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What the Hell is Sony Planning for E3?

Week after week we keep seeing Sony announce game after game. Whether it be Little Big Planet Karting, Soul Sacrifice, God of War or Playstation All-Stars the games just keep coming and we're only weeks away from E3. It really asks the question, "Just what the hell is Sony thinking?".

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Snookies122009d ago

Obviously they've got something major planned if they're able to announce these things so easily before E3. They must have either an incredible amount of exclusives they haven't even mentioned, or some major update for Vita/PS3. If not, they're the biggest idiots ever lol.

LOGICWINS2009d ago

Agreed. I'm sure the show will be Vita focused in terms of PS3/Vita compatibility. EVERY PS3 exclusive they show should be compatible with Vita, or else the slogan "Never stop playing" is bull. The two games I'm hoping they show for the PS3 are GG's next project, GTAV, and Agent. These three games plus demonstrations of The Last of Us, GOW: Ascension, and Battle Royale would make for a perfect conference in my eyes.

xursz2009d ago

Last Guardian trailer, Final Fantasy Versus XIII teased, Agent release date, DUST 514 showcase, Playstation Vita cross-play showcase (LBP, Playstation's Battle Royal, etc.), Killzone Vita, one more surprise Vita exclusive.

/wishfulthinking

Gaming1012009d ago

lol so Sony is going to limit all of its announcements to one event when there are several events peppered throughout the year? Maybe given Sony's big announcements at E3, developers and publishers would rather be announced outside of E3 so they aren't overshadowed by other huge announcements? If you get overshadowed by other announcements you have completely wasted a lot of time and money going to E3 because now noone is talking about you - you need to think strategically about when you release info.

Dee_912009d ago

maybe they will show actual gameplay for those games announced or more news on the games they announced.

Freak of Nature2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

LBP carting could be added to your list to get it closer to perfection. And of course the last guardian gameplay footage along with **Media Molecule's new IP** would be uber Fantastic!

irepbtown2009d ago

I think new exclusives, and most likely important info for games which we are dying to hear about such as the Last Guardian and so on.

I'm usually not too bothered about E3 and I miss a lot of it (I live in UK). But I think this year I will fight time and stay awake to see what Sony will reveal. No adjective can describe my current feeling.

Sony, Amaze me...

Oh, and I think Sony are extremely confident hence they are announcing game after game before E3. Something big will go down. Something which no script writer can predict.

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metsgaming2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

not necessarily, by announcing them early they get coverage yet if they announced them during E3 they would not get nearly as much attention especially because of nintendo's new hardware.

egidem2009d ago

What gives you the impression that they've already announced their big surprises before E3? We know what they've announced but not what they haven't. We'll have to wait. Judging from past conferences, Sony usually aims to top its previous conferences the previous year.

Ninty's hardware might garner some attention because it's new. It doesn't mean that all focus and attention will be drawn towards them. For once I'm more interested in what Sony has to show at E3 than Ninty's shady mysterious hardware.

metsgaming2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

im not saying this is all they have but just thinking about a reason why they would purposefully reveal some of their games this is one of the things i thought of. They could also have done it to make room for all their other announcements and they needed to clear up time. Fact is Nintendo will get the attention by the gaming "media" because of new hardware. They may drop some major bombs like a new Monster hunter vita (just an example think something really shocking) and it would overshadow their other announcements that by themselves are significant but overshadowed. Why throw everything at one day which maybe overshadowed by other stuff when you can reveal the stuff over time and make sure that it gains attention.

miyamoto2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

At least they have something to show for every kind of gamer out there unlike the other ....
This announcements are better than nothing or cramming them all up in a two hour show.
Substance over Style peeps.

PlayStation E3 Drop BOMBS!

Hardware
PS3 Price Drop
PS Vita Price Drop
PS Move Price Drop
PS2 Price Drop
PSP Price Drop

Software
PS3 games Price Drop
PS Vita games Price Drop
PSN Price Drop
PlayStation Plus Price Drop

The Last Guardian gameplay
The Last of Us gameplay
Agent trailer
GTA V trailer
Nino Ku Ni trailer

Call of Dooty PS Vita trailer
Killzone PS Vita trailer
Monster Hunter PS Vita trailer
PlaStation All Stars PS Vita

A New exclusive Mascot Character Based Game from SCE Japan

iamnsuperman2009d ago

It will be vita stuff and also more gameplay footage from the announced stuff. To be honest who cares if things are announced before E3. It makes very little difference as long as they have some new footage to show. I can't remember but didn't Sony do this last year as well

BISHOP-BRASIL2009d ago

Yes they did and they also pretty much stated exactly why they do that.

E3 is a huge event, it usually holds tens of announcements of new games. By spreading the announces just before E3 they build up hype for their presentation as well as giving the media outlets plenty of time to do their stuff.

It's not that Sony is afraid of media focusing in other games, it's just that coverage at E3 is quite poor all around, mostly because every journalist in there need to be done as quickly as possible in order to attend to the next event, check the next booth or make the next interview.

It doesn't mean they won't have surprises in there, they usually have some, but there's merit to this "crazyness" of outing your announces before the main event.

WeskerChildReborned2009d ago

Yea that make's sense but i don't think it has to do with the PS4 but probably alot of more exclusives like you said, Maybe they're pushing the exclusives so PS4 can arrive soon.

zag2009d ago

Um, just wondering and I can't remember exactly but didn't sony say they where going to skip this years E3 and do something next year?

might have been around feb march

rob200902009d ago

Sony's press conference is at 6pm PST Monday, June 4th.

BattleAxe2009d ago

Hopefully they announce the shooter that Sony Santa Monica is working on.

Wintersun6162009d ago

That was fake. A shady ad on some site, and people reported it asked for gamertag and about achievements, not PSN name and trophies.

srcBFMVBMTH2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Well, a game like God of War Ascension wouldn't need to be announced at E3 because it's pretty much guaranteed to sell. And also considering how well known Naughty Dog is, same would go for The Last Of Us. All they need to do to keep the hype fueled would just show gameplay/ trailers etc. New IP's (not counting PSABR and The Last Of Us) would need to be announced at E3 to get more coverage because........well they're new lol. I mean we got Sucker Punch, Media Molecule, Guerrilla Games, Quantic Dream, Evolution Studios, and Team ICO making new games for the PS3, and Team Siren, Sony San Diego, SCE Cambridge, SCE Liverpool, and SCE London working on new games for the PSVita. That pretty much screams a shit load of new IP's. And not to mention games like Agent, FFVXIII, and The Last Guardian. They seriously need release dates already -__-

showtimefolks2009d ago

weren't you here last year or the year before when hey announced most of their big games in advance. I see them giving ps3 30 minutes at the most and spending rest of time of Vita.

for Vita to succeed this E3 is very important so expect a new bundle with same price but a memory card and a game most likely uncharted.

last of us gameplay
sly 4
all-star battle royal

killzone 4 as a surprise
QD may debut its game after heavy rain
Valve could announce LFD 3 on sony's stage and LFD 1-2 coming to ps3

but i am not expecting any big surprises besides agent

ronin4life2009d ago

No, not necessarily... they do this every year.
Announcing everything in a very plotted out fashion and then detailing it all during the show is just how they have approached e3 for the last several years.

morkendo232009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

as a old school gamer SONY has left us old school gamer behind. so most likely it'll be something NEW school vita and FPS,MMO'S we old school gamers be prepare for more FPS.............

JESUS is GOD ......
im done with video games......................... ...56 and done!!!

vegnadragon2009d ago

People seem to have short memory now in days. Nothing new here, they did the exact same thing last year

cannon88002009d ago

How crazy (or stupid) do you guys think it would be if they showed the ps4 at e3? I would be amazed, what about you guys?

humbleopinion2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

I think that last year they similarly announced all the games before E3 and people asked the same "what are they hiding" question, but eventually no new games were announced except for Twisted Metal which already leaked months before that.

I think this is a smarter strategy that Sony is employing: announce the game in a dedicated press-conference for the initial coverage, and then use the stage time for actual gameplay presentation in E3. No point showing trailers with no interaction on stage when you can show them all throughout the year.

But having at least a single surprise is always good.

avengers19782009d ago

I bet there is a bunch of vita stuff, possible some PS3 updates, and a ton of games, but They could very well be unveiling there new console, In fact it wouldn't surprise me at all to see a new Playstation and Xbox at this years E3

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dangert122009d ago

Trusted sources say they will allow myself to reveal the long awaiting and what many of you thought to be cancelled....I'm not allowed to say It's In my contract that I do not...lol anyways hopefully sony don't show us everything before e3 and then show us again at e3 like they did last year

LOGICWINS2009d ago

Yeah bro me too. I'm dying to reveal the news that Sony has restricted me from revealing in my contract. I'll reveal the news on N4G...about ten minutes after Sony reveals it themselves, then I'll tell everyone "I TOLD U GUYS....I TOLD YOOOOU!!"

soundslike2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Or you could take steps to get a fair share of anonymity and let us know early ;)

1. Go to your library
2. Make a new account using their computers
3. Release the goods
4. Watch the hype ensue.

Just sayin'

Pintheshadows2009d ago

So it's The Getaway or Eight Days?

Nykamari2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

It'sThe GetAway in Eight Days! LOL!!!!

dangert122009d ago

Yes...thats what I'm hoping for though I don't have a contract with sony all that was rubbish lol

Patriots_Pride2009d ago

My guess would be to expect alot of VITA announcements, which is not a bad thing for a VITA owner like me.

But if you really look at the big picture Sony has to push the VITA hard at E3 cause it not selling as well as the 3DS and you can bet that Nintendo will announce some new Mario, Pokemon or Zelda game for the 3DS - would love to see a 3DS Smash Bros.

metsgaming2009d ago

well its the vitas first big show since release if they dont focus on it then that would send a terrible message. Sony themselves already have supported it alot, its the third parties that got to get the lead out.

Sgt_Slaughter2009d ago

The Super Smash Bros 3DS game is coming out in 3-4 years time since the developers just got started after finishing Kid Icarus. It will have some cross-play with the Wii-U version.

NastyLeftHook02009d ago

What the Hell is Sony Planning for E3?

What isn't sony planning?

jacksonmichael2009d ago

Hopefully a price drop or a bundle for the PS3. I just got YLOD a couple days ago. Info on the Smash Bros ripoff would be sweet, too.

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jacksonmichael2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Way to be constructive with your criticism, everyone. My PS3 failed. I'm buying a new one. Sony is copying Smash Bros. If you think they aren't, you're deluding yourself, and for no good reason. The game will be great. Even if it wasn't the first of its kind.

Virtual_Reality2009d ago

Smash Bros is not the first of its kind neither.

jacksonmichael2009d ago

I knew someone would say that. Of course it isn't. That doesn't really give Sony an exemption.

mobhit2009d ago

Going by your logic, Nintendo copied too.