A day after Playstation’s conference at Paris Games Week, many people are wondering, what’s next? With Playstation’s fan event, PSX, happening December 9th and 10th, people wonder if Sony will have anything of significance to show. Well, before we get into that, let’s take a quick look at the Monday conference and see some of what was showcased.
Last of Us 2
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Ghost of Tsushima
Monster Hunter World
Along side these Triple-A titles, fans were also shown smaller titles like LocoRoco 2 Remastered and Concrete Genie, as well as VR games like Sprint Vector and Dead Hungry. So with so much already shown, it’s understandable why fans are wondering if Playstation has anything left to show. Well, let’s get into it.
I think it’s important to first point out that this conference, while a lot of fun, didn’t give fans the one thing they were expecting: release dates. While one of these may pop up at this year’s Game Awards, I think that at PSX we’re going to get release dates for God of War, Detroit, and Spiderman. On top of those three games there was another PS4 exclusive that was noticeably absent from Monday’s show: Days Gone.
With so many people comparing Days Gone to the Last of Us, I think it’s important for this game to be the only game featuring zombies at this year’s PSX. And while not everyone is sold on Sony Bend’s game yet, I believe that we’ll see this game get a lot of time on stage at PSX to try and sway those non-believers and once that presentation is over, we’ll also see a release date. I personally wouldn’t be shocked if we’re getting this game a lot sooner than some realize.
Another game that many people questioned if it would show was Little Big Planet developer Media Molecule’s upcoming game, Dreams.
I believe that Dream is a lock to be at this year’s PSX based on some evidence that I’ve managed to wrangle up. Dreams has recently gone quiet, having not shown up at the last few Playstation events. On top of that, they’ve also gone completely dark on their youtube account where the last time they posted something was about 7 months ago. These two things alone lead me to believe that Sony is planning a big coming out… again party for this , but my final piece of evidence that leads me to believe that we’ll be seeing Dreams at PSX is the most concrete of all…
That’s right, my final piece of evidence is Media Molecule saying they’ll have an announcement soon! And they say being a journalist is hard. I also think that when this game’s presentation is over, they must have a release date. There’s a lot coming out in 2018 for Sony, and that’s why I think a Summer release when there’s typically not that much going on, would be perfect for Dreams.
Alright, so far this year’s PSX (assuming I’m correct) is giving us release dates for God of War, Detroit, Spiderman, Days Gone, and Dreams, but that isn’t enough. Yes, we all want and need release dates, Sony is gonna have to show us some stuff that we’ve haven’t seen before and that’s why, in a way, I think these next three titles will deliver on that.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima’s upcoming game Death Stranding was noticeably missing from this year’s E3. While there really isn’t much to talk about since everything around this game is covered in so much mystery, I do think it’s safe to assume though, that we’ll see this game first appear at the Game Awards which are December 7th, just days before the PSX. So if I had to guess, I think we’ll see another trailer at the Game Awards that reveals some of the story and then we’ll probably end up seeing more of the same at PSX, and while that doesn’t sound like much, the people that are fans of Kojima are FANS of Kojima and they’ll be more than happy to see the same trailer twice in just a couple of days.
But since we will probably end up seeing the same trailer twice, I think the next game we’ll see will be a “PSX exclusive.”
Final Fantasy 7, maybe you’ve hear of it. The gaming world was on fire when Square announced that they would finally be giving the beloved RPG a full HD Remake. Not a lot is known about the title but with a possible 2018 release date, rumors of the game being episodic, and what kind of changes will or won’t be made to the game, there’s a lot that needs to be answered. I think PSX is the perfect place to show off Final Fantasy 7 Remake and I would be shocked if we don’t see it.
Now the last thing I fully believe we’ll see is a little game called…
Back in September, fans were given the second trailer for the highly anticipated game, but unfortunately we weren’t shown very much. I believe that we’ll end up with another Death Stranding situation where we’ll see this game at both The Game Awards as well as PSX, but because this title is coming out early next year as appose to Death Stranding which is, at best, a 2019 game, I believe that Rockstar will be showing off gameplay at PSX and I wouldn’t be shocked if that’s how this year’s show ends.
So, should we be worried about this year’s PSX? As far as I’m concerned, not at all. If I’m right, and to be honest, I think some of these are obvious predictions, we’ll be getting release dates for God of War, Days Gone, Spiderman, Detroit, and Dreams. Along side that, fans will also be getting a new Death Stranding trailer, more Final Fantasy 7 news and more Red Dead Redemption 2. And this is just the major announcements. You know there’s going to be a section of the show where Sony announces more upcoming indie titles, as well as more VR games, and because it’s Playstation, you know you can expect some classic PS2 or even PS1 title to be re-released in some new exciting way. I don’t think many people were expecting Patapon, LocoRoco, or Parappa The Rapper to get the HD remastered treatment. So if you’re a Playstation fan and you’re even slightly worried about the PSX not delivering all the greatest that you want, don’t worry, this year’s show is still shaping up to be a good one.