Submitted by Websblob 1237d ago | opinion piece

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?". (Industry, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

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Snookies12  +   1237d 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.
LOGICWINS  +   1237d 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.
xursz  +   1237d 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.

Gaming101  +   1237d 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_91  +   1237d ago
maybe they will show actual gameplay for those games announced or more news on the games they announced.
Freak of Nature  +   1237d 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!
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irepbtown  +   1236d 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.
metsgaming  +   1237d 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.
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egidem  +   1237d 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.
metsgaming  +   1237d 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.
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miyamoto  +   1237d 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!

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

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
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iamnsuperman  +   1237d 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-BRASIL  +   1237d 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.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1237d 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.
zag  +   1237d 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
rob20090  +   1237d ago
Sony's press conference is at 6pm PST Monday, June 4th.
BattleAxe  +   1237d ago
Hopefully they announce the shooter that Sony Santa Monica is working on.
Wintersun616  +   1237d 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.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1237d 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 -__-
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showtimefolks  +   1237d 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
ronin4life  +   1237d 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.
morkendo23  +   1237d 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!!!
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vegnadragon  +   1237d ago
People seem to have short memory now in days. Nothing new here, they did the exact same thing last year
cannon8800  +   1237d 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?
humbleopinion  +   1236d 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.
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avengers1978  +   1236d 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
dangert12  +   1237d 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
LOGICWINS  +   1237d 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!!"
soundslike  +   1237d 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'
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Pintheshadows  +   1237d ago
So it's The Getaway or Eight Days?
Nykamari  +   1237d ago
It'sThe GetAway in Eight Days! LOL!!!!
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dangert12  +   1237d ago
Yes...thats what I'm hoping for though I don't have a contract with sony all that was rubbish lol
Patriots_Pride  +   1237d 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.
metsgaming  +   1237d 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_Slaughter  +   1237d 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.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1237d ago
What the Hell is Sony Planning for E3?

What isn't sony planning?
Patriots_Pride  +   1237d ago | Funny
My birthday party -_-
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jacksonmichael  +   1237d 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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jacksonmichael  +   1237d 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.
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Virtual_Reality  +   1237d ago
Smash Bros is not the first of its kind neither.
jacksonmichael  +   1237d ago
I knew someone would say that. Of course it isn't. That doesn't really give Sony an exemption.
mobhit  +   1237d ago
Going by your logic, Nintendo copied too.
DeletedAcc  +   1237d ago
The Last of Us gameplay - oh fuck i cant wait *__*
LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1237d ago
F7U12  +   1237d ago
oh sweet jesus asian boobs.
Jihaad_cpt  +   1236d ago
silicone you mean in a sluttish looking Asian woman
smashcrashbash  +   1237d ago
Ummmm. why is it people make such a fuss about Sony revealing things before E3? Who cares? Does it mean that we are not still going to get it? If you get your Christmas presents early does that mean you won't want them anymore? Why is everyone making such a big deal? It just gives them more time to show gameplay of what we already know rather then waste time introducing everything.
Jreca  +   1237d ago
If they announce new games now, the news are unrivalled. If they show everything on E3, their own games are going to block themselves from the spotlight, and of course all the other ones. It's simply a matter of focus.
Bigboss19  +   1237d ago
I'm hoping for a price drop on ps3 since I just got the yellow light on the 15th of this month....I wouldn't mind seeing hitman or a new mgs for the Vita tho
extermin8or  +   1237d ago
if it's not the Getaway who cares? or Syphon Filter that's been like a certainty at E3 for last few years, lets see if it's finally here :S
Kingscorpion1981  +   1237d ago
I can only see Syphon Filter for the Vita!
extermin8or  +   1236d ago
Btw I meant if it's not the getaway who cares in reference to canned games being revived I can't think of any other notable ps3 exclusives that were announced then cancelled or thought to be cancelled (and Agent doesn't count as they've reiterated that it's still in development....)
MrWonderful  +   1237d ago
Final fantasy 7 remade will surface. My theory on why versus has been absent is that it was really 7 with different character models to throw off the public and at E3 they will show off the game fully remastered and announce a release date pulling off the greatest kept secret on gaming history.
Lord_Sloth  +   1237d ago
I dunno...I'd love a remake of VII but I wanna see VSXIII remain it's own title.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1237d ago
lol Nice try man, nice try.
MakiManPR  +   1236d ago
If Sony and Square-Enix do that it will be the worst thing they've done in their entire life.
Acquiescence  +   1237d ago
The more they keep revealing stuff before E3...
the more it makes me think that maybe we'll see something new regarding The Last Guardian at their actual conference.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1237d ago
Silly article. Everyone knows they are planning to install Kara AI's to consoles which will manage Vita/PS3 data via the next update.

Kara PSN Plus version comes with the new "Digital Debauchery" expansion.....
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TheLyonKing  +   1237d ago
Vita games
Ps3 price drop
Some exclusives
Some gameplay from last of us
Move titles (that might or will bomb)
Surprise announcement of the Last of us

But who know the last point is more of a tgs thing.
TheLyonKing  +   1237d ago
SHHHUgar I meant last Gaurdian for my last point! Honest.
Pintheshadows  +   1237d ago
If we see the Last Guardian gameplay, Last of Us gameplay, GoW Ascension singleplayer gameplay, more Battle Royale and have a pleasent surprise i'll be happy as far as the PS3 goes.

On a sidenote today has been awesome. West Ham promoted, Chelsea win the CL and inbetween i've been playing Max Payne 3.
xtreampro  +   1237d ago

Hopefully they show Agent, FFvs13 and a KZ4 tech demo for the PS4. I'm hoping they also announce an Ultra-slim PS3, I've had my 60GB launch model since Oct 2007 and I don't play PS2 games any more so I definitely wouldn't mind selling it for a more sleeker looking and smaller PS3.
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TheColbertinator  +   1237d ago
They are planning to cancel all future PS3 game and console development.Sony will also return to making radios and computer chips
MasterCornholio  +   1237d ago
Lol I didn't know that you hated Sony so much. Thanks for the laugh.


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paddystan  +   1237d ago
Syphon Fitler for PS3 and/or the Vita. That would be awesome!
Lord_Sloth  +   1237d ago
Sequel to Omega Strain would rock!
dcortz2027  +   1237d ago
This, and some "The Last Of Us" gameplay would make my E3! But this is Sony we are talking about, I'm sure they have plenty of stuff up their sleeves like new game announcements, gameplay footage for upcoming games etc. I can't wait!
Godmars290  +   1237d ago
Hopefully something no one sees coming - and its great.
SSKILLZ  +   1237d ago
something of grand magnitude your mind will be Beyond! blown away
Afterlife  +   1237d ago
Show Final Fantasy X. They also need to reveal if there's any changes made to the game besides the obvious.
Unlimax  +   1237d ago
I'll put all my hopes on the live stream , And see what will be upcoming .
Adva  +   1237d ago
Speech about Vita + Ps3 sales
Last of Us demo + date
GOW demo + date
All Star Brawl demo + date
2 Multiplatform demos + exclusive content
1 or 2 new game announcement(s)
Killzone vita
3-4 vita games
--- The End ---

^^ Realistic prediction rather than "OMG 10 new games announced"
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tweet75  +   1237d ago
maybe sony just gave up to leaks and decided to release all the biggest game release info before e3 and just go into greater detail at the expo
OllieBoy  +   1237d ago
Brand new The Last Guardian trailer and a release date for Fall 2012...

Pipe-dream, I know.
ArronC07  +   1237d ago
PS3 price cut, Vita price cut and PS4 sneak peak.
LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1237d ago
Yes, nope(although memory cards hopefully), hopefully.
modesign  +   1237d ago
if sony was smart they would announce a release date for the last guardian. and maybe a title from SCE london (getaway, eight days, something)
WooHooAlex  +   1237d ago
Didn't they do this a few years ago as well? When they came out and announced LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3, inFamous 2 and one more big title (that I'm drawing a blank on atm) in the months leading up to E3. I'm fine with this, just as long as they keep some announcements for the show.

And its not like they don't have more stuff to show us. They could show off what Sucker Punch has been working on. Quantic's next game could be there, maybe one of the three new games that Guerrilla has been working on will show up? Plus there are rumors of a new PaRappa and Syphon Filter. Which would be pretty cool.

For their show, I would kick it off with stage demos for the Last of Us and Assassin's Creed III.
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Eyesoftheraven  +   1237d ago
The demise of Xbox. (I joke).
momthemeatloaf  +   1237d ago
They are getting the ps3 games out if the way now so e3 will be focusing on vita. Sad but true
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