Sony's E3 2015 Broke The Shock Meter
Yes, I'm aware there are a hundred other articles with a very similar headline.
But there's a very good reason for that. I'm just starting to wrap my head around just how ludicrously awesome Sony's E3 2015 press conference really was.
Perhaps the best way to explain the enormity of the event is to do this: Let's say, prior to E3, I told you that Sony would show off The Last Guardian, a Final Fantasy VII Remake, and announce Shenmue III? I mean, you would've laughed, right? Most of us had no hope that even one of those things would happen, let alone all three. If you really think about it, just showing off Guerrilla's new game - Horizon: Zero Dawn - and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, while somewhat predictable, would've made for a pretty solid show right there. Sony went so far above and beyond that we'll be reeling for a while.
And here's one other thing I'd like to mention: Call me what you want, but I've always believed that PlayStation really is more about the gamer than the Xbox brand. I think it was painfully obvious when Microsoft initially announced Xbox One (and got the reaction they deserved). Sony has always prided themselves on respecting and loving the gaming public, and actually listening to their fans. They made it so not one, not two, but three long-requested games made it onto the E3 slate. It probably wasn't easy to do but they obviously had the right mindset.
And by the way, let's not forget that with the exception of Uncharted 4 and the FFVII remake, we saw plenty of brand new IPs from Sony. No Man's Sky, Horizon, Media Molecule's Dreams and others were on display as well, and I imagine it's only a matter of time before the new God of War and Gran Turismo entries pop up. All this really proves, to me, is that PlayStation remains the king of gaming.
6/19/2015 Ben Dutka