Sony had a lukewarm conference last year, it had a strange pace as it appeared to have no rhythm, especially when compared to 2016’s conference. This year there won’t be any major first-party announcements, however, they’ll bring 4 major exclusives, and we can expect third-party titles to make an appearance.
The Last of Us: Part II
The sequel of a modern classic, The Last of Us: Part 2 must either begin or finish the conference. After 2 impactful trailers, we should see an extended gameplay for the first time. We’ll probably find out more about the setting, the story and a release window for the title.
Ghost of Tsushima
Sucker Punch’s first title since the release of Infamous Second Son, Ghost of Tsushima is Sony’s new IP. Little is known about the title other than the Japanese setting focused on a samurai story. At the conference, we should have a gameplay demo and a release date.
After appearing for 2 straight E3’s, Spider-Man will come out this year. Last year’s demo was interesting but I feel that it could sell the game a little better. Another gameplay highlighting the story could do just that. But since it’s an Insomniac game, there aren’t many reasons to doubt the quality of the title.
Death Stranding is a really bizarre case, we’ve seen it for years, however, we still have no idea what it’s all about. Each trailer becomes weirder than the previous and we keep getting hyped solely because of Kojima. He has hinted on another trailer and maybe we’ll find out what Death Stranding actually is, but that should be it, as a gameplay demo is unlikely.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Announced years ago, Resident Evil 2 Remake remains a mystery. No details were revealed, only a few rumors surfaced but nothing concrete yet. Given Sony’s relationship with Capcom, it should be revealed at their conference and I believe it will happen this year, possibly with a trailer.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar usually doesn’t appear on any E3 conference, however, GTA V’s current-gen console was announced on Sony’s stage. Since we haven’t seen any gameplay and the game will come out this year, we could expect to see the gameplay reveal tonight.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4
Due to the partnership, that Sony has with Activision, Black Ops 4 should make an appearance. If I had to guess I’d say that Blackout, it’s Battle Royale mode, should be demonstrated on stage.
Media Molecule’s new title should make a quick appearance with a trailer that should announce it’s release date and a beta. It would be wise to show a gameplay trying to explain what is Dreams, talking more about the campaign and the experience, that remains somewhat mysterious.
The N’Sane Trilogy was an incredible success, surpassing every single expectation. With that, we should see a new title in the Crash series being developed, I believe that if it was announced it’d be at Sony’s conference.
Coming out next year, Shenmue III was revealed on Sony’s stage and should make a comeback with a gameplay as we haven’t seen any yet. It would be the perfect setting to reveal this long-awaited sequel to the world.
This should be very quick, just a regular trailer talking about some of the VR projects coming out to the PS4 in the near future. Given that Sony has admitted that VR didn’t take off as they expected, they shouldn’t pay a lot of attention to it.