Twinfinite Writes: Sony's had some big E3 shows the last few years, and they're clearly running out of ways to deliver announcement hype, but in the end that doesn't really matter.
Unfortunately we know all too well what happens when companies rest on their laurels, and take their user base for granted. They get lazy and complacent, and that's when they start loosing the plot. Hopefully, although Sony are in a strong position going into E3, hopefully they don't go into "cruise control" mode. I still want to see surprises, and I still want to see innovation, new game announcements and a strong gamer-centric approach. Personally, the deep dives on their 4 major IP's will win E3 for me IF we see extended gameplay, developer insights and interviews, release dates, heck if they release a demo on PSN to coincide withthe deep dive, then it's all over. It would be total knock out for me.
Totally agree these writers need to stop blowing smoke up sony's butt. I don't want Sony to get complacent.
I think they learned that valuable lesson during the beginning of the PS3 days, and I don't see them making that mistake again. They may hold a couple of things back because they dont always need to unload the machine gun, but they will always strive for the best I think.
Sony turns into MS when they become complacent. MS killed it from 2005 to 2009 and decided that was enough to carry them through 2019, apparently. Sony needs to do what they have always done and supply a diverse lineup of games and they will always "win" E3 and more importantly, the support of the fans that placed them in the lead.
Haha, the 2 disagrees you have want Sony to become complacent? Like, what? I don't see how even the most hardcore fanboy would think that's a good thing. It's never a good thing. Ever.
On one hand, I'll be totally satisfied with E3 if they show us a decent amount of gameplay for Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part 2, Death Stranding and Spiderman. Those are some of my most anticipated games. On the other hand, I don't want Sony to rest on their laurels. They have got where they are by always striving to improve the experience for gamers. I honestly think the games they've released this generation on PS4 are better than any prior generation. I want them to stay hungry and passionate so that the PS5 can be even better and offer even greater gaming experiences.
Twinfinite: "Sony has the luxury of experimenting and doing things differently, whereas Microsoft really needs to come out guns blazing with a big press conference, and some huge announcements if it wants to try and close the gap." Look Microsoft will be coming with big announcements, but not because it has the delusion of closing the 40 million unit gap which can only get wider by virtue of math. At this point, we need to disassociate E3 with Microsoft's chance to 'close the gap'. This is the first E3 where I feel like I know what Sony is showing and therefore I am even more excited because its what I want to actually see.
Also Sony has been 'experimenting and doing things differently' because they keep shaking things up and not resting on their laurels. The GOW reveal is a clear example. If anything, Ms should do the same . I think we have no idea what this PR is going to be like and that is actually cool.
You cant expect Sony to show New games at every E3 , they will show whats coming next on the PS4 like they did last E3 and i am totally fine with it. Also Sony does attend many conferences other then E3. Sony's next New Games announcements will be PS5 Exclusives, since all the 1st party devs have released games or will release (by 2019) on the PS4 ...
And some people will never be happy. Sony only has so many development companies and we are near the end of this generation so not getting any new ip's wouldn't be a result of Sony resting on their laurels, but in fact it would mean that they gave us a hell of a ride this gen and we still have 4 amazing looking games to finish it off. now excuse me while i try to kill the last bloody Valkyrie in perhaps the best game this gen....... unless? well, lol Spider Man, Death Stranding, Days Gone, Ghost Of Tsushima.... you get my point.
They have more exclusives than the other two platforms combined. Resting on laurels they have not. I'm sure sony has been paying attention to microsofts loss of marketshare in the console market and doesn't wanna repeat their mistakes.
They aren't though, that's kind of the point. They're killing it, and that's their cruise control, lol.
It's all part of the process. Sony really had to fight their way back to the top when PS3 launched, and Microsoft wasn't prepared for the fight they got when they rolled out Xbox One. Fortunately, this roller coaster is good for consumers -- Sony's doubling-down on first-party titles saved the PS3 and continues to make the PS4 the best console on the market. Xbox One's disappointments have led towards probably the best subscription model around, and made them are more open to embrace backwards compatibility and cross-platform play ( even if their competitors aren't there yet). Whatever happens, consumers win.
Fair point. I can’t wait to see the big 4 kill it at the show, but I do also want at least 1 or 2 surprise megatons. Let’s go SOCOM!
They still can suprise us, but this is more patience approach from Sony. Sony E3 2017 was a disappointing to be honest because it’s just like E3 2016 and they showed small games that no one want to pay attention to. So this year, Sony is learning mistakes by give these games like Day Gone, Tetris Effect and Twin Mirrors to have spotlight before Sony E3 2018 begin. I think Sony want us to keep our expectations in check.
Sony has practically been on cruise control all gen this gen, thanks to Microsofts constant foot shootings. e3 this year will be no different, most of what will be talked about are Ps4 games.
Yeah they got a lap or two ahead and then hit that Cruise control for the rest. But still in it to win it and that cruise control is set at full speed ahead.
Sony has been on fire this year. God of War, Detroit, and Spiderman all in the same year.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding your post but you make it sound as if Sony hasn't done a good job this generation. I don't see how any rational gamer can say that with a straight face.
What I simply mean is that ms has made things for sony very easy and straightforward this gen
I think if their games make a big splash then yeah... doesn't matter if we don't have the surprises. I don't see any other games making as big a noise with the exception of Cyberpunk.
Showing gameplay from amazing new games its always a win/win situation. Gamers want to see the evolution from the next blockbuster, well except when they are being delayed year after year.
Not with Nintendo breathing down your neck hole
Nintendo are great, but they've always had this stance that they are not competing directly with Sony and MS. I think they know that people generally pick one console between Playstation and Xbox, and then they get a second console which is likely a Nintendo console of some sort. But yeah, I really don't think Sony have anything to worry about from Nintendo.
“I really don't think Sony have anything to worry about from Nintendo.” It is not wise to underestimate Ninteno you know. They are about to launch their biggest game, Pokemon, this fall and they still have another core Pokemon RPG on the horizon for next year. Plus, they’ve been slowly getting third party support left and right.
in what sense?
The last of us 2 Ghost Death stranding Spiderman 10-15 demo of each game would be amazing especially if what leaked about death stranding is true I see a couple of surprises Interesting thing is any of these games could steal the show
It's the truth. Sony earned this position by investing the time and money and giving creative people the ability to do what they do best. Let's hope they keep it up and take it even further.
I am actually more excited to see Nintendo's than MS'.
That may be true, but Sony's had a fairly open net most E3s this gen. That doesn't mean they should get complacent though. They should have a great lineup this year, however, so they can have confidence in that.
No, they can't. They tried that last year with just a bunch of trailers. It didn't work so well. The games were good, but there was no context, no hype, etc. Their show could have gone much better. I mean if you look at how much heart went into Ubisoft's conference, Sony's was kind of boring in comparison. Sony clearly has the games, but they still need to provide a good show.
Eh, they got the message across and 2017 was PlayStation's strongest year ever (total units sold), despite the 'lukewarm E3 show'. They focus on several shows, in fact, not just one. As a result, they continue to provide what people want - and that is why they're doing as good as they are. Besides, a 'good E3 show' is up to the viewer, not some collective hive mind that expects new announcement after new announcement. They showed games last year, plenty of them. That's what counts!
They certainly had a great 2017, but the point still stands. Their E3 show was sort of phoned in, or thrown together, and it was a letdown compared to the fantastic shows Sony is usually known for.
Really, Ubisoft? I can't even remember what they showed.
You should go back and watch it. They had a good showing. With the Vivendi takeover looming, they sort of just put their hearts out there. Not everything they showed was a megaton, but it was a good show overall.
Ubisoft had one of the best E3 last year. Just like Porkchop said, you should rewatch it.
They don't need a "fantastic show". Just show their goods. That's all that matters.
It's this kind of arrogant headline that people should hope that Sony does not bring to E3.
E3 is not as important as it used to be anyway.
Hardly. Hi Smash, Pokemon, Fire Emblem. So no. Articles like this is what is wrong with Sony. Arrogance.
Hm, I'd still take Sony's offering.
Not me. LOU is boring, Spiderman is cool looking, Death Stranding, not sure yet. I will wait and see.
Yeah, because Sony wrote this article. You're totally right.
Did I say Sony wrote the article? Read my comment.
"Did I say Sony wrote the article? Read my comment." You said articles like this are what is wrong with Sony. Sony has nothing to do with this article. You are just talking nonsense.
You really going to ignore all the multiplats that PS4 will receive that NS won’t in addition to the exclusives that PS4 is getting? Now that’s arrogance
Or all the 3rd party games Nintendo will get and Sony won't and first party games. So pot meets kettle on arrogant.
I will. All my multiplatform games are played on the PC and consoles are for exclusives only.
LOL, stop saying Fire Emblem. Nintendo has been dead quite this year so far. between RDR2 ans Spiderman Nintendo should be worried since they chose to go this route, maybe you can get RDR2 on cloud on Switch
What multiplat titles is Switch receiving that PS4 isn’t receiving? You’re still talking about exclusives when I’m talking about multiplats, so your arrogance must’ve deluded you from realizing what I’m talking about
I didn't knew Sony wrote this article, man learn something new every day i guess...
I’m sure Michelle did not mean mean that Sony had wrote this article. It jus mean that articles like this are what push Sony to be arrogance and complacent. Although I do think Sony had done a pretty good job lately.
an article on n4g "pushed" Sony to arrogance. lol....wow
Not sure if serious or joking.... As a switch owner. I couldnt disagree more. My excitement for the Nintendo conference is largely non existent. The pokemon game coming this year put a massive sour taste in my mouth. It's not the game I want at all. Smash is great as expected but I dont expect much else honestly. I own a PS4 Pro as well and I'm very excited for the Sony conference. Simply because of Ghost of Tsushima on it's own. Not to mention the numerous other exclusives. To each their own I guess.
I'm sure you do own a Switch. I mean a new Smash, Fire Emblem, new 3rd party exclusives, and more. Sony, four games and most I don't even care about. Stop trying to pass yourself off as a fan when you're not.
Whether you believe I own a switch or not doesn't change the reality that I do. It doesn't change my opinion on how lacking their lineup currently is and how utter rubbish the new Pokemon game looks(I'll be passing on it until we get a real core rpg). I'm not entirely sure what you are getting at by saying I'm not a 'fan'? Does that mean that I have to blindly follow and like everything Nintendo puts out? Does that mean if I'm critical of some releases because they genuinely don't interest me I'm not a 'fan' of Nintendo? I didn't know that by buying a Switch I had obligations to them as a company and had to be a 'fan'.
SONY didnt do anything they didnt say anything but apparently SONY is arrogant? Are you joking?
Xbox One doesn’t have the amount of exclusives and Switch doesn’t have the amount of multiplats that PlayStation 4 will receive. It’s a sure victory for Sony
Same thing could be said about Nintendo. Both the X1 and PS4 not not recieve any of the best selling and highly rated exclusives that Nintendo has. Everyone bring something to the table and that is why I love competition.
NIntendo had 2 highly rated exclusive, and its sales were not crazy high Zelda is at probably 9/10 million (including WiiU) but thats totally expected due to it being a launch title.
Any E3 show where Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch and Kojima are all on the same stage is an E3 win. I'm looking forward to this show,
Showing the same stuff form 17,16 thanks but that’s not winning in my book
Sales say something else and ultimately that is a win, they not rushing out games for sake of having more games they are putting out quality. MS will have some exclusive titles (mainly multiplats), Nintendo will have Fire Emblem (talk about rehashing), Pokemon (Go Switch Version) and Smash (which is their main game this year)
I agree with you in terms of sales and everything else you said , but for me as a gamers new stuff exciting stuff realese dates aee what define winning in E3
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