Sony is set to unveil three brand new games and more details about upcoming releases in the lead up to E3. The countdown begins Wednesday and runs until the eve of Sony’s E3 showcase on Monday June 11th, acting as an amuse-bouche leading up to the bigger releases covered in the main event such as Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and The Last of Us Part II.
The #PlayStationE3 Showcase is just 1 week away… and we're starting the announcements early! https://t.co/xnmJEQUDKE Tune in each morning, starting this Wednesday at 8am Pacific pic.twitter.com/guX1NSJuMU
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 4, 2018
The news appeared simultaneously on PlayStation’s official twitter handle and via a post on PlayStation.Blog detailing what’s in store for each day. Here are the details released:
Wednesday, June 6 at 8am Pacific/12am HKT
Announce: New PS4 Game With PS VR Support
Thursday, June 7 at 8am Pacific/12am HKT
Release Date for an Upcoming Worldwide Studios Title
Friday, June 8 at 8am Pacific/12am HKT
Announce: New PS4 Game
Saturday, June 9 at 8am Pacific/12am HKT
Announce: New PS VR Game
Sunday, June 10 at 8am Pacific/12am HKT
Details: An Eagerly Anticipated Game Comes to PS VR
Each new announcement is scheduled for 8 am PST, or 12 am HKT, on each of the five days. The action will take place on Sony’s Official Twitch channel, as well as on YouTube, Facebook, and on PlayStation’s Live website.
The three new titles are what catches the eye, though the VR title remains less explosive given those in possession of the required hardware remain a minority of PS4 owners. As for the two PS4 games, it is a fool’s errand to try and speculate. Sony is notorious for keeping its cards close to the chest unlike other publishers who seem to regularly suffer from leaks, orchestrated or accidental as they may be.
In any case, hats off to Sony for whetting our appetites with a few cheeky early reveals. The move is also quite strategic as it means the games will get coverage free of the all encompassing bubble that the gaming world enters into when E3 happens. All too often, smaller titles get put to the side in favor of big-budget, hyped up alternatives that take center stage at the event. This is a smart way to bypass the issue and make sure these games get sufficient coverage.