon: Zero Dawn will be one of nearly 20 launch titles for the PS4’s virtual reality headset system Project Morpheus, that is to be released during the first half of 2016.

The latest Hitman game, simply titled Hitman, will be released on 8 December 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Hitman is available to pre-order for PC and PlayStation 4; those who preorder the game will receive an invite to the beta.

Media Molecule‘s Dreams allows players to create and share their own dreams, and to explore and play those of others..

Dreams will be exclusive to PlayStation 4.

Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.

Firewatch is being developed by Campo Santo and set to release in 2015 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4.

The next chapter of Bungie’s sci-fi series, Destiny: The Taken King, arrives on 15th September.

A dark shadow has fallen over our worlds.  Oryx, The Taken King, is hell-bent on vengeance and is raising an army of corrupted “Taken” forces by manipulating the Darkness itself.  You must find a way into his impenetrable Dreadnaught ship to defeat The Taken King before he and his dark army consume our civilization and bring our solar system to ruin.

The Taken King

Yu Suzuki took to the stage to begin crowdfunding for Shenmue III for PC and PS4.  It has already met the $2m goal set!

A PS4 remake of Final Fantasy VII was also announced..

The PS4 Media Player App has now launched, and will be available to download on the PS4 via the PlayStation Store.

The Media Player works with both your home server and when plugging a USB stick with media into one of the available ports on the PS4.  Your home server will appear as a media option in the player automatically and finding your media is simple and quick.  You may also simply enjoy music as background music on your PS4.  More information here.

Also announced was No Man’s Sky, a science fiction game set in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy.

No Man’s Sky is being developed by Hello Games, a tiny indie studio in Guildford, UK, and is planned for release in 2015.

It was announced that the PlayStation 4 will be getting exclusive Assassin’s Creed Syndicate DLC The Dreadful Crimes.  More footage was shown, featuring Assassin Evie Frye, and the array of deadly weapons she uses.

From her unique version of the signature Assassin’s hidden blade to her elegant cane sword and deadly throwing knives, Evie is a force to be reckoned with.

Batman: Arkham Knight, the epic onclusion to the Arkham series, is set for release on the 23rd June 2015.  Sony revealed a new and scary trailer featuring a burning Gotham..

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There are also exclusive Play The Scarecrow Nightmare missions and custom skins, for PS4 owners.

The first multiplayer trailer for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III was shown off..

Black Ops III will release on 6th November.  Fans who preorder the game on PS4 will get first access to the multiplayer beta, coming in August.  Downloadable map packs will also be coming first to PS4.

Disney Interactive Studios and LucasArts’ action adventure sandbox Disney Infinity 3.0, available in Fall 2015 for PC, PS3 and PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  Star Wars now joins the ever-growing collection which includes Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition - Rise Against The Empire Play Set

Together new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination in the 3.0 Toy Box!  Disney Infinity encourages you to play your way, whether you explore open-world creation in the Toy Box or story-driven gameplay inside Play Sets!

Sony showed another new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront, with gameplay captured from a Survival match within the desert of Tatooine.

In a total of 15 enemy waves, you’ll face off against stormtroopers, AT-STs, and anything in between. PlayStation 4 players can also team up with a second player in split-screen co-op, or take the fight online via co-op.  Star Wars Battlefront Survival Missions are not only limited to Tatooine, nor is it the only type of Mission that will be available. There will be many more challenges, such as Trial Missions, Battle Missions, and Hero Battles.

Star Wars Battlefront will be available on 17 November 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sony closed their show with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and new footage including a high speed car chase through a fictional Madagascan city.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection releases 9th October, 2015, and contains Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, all remastered in 1080p and 60fps for the PlayStation 4.  Every copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection comes with access to the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

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