E3 2019 has ended, but throughout the conference, one question rang out amongst attendees and those watching online; where the heck is Sony? Well, announced at the rear of last year, Sony told the world that for the first time in E3’s 25 year history, they wouldn’t be attending.
This means no shocking price announcements, no weird
post-apocalyptic churches, and no digs at Microsoft. What it did mean is
theorising about what Sony are up to, and are they building up to an
announcement of the PlayStation 5?
We did get a few droplets of information about
games coming to Sony platforms scattered through other conferences, so here’s
what we think we would’ve seen from Sony at E3 2019.
Death Stranding received a trailer prior to E3
2019, showing off a bit more info and gameplay than we had before. It’s no
surprise that Kojima Productions’ first game is already setting the world
ablaze with theories and pre-orders. We suspect that if Sony had attended E3
2019, this would’ve potentially been the crown jewel of the conference.
The Last of Us: Part II
Sony wouldn’t have had to do much to promote
The Last of Us: Part II, simply because it’s one of the most anticipated games
of all time. Frankly even a static logo and a release date would’ve exploded
Ghost of Tsushima
Since its reveal in 2017, fans have been
waiting with baited breath for more of this open-world samurai stealth-em-up.
We got some more gameplay footage last year, but there’s always more we
could’ve seen, and in a post-Sekiro world everyone is hankering for more sword
Final Fantasy VII Remake
We did get our handsome eyes all over some hot
Final Fantasy VII Remake footage during the Square Enix conference, but frankly
a second viewing would’ve been extremely welcome. Maybe a third too. Oh who
cares, make it a FFVII conference.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The Call of Duty series has a long standing
arrangement with Sony, with PlayStation consoles receiving updates first, ahead
of their Xbox competitors. Sony’s E3 2019 conference would be an ideal place to
show off more of this reboot (prequel?). As it is, we’ll have to remain on
tenterhooks for now.
Cyberpunk 2077 looks like it’ll be the game
that everyone stops and plays when it’s finally released. Incorporating open
world CD Projekt RED magic with Keanu Reeves goodness, it’s looking like it’ll
be the game on everyone’s lips. Coming to PlayStation 4, a Sony conference
could have given us a little more cyberpunk-y action.
We all know it’s coming, we all know some of
the specs and obviously we’ll get more information over the coming months, but
a potential E3 conference could’ve given us a soupçon more. Imagine it, a black
screen, the camera pulls back to show a black box and…PS5, coming 2020
That’s how we think an E3 2019 Sony conference
could’ve gone. If you want to see how E3 2019 did go, check out all the
coverage on the Green Man Gaming blog. What were you hoping to
see from Sony this year? Let us know in the comments below.