Sony's E3 conference Finished
Sony's E3 conference was a long one and it dragged a bit in the middle, but there was a ton of stuff to pick through. GTA 5 is coming to PS4 this autumn! No Man's Sky makes its stunning debut on PS4! And we ended on a brief Uncharted 4 trailer.
There was Bloodborne, too - the game known as Project Beast. Read through the whole thing below and check out our E3 2014 guide for an overview of what's happening at E3.
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Right then! Who's ready to go again?
It feels like just yesterday that we sat down to watch Microsoft's E3 conference.
Now it's Sony's turn. Last year Yoshida and co walked the ball into the open goal with aplomb, but Microsoft's humbler gamesgamesgames approach for 2014 doesn't invite the same kind of response, so it will be interesting to see what we get.
Flying cat forever! Actually, maybe that's what they should call it.
I am super excited about Project Beast. Gotta be there. I don't think it's much of a stretch to expect an Uncharted 4 trailer too. But I doubt we will see Last Guardian.
Oh look, there's a bit of a pre-show.
It's going to be gamesgamesgames as well, according to the livecast hosts.
Oh wow, one of the hosts is interviewing Alexey Pajitnov!
Ultimate Tetris coming to PS Vita this autumn.
Here's Ru Weerasuriya from Ready at Dawn. They're working on The Order, obviously.
They're wittering on about performance capture in The Order. Apparently it's great and awesome.
Over to someone called Sid with David Dague, community manager from Bungie. We're going to see a bit of Destiny PS4 tonight, I would imagine.
I think Microsoft wins the battle of the pre-shows today. Nothing too spectacular and Major Nelson's a divisive figure, but they announced a few nice little bits and bobs.
I mean, this is rubbish.
Arjan Bak, who is lead designer on Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept, is explaining what it is. Sounds like Horde mode.
Oh and here's a little trailer for Intercept. Lots of defending an area and doing banter.
These exchanges do not resemble the things we were all saying to each other playing Mario Kart 8 earlier.
Steve Papoutsis from Visceral is now chatting away. He's got a big smile on his face about the beta they announced earlier.
Did you know that Battlefield Hardline is about cops and robbers? Like in the films.
Looks like Sony's conference is a little late starting, to the surprise of absolutely no one.
Didn't see Hideo Kojima at the Microsoft conference - I guess we'll get MGS5 here.
Right, it's about to start, hopefully!
OK let's do this.
Straight into a trailer for something. "Planet Mars, present day."
It's Destiny. The trailer's talking about The Traveller, which is part of the Destiny lore.
Aha, a floating little robot eye thing. Bungie don't stretch themselves very far, do they?
We're getting a lot of stuff about the background of Destiny - the Guardians' job of protecting Earth from the Darkness etc.
Lots of nice Dinklage action there too.
Right, here's Andrew House, king of Sony.
He says it's been Sony's goal to make PS4 the best place to play.
Connected, the highest visual quality, choice and being part of an extensive community.
The Destiny trailer is the embodiment of all the stuff he's on about, he says.
House announces that Destiny beta comes to PS4 first on 17th July.
There's a white Destiny PS4 bundle coming 9th September.
PS4 owners this Thursday can also get in the first-look Destiny alpha, which lasts the weekend.
Now we're seeing The Order.
You can tell by the moustaches and lanterns.
The promised cinematic action is very cinematically actionous.
This guy is having a bad day. Looks like he's in a mortuary or something. He's got a shotgun and a moustache. There's a beasty thing chasing him around.
That's it for The Order. We're onto something quite different now. A little orange fish and a blue bird on a cloudy, watery backdrop.
Dancing, lots of light. Vibrant colours. Reminds me of thatgamecompany stuff.
It's about two souls who are in love but can't be together.
You control both at once with two analogue sticks, flying down a pretty tunnel.
Here's Scott Rohde from Worldwide Studios. He's announcing that Entwined is available right now in the PlayStation Store for $9.99.
PS4 initially, with PS3 and Vita to follow thanks to Cross Buy.
Rohde says Sucker Punch has been developing standalone inFamous Second Son DLC for release later this summer. You don't need to own Second Son to play it, but if you do you'll get additional content.
Coming this summer, now we're watching a trailer. It's called First Light.
Coming August via PlayStation Store. Stars Fetch, by the looks of it, a character from Second Son.
Aha, here's LittleBigPlanet 3 on PlayStation 4.
There's more 3D depth in the game than before. Sackboy's got a little pumping gizmo that he can use to activate stuff. And he's got a new friend called Oddsock.
Oddsock can wall jump.
Oddsock's faster than Sackboy too. Aaand here's another new friend, Toggle. He's bigger and stronger than the others.
Toggle can also scale himself down to fit through small spaces. And here's another new character, Swoop, a cute little bird who can fly.
Four people on stage are now playing through a level together controlling all the different characters, working together to puzzle out progress.
Nice to see a proper live demo! Not been many of these today.
It's all vintage LBP. Working together to solve mild environmental puzzles in colourful, patchwork spaces.
Little montage trailer to finish off LBP3. Shots of various little games made with it and lots of neat, friendly, well choreographed action. Out November.
Shuhei Yoshida is on stage - to cheers and people calling his name!
He says over 8.7m levels have been created and shared in LBP1 and 2.
When LBP3 launches, he says, you can go online and play any of those user-generated levels.
LBP3 is just one of the great variety of titles being made by Worldwide Studios for PS4, says Yoshida.
Yoshida says he's going to introduce a completely new IP from one of the industry's most respected game directors. "Welcome to the world of Bloodborne."
Hidetaka Miyazaki's name flashed up. Amazing looking city of gothic spires. The action drops down to street level, where there's an abandoned baby carriage.
Wizardy looking fella with a torch. Growling dog. Scythe cuts through flesh. Blood flies. Some sort of half-dead man with clouded eyes.
Cut to the stony inside of a building, partly illuminated by a man holding a torch, waving it around. A room full of hands reaching up out of the ground.
That was oblique and amazing. Love it. Next up: Far Cry 4.
Looks like a gameplay demo from Kyrat. We're on a mountaintop in the Himalayas. There's a yak. We're cutting down a mountain path.
Lovely foliage. Smoky explosion on the distance. Buddha-style statue glimpsed through the mist. Ooh, wingsuit and grapple pickup.
Climbing a cliff face past a tiger face symbol, sneaking up on a clearing where some enemies are lurking.
Ooh, strapping explosive to a barrel, kicking it into a group of enemies and remote-detonating it.
Switch to a pistol, jump down and into a little tuk-tuk.
Chasing along a mountain road next to a military truck, jumping in through a door while it's moving, knifing the driver and kicking him out.
Now we're wingsuiting through a canyon, past a pagoda into a field, with elephants nearby drinking water and bathing themselves.
And now a second player has joined the action with a gyrocopter. Co-op! Flying over the top of an elephant, opening fire on enemies, which sets the elephant into a frenzy.
Typical base attack stuff here, but with added elephants and a second player to help take people down.
The elephant flips over a truck and it explodes. The end. Good work, Nelly.
Phew. Here's Adam Boyes.
He says when you buy Far Cry 4 in November, you can invite PSN friends to join even if they don't own the game. Only on PlayStation.
Boyes says he likes to stay in touch with gamers, even name-dropping NeoGAF. He asked gamers to write them letters with suggestions for things they wanted to see. One suggestion was something about zombies... Here's a trailer for something.
A man is out for a seaside jog. He sees a woman, but as he runs past she's taken out by a zombie. He misses this. In fact, lots of people are getting mashed up by zombies in his wake.
There's a limo flipping and a chopper crashing. Our guy's oblivious, although he's also turning into a zombie himself.
Dead Island 2.
You know The Last of Us is coming to PS4, says Boyes, but you didn't know that there are TLOU enemies in the PS4 version of Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition. Clickers and such. Weird.
Dead Island 2 will have a 30-day beta, exclusive character and level, only on PS4.
Aaand here's a trailer for Battlefield Hardline, if you aren't bored of that already.
Adam Boyes announces a new partnership with Disney to bring some exclusive stuff to PlayStation. Disney Infinity 2 has a collector's edition with the Hulk in it.
On Destiny launch day, you'll get unique weapons, armour sets, gear, ships and a map called Exodus, plus an exclusive Strike on Mars, on PS4.
"First, bigger and better" is what they're going for, he says.
A lot of people wanted something brand new on the platform, says Boyes. So here's a partnership with Paradox Interactive. Every single Paradox studio is working on an exclusive for PS4, he says, and here's the first one.
It's Magicka 2.
Boyes is introducing something from Tim Schafer next.
Double Fine, in tandem with a third-party dev team, is remastering Grim Fandango for PS4 and Vita.
Out with the new, in with the old.
Boyes is introducing Devolver's stuff next. All of the titles we're about to see will make console debut on PlayStation platforms. Broforce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2...
And The Talos Principle by Croteam.
We're back to the letter schtick with Boyes. But he can have it, right? Grim Fanf***ingdango!
Next up is something from Suda 51. His next game is a PS4 exclusive.
This looks grisly. Hacking and burning and slashing people up with circular saws and the like.
Let It Die.
"Video games, right?" laughs Boyes. "You know what that game doesn't remind me of? Journey!"
Here's a new game from Giant Squid. We open on the sea floor, with lots of colourful fish swimming around coral and other fauna.
There's a person here with a weird glowing head, swimming around amid sharks and whales and stuff.
Standing at the bottom of the sea. You can see the link to Journey in the style, for sure.
Abzu is the name.
Boyes is back, hyping up the "staggering variety" on PlayStation Network. He's got a point.
"Our goal at PlayStation is pretty simple - to surprise and amaze you - and we're just getting started." He's leaving us with a final thing that will make its console debut on PS4.
It's No Man's Sky.
This is the most we've seen of it. Beautiful alien landscape, red grass, odd dinosauric animals, green lake. Neat HUD, little "new species discovered" stuff popping up occasionally, spaceships flying overhead.
Jumping in a ship and flying into the green sky, through the atmosphere, into an asteroid field...
Moving among spacecraft in formation, into some sort of space battle orbiting a purple planet.
Back down to another planet now, hopping between ridges and through canyons in a spaceship. The terrain is wonderfully varied.
Here's Sean Murray from Hello Games.
He's name-checking sci-fi authors he was inspired by. This is procedural universe that is infinite and everyone can share, he says. Every player starts on a different planet.
Back in the game for a last look - some more scenes from different environments, on land and in space.
It's really amazing how much variety there seems to be between all these locations. It's like a montage of every place you've ever read about in sci-fi.
Andrew House is back.
He's switching our focus to hardware, pointing out that PS Camera has always been offered "as a choice" to PS4 owners.
Project Morpheus is on screen, "which demonstrates how we are fully leveraging the PlayStation Camera".
Jurassic Encounter, Eve Valkyrie, Street Luge are new demos at E3 this week.
Not much else on Morpheus then. House hands over to SCEA CEO Shawn Layden.
"Wow, there's a lot of people in this room."
Layden says he's excited.
He's going to talk to us about PSN. He says we want to connect to each other and share stuff.
Examples include Share Factory and the photo mode in Second Son, with more to come.
Nearly 95% of PS4s worldwide are connected to the network, he says.
220m share captures.
More than one billion multiplayer sessions on PS4.
Sony's going to bring YouTube to PS4 later this year - press the share button and upload to YT. Plus see friends' YT vids in activity feed.
Over 150m spectate sessions have been viewed on PS4.
They're planning to add extra features to spectate mode too. You'll be able to watch gameplay and interact with the people streaming.
Sony's going to add free DLC for The Playroom to create your own custom broadcasting sets.
Sony wants PlayStation to be the best place for free-to-play, says Layden. "We have more than 25 F2P games coming to PS4 in the next 12 months, including Kingdom Under Fire 2, PlanetSide 2 and Guns Up."
Onto PlayStation Now, which is the Gaikai-based streaming games service. Beta will launch in US and Canada for PS4 on 31st July.
PS Now will be available on PS3 and Vita shortly afterwards.
They also want to unlock PlayStation games for people who don't own PlayStation systems. PS Now will work on certain Sony TVs as long as you have a DualShock 3.
No mention of Europe for PS Now just yet.
Switching focus to Vita, Layden is talking up the Remote Play PS4 feature.
There are over 100 Vita titles in development today, says Layden, including Child of Light, Tales of Light R and Tales from Borderlands.
Minecraft Vita is on the way too - the full console experience with co-op.
Sony's preparing to launch PlayStation TV in the US, Canada and Europe this autumn.
You can stream stuff from PS4 to another TV in your house.
PlayStation TV will cost $99.
There will also be a $139 bundle including PS TV, HDMI cable, DualShock 3, memory card and the Lego Movie game.
Come on Shawn, no one cares about any of this crap.
He's taken the hint. Bringing it back to Vib Ribbon.
I thought he was going to bring it back, but he hasn't. He's doing a big segue (somehow) to gameplay footage of Mortal Kombat 10.
I'm pretty sure Mortal Kombat is the opposite of Vib Ribbon.
Scorpion is fighting Sub-Zero. Again. Forever.
Some very unpleasant fatalities, as you would imagine.
Andrew House is back. Save us, Andrew.
Nooo! TV TV TV! Sony Pictures is bringing original content to PlayStation.
Brian Michael Bendis is on stage to talk about Powers, which is an example of this stuff.
Two series of Powers have been greenlit, apparently.
It's based on the comic book of the same name and it tells the story of two detectives who look into the deaths of superheroes.
How did that take that long.
PS Plus subscribers in the US will be able to watch Powers for free.
Here's a look at Ratchet & Clank: The Movie.
If this bit's as long as the last one we can probably watch the whole thing.
Out in 2015.
The original Ratchet & Clank is coming to PS4 in remastered form. Movie and game will be out in first half of 2015.
House reminds us that The Last of Us is being remastered for PS4. Here's a trailer.
The Last of Us Remastered is out on 29th July.
House is introducing the trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5 that leaked last night.
Lots of great stuff in this trailer. Seeing it in the context of having played Ground Zeroes makes all the difference too - knowing that for all this choreography and set-piecery, it's in a systems-driven open-world environment.
The music was Mike Oldfield's Nuclear if you're wondering.
Nice one Koj.
Next up is a company Andrew House says he's worked with since the PS2 days and is synonymous with PlayStation...
Yep, GTA 5 is coming to PS4 this autumn.
GTA 5 on PS4 will have a host of enhancements and new details for players to discover. Current users on PS3 *and 360* will be able to transfer saves.
Online saves, I think he said. Not sure about campaign.
While that sinks in, here's Batman: Arkham Knight.
Batman's diving around the Gotham night, the Batmobile shows up to welcome him and he hops in and drives away.
He pulls up somewhere and the Batmobile jumps into battle mode, engaging its Gatling gun to take out enemies.
Demo ends on Scarecrow taunting Batman about dragging Gotham into oblivion. Happy days!
Arkham Knight has Scarecrow nightmare missions only on PlayStation.
Andrew House is closing the show! It's nearly bedtime! Just one more trailer...
Gotta be Uncharted 4.
Ya, Naughty Dog logo.
Nathan Drake lying in a shallow pool of water, a fly walks on his head and wakes him up.
We're hearing Sully and Drake chat over the top of this footage of Drake waking up in a stream with a cut on his head and a gun near his hand.
He's in a jungle, by the looks of it, with lots of bodies hanging in gibbets nearby.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. 2015.
And that should be that! One more montage...
WE ARE DONE! If you've been with us since Microsoft at 5pm, bless you. Go sleep. Join us for Nintendo's digital thing at 5pm Tuesday.