Sony PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was seen in a new teaser trailer. This 4th entry in the main series is launching in 2015.

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition will include some of the monstrous creatures from The Last of Us.

• Another bit of Battlefield: Hardline gameplay was shown off.

• Select PlayStation platforms (PS3 and PS4)will get exclusive items, like The Hulk, for Disney Infinity’s Marvel expansion.

• Paradox Entertainment gave gamers a look at their newest 4-player co-op adventure, Magicka 2.

• Tim Schafer’s highly regarded adventure game Grim Fandango is getting an HD release on the PS4 and PS Vita.

• Many upcoming donwloadable PS3/PS Vita/PS4 games were put on display – Broforce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2 and The Talos Principle.

• Suda51’s new game, Let it Die, was officially unveiled as a PS4 exclusive. The new trailer showed off several players with life bars and levels near their names as they engaged in some brutal combat.

• Video game developer Giant Squid got to show off their upcoming PS4 title – Abzu.

• Sony’s planned VR headset, Project Morpheus, was spoken about in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye. Two gameplay demos was for the VR tool were announced for the press at the E3 2014 showroom floor.

• The PSN Network got an entire segment of the press conference to itself. Youtube compatibility with the Share feature will be arriving sometime soon. Users will immediately be able to upload their gameplay to their personal YouTube channel. Twitch and Ustream interactivity was important in Sony’s sharing/broadcasting function speech. The Playroom will be receiving new free DLC experiences this summer. New free-to-play games were also displayed.

• New DLC for Killzone: Shadow Fall ( called Inception) was shown.

• PS Now’s service will be available in the US/Canada as an open beta on July 31, 2014. It will soon become available on the PS3 and PS Vita afterwards. The PS Now service will come later to select Sony TV’s. 100 games will be offered to PS Now beta users. Some of those games include Dead Space 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4. All you’ll have to do is pick up a DualShock 3 controller to play.

• The PlayStation TV peripheral was shown. Disney Infinity will be coming to this new piece of hardware. The PS TV will be sold for $99 upon launch. A bundle of the PS TV will come with the PS TV, a DualShock3, a memory card and The LEGO Movie.

• Sony announced one new show as a part of its exclusive programming – Powers, which will be launching in December. The 1st episode will be free for everyone. PS+ subscribers will get to watch the entire series for free.

• A new trailer for the Ratchet & Clank movie was shown. This new film will hit theaters in 2015. A new PS4 re-imagining of the 1st Ratchet & Clank game is coming at the same time as the film.

• A trailer for the PS4 version of The Last of Us was showcased. This remastered edition is coming to the PS4 on July 29, 2014.

• A new trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was shown.

• Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5 was announced as a new PS4 game that’s coming this fall. New enhancements will make it into the new version. Past-gen console owners will be able to transfer their characters into the next-gen edition. GTA 5 is also coming to the Xbox One and PC.

• A new gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight made its welcome debut.

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