Sony took to the stage at E3 yesterday to hold an impressive press event showcasing a wide variety of upcoming title demos and hardware accessories and bundles.
The big hitters in terms of games included the Destiny Beta, which Sony intends to launch on 17 July – those looking for earlier access can get on the alpha version this week.
Far Cry 4 was shown off with a demo of its visually stunning two-player co-op.
Meanwhile, a gameplay trailer for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End got glowing reviews from attendees. Judging tom the E3 trailer, next-gen Drake looks even more like Nathan Fillion.
For those of you out there that are eagerly awaiting a PS4 release of GTA V, Sony announced that the smash hit crime title is coming to its console this fall and will allow gamers to transfer their save files over to the PS4.
Another PS3 tile getting the upgrade to PS4 is The Last of US. The critically acclaimed zombie survival epic will get a remastered port, to be released on 29 July.
Other major titles that were featured at the event included Mortal Kombat X, Batman: Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (the E3 trailer for which already leaked online), Battlefield Hardline and Little Big Planet 3.
Indie and alternative titles that caught our eye included Abzu (a dream-like title from the makers of Flower and Journey) and No Man’s Sky – a colourful, intergalactic epic.
In terms of hardware, Sony revealed that it will release a white PS4 Destiny bundle. The console will include a matching controller, a copy of the upcoming sci-fi shooter Destiny, and 30 days of PlayStation Plus, the subscription service that players need to access multiplayer features and the company’s popular cross-platform Instant Game Collection.
There were also two game demos for Sony’s VR headset; Project Morpheus.
Another important piece of hardware unveiled at E3 was PlayStation TV, Sony’s take on a set-top streaming box. The $99 device will give gamers the ability to play PlayStation 4 remotely on a second TV, provide access to video and music streaming services, and support PS3 titles made available via PlayStation Now.