Several major gaming companies have already detailed their plans for E3 2018. Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference looks set to include information about The Division 2 and Beyond Good and Evil 2, while Bethesda has also teased its longest E3 2018 press conference ever. These aren’t the only names planning something big for the event, however, as Sony PlayStation will also be involved “at full force.”
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Shawn Layden, the chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios confirms that the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference will take place on Monday, June 11 at 6PM Pacific Time. The event will be streamed live via Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and on live.playstation.com.
In the post, Layden also made a “rare break from tradition” by giving fans some insight on what to expect from the press conference. Hot off the heels of the release date announcement for the game, Insomniac Games will be sharing more details about PS4 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man. There will also be new information about Ghost of Tsushima, the open-world game from Sucker Punch Productions that focuses on a samurai. Other major titles set to be included are Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and The Last of Us Part Two, the hotly anticipated title from Naughty Dog.
Hideo Kojima was previously wowed but baffled fans with confusing Death Stranding trailers. Although Layden’s post doesn’t offer specifics (e.g whether a new trailer will be showcased), fans will be hoping that whatever is shown, it will help them to make more sense out of the game.
With The Last of Us Part Two, on the other hand, many fans will be eager to see some actual gameplay footage from the game, or even a release date. The most recent trailer for the game was presented during Paris Games Week 2017 and it was incredibly brutal; so much so that it caused a minor controversy online. Naughty Dog also shed more light on the game in a panel during PlayStation Experience 2017, confirming that the game is set in Seattle, Washington. Promotion for the game is steadily ramping up then, but fans will want to hear concrete release plans and gameplay at E3 2018.
Teasingly, Layden also notes that the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference will feature “stellar announcements from third-party publishers and independent developers.” Despite the confirmation of some first-party titles, it sounds as though there will still be several surprises in store for PlayStation fans, making it well worth it to tune in.
Source: PlayStation Blog