Shawn Layden Explains Why The PlayStation Experience Keynote Ended Abruptly

Shawn Layden: You didn’t want me coming and saying, “Thank you for coming and please enjoy the games.”

Posted By | On 05th, Dec. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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This years’ PlayStation Experience was pretty disappointing. Apart from some big announcements like Ni No Kuni 2, Ratchet and Clank and Final Fantasy 7 gameplay demonstrations, most of the content was just filler. The show was no where close to last year’s awesomeness. Also, the show just ended. It ended abruptly without any first party reveal with Sony instead opting to conclude the show with Epic Games’ Paragon.

In a follow up Q&A on the event’s livestream, PlayStation boss Shawn Layden revealed why this was the case.

“That ending, that closure from Epic for Paragon…In a typical show I do the opening and I do the closing. But that Paragon video is so powerful. I did not want to go on after that. You didn’t want me coming and saying, “Thank you for coming and please enjoy the games.” Let that thing close it, that was drop the mic moment, that was fabulous. I am really happy with the guys at Epic [they] are going to bring to the PlayStation 4.”

In my personal opinion, the show ended abruptly. I was literally waiting for something to happen but nothing happened. Hopefully Sony will cut down on filler content for next year’s event [which Layden hinted during the stream] and end the keynote with a big announcement.

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  • Eletrical Bomb

    So, no more announcements/trailers?

  • Cy

    It was a MOBA. Announcing a new MOBA is *never* a “drop the mic” moment.

    • NOT showing Gameplay Footage for a “MOBA” (just go watch the gameplay trailer, its more promising that way) while ending the show is waaaay more insulting than a “It just your average MOBA game”.

    • TheEnygma

      especially considering the actual gameplay footage Epic put out looks pretty cool

    • Captain Clutch

      Like really. I dont believe it’s even exclusive.

  • hvd hvd

    it was a bad psx anyway.the indiestation lives.season pass for fighters the should already be in the game?i feel sorry for ps4 fans.GREATNESS AWAITS….AND ITS STILL WAITING..$ONY and the indiestation..lol

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      you clearly don’t understand your own language and the best part is they said Open your Ears

      they said if you want the characters to be available you have the season pass or you can get them by playing the game

    • hvd hvd

      glad i dont own the indiestation…lol

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      glad i don’t own Tripla A dumbed down made for insulting our inteligence game

    • hvd hvd

      have fun paying to play your ps2 games.

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      why are you changing discussion?
      i will buy PS2 games and it is not your business what i will buy or not
      we are living in a free world or do you live in a place with dictator?
      i’ll buy PS2 games when they are discounted
      just like with brand new games
      i learned this from the PC community
      with a cheaper price you can get GOTY edition with all DLC included

    • gamezalv

      Lol delusional fanboy. Jumping ships when others point out your faults, eh?

    • Fweds

      Remember Your talking about the same company that is now charging around $15 to play antique PS2 games even if you have already bought them before.

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      if you already own the game on PS3 why buying them again?
      and if i want to buy them for trophy and 1080p i’ll wait for a discount?
      see how i’m using logic here?

    • gamezalv

      True though it sucks that they won’t allow you to play the games you’ve payed for, technically you do realise that you didn’t pay for a semi-remastered ps2 game with trophies, remote play and such right?

    • Fweds

      This covers it in a sensible way.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsHF3c6hKQg

    • Mr Xrat

      Greatness never coming to the Shitbox Done. 🙂

    • Fweds

      You still at it after 2 years ?,

      The Shitbox Done ? That sounds like rhyming slang for PlayStation One.

    • Mr Xrat

      You still crying, Xgimp? 🙂

    • Truth™

      Where’s the greatness on PS4?

      Oh wait it doesn’t exist there either. Only on Wii U and PC this generation 🙂

    • Karl

      Wii u is a flop and of gets the shortest ports in existence lol better frame rate and graphics don’t mean a good game get to fixing batman so u can whine about another broken port

    • Truth™

      When will Just Cause 3 be fixed on PS4? 🙂

    • Karl

      I could ask the same for pc since its having issues on it as well lmao damn your tears are good stay salty

    • Karl

      What about pc lol go beg for more ports

  • Kfal Balli

    That was bad

    • Mr Xrat

      Please.

      It was also better than every MS conference since the middle of last gen.

    • Fweds

      Oh dear it really isn’t looking a good time to own a ps4.

      Sony are actually charging $15 for “PS2” backward compatible antique games and still won’t even let you use your own that you originally bought.
      They must be laughing their heads off.

      And the Sony VR move thing !!!OMG the games were worse then the first games released for move and Kinect 1 they were pathetic.
      It’s going to flop, the first lot of gullible people will buy it and then it’s bye bye.
      It’s even WIRED and where the motion control games were at least social this thing has to be the most unsocial gadget I have ever seen and that is another reason it deserves to fail.

    • Mr Xrat

      More and better games and a healthier future while you get crumbs and limited emulation. No wonder you’re begging for Rocket League. You’ll be begging for VR in a year too.

    • Truth™

      PSVR is a flop and all those games are on PC

      If fweds wants a platform with actual games and true VR. He can invest in a PC 🙂

      Those tears are incredible, rscottycuck :^)

    • Kfal Balli

      Nope.

    • Mr Xrat

      Sorry if the facts upset you. 🙂

    • Kfal Balli

      I didn’t know anyone was upset.

    • Truth™

      It was bad, Rscottygimp. They killed VR, shilled another kickstarter and announced a bunch of PC games.

      Gonna laugh when Ni No Kuni is revealed for PC and NX next year 🙂

    • Karl

      It’s not though lol and btw most Xbox games come to pc not PlayStation keep trying pc masturbator let me know when batman works properly for you I know like 3 PlayStation games that came to pc and unlike Xbox PlayStation didn’t say they were exclusive even dragon quest wasn’t announced as being exclusive happy pc gamers got it maybe this time they’ll get a decent working port

    • Truth™

      Dragon Quest Heroes has a superior version on PC

      How’s Just Cause 3 on PS4? They fix those massive framerate drops because of the garbage hardware yet? 🙂

    • Karl

      Could ask the same since Pc having issues also Jesus your tears are good mate what’s your secret lol anyways let me know when batman is fixed

    • Karl

      Ni no kuni is exclusive nerd the last one was also keep crying for ports lol

    • Truth™
    • Karl

      Not lol he said may and bandai don’t make pc ports square Enix sure but not level 5 or bandai keep begging for ports since you got no games lol

    • MightyJames76

      That’s reaching buddy

  • Markis Anthony

    He didn’t follow up the Epic game because they didn’t have anything else. Sony’s whole PS4 lineup has been a scam for two years. Trade your PS4s into GameStop after such an embarrassing event.

    • Mike

      Trade them for what?

    • Colin Stevens

      An Atari 2600

    • Mike

      I still have one from when I was a kid

    • pAU123

      XBOX ONE WHAT ELSE!

    • Mike

      I’m straight.

    • Mr Xrat

      But it has no games.

    • Fweds

      I agree the PS4 has no games but it gets worse when they are even charging you around $15 for antique PS2 games you have already paid for before.

    • Truth™

      Neither has PS4

      Why would you buy a console with no games?

    • Truth™

      New PC Graphics card

      Join the master race

      But if you really want a console with games, we have a product for you

      It’s called Wii U

    • Mike

      I don’t even have a PC. Haven’t gamed on one since unreal tournament and team fortress. I was gonna get a Wiiu but I will just wait for the NX now. I have over 80 games on my ps4 account. Haven’t even played half of them yet. Should keep me busy for awhile

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      TRADE YOUR PS4,XBOXONE AND INVEST YOUR MONEY TO RETRO GAMING, WHERE REAL GAMING LIVE

    • Fweds

      What variety ?, are you getting confused with the ps3 ?.

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      if look at the library you’ll see it

    • Mr Xrat

      If you want nothing else, you should try shilling for the Xbone. Oh wait, you already do. Now that’s what I call a scam. 🙂

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      xbox defenders are pathetic just like the playstation defenders, MS started dumbing down games
      and there’s proof
      why should WE buy XBox when i know XBOX and MICROSOFT are the reason why we have dumbed down games? filled with handholding?
      mr Xrat sorry if i replyed you

    • Truth™

      Poor rscottycuck can’t even defend his POS4 and goes into a massive meltdown convincing himself The PSVR Kinect didn’t die on stage and it wasn’t just a conference full of games coming to PC :^)

    • Karl

      That’s a lie though Ni no kuni isnt coming to pc the last one didn’t lol keep crying your getting this confused with Xbox since most of their exclusives are on pc get batman fixed before u trash talk some more pc masturbator

    • Truth™

      Ni No Kuni 2 is only a timed exclusive. Confirmed by Yoshida on twitter :^)

    • Karl

      Doubt it lol keep crying darling get batman to work then come back to me lol all pc gamers got to show for are graphics and frame rate that doesn’t always make an amazing I have a feeling you don’t own a pc anyways and Xbox is the one that brings most of their exclusives to pc not PlayStation I know a few and if it’s exclusive it stays exclusives unlike Xbox when they said ryse tomb raider and dead rising 3 were exclusive I bet Ni no kuni will be broken on pc like most ports let me know when batman works properly lmao

    • Karl
    • Truth™
    • Karl

      He said may lol bandai and level 5 rarely make pc ports lol stay salty darling if it was coming to pc the first one would if a long time ago it says exclusive everywhere anyway keep begging for ports darling since October nerds got no exclusives lol

    • LGK

      Rich coming from you.

    • Mr Xrat

      Cry more, Xgimp. 🙂

    • LGK

      :'(

    • DeadnBuried

      Yeah sure, because the PS4 doesn’t have Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, Dreams, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, Star Ocean 5, Ni No Kuni 2, Tales of Berseria, Persona 5, Yakuza 5, GT Sport, Detroit Becoming Human, Nier Automata, No Man’s Sky, Rime, Shadow of the Beast or even The Witness and The Tomorrow Children on the way, right?

      Not to mention all of their studios who have games on the way but not yet announced, like Sony Bend, Santa Monica and Sucker Punch. And that’s only considering exclusive titles, then you have to factor in multi-platform titles too.

      But hey, who am I kidding? The PS4 obviously has no great games, I didn’t REALLY love Bloodborne or Disgaea 5, and there’s obviously no games on the way so you’re right, I may as well sell it.

      /Sarcasm.

    • Truth™

      *Also on PC

      Explain why Everyone’s Gone To The Rapture, Journey, Escape Plan and Helldivers are on PC.

      Bloodborne soon on PC :^)

    • Karl

      They even said they have zero plans on releasing bloodborne on pc don’t feed the troll he don’t have a pc salty salty your tears are yummy may I ask what I put in them please thanks

    • DeadnBuried

      Journey isn’t on PC, nor is it currently poised to have a PC release. Nor is Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. In fact, I think Helldivers is the only one of those that IS coming to the PC.

      So no. You’re entirely wrong on pretty much every count, and Bloodborne certainly won’t be coming to the PC either.

      It’s funny really, for someone with such a fanboy hard-on for the PC, you seem to spend a lot of time fantasising about getting PlayStation exclusives. Your PC may give you great resolutions and frame rates, but it clearly isn’t giving you the games you want.

    • Truth™

      Someone was not paying attenton to the massive Steam leak that showed they were coming to PC

      Rscottycuck’s list of 22 games ended up -12 after that. Hilarious.

  • Jinathin

    look at all these haters.

    there were lots of good announcements. PSX isn’t E3…. lol

    people just like to hate on things.

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      hey people look at the A** kisser
      basically with this PSX they showed you the middle finger i don’t know how you can defend them

    • Jason Mounce

      PSX essentially is a show to remind the gamers/players what games will be coming soon, and what footage can be shown to entice gamers of what’s to come.

      It really isn’t to be compared to E3. It’s like Nintendos’ ‘Direct’ but, Annually, and less bananas.

      Being Anti-Sony as an acceptable trend was in 2005-2007, everything after that is just little salty kids moaning with insecurities or buyers remorse, the usual summary is that they all generally act like children.

    • Rodney Patrick

      Stfu Sony showed the something they been showing,and as far as VR goes what a joke,Sony still not letting you fan boy know the specs or the price.and I’m telling you now don’t expect it to be less then $299

  • LOL what a joke.

    Y’all should have just ended on Ni No Kuni 2; would have made the ending much less sour and gone out on a high note…

  • TwinspectreGaming101

    this show was saved only by Nioh, Ni No Kuni 2 and Final Fantasy VII remake

    • Kate Briga

      yeah,.. should not end with Epic’s moba,..
      And getting Yakuza was great also

    • MrSec84 .

      Don’t forget that awesome Uncharted 4 opener. Eagle flight and Golom also looked amazing.

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      you’re talking with the wrong person i don’t like Uncharted

  • spideynut71

    “…that was drop the mic moment, that was fabulous”

    More like a “dropped the ball” moment. SMH…

  • Mr Xrat

    Yeah, should have slapped the MOBA crap in at the middle and ended with Ni No Kuni 2 and Ace Combat.

    Still, even with the pacing issues, that conference demolished pretty much every MS show for the last five years. Good showing.

    • Fweds

      Why do you think you have to justify everything bad Sony does by trying to bring up something negative about one of it’s rivals ?, you must realize how stupid that makes you look.

      You don’t need to lackey for a multi corporation they can look after themselves.

    • Mr Xrat

      Cry more, Xgimp. 🙂

    • Truth™

      Also on PC, better on PC

      Poor rscottycuck defending a show as bad as the kinect unveiling. It even had the technology completely break down during the middle

      Your meltdown is amazing today 🙂

    • Mohamed Sonic

      haahaa i like your comments it makes me laugh .
      but seriously i dont care about pc gaming in the slightest .
      so if you are happy its your win and if i am happy its my win do i have to feel bad because you feel good i dont get it ?

  • TwinspectreGaming101

    Now i don’t want to be upvoted by the Xbox fanboys
    i want to have a proper discussion with the PlayStation 4 owners because i own a PS4 only for this generation

    I find it pathetic Xbox fanboys agreeing with me only because i didn’t like PSeXperiece, but they’ll disagree when i say Xbox Conference sucks

    i don’t want to talk with brainless corporate puppets

    • Truth™

      PC owners thought it was a joke.

      Join the Master Race and you can laugh at all pathetic console events 🙂

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      i’ll buy a PC without abbandoning console gaming
      (PlayStation + Nintendo + PC)

    • Truth™

      This conference proved you don’t need a PS4 though 🙂

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      well do you think we had only PSX? we had other conference
      which they announced other games, now i Understand that PSX was most for multiplatform games, that’s because the fake sony fans are happy with their Call of Duty’s contents, Destiny’s contents and other stupid content deals
      if they were Vocal i think we had a better PlayStation Experience
      but we need to deal with fanboys which don’t like Improvements they are happy with this contents deals so isn’t Sony’s Fault
      and these guys are the majority

    • Karl

      Pc nerd tears yummy

    • Karl

      Don’t feed the troll thanks

    • Rodney Patrick

      Stfu

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      wow very mature

  • jacksjus

    Well then maybe he should have dropped the mic. That way we at least would have gotten the point. Bottom line the show was boring and Sony will just have to take this one on the chin.

  • andy

    You talk as if Gamingbone would do a positive article if it didn’t end abruptly. Hilarious.

    • Fweds

      And Your talking just like “XbotMK1”

    • Truth™

      It would have still been a massive joke and a cuck conference full of “Better on PC”

    • Karl

      Lol no hey how’s batman btw always remember just because a game runs and looks good doesn’t mean it’s a good game troll elsewhere

    • Truth™

      How’s Just Cause 3 on consoles? 🙂

    • Karl

      How’s it on pc from what I hear it’s broken on there also lol stay salty puppet keep dancing

  • Kevin Scott

    Show was trash! We literally will have maybe 3 exclusives to look forward to next year. Pathetic!

  • Michael Norris

    Yea cause Ni No Kuni 2 isn’t a big deal….nice one Xboxbolt…shit i mean Gamingbolt

  • Shreeveera MN

    Could have ended with Ni no Kuni 2 or Hearthstone VR

  • Starman

    The greatness awaits & 4theplayers slogans will be laughed at by all in a few years when its clear for even the most loyal Ps fan to see what a marketing scam it was. Style over substance. Keep waiting guys. Oh and keep defending it too. The Sony shareholders appreciate that you do that for them.

    • Ben Dover Kuntz

      you know what i have been with sony since the 1995, and i have never owned an xbox. at the moment i still have my ps3, and i have decided i am not gonna buy the ps4. the ps3 might be my last console, i might go pc next if no improvement. because this gen have been a real eye opener. sonys have really shown their true self and been greedy arrogant p r i c ks all the way from the start. it all begin with putting the online gaming behind the paywall… and then empty promises and lies all the way…

    • TwinspectreGaming101

      isn’t Sony’s fault if we have multiplayer behind a Paywall
      people Pay they will keep it behind a Paywall

      i don’t have PS+ and i don’t need it
      but i’m the minority do you think they care?
      1 can’t do nothing if 100 support it
      see what i’m trying to say?
      If something works they will continue to do it
      Destiny’s Microtransaction for example it worked do you think they will stop here? i mean do you think Activision will Not include Microtransaction in other games? of course they will
      because they realized they can milk the consumer and the consumer is happy to be milked

  • Ben Dover Kuntz

    here is all the explanation you need to know…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYseOOiknDA

  • Mohamed Sonic

    its funny how people like FPSs to the point of it being the only form of AAA games .
    i stopped buying FPSs and most realistic games it ruined the PS3 generation for me and i am not going to support it anymore .
    about the conference i loved no ni kuni 2 i loved rez ( you are a noob if you dont know this game ).
    ace combat in VR who doesnt want to see that, it wasnt E3 ( and shouldnt be ) level.
    but it served its purpose perfectly i liked many of the games they showed they were original, i would have loved a new crash game but its PSX i am not expecting much .
    my least fav games were call of duty paragon and destiny but the rest were good in my opinion .
    its nice that sony can host all these kind of games unlike microsoft with only 2 shows and most of their games are cinematics or shooters.
    and nintendo were bad this year even though i respect their style and heritage as much as i respect sony’s style and heritage .
    i forgot ratchet and clank that was sick , they should have slotted a tomorrow children trailer in there but as i said it was good .


 

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