Sony E3 2017 Preview: PS4 Price Cut, God of War, PS4 Games On PS Now, New Games And More

What does Sony have in store at E3? What’s worth watching for? As it turns out, a lot.

Posted By | On 29th, May. 2017 Under Article, Editorials


It’s that time of the year again, folks. No, not the time where you buy a bunch of games off Steam and leave them to rot in your library for all eternity. We’re talking about getting hyped and not totally believing every single in-engine trailer that’s thrown your way. The time to wrestle with expectations, tempering them accordingly lest people make fun of you for getting too excited (how were you supposed to know that Mass Effect: Andromeda would be “meh” anyway?). It’s E3 2017 speculation/preview time!

The focus is on Sony’s E3 presser which takes place on June 12th at 6 PT. After shipping some 60 million units, dominating the year with some solid exclusives and prepping several more for later, Sony has definitively reaffirmed its pack leader status. How could you top a period that had Horizon: Zero Dawn, Tales of Berseria, Gravity Rush 2, Nioh, Yakuza 0 and Persona 5? You can’t. There isn’t a quarter for any platform in recent memory that’s been as chockfull of high-quality titles as Q1 2017 for the PS4.

"Now Detroit: Become Human? Forget about that in 2017."

With its E3 presser, however, Sony will be looking forward. Though Guerrilla Games has confirmed that a story expansion is in development for Horizon: Zero Dawn, it’s not likely to be seen. The announcement of a name and a projected release date seem realistic though. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will have more gameplay footage and since that’s out roughly two months after E3, it wouldn’t be odd for Sony to start hyping up their next major AAA story expansion early. We are also expecting that Sony will be showcasing Gran Turismo Sport as its big PS4 game for this year’s Holiday and it’s a fair assumption that the press event will end with some footage from The Last of Us: Part 2. We are also likely to see Sucker Punch’s new IP in some form at the conference.

Sony has this weird relationship with release dates where everything showcased looks great but is often a ways off (or dated at other places like PlayStation Experience or, well, the PlayStation Blog). That being said, I fully expect the next God of War to finally be – after all these rumours – confirmed for a 2018 release. They might even throw in something like “mid 2018”. Time will tell but considering the impact that the initial trailer had, I wouldn’t put it above Sony to start getting fans hyped for it. Expect more gameplay, especially another trailer that will be more dazzling than the last.

There hasn’t been much word on Days Gone since it was announced last year. My gut tells me its early days yet and we won’t see it till next year. However, I think Sony will drop a ton of information on the game and release it in time for the Fall deluge. The logic is this – Days Gone is a relatively new IP and nowhere near as epic (at first glance, at least) as something like Horizon: Zero Dawn. However, if it’s out this year, it provides competition for State of Decay 2 on the Xbox One, potentially siphoning interested consumers away with its own zombie motif. It’s not the best logic but hey, Days Gone can also add to what currently looks like a lean Fall release schedule for PS4.

Now Detroit: Become Human? Forget about that in 2017. Quantic Dream’s David Cage has already talked about how massive an undertaking this game is. When you consider how long it took for, say, Supermassive Games to bring out a decision-based cinematic adventure game like Until Dawn, Detroit: Become Human has very little chance of arriving this year. Yes, they’re very different circumstances but regardless, next year seems more reasonable for Detroit.

"I fully expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to make an appearance at Sony’s conference if only to confirm it’s release date."

What exactly is going on with Media Molecule’s Dreams though? Well, the beta will be happening this year so E3 will be the place for Sony to announce it. Maybe even launch the beta on June 12th itself. That’s all that’s going to be happening with Dreams this year it seems.

There are several wild cards in play as well. Knack 2 has been getting some positive impressions lately so more gameplay at E3 (and a possible release date) sounds fair. Death Stranding will probably get a new trailer, though Kojima and co. still seem a ways off with gameplay. I fully expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to make an appearance at Sony’s conference in some form. It’s something that happened with Grand Theft Auto 5 at E3 2014 when Rockstar announced that it would be arriving on current gen consoles. Spider-Man PS4 could receive its official name though any potential gameplay might still be in-engine. Then again there have been rumblings of a 2017 release date. Maybe we see some actual gameplay and it actually releases in early 2018? As for Kingdom Hearts 3…well, all we can do is pray at this point. Maybe Michel Ancel’s Wild will make an appearance as well because what else has he got to show?

Activision being Activision means they’ll unveil Call of Duty: WWII’s (along with Star Wars Battlefront 2) multiplayer at Sony’s presser. Single-player footage is also expected since it adds to the glitz and glamour and we fully expect to hear of that same 30 day DLC exclusivity agreement. PS4 first, Activision and Sony are friends, blah blah. I also expect a trailer for Destiny 2 to appear along with some footage from multiplayer. Bungie will likely allow competitive multiplayer to be played by outlets on E3’s show floor, thus allowing for a wide dissemination of positive opinion as opposed to a brief look that could cause doubt. But yes, look out for that PS4-exclusive content to be showcased as well because Bungie doesn’t miss Microsoft and isn’t trying to stick it to them. Not at all. Nope.

"Somehow, I feel like Sony will finally tell us when PS4 games will be coming to PlayStation Now."

I’m actually curious to see how Sony handles its PlayStation VR showcase this year. The second year is usually important for technology of this kind and since it’s apparently been doing well, there should be a few announcements. Like last year, I doubt it takes up too much time on stage. Ditto for the PlayStation Vita. Sony’s support for the handheld is actually pretty understated and while it will continue to receive games, it’s doubtful that it will have much presence on stage beyond “X indie game coming to PS4 and Vita”.

Somehow, I feel like Sony will finally tell us when PS4 games will be coming to PlayStation Now. Again, this would be more of an encroachment on Microsoft’s terrain than anything else. With all the talk of integration and unified platforms that Microsoft’s been on about, it wouldn’t be weird to see Sony try and take a piece of that cake. Or maybe I just really want to know when I can play PS4 games on the PC.

Finally, with Project Scorpio out this holiday season, the time feels ripe for Sony to cut some prices. It could be the PS4 Pro for a limited time or even PlayStation VR. Either way, Sony has a very comfortable E3 ahead of itself. If it sticks to its biggest names, announces a few new titles and presents a compelling Fall to Holiday 2017 schedule (and if Knack 2 doesn’t completely suck like the original) then this could be the best year yet for PS4 owners. Keep those “Remember: No Preorders” memes ready just in case though.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to GamingBolt as an organization.


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  • Sp4ctr0

    Sony spent millions on marketing deals with developers to promote own console. They know that every multiplatform game will look and play better on faster hardware such as Xbox Scorpio. To promote slower consoles they paid for “time exclusive of DLC” for many AAA games. But is it enough?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f38ce1e2a98d166fd8166bd2f52495413a4ae359986d1cee5a2f31b49c5f853.jpg

    • FAQyoumate

      So hilarious. Now compare Xbone Scorpio with a PC. Why PC? Emm, because MS has no exclusives. Scorpio is stillborn

    • Sp4ctr0
    • Riggybro

      Ha ha do we have to teach you about how PC ram works again??

    • Quantity of Quality

      “A beast with no soul”
      No doubt about that.

    • FAQyoumate

      So who cares about horsepower if there are no exclusives ? I don’t need this bullshit of a console if it has no games worth playing

    • Roger Larsson

      GTX 1080 is released! (biggest difference)
      GTX 1080 has been replaced as top gamer GPU
      – time to market is important
      – talking is cheap
      – but do not miss promised release date!

      GTX 1080 can use all its memory for graphics, no OS reserves

      – 7 GB v. 8 GB
      – memory is Scorpios main advantage!

      GTX 1080 equivalent performance will need cooling…
      – hope they succeed in making it quiet, no one wants a noisy console…

      GTX 1080 has almost dropped half its price in its first year
      GTX 1080 is still to expensive for wide appeal…
      – I think Scorpio at release will cost about what GTX 1080 costs, at that time…

      Once Scorpio is our we can judge it, right now it is just speculations…

    • Smart guy

      You are worthless this is ps/MS 🙂

    • FAQyoumate

      For a guy called Smart Guy you are not so smart after all

    • Smart guy

      Smarter them you kiddo you brought a worthless comment to a page no one cares to read lol try harder

    • I Don’t Read Replies(So Dance)

      The Scorpio is only 10% more powerful than the Pro. Next?

    • TwoLiterSoda

      Lol no.

    • Sp4ctr0

      LOL

    • Smart guy

      Lol ur mom hates u too lol

    • Smart guy

      Actually over 30% dumba$$ lol loser try again

    • Frank Beans

      PS4 is about 30% more powerful that X1, but you never really saw it in multiplat games now did you?

      Only first party titles truly take advantage of a system, which is why Sony’s upcoming exclusives will look better on the regular PS4 than anything Microsoft will create for the Scorpio.

    • Roger Larsson

      You did see that PS4 was better, PS4 900p v. XBox One 720p and then PS4 Pro 1080p…
      But sometimes the framerate was better on XBox One than on PS4 (not Pro), same can happen now.

      Scorpio 4k, PS Pro 4k CB and the 4k CB might be simpler to keep up rendering frequency on… there are many factors…

    • Smart guy

      Except even devs have acknowledged that there will be a huge difference kid. .5 difference compared to 1.8 is huge kid you can do a lot more with the split compared to the.5 I remember the pony fans all saying how much better that was but now that there’s a real difference you all say it doesn’t matter and you won’t see it on multi plat games when the devs said we will :))) man stop trying

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      And ps4 pro has 100% more exclusives!

    • Smart guy

      Actually no not at all and remember the semi pro was just something sony tried to come up with as a 4k console that failed. Psvr was a smart move, the protato wasn’t but the standard ps4 still sells the best which is why I kept that and returned the semi pro. Wasn’t worth the cost but the Scorpio will be worth it

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      So, with all your deflect …PS4 pro still has 100% more exclusives than scorpio! LOL

      All you proved is what how dissapointing the xbrick was! that tried to come up with 1080p and failed, tried to come up with always online and failed, tried to come up with kinect and failed, tried to come up with exclusives this year and failed!

      DEFINETLY wasn’t worth the cost! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a76e15f972d6bec393ca4b8df6341c7fddeae8ac99e594405e52147620ec9915.gif

      #xbonehasthelowestratedexclusivesvever

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      LOL better price, launched early, but most imprtatntly best games vs…NOTHING! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58cee714e217033163fac0cf2162d85b617326c1e7f5d4f2e8ac7e1d14a58463.jpg

    • kma99

      You and xrat running neck and neck on upvotes. Better log in more sock accounts so you dont look suspicious lol.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Who cares about upvotes? (apparently you do)

      I care about facts, and fact spanking liars like you!

      So here you are still without evidence or exclusives! How long until you ran away like you always do? Or do you want me to fact spank you even more?

      #kma99alsoknownastrumpyismybitch https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e068fa07a4165ddde6015ee52d8415e528e6e616dd9b7b7043a382fb3a2675f6.jpg

    • kma99

      Fact is you keep upvoting yourself so i guess you care dummy lol.

    • Smart guy

      You don’t know fact or fake like your life without pu$$y :))

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      I know you have an inferior console without exclusives and try do deflect the conversation!

    • Smart guy

      We know

    • Smart guy

      Still haven’t got that little d!ck sucked have u?? Maybe your puss pro can lol

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      LOL so you got fact spanked in the other post so hard you ran away? was I too rough with you?

      Awww poor thing! Dreaming you have a lady..and exclusives..lol

      Why wait? cause YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!

      #stillwaitingforANYTHING

    • Smart guy

      Lol no kid there was nothing to reply to since I had already won 🙂 I’m a happy dude kid where you have no lady at all besides your mom. And as far as waiting I’m waiting on destiny 2, red dead 2 and many more games that are coming this year and next year just like you are idiot lol so drop your lame hash tags that don’t work and try to get some puss :)) instead of being mad at the fact that you can’t afford a semi pro be mad that your d!ck is dry

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Thank you for your admissions loser: “there was nothing to reply” cause you have NOTHING!

      “And as far as waiting I’m waiting on destiny 2, red dead 2 and many more games that are coming” LOL why wait? CAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!!!!

      Us that have a superior console will also get destiny 2 and red dead 2 WITH MORE CONTENT, but unlike losers like you, we have been getting the best games of the year!

      I fact spank you while you fantasize, I play while YOU WAIT!

      LMAO!!! I NAILED YOU AGAIN! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77fb182601febf384acbfe86781730cee17e9e64675c4316d84dec64d79956fd.jpg

      #stillowningyourass

    • Smart guy

      No u didn’t dumba$$ lol I’ve been playing games and you are waiting just admit it! Stop being a low life and get a chick my a$$ ain’t been touched by the likes of a pitiful person like you lol

    • Mr Xrat

      Ssssh, Xrays_Insider. We already discussed how wrong you are.

      They probably don’t have to buy them for much either, the PS4’s giving your movie player a thrashing and you don’t even buy games anyway.

    • Sp4ctr0

      I don’t need to buy games for 60 usd. On Xbox we have:
      – EA Access with 40 free games like Fifa 17
      – Xbox Game Pass (Netflix for games) with more than 110 games
      – free games on Xbox Gold are always better than indie games on PS4

      On Xbox you don’t need pay 60usd for single games like Fifa 17. You can play them for less than 1 usd/month

    • Smart guy

      Boom boom!

    • Mr Xrat

      Oh yeah, you’ve just got more rip off subscriptions to sign up for. You can expect a lot of that now Satya is demanding Phil increase profit margins. I hope you produce a lot of milk for them.

    • MickaelSuarez

      When i read one of your post, i always remember this…

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04b4ca25a617e498a8157e7c57f4862ecc105720cfbbc580b6f493959befab7e.jpg

      “Funny “comparison” of memory allocation – of course its only a joke:”
      ’cause your data are incorrect ?
      As we already told you: 5.5GB available for games on PS4 Pro and only 8 on Scorpio

  • TwoLiterSoda

    Knack 2…?! LOL no, good god no. Hoping to see some Bloodborne 2 gameplay/info. And please no VR garbage as 99% of it is junk including Farpoint. Love GT Sport, am having great time with the beta so would love to hear more about what will come for it. I gave up on MMs Dreams, lost the hype it had.

    All in all though I’m excited to see what new stuff Sony has in store, same goes for MS, they definitely redeeming their selves, and Nintendo…Ugh how many times can we play the same games?! They need to step it up with NEW games not more rehashes of the same Mario Karts etc.

    • Smart guy

      Smart neutral. ps fans will hate

  • stopbeingafanboy

    I just want to see what new VR games are coming. Farpoint has me ready for
    more games with the Aim controller.

    • Sp4ctr0

      VR on Scorpio wil be great. Cant wait for E3

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nlcdDNOdm8

    • stopbeingafanboy

      That has nothing to do with what I said lol.

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    • Smart guy

      Who cares what you said though 🙂 he’s right

    • stopbeingafanboy

      You care. That’s why you responded.

    • Smart guy

      So did u…lol ur point…oh right none. Thinking is important kiddo I know your parents are asleep but try again when your older 🙂 go ahead and say the same thing ima f*ck my girl while u and Mrs xrat use the same alt later:)))

    • stopbeingafanboy

      Ya know…calling yourself a smart guy…does not help you acquire intelligence.

    • Fweds

      Fallout HD VR on Xbox Scorpio is going to be interesting.

  • Mr Xrat

    Price cut is almost a certainty. Sucker Punch’s new IP is well overdue and they’ll be a blowout for God of War and Days Gone, both 2018 games. There’ll be a lot of third party stuff because the Xbone remains a non-starter despite the S so hopefully they’ll have the great pace they had last year.

    And of course, I expect a flood of salty Xgimp tears as Nintendo and Sony give Uncle Phil and his goons another whipping.

    • Sp4ctr0

      “Price cut is almost a certainty”

      Sony knows that their console is much slower than Scorpio. They know that every multiplatfoirm game will look and play better on Xbox because it is much faster hardware. They need heavy price cut to compete with better hardware.

    • Quantity of Quality
    • Mr Xrat

      Or it’s been out for a year and it’s due for one. The Slim as well – I can imagine some killer deals on Black Friday that’ll really make your eyes water, XRays_Insider.

    • Eddie Battikha

      I see God of War and Days Gone launching later this year we’ll see.

  • PachterStation

    Yet another tech spec debate. Less than 1% of the gaming population couldn’t care less which console has the better specs. As we all know, it’ll be down to the games and VR. A PS4 price cut, surely that’ll be the PS4 Pro? Sony are too far ahead this gen. This will probably be the best E3 ever. Nintendo will announce the same old for the Switch and 3DS, Microsoft won’t have many games to show for the Scorpio. Multi format games being better on the Scorpio, who cares? Gaming will never grow up. A single format is the future of gaming.

    • Smart guy

      Actually you don’t know what your talking about since e3 hasn’t happened yet but try harder 🙂

    • PachterStation

      When did Nintendo last have an amazing E3?……

    • Smart guy

      I never said they did or didn’t at all I said e3 hasn’t happened yet so no one really knows what’s coming up so your question is kind of pointless no offense

    • Fweds

      Ha ha everyone cares about which version has the most power and the best multi format titles, the 900p vs 1080p should tell you that but you are a fanboy so now choose to ignore it.

      Will be good to see Fallout HD VR on Scorpio.

      Only 14 day’s and we will see who offers the best system.

  • ProAssassin84

    Don’t forget a strong rumor Bloodborne 2 is happening.

  • kma99

    8 upvotes clown. How much more proof so you need lol stupid.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      AND? what does that supposedly prove moron?

      I have already broken you! havent I?
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9458ffdcbaaf3c11b9ec5c7f519b7d1ddbd50afcb4097c0e903a799d403fc96.jpg

    • kma99

      Isn’t that what you said under your other alias rhubarb? But of course you would believe such a foolish thing. Funny coming from a man who complains for 7 days straight after getting caught posting under 2 different names lol. Get mad fatty.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Oh, now I am also supposed to be rhubarb?

      Lol you sure are stupid Trumpy!

      And I guess you can prove this as well? Of course you can’t, unless… I get two upvotes? Huh? Or five? Lol

      Get mad? You make me laugh Trumpy! Spanking you and exposing you is a delight!

      See : you say today seven straight days, but your brain is so dead that is than 3 hours in the real world feels like a week for you : https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f3237937d282f4494b66ed8be7b3f74ade6ac465d59863bc1ec22ae092c95c03.png

      See how easy it is to expose a dumb liar like you?

      #kma99alsoknownastrumpyismybitch

    • kma99

      Shut up fatty lol. Stay mad and post for the next 7 days about how you didn’t delete post.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      “shut up fatty”… LOL…look who is mad! and acts like a toddler! Try something else trumpy!

      I OWN YOU! lol

      #stillowningyourass

  • Smart guy

    Fact you don’t get no puss

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      More than you loser!

  • Jay Hy

    No preOrder???Wateva dat mean but i Dont PO unles i kno 4sho da Game cumin Out

  • Hvd

    the same crap show as the past 2 years.trailers of DELAYED games and trailers of games 4-5 years out…lmao.

    maybe sony will have a banjo band this year id rather watch that…lmao.

  • Smart guy

    Playing games everyday i want kiddo good try 🙂 and never changed topic once but ironically you ignore your the fact that your life is puss free lol you keep getting creamed by me and kma99 and you love it!

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Lol the only puss here is the one saying he plays games but doesn’t dare to mame them! What great 2017 xbrick exclusives are you playing moron? Lol NAILED YOU AGAIN!

      And only an uberretard would say “never changed topic” immediately before changing it again to your fantasies! NAILED YOU AGAIN!

      You and kma99 both have been fact spanked brilliantly and flawlessly by me! You both have no facts, no exclusives but a lot of failed deflection attempts! Nice try Trumpy! Didn’t work either! I own you!

      #stillowningyourass

    • Smart guy

      Lol what? Im a puss for gaming? Lol oh kid your really not right in the head at all that’s a terrible comeback! I actually feel bad for you kid. There is nothing you have said that is flawless only flawed lol and you are far from brilliant you are just a dumba$$ 😀 you haven’t nailed me or any puss lol I play multiplats because I have both and Xbox and a ps4 I don’t like most of the ps4 exclusives so I don’t bother lol see you thought you knew what you were talking about but you never did. All you’ve done is make yourself look like a fool, ranted and hash tagged garbage when instead you could have attempted to get paid buuut you cant lol goodnight kiddo I know it’s past your bedtime 🙂

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      No moron! you are a puss for not naming the games…it said it very clear, and what do you respond with? not naming the games! LOL Stupid AND puss!

      Oh! you have a ps4 but dont use it? thats an old and lame tactic! usesless none the less, cause, what multipltform games are better than the top ps4 exclusives? none!

      So, all your rant and you still prove me right! No xbrick exclusives and nothing better than the ps4 exclusives!

      So I win x bot! Again! See? flawless!

      Next time try to use facts and name games instead of babbling nonesense, otherwise youll get spanked not just by me, but also by anyone with just a little gaming knowledge!

      #xbotstarvation

    • Smart guy

      Aaand try again I said I play multiplats on both lol never said I don’t use the ps4. Your trying to put words in my mouth because you have a d!ck in yours lol you have no knowledge about anything your nothing but the proper walking definition of stupidity 🙂 enjoy that d!ck kid :)) again you don’t know what your talking about and just ranting. You are trying so hard to win something you lost days ago 🙂 laaaaterrrrr

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Aand try again and name the games that are supposedly better tahn the ps4 exclusives!
      And what about the x1 2017 exclusives?

      Right, you cant! why wait? CAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!

      You are right! your babbling isnt a rant, its plain garbage!

      #stillowningyourass

    • Smart guy

      Lol your done dude your just saying the same lame thing over and over cuz you got nothing:) take that chubber out of your mouth! Later kid

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      I have the best console! I have the best exclusives and the best games this year!
      And I have your a$$!

      But, sure! now that I have you cornered you are preparing your escape! like you always do! Go ahead x bot! run away! I shall spank you when I see you lying!

      Ps4 >> xbrick! Me>>you!

      #xbonehasthelowestratedexclusivesever

    • Smart guy

      Lol no I just won a long time ago kid. You = life without puss. Me = beast at life lol ok bye now kid :))

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Oh! thats what you dream off? LOL O.K. just prove it and I’ll concede you the “victory”

      BUT on our real interaction where the claims can be verified (at least mine) I nailed you flawlessly:

      I spanked you with the exclusives, the quality of the exclusives, the sales of the exclusives, the power of the console, the sales of the consoles…I even made you admit more than once that you have to wait.

      Why wait? CAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!

      See? flawless victory Trumpy!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7f985304a6e86394fba7fd23b7a5a4f80f8eb13a0a952f65c16030d2a55c5b3.png

      #xbotstarvation


 

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