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PlayStation Hypes New Titles, Not Hardware Pre E3

Updated on May 16, 2018
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Since her first Nintendo, Jennifer Branton has been an avid gamer who fairs best in Survival Horror and RPG's.

Last Great Games For PS4

In the past PlayStation has used the annual E3 convention to hype their newest consoles and software, the company announced early in their blog that this time they were more focused on their exclusive titles already in the works than talking new toys.

With no release date in site for the PlayStation 4 and new games continuing to be developed for the system taking advantage of the systems capabilities, the last generation of games to come from a console are always outstanding as they utilize all the updates from the life cycle of the system. Last months God Of War looked nothing short of a cinematic feature and played as smooth as butter.

PlayStation still has some exclusive titles under its belt though that haven't seen a debut yet in 2018 so could E3 hold the secret to how much longer we will be waiting for The Last Of Us Part 2 as well as give a glimpse to how much longer we have to bond with our PS4?


The last generation of games to come out on a system utilize every bit of the hardware capability bringing some of the most beautiful and advanced games. While everything from PlayStation 4's long run looks well improved over the features of its predecessor, there is a noticeable quality between games from the console release and current games.

PlayStation Blog Names Topics For Its Presentation

Calling out the success of this years titles, The PlayStation Blog calls out the focus of this years presentation, with heavy emphasis on works already in production for their exclusive release and less on what hardware expansions may come in the next year.

It’s been an exceptional year for games, thanks to genre-defining masterworks like A Way Out, Far Cry 5, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, and Moss.

But 2018 is just getting started. To ring in a new year of incredible new gaming experiences, the PlayStation team is planning a new E3 Showcase — and we’re inviting all of our closest friends. That means you!

Join us on Monday, June 11 starting at 6:00pm Pacific Time as we share a preview of what’s next for PlayStation. We’ll broadcast the show live from E3 2018 in Los Angeles, California via, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.

In a rare break from tradition, we wanted to give you an early glimpse at what to expect heading into the Showcase on June 11. PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios will be at E3 in full force to provide you with an exclusive look at four upcoming titles: Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch, Marvel’s Spider-Man from Insomniac Games, and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog.

Of course, we’ll have stellar announcements from third-party publishers and independent developers, who are all busy devising innovative new experiences that will make your heart race and your emotions soar — whether you’re playing on PS4, PS4 Pro, or PS VR.

Stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog to learn a bit more about what’s in store as we count down to June 11, 2018 and another exciting E3 season.

Our journey begins Monday, June 11 starting at 6:00pm Pacific time. Will you join us?

Titles like Death Stranding are a little more than a mystery and some new trailers that have been released since its first stint on the video game conference circuit. Will PlayStation finally have a release date in 2018 or is 2019 still the expectation?

Games like Death Stranding, Spider-man, and The Last Of Us Part 2 have done many a tour of the video game conferences promising no release dates but more trailers and a trail of rumors that follow. Still these games are promised for the PS4, if we are to believe the rumors and be the consoles beautiful exit before ushering in the newest hardware, but if some of these games are to have late 2018 or even 2019 releases, how much longer until PlayStation 5?


PC Gaming, Other Consoles Press Schedule

The schedule for 2018 E3 Press Conferences have been released to the likes of gaming press and nerds alike giving a glimpse at the future of 2018-2019 gaming.

Saturday June 9

Electronic Arts- 11 AM PT/2 PM ET

Sunday June 10

Microsoft 1 PM PT/ 4 PM ET

Bethesda 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET

Monday June 11

Square Enix 10 AM PT/1 ET

Ubisoft 1PM PT/ 4 PM ET

Sony 6 PM PT/ PM ET

Tuesday June 12

Nintendo 9 AM PT/12 PM ET


What To Expect

No one is really sure what to expect from the Press Conferences, though it is rumored Microsoft is to discuss their new venture Mixer, a dedicated streaming service. As both Xbox One X and PlayStation Pro are still fairly new, no new hardware is expected to be discussed for either Microsoft or Sony.

Where last years presentations for many consoles had focused on the ability to play in VR, the technology really took a step back when many gamers refused to embrace VR either on the lack of games that used the feature, or a release of games that could be played without it- ie how most people experienced Resident Evil 7, the cost, or just not enough interesting games that used VR to its full capability. Unless newer releases will also have a VR component, it might be dead in the water when it comes to the next generation of consoles.

Nintendo will be one to watch with announcements of new games already on the way and many new imports that came over from that forgotten console the Wii U in Deluxe or Definitive collections. What makes Nintendo more interesting with The Switch is the move away from more family friendly titles and embracing that The Switch user is usually an older player that loves the nostalgia of Megaman, Mario, and Zelda, but also plays Outlast.

Electronic Arts will have their expected announcement of the newest sports ball games with the most updated names on the jerseys, but what else will be offered?

Ubisoft and Bethesda may be the ones to watch as no one is really sure what new goodies to expect.

Square Enix is expected to showcase Kingdom Hearts 3, the first new installment in the series in sometime after its 1.5 edition with a new version of Dream Drop Distance.


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