E3 2015: Sony Predictions, Rumors & Expectations

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E3 2015 is almost upon us! This week, GameSided staffers will be discussing what we should see, think we’ll see or hope to see out of the eight (!) separate press conferences scheduled to go live starting early next week. Our up-to-date preview schedule: 

E3 2015 (or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, if you want to write it out) is almost here. It officially kicks off on June 16th, but the big presentations by the major companies in the industry start a couple of days before that. PlayStation giant Sony Computer Entertainment takes the stage on June 15th at 9:00 p.m. EDT. With a complete metric ton of games and hardware to talk about, there’s no way they’ll have time to get to everything on our wish list.

We do, though, have some idea of what they’re going to discuss. While it isn’t likely to include how much they are stressing over not have a major first-party title for this year’s holiday season, the repercussions of that fact will likely be felt. GameSided will be there to cover the entire press conference, but first let’s get you prepared with what you can expect to see when Sony execs begin talking.

Things I’m Sure We’ll See At The Sony Briefing

  • A Plethora of First-Party Games

Uncharted 4 may have been delayed, but Naughty Dog’s visual masterpiece is sure to get its time in the spotlight. Few games have the capability to show off the PS4’s power like Uncharted does. Hopefully we’ll also get some hands-on time with the game as well this week.

We should also get an update on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (remastered versions of the first three games). While this collection is supposed to only include the single-player portions of those games, it could very well come with an invite for the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta. That would be a pretty sweet combo.

A new Ratchet and Clank game is in the works, even though I would have sworn that the franchise had died years ago. It is set to come out in conjunction with the pair’s new movie next year. That’s right, there’s also going to be a Ratchet and Clank movie.

Throw in Gran Turismo 7, a new God of War title, Shadow of the Beast, and whatever New Media Molecule has been working on, and you’ve got an impressive list of first-party games for Sony to talk about.

  • Game Expansions

Sony invested heavily in helping market Bungie’s Destiny last year to help make consumers link the multi-platform game with the Playstation brand. They have another opportunity this year with the Destiny expansion The Taken King.

Sony also recently said they’d announce an expansion for Bloodborne “later this year.” That is typically code for “during our E3 presentation,” so expect something to come out about it this week.

  • An Emphasis on Indie Games

Sony has been treating No Man’s Sky like it was a first-party game. Sony has been pimping it out so hard you’d never guess that this high-profile indie game is only a timed exclusive. That likely isn’t going to change this week either.

Sony is also likely to push themselves as having the best marketplace for indie games on consoles by showing off titles like Everyone’s Gone To Rapture and The Witness. This has been a clear strategy for Sony since the start of this console generation.

  • New Hardware

It is probably too much to ask for Sony to announce a PS4 Slim, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have new hardware to talk about. Models with larger hard drives or new bundles with peripherals like the PlayStation Camera included both make a lot of sense at this point.

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