5 Mistakes Sony Can’t Make At E3 This Year

Sony is in the driver’s seat, but it needs to keep its eyes on the prize.

Posted By | On 11th, Jun. 2017 Under Article, Editorials | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


E3 is almost here- and as always, we are expecting big things from all the companies involved as far as games announcements go. Of all of these companies, the one with the least to prove is Sony- they are in the driver’s seat this generation with the PS4 being a tremendous success, with them commanding leading third party support worldwide, and with their first party games selling at unprecedented levels.

However, now is not the time to ease up on the pedal- it is very important for Sony to keep their eyes on the prize, because with a hungry Microsoft and a resurgent Nintendo, they could well lose the lead they have worked so hard to establish. Here are five mistakes Sony can make at E3 this year, that they really shouldn’t.

NOT FOCUSING ON THE PSVR

The PlayStation VR is, according to Sony, a hit, and that’s great- but now, the onus is on Sony to support the damn thing. Sony has a history of putting out expensive hardware and never giving it any meaningful support- PS Eyetoy, PS Move, and PS Vita all come to mind. If Sony is serious about making inroads into the VR market, PSVR can’t join that list- and it is necessary for Sony to trot out some high caliber support for it this E3.

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"Sony has a history of putting out expensive hardware and never giving it any meaningful support- PS Eyetoy, PS Move, and PS Vita all come to mind. If Sony is serious about making inroads into the VR market, PSVR can’t join that list."

FOCUSING TOO MUCH ON PSVR

But while dedicating some time to the PSVR is all well and good, choosing to spend all their time just talking about VR games is going to lead to a lot of lost interest for Sony- it’d be Sony’s equivalent of Microsoft choosing to focus on Kinect, and only Kinect. Demonstrate support for the peripheral, sure, but don’t spend all your time on it. 60 million players across the world bought the PS4, show them the kinds of games they bought the system for. Don’t just inundate them with VR content that most of them may not even be interested in.

FOCUSING ONLY ON MULTIPLATFORM GAMES

Star Wars Battlefront 2, Far Cry 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: World War 2, FIFA 18, and Destiny 2 are, among others, some high profile third party games Sony has struck co-branding deals with. And that’s great- but choosing to highlight these over the exclusive content that has always been PlayStation’s strength would be foolish, and antithetical to the messaging that has made the PS4 a success so far. Multiplatform games are available on all systems, after all- it’s the exclusive games that set PlayStation apart.

 

"Sony would do well to understand the importance of Japanese games to its audience, cumulatively if not individually."

IGNORING JAPANESE GAMES

One of the major reasons for the PS4’s success has been its strong Japanese support- games like NieR Automata, Yakuza, and Persona 5, all of which are available on it exclusively in the console market. Sony would do well to understand the importance of Japanese games to its audience, cumulatively if not individually. Western games are well and good, and they go a long way towards appealing to western audiences- but Japanese games can, too. It’s best Sony understands this, and not downplay the substantial lineup of upcoming Japanese games that it has.

ONLY ANNOUNCING GAMES THAT ARE TOO FAR OUT

Sony has a bad track record of announcing games that take years and years to ultimately release. Agent, The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Death StrandingThe Last of Us 2, and many more, are all part of that long list of games. While announcing some games that are early in development to generate excitement is well and good, choosing to focus only on those is categorically not- and Sony needs to ensure it walks a fine line here of highlighting upcoming content launching soon, and content far out, but generating hype and interest. It did a great job of this last year- let’s hope it does so again.

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  • Sp4ctr0

    Star Wars Battlefront 2, Far Cry 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: World War 2, FIFA 18, and Destiny 2 are, among others, some high profile third party games Sony has struck co-branding deals with”

    BUT ALL OF THOSE GAMES WILL BE BETTER ON SCORPIO 🙂

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82e3b1abcef49d01d52c40f013a182d91c6363604d18c9290ee93d747869b9cc.jpg

    • Gamez Rule

      BUT ALL OF THOSE GAMES WILL BE BETTER ON SCORPIO YET STILL MISSING OUT ON EXCLUSIVE CONTENT THAT’S ONLY POSSIBLE ON PS4

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7ea8d589b54417fe6a5e1bbe670065ebc4557be62945254b0e7380d11163c11.jpg

    • Sp4ctr0
    • William Orlando Figueroa

      Honestly, I just want to see some kickass exclusives. I don’t want to see some news about exclusive content or a better port of a game that will force us to wait for a long time (though a delayed game is always better than a rushed game IF you actually put effort unlike Mighty No.9 and The Order).

      I mean, correct me for saying this, but didn’t Xbox One owners, during the early years of this generation, said that exclusives is more important than better graphics? Personally, they were honestly true about that, but it seems as if now they now went back to the last generation form, praising only the graphics than on exclusives.

    • Migi

      All these games will be better on PC and not to mention all the M$ exclusives that are now on PC, so what’s the point of owning a XBOX? Where are all the so called exclusives? XBOX is a load of bullshit that has nothing new to offer then what a PC can do even better.

    • Smart guy

      False buddy your a load of bullshit 🙂

    • Migi

      Keep deluding yourself with your Xcocks delusion and the imaginairy power of the Cloud.

    • Smart guy

      Aw someone got mad lol never said anything about the cloud stupid 🙂 but you got d!cks on the mind huh? Good for u I guess I like puss but hey to each his own

    • Migi

      Nope just calling out your dumb bullshit! cause you seem dumb enough that you don’t know what actually is the best gaming machine. I can see your one of those sad troll that think he’s funny or smart but i can tell you you’re neither.

    • Smart guy

      Actually is anyone is a troll it’s xrat but don’t see you calling that guy out on what really is bullshit lol I’m no troll you just got mad and now your ranting 🙂 I guess you didn’t get that d!ck you wanted lol

    • Migi

      Your still a sad no matter how badly you wanna deny it that’s why you commeted in the first place, Kinda how losers like you work.

      Have fun delusional person that seems to think he has the high ground with his dumb comment that started these retarded rants.

    • Smart guy

      you’re* lol work on that grammar and actually you did by saying something was bs when it’s not lol you’re just mad it’s ok kiddo :))

    • Troy Aldrich

      MEH.

  • Sp4ctr0

    If they show any multiplatform games then this will be real suicide. All those multiplatform games will look and play much better on Scorpio.

    • Brad Marcus Kirchhoff

      Have fun w your idiotic controller scheme. Scientific fact that the layout of xb controllers cause a delay in reaction time bc of the analog placements. Simple example: pat your head w 1 hand and rub your stomach w the other at the same time. The mind works better when both hands are working together and in the case of the xb controllers, the analogs are not parallel which causes a slight delay in the brains reaction time. Theres a reason Sony has not changed the positioning of its analogs sticks over the years….

    • Smart guy

      Actually that’s not a sf at all lol but the stupidity you got in your brain is 🙂

    • Smart guy

      We already know 🙂

  • Mark

    Lmao! Eh Gamez stop man, u just killed my man Sp4ctrO ahaha

  • Mark

    Sony will have some dam good exclusives there, but I REALLY wanted to see Death Stranding! Kojima’s games are straight up hardcore. What one game are u hoping to see or what kind of new IP do u want Sony to do? I never bought Assasins Creed cuz of the boring combat, but I’m hyped to see what this looks like

    • Gamez Rule

      There may still be news on Death Stranding so you may be pleased. New IPs that show time and effort from devs will do me. Horizon-Z-D is awesome, yet also want to see something that gets supported over time.

  • Brad Marcus Kirchhoff

    Ms is focused on uhd blu ray players and specs on paper. I dont know a single person that still buys dvds. I havent bought one in over 2 years. Why would I when I can simply own the digital versions of movies that are still in theaters? Dvds have become redundant. You also will not get 4k w 60 fps on Scorpio unless you are playing a racing sim or something. No open world games or anything w any depth will run at 60 fps in 4k. Dissapointment awaits if thats what you think you are getting…

  • William Orlando Figueroa

    While I also would love japanese support (seriously, Sony, bring back your japanese Ips like Soul Sacrifice and Ape Escape), though I wouldn’t want them support heavily.

    I mean, just look at games like Godzilla, Umbrella Corps, Akiba’s Beat, and Natural Doctrine.

    • Hvd

      they dont sell bro.this is the multiplat generation.

  • William Orlando Figueroa

    I also want Sony to revive one of their old/untoched IPs like Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars, Tokyo Jungle, Jumping Flash, Twisted Metal, Patapon, etc. New IPs are also a good thing (Horizon, and Nioh are prime examples), but I would also love to see them being back one of their IPs.

    • Gamez Rule

      Yeah some older IPS would be welcomed. Been playing WipEout Omega Collection, that’s awesome on a 4k TV.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      EINHANDER!!!!! Imagine that remade today on the PRO…..?!?!?

  • Hvd

    #1 show trailers of delayed games.
    #2 show trailers of games 4-5 years out.
    #3 show psvr.
    #4 not have any BIG AAA exclusives for the rest of the year.im not talking about that ps3 delayed AA gt sport..lol
    #5 have no holiday games again.

    oh what thats already going to happen.it has for the past 2 years…lmao.

    xbox scorpio REAL NATIVE 4K GAMES at e3:)

    • Gamez Rule

      Game shown via EA at E3 called *Anthem* already put back to 2018 ( gameplay being shown via MS E3 )= Still waiting.

    • Ucouldntbemorewrong

      I see you didn’t watch the XBX conference perhaps you should before you post anymore, lol

    • Hvd

      way to post after the the xbox conference post but thats to be expected from ponies.i did watch it.

      TRUE REAL NATIVE 4K games on xbox one x not FAKE UPSCALED games on the ps4 crap pro.see i watched.

    • Ucouldntbemorewrong

      From your earlier comment sure sounds like you did not see it Xbert.

      Your starting to sound like a Parrot…

      MS Conference: Sweet looking system. Metro, Battlegrounds, Anthum all great looking games but sadly will all come to PS4 ( :{ ). X1X Price little to steep compared to competition, they did not really stick the landing. Crackdown 3 finally coming out. Whole bunch of Indy games (sorry I know how you hate indy games) Overall just a good conference

      Sony also did not stick the landing, still no update to what Sucker Punch and other silent studios up to. Really no new IP to continue the overlaying of releases. Shadow of Colossus is great news. New Game play on a whole bunch of standing games, Days Gone now looking like a get after seeing some game play. No price drop. Overall just a good conference.

      EA’s A Way Out awesome potential, rest of the EA conference was a bore.
      E3 this year is kinda a mehh, Maybe Nintendo might pull something off?

    • Hvd

      xboxc 42 games over 90m in TRUE REAL native 4k not FAKE UPSCALED 4k like the ps4 crap pro and a new console price reveal.

      sony 16 games under 60m 5-6 of them vr and dealyed game trailers remasters and game ttrailers 4-5 years out.sonys show was as bad as bethesdas…lmao

      winner xbox by a long shot..lol

  • Hahaha you killed it!!

  • Smart guy

    It’s not 4k 60fps though 🙂

  • Troy Aldrich

    Sony. Talk about the PS5 Later….Much…Much….Much…..LATER. NOT NOW.

  • Ucouldntbemorewrong

    That’s disturbing…


 

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