NPD Group analyst believes Sony possibly has "tons of new things planned."
It's quite possible that Sony has announcements planned for other conferences coming this year. E3 isn't the only basket that Sony needs to put their eggs into. I think part of this strategy is to keep momentum going for a longer period of time. Why be excited about video game news once a year when you could be excited upwards to 4 times a year?
Sony confirmed they still has unannounced exclusive games.
Yep. Shu was on that.
In shu we trust. It was soo weird not seeing him at E3 but he has confirmed theres more games unannounced for ps4. We still have gamescon, TGS and maybe psx
I think PS5 is just around the corner and they weren’t ready to show off those projects yet.
I would assume Sony always has something unannounced at all times.
@Skull521 You think so ? Because PS4 is doing pretty well. They will show PS5 but for a right moment.
I think Sony knows that Microsoft is likely to release their next console at some point in the next 2 years. So, logically, they want to wait and release their PS5 slightly after MS's console. But, it makes sense that Sony hold off some big game surprises to coincide with MS's console, to hold things off until PS5 arrives. I don't think Sony needs to release their PS5 in a rush, with the way PS4 sells, Sony can afford to hold off and just reap the profits from all the PS4s out there.
I think they may have a reveal prior to another major event. TLOU2 was actually just kind of thrown out there before PSX, then not shown at said conference. I think the more recent showing of things coming sooner is because Sony has so much coming, that they don't want to just add more stuff on top of their current marketing. 4 big games shown, along with their marketing deals makes them have a pretty strong position for the short term, and it's only building on the long term image of the brand itself. Sony doesn't need to rush things IMO, but I don't think that the current E3 showing was done because they just want to move more towards the short term marketing approach. Sony, historically, has done pretty well with the long wait game in terms of its software. To date, it seems to keep people excited for the brand. I've said it before, its never been a problem to announce things 2-3 years out in the past. But a company has to be careful not to put so much out there that everything gets lost in the fray. MS for instance showed a ton of games at their conference. Even though most are multi-plat, and it was great to watch, very few of those games went on to get a lot of media coverage. On the flip side, the 4 games showcased by Sony, have gotten a lot of press. COD and Destiny 2 aren't getting that much press because so little time was spent on them...coupled with the format. But even now, I'd have to go and look up what other games even Sony showed. And that's usually how it is at these conference. A few games stand out, the rest tend to get relegated to filler content.
I just wanna ask, its a little off topic but whats up with alot of articles saying impending doom for sony, last time i checked sony is raping on the games department
Probably bc of their E3, and this current Fortnite drama. Pay no attention to the attention seekers.
It's just people tbh. For years now it's been about how Nintendo and Microsoft are doomed and will pull out of hardware sales now they have both started to push on again with the switch and Xbox one X. As well as sevices like game pass. People are looking at Sony doing something as there dose not seem to be much noise about how well the pro is selling and VR has kid of fallen flat to. As for sales though the PS4 is still the best selling console and they have had a steeler year for exclusives to. Just how it is esp on this site as people really believe in only one product and create no news or issues out of anything they can.
There's so much good info and actual news, but people are choosing to approve the manufacturered drama articles. It's pretty sad.
I guess people just want it to fail despite how obviously good things are for Sony and ps4 owners. Sony's at the point where they don't need to be vocal because they have the gen on lock down and plenty of games to carry them for the next 2 or 3 years.
The fanboy and media push for MS is unparalleled. Sony has a 2 to 1 install base and you would never know if you were new to gaming. It's all negative, and it's the most frustrating thing about being a Sony gamer. Load up a site to check out what's new and its doom. Flip to the xbox side to check out the sunshine and rainbows. The really sad part is its grown men doing it.
Seems like a good strategy.
People say Sony has become arrogant. I say E3 has become arrogant. This was the first time Ghost was shown at E3. Its very much a reveal and a full demo walkthrough at that. It 'doesn't count' because it was teased at PGW? Arrogant they are. Its also the first time TLOU II was at E3.
I think Microsoft & Sony want to somewhat copy the Nintendo Direct style of having 5-7 updates spread out over the year. That is why not everything is packed into Nintendo's E3 Direct's...they save more for later.
This is how I saw the show and what I got from Shawn Layden when he told us a month before that they would be having a smaller show. They've been called for showing games too early so I think they knew there would be no point in announcing anything brand new. I say get the games you have already announced firm release dates then announce new things closer to it's release.
The problem with that assessment is only 1 out of those 4 actually has a ship date. We could essentially still have 3 of them not out before the next E3.
You have to look at when Sony has been announcing these dates. God of wars date was revealed less than two months before release. Spiderman was revealed a couple months ago to be coming in September. Detroit had similar treatment. It's likely they're waiting until they're sure the games can make the release as opposed to announcing dates and not meeting them.
Then you didn’t follow how Sony tactic work when come to release date. Sony did with Horizon Zero Dawn, God Of War and others. Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part 2 maybe don’t have release date yet, but i’m sure Sony will announce when their first party developers ready for it.
so, if those three don't release till fall of next year - you think this is a problem? i don't see it as a big deal.
To me, I think it's because they wanted to make sure those 4 games got the most press. Announcing a new IP, particularly if it's popular, could take away from that. Its kind of a balancing act. Sony didn't show much, but what they did show seems to be getting a lot of attention. The big 4 games obviously, but then things like RE2 and Nioh2 are also getting some press. The games at MS conference, which were plentiful, aren't really getting as much attention. The staples are getting some, then a couple of the bigger announcements they showed as well, but I'd say 3 out of 4 games they showed has barely gotten anything more than an article or two.
Wise words, mate
Yesterday Nintendrones were hating on Xbox One's sales and market share threathening that Switch will outsell the Xbone this year. Now they suddenly became best of friends. Kidtendos are like politicians. LOL
Ha ha ha lol!
I can't wait for PSX
I'm ready for Gamescom.
I’m ready for Paris Games Week.
Tokyo games show for me:)
Hyped for PSX
Of course they do. Sony themselves says they're 'doubling down' on games and Playstation. Think about it... doubling the already massive output they've already been doing. Sony are going to destroy the competition next gen as well. Just wait and see.
Doubling down. . . . That's just being mean to the opps. I mean. . . Wasn't the last 2 years of releases enough Sony. . .. . Show them some mercy😂
Well, in return for the others teaming up (under shady ms' lead) trying to put pressure on sony to open up their huge playerbase to the competition, sony should just stomp them in the dirt by giving gamers even more of what they want the most, top notch AAA games. ^^
I'm pretty sure whats happening is they are shifting their focus to Europe. In Europe they have almost complete market domination. If you look at Ghosts of Tsushima they showed that first in Europe at Paris Game Week.
I have to agree with you. I think they will do another Paris Game Week this year.
Almost every person I seen on YouTube that went to e3 was saying days gone isn't your typical zombie game and felt refreshing and was fun. I trust Sony bend that they will deliver a solid game. We already know Spiderman, TLOU 2, and yes even death stranding will be all juggernauts despite this idiotic media who says death stranding is nothing more than a walking simulator. Ghost of tsushima was what really got alot of people who were skeptical about it to know that this is turning out to be another hit for Sony. Then u have the game the media just seems to forget about but has impressed so many people on the e3 floor that this is another sleeping giant Sony has in it's arsenal. Shu also has stated they aren't even done yet, with more announcements to come. While Sony may have had their worst presentation in e3 history, PS4 owners have alot to be excited for. Guarantee that even when ps5 launches, Spiderman, TLOU 2, ghost of tsushima, death stranding, and dreams will all be launch titles and bundled with the ps5 which will make the ps5 very attractive. Look how switch has rebooted most of it's big exclusives like Zelda with the switch and it did better then it did on the Wii u.
And yet every article arlund saying days gone is huge flop wtf and y
i mean there are like alot of Playstation conferences during the year, the one in france, Tokyo, America and Germany. if they spread out their announcements, who are we to question it. i rather look forward to multiple shows across the year than e3 only.
They will not be in Germany, so they will be showing stuff at PGW TGS and PSX.
haha true. this year.
When all is said done, PS4 will have had an excellent in both sales and exclusives. Sony still very heavily invested in delivering quality AAA experiences, so it doesn’t really matter their reasoning was for their relatively simple E3. The games will be awesome and that’s all that really matters.
Or, or it could be that they showed what they wanted to show at E3. It's not like they announced ahead of time what they were going to show, oh but wait they did. Also it's not like they would have more unannounced games, oh but wait they do! So in reality there could be and is games and other endeavors they haven't announced because there are more shows throughout the year besides E3 and a think called strategy!
Anyone who thinks that Sony is only working on those already announced games is making a grave mistake.
It seems in recent years Sony wants to announce games only once they are near completion.
Wrong and Wrong. This E3 just proves that the PS5 will come in 2019. The next E3 will be the reveal of the PS5. The launch will be in the holidays of 2019.
Corroios, wrong, wrong and wrong again. The PS5 will not come in 2019, they will not reveal the PS5 next E3, and the launch will not be is the holydays of 2019.. Why would they?
Because the tech is available: 7nm, Ryzen and Navi. Because it will allow to play PS4 games. because they will get such a huge gap to the rival, that the next gen will be set and done even faster then this is one, in terms of sales. 6 months to a year before the rival will get them 15 to 20 millions consoles sold. The final one and more important. The hype behind the PS4 is real and is very high and Sony want to make the perfect transition to the next gen. What better way then with TLou 2, just like in the PS3 days.
@corroios Do you think the 7nm process will be mature enough to be sold at console pricing so soon? I'm not so sure. I'm not saying PS5 won't release in 2019 as everything we believe is complete speculation anyway but i think 2020 is more likely. PS4 is still selling like hot cakes - why rush?
Not sure why you're getting downvoted when it's fairly obvious the next-gen is round the corner. Phil Spencer said at the end of the MS conference that they had engineers working on the best new tech and the new elder scrolls was announced for next-gen hardware.
For this E3 hey obviously were focused on short term. I doubt every E3 will be like that maybe 1 out of each generation could be but I think it just worked that way because of where they are at in production of those games showcased. They will always show games that are close and some farther out in most shows but can’t just count E3 , also have PGS, TGS and PlayStation Experiene .
Sony doesn't need to focus on anything other than this year. Behind the scenes, we have to know, ps5 games and software is and hs been underway. I expect taking a break from this e3 with a ton of new games and just focusing in the near bright future was part of their roadmap to ps5. Sony knows how announcing something too soon can be a huge issue(not directly speaking of the final fantasy game we've all been waiting for, or the last guardian, I'm not speaking of those, or the several others, but since it's been said). I expect after this e3 we'll get a good psx, and tgs, I'm hoping for a hardware announcement for q4 2019. Don't think it'll happen but it'd be nice. That'll give them a year to hype a few big games, Im thinking Dreams at the least(and yes im the guy that is praying for a new psabr). Sidenote: Sony has a huge stable and has done really well to build on the popularity of their mascots, now would be a great time. Also great for all of the newcomer characters that didn't make it last time. I'm thinking Ellie, Joel, kratos and atreus(as one character), gotta have Nathan drake(I want old drake), aloy, Conor from detroit, John from vampyr, you know what put Baldur in there too, and for some good range, i want to play as a ravager from horizon too, jin from ghost of tsushima, give me the cast of dragons crown and I want to play as each of them in that game. Oh and dare I say Spider-Man. Endrant/ Sony has a good lead this gen, they aren't trying to sacrifice their install base when the next consoles are announced. We see people every year purchasing the competitions product based on how they feel about the new system come launch time. They are not just focused on the short term. But directed our focus on their short term, so that they could prepare for what's next.
Analysts, like pactherderm.....whatever. Go analyze your stock portfolio. They just guessing.
Death stranding-probably 2020 Last of us-2019, possible 2020. Ghosts- probably 2020. How is this short term focus.
What makes you think any of those games are coming out in 2020? More dramatics from you guys.
2019: days gone Dream Last of us 2 ( it could be delayed ) Ghosts 2020: Nioh 2 Death stranding Ps5 announcement (maybe other games that will be announced this year ) Ps5 release at November
I think Sony has both the short and long-term planned out pretty well.
Agreed E3 isnt centre stage liked it used to be, obviously Nintendo have more to show as well just not E3.
Lol... Many of shown games had no release date yet. Just look at death stranding FedEx delivery
There's other conference during the year for announcements Sony is the only one who announces all year round. Nintendo usually just at E3 or a Direct every now and then, Microsoft only at E3 and lastly PC doesn't have any conference as such.. I also predict PS5 announcement this year near Xmas mabey at TGS. If they can release a machine next year that displays 4k with games at 60fps for 399 then PC gamers would have to have a look at it
Showcase: ‘Looks Like They’re Shifting Focus To More Short-Term Window’ Yeah, it's so short-term when you show only 4 games (that were already announced and shown at least a year before, if not longer than that) and all of them except one have no release date yet. If that's short-term I can't imagine what would be the opposite.
Another Trollingbolt garbage article, a website well known for anti-Sony articles. Please don't give this cancerous website any clicks.
Yea because they have so many exclusives lined up a game in starting to come out every 3 weeks now
"Is it possible that these games will be it before preparations begin for the PlayStation 5?" %100 I don't know how this analyst can think Sony is changing the way they do E3'S because of this years conference. Sony's PS4 is in its 5th year and the games they showed will be releasing up until 2020. i expect a ps5 announcement next year some time for a 2021 release. expect the new Horizon and God Of War 2 to be the feature game for the launch. to think otherwise is foolish to say the least.
Sony said it was done announcing games far out after TLoU2. Not every E3 is going to be VIIR/Shenmue 3/ KH3. Plenty of great games come out every 3-4 months.
More announced Games
We have psx and pgw