Sony closes out the first full day at E3 2016 Monday with its PlayStation press conference. The Japanese electronics giant confirmed the existence of the rumored PS4 upgrade, codenamed NEO or the PS4K, but stated it would not make an appearance at E3 2016. Even with the console absent, Sony's press conference will be busy with plenty of PlayStation VR news. The PlayStation E3 live stream begins with a pre-show at 5:30 p.m. PDT (8:30 p.m. EDT).
PlayStation VR will be a focus for Sony at E3 2016. The headset once known as Project Morpheus launches in October, so Sony could announce more games that will launch with the device. There's also the possibility for a flagship title bidding to convince consumers the PlayStation VR is a necessity. Sony's diverse VR lineup of previously announced titles should take up a good portion of the PlayStation E3 2016 press conference. They include the puzzle-mystery game “Statik,” the exploration game “How We Soar” that puts players in control of a phoenix and “Harmonix Music VR.”
“Gran Turismo Sport,” “Dreams,” “Rez Infinite,” “Thumper” and “Tethered” are likely to be included in the PlayStation VR segment of the E3 2016 press conference. There are also rumors surrounding “No Man's Sky VR,” but that has yet to be confirmed with additional leaks or screenshots.
“The Last Guardian,” which has been in development in some form since 2007, was one of the big surprises of E3 2015 with a scheduled 2016 release date. Fans should expect to see more gameplay and a firm release date. Third-party games such as EA's “Battlefield 1” and “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” are also likely to make appearances. Timed exclusives or other content deals, such as the marketing agreement between Sony and Activision/Bungie for “Destiny,” will also be a part of the PlayStation E3 2016 presentation.
Although it's been pushed back to 2017, “Horizon Zero Dawn,” from Sony's first-party developer Guerrilla Games, should have a prominent place at the PlayStation press conference. Sony also is likely to reveal more of “Detroit: Become Human,” from “Heavy Rain” developer Quantic Dream, at E3 2016. The game, revealed at Paris Games Week in October, follows an android named Kara as she lives among humans after escaping her factory.
There are so many games that Sony could highlight during its press conference. “Person 5,” “Nier: Automata,” the “Final Fantasy VII” remake and “Gravity Rush 2” could make appearances at E3 2016. It would also be interesting to see what “Infamous” developer Sucker Punch is working on for the PS4. Naughty Dog is taking a victory lap after “Uncharted 4: A Thief's End,” but fans hope they are at E3 2016 in some capacity.
More concrete rumors point to “God of War 4” being revealed by Sony. Kratos, the protagonist of the “God of War” games, may only make a cameo appearance, with “God of War 4” possibly being based on Norse mythology.
While Rockstar Games does not have a press conference of its own at E3 2016, many hope the “Grand Theft Auto” developer unveils “Red Dead Redemption 2” during the PlayStation presentation. The game's map reportedly leaked online in April while the developer's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, stated Rockstar Games is working on “some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.”
You can watch the PlayStation E3 2016 live stream below. The press conference begins at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT)