As we once again get our breath back from the Sony conference at E3 2015, we are given the opportunity to lay it all out on the table and pick our top 5 announcements. Amazingly, games such as The Last Guardian, Dreams and even Uncharted 4 didn’t make it onto our list, showing how strong a conference Sony gave us. So here is our countdown to the top 5 announcements of Sony’s 2015 E3 conference.
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Starting off the list is the game that has got me most excited so far this E3. Coming from Guerrilla, the studio that brought you Killzone, Horizon looks like the sort of game you could get lost in forever. Set in a post apocalyptic world where humanity lives in tribes and the world has been inhabited by robots, and seemingly robot dinosaurs! In the short snippet that we got to see, the character models on both the main character and the robots looked stunningly detailed and the combat looks powerful and easy to get to grips with. The environment and textures looked spectacular and I wanted to dive in and play right away.
4. Morpheus Multiplayer
Although I felt that it was a weak showing of Morpheus this E3, they did mention a few tid bits that raised my eyebrows. One of these was multiplayer coming to Morpheus, and I think that shows real direction. While I’m sure that VR headsets have the potential to be huge for solo play, the real fun will come from getting together with your mates to try it out, so this just seemed perfect.
3. No Man’s Sky Demo
It’s a project that people thought was too ambitious for a small studio, and from seeing the demo that statement just seems more and more true. Showing off one of the first demos of No Man’s Sky, Hello Games painted a picture of the largest galaxy you have ever seen in a video game universe. The amount of explorable solar systems started to make my nose bleed as I though about all the travel between them. Throw in random battles, millions of worlds to explore and the hype just keeps climbing!
2. Final Fantasy 7 Remake
They announced a Final Fantasy 7 remake… Enough Said. Seriously though, we only saw a cinematic here but we all know the score. The public have been asking for this since the dawn of time, or as long as we didn’t have FF7 on a current gen console, and Square have finally given us an answer. This literally broke the internet for a few minutes as amazed gamers hunted to see if this was true or another cruel joke.
1. PlayStation & Activation Partnership
While it may not be the most exciting news for many fans, out of everything announced it’s the one thing I found to be the most significant. For the last few years Call of Duty and Xbox have been firmly entrenched together to the point that you almost associate Call of Duty with Xbox, whenever it is mentioned. Significantly, Sony announced that they have a new partnership with Activision. This means that PS4 owners, not Xbox owners will be the first to get access to beta programs and will be the first to get the DLC packs that come with the COD games. Call of Duty has a new home on the PS4 and as a win for Sony, that’s pretty huge!
There you have it! Do you agree with our list, or what would you add/change on yours? Let us know on our social media channels or in the comments below!