Gamers who had the chance to watch Sony’s E3 2017 press briefing might have been a little disappointed. The publisher seemingly held back quite a bit from their show, as most of what was seen was arguably predictable. That said, there are a number of announcements Sony is holding back.
In fact, Sony is keeping their mind on other events happening later this year. Shows like Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show and PlayStation Experience are all opportunities to make game announcements. While E3 2017 might not have been what gamers wanted, there are still other events for big news.
This coming holiday season will see the release of Gran Turismo Sport. It is the lead fall 2017 title for PS4 and Sony is very bullish on the game. Outside of this fall though, there are a number of PS4 exclusives coming during the first half of next year. Or at least, that’s the way Sony’s Shawn Layden makes it sound.
“I feel the lineup we have coming into the holidays this year – and [Gran Turismo (GT)] will launch in the fall – I don’t know if you got to go to the pre-show [hands on event for media]? Well GT was heavily represented there on the floor. We think there is a lot of attention around that title from our company. And the stuff coming in 2018, all of that is coming in the first half of the year, so. Is it in the next 12 to 13 months? Most likely,” Layden told Telegraph.
Sony’s fall 2017 lineup will essentially be made up of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Knack 2 and Gran Turismo Sport. This is not a horrible lineup, but it isn’t anything special either. Fans were really looking forward to seeing something like God of War this fall, however, they’ll have to wait.
Sony is confirming God of War will release during the early part of 2018, barring any delays. It’ll be interesting to see if Spider-Man, Days Gone or Detroit: Become Human launch close to then as well. Since Layden speaks highly of the first half of next year, so I expect more than just God of War.
E3 2017 was a very exciting time for gamers. They got a new look at the Xbox One X and know what the price of the system will be. A number of other exciting announcements were made by companies like Ubisoft. Fall 2017 is setting up to be a special holiday season for any number of reasons. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on PlayStation.
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