What we'd like to see at E3 from Sony
What are the most interesting things Sony could show off at this year's E3? GameSpot's editors discuss what they want to see on PlayStation.
Last year's E3 was all about the hardware, as we eagerly clamored for a hint of what to expect on PlayStation 4. But now that developers don't have to be coy about what platform they're making their next game for, we're going to see a lot less talk and a lot more in-game footage.
What are the most exciting potential games we'll get to see and play next week at E3? GameSpot's editors discuss their most-anticipated games on Sony platforms.
Viva La Vita – Thomas Mc Shea
I'll just quickly mention how much I want The Last Guardian before moving on to more practical matters.
My default console has become the Vita. Laugh all you want, but it's true. So my fingers are crossed that even more games will reach Sony's handheld. Sure, independent fare such as No Man's Sky would make me smile like a loon, but I'm thinking even bigger than that. I love that I can download my favorite PlayStation One games whenever I'm in the mood for some nostalgic overload, so just imagine if the Vita was also compatible with PlayStation 2 games. The prospect of playing Viewtiful Joe wherever I am is almost too much to bear.
As far as bigger studios are concerned, I'm itching to see what Sony Santa Monica has in store for us. After the massive restructuring earlier this year, the fate of The House That God of War Built is up in the air. I'm crossing my fingers that they show something, and that it's as impressive as we know they're capable of. Ideally, it would be something other than exploring Kratos' dark side, but even if they do return to Greek mythology, I have faith that they'll wow me like they've done so many times before.
Unsolved Mysteries - Zorine Te
Many of the games I hope to see at E3 from Sony this year stem from my curiosity for that which is shrouded in mystery.
Team Ico's The Last Guardian has all but disappeared since its announcement at E3 in 2009, but oddly it's also the game with an abundance of footage online. While Sony confirmed earlier this year that it's still in development, neither new footage nor platform release news has made it to the public. It was originally announced as a PlayStation 3-exclusive, I can only hope it is making its way onto the console's newer sibling, the PS4.
Meanwhile, the PS4-exclusive Lily Bergamo hasn't had much revealed aside from a number of concept art panels, so where is the gameplay footage? Produced by Suda51, who led development on Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead, and No More Heroes, I hope to see more of his trademark over-the-top action in Lily Bergamo, and confirmation of release for the Western market.
Finally, fantasy-themed role-playing games hold a strong place in my heart. With virtual reality technology making headlines this year, I believe it's time for Project Morpheus to fulfill the dreams of this RPG enthusiast: a fantasy game that incorporates use of VR in a manner that outclasses that of Eve Online on the Oculus Rift. The VR race is on, and Sony needs to take action if it wants to get ahead.
Kick, Punch, It's All in the Game - Justin Haywald
Like those above me, I eagerly await the yearly The Last Guardian check-in. I know the usual slate of expected titles like Uncharted 4 and God of War: The New One are going to look terrific. And I might not have loved Dark Souls II as much as everyone else I know, but the rumored game from From Software, Project Beast, looks intriguing.
But what I really want to see is the quirky and unexpected. The Wonderbook: Book of Spells demo from a few years back may not have been a game aimed at me, but developers who use technology that we're already familiar with in unique, creative ways fascinate me. Outside of J.S. Joust, my Move controllers sit mostly unused in a drawer. I really hope Sony surprises me again with something equally unexpected.
You've read our thoughts, but what games are you most looking forward on PS3, PS4, and Vita? Let us know in the comments below!
And for even more E3 discussion, check out our full pre-E3 series:
- What We'd Like to See at E3 From Microsoft
- What We'd Like to See at E3 from Nintendo
- What We'd Like to See at E3 on PC
- E3 Press Conferences, What Does Sony Need to Do?
- E3 Press Conferences, What Does Microsoft Need to Do?
- E3 Press Conferences, What Does Nintendo Need to Do?