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PlayStation Experience 2017 live report

It was nothing.

Nothing happened for 90 minutes (okay, there were some cool PSVR surprises and something about a MediEvil remaster). But honestly, think yourself lucky you didn't get up at 4am for this.

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

Good morning.

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And, indeed, ugh.

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It's going to take more than a line of hobnobs to make me feel alive right now.

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A new look at whatever From Software is working on might do it, mind.

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Kami: I still have the garibaldis. No-one wants the garibaldis...

I double dropped a rich tea when I woke up, just waiting for them to kick in.

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This is, inexplicably - and somewhat ominously - the 13th live report of the year.

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I'm also fairly certain it's the last, unless I go nuts and live report unwrapping my Christmas presents or something.

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It will be low key, there won't be too much in the way of announcements, but honestly I'm good because I've got the Monster Hunter World beta on my hard-drive ready to go once this is done.

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Kami: I'd watch that. I have a problem, don't I?

I'd do it just for you.

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60 SECONDS PEOPLE.

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Or person, as it may be.

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(I think it's just you and me, Kami, and I'm a-ok with that).

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And we're go FOR THE LAST SHOW OF 2017!

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Your-Mother: I'm here. But I'm in the US so nuts to your late night.

*waves*

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I've been to this show the last couple of years, and am sad to miss it - it's always a highlight of the year, as it's properly laid on for the fans.

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But also part of me is glad to be home in Lewisham and not in the glorified car park that is Anaheim.

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So, in that sizzle reel we've got God of War, Concrete Jungle, Guacamelee, Spiderman, KNAAAACCCK and plenty of other goodies.

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Recapping a pretty strong year for Sony.

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(Even if it hasn't been quite as strong as Nintendo's, shhhhh I'm not a fanboy you know it's true).

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Shugyr: Love me some Everybody's Golf

I recently got a PS4 Pro and pretty much all I've played on it so far is Everybody's Golf. It's the greatest.

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I'd also take that GT Sport content that's due dropping during this.

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But lol at the idea of Polyphony doing anything ahead of when I expect them to.

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Oh no, there are sofas.

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That's ominous.

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No-one's ever made a big announcement from a sofa.

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'We can sit here all night listing all the incredible games that came out this year'. Please don't.

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That is some fine furniture, mind.

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I'm rifling through my Ikea catalogue to try and identity them.

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Is that a Nockeby?

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That's no Strandmon that Sid's sitting on, for shame.

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Damn_Skippy: No Knack cosplayers in the crowd? For shame.

There's one in Lewisham live reporting this right now.

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...

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We do have a new game announce. Ring the bell! It's called Firewall something something.

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A tactical shooter for PSVR, and it supports that big plastic gun in case you got one for Farpoint.

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Oh this is lovely - there's a Last Guardian VR experience coming for free.

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And it's coming next week.

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A standalone experience, so you can just get involved for free. No strings attached.

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Okay, some cables attached.

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It's the way they're sitting on the edges of their seats, I think.

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And now here's WipEout VR.

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This is a decent haul so far, to be fair - and a bit more than I was expecting.

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WipEout's a great match for VR.

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It's an update for WipEout, and it's coming next year.

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And it's FREEEEEE.

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I wish Shawn Layden had just dressed up as Santa.

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Also maybe I wish I was sitting on his knee as he doles out these gifts.

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SEXY HERMEN EVERYONE.

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True story - I once saw Hermen eat his dinner out of a dog bowl in an Amsterdam club.

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Somehow it wasn't as weird as that sounds.

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He is one classy chap, and made eating out of a dog bowl look distinguished.

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I believe that's a Death Stranding t-shirt that Hermen's wearing - makes sense seeing how he's working with KJP on the game.

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That was Hermen. Thanks Hermen.

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Dad of War is up next. I think they're going to try and fill every seat on that set, which would be impressive.

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There's an added element of intrigue as we see how many people they can fit on that sofa.

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My money's on 6.

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Maybe Hermen would have to sit on Shawn's lap to make that happen.

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I'd also like that to happen.

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I think the big announcement here is the fact the game is 25 hours long. And the runtime gets a round of applause, because VIDEO GAMES.

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Yes.

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Cory Barlog is basically human valium.

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We're getting a runthrough of the Paris Games Week gameplay for Dad of War.

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I think given the tone of what's going on here, expecting any news on the From Software project might be a bit optimistic.

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But hey that's fine.

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Sid Shuman really feels, for all intents and purposes, like Sony's Major Nelson. I won't add any more.

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I'm mostly just admiring Hermen's brilliantly casual slouch on that sofa.

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And here's a new, hopefully extended look at Dreams.

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And the chance to see someone else squeeze on that sofa. This time, it's Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy.

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And Shawn ruins all our fun by moving off the sofa onto his own special chair.

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I was about to say - that jump actually looks fit for purpose. I'm excited!

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Does anyone want to come round and see how many people we can fit on my sofa?

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I've squeezed five on here before.

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Dreams, meanwhile, looks absolutely fantastic.

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Excuse the pun, but I think a lot of people have been sleeping on this and it'll take everyone by surprise when it (finally) comes out next year.

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Still no exact dates on the beta or, indeed, the final release itself.

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But at least we have '2018'.

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Meho: Dreams sounds like a game development kit for people who can't be bothered to learn how to make games... I mean, not trying to be cynical (well, a little) but, uh, sounds extremely ambitious...

The tools it gives you are extremely powerful. Last time I saw it I was kind of bowled over by what was possible.

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Oh sweet, they're going to play Detroit live on stage. I wonder if it'll be the scene we saw at Paris Games Week?

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What a weird way to introduce it.

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Kami: You know, people have been giving Detroit: Become Human a bit of shit lately but the fuss did remind us Esther Rantzen is still alive. How I'm not sure yet...

Haha.

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Well thank god they're not doing the child abuse scene with this weird audience interaction schtick.

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I don't think it makes it any less weird though.

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So we're getting an audience-led playthrough of Detroit and this is honestly one of the oddest things I've seen.

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It kind of worked with Until Dawn given its chosen genre and the schlocky horror it was riffing off. This, though? This is just awkward.

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For all the noise around it, I think Detroit is going to be *okay*. Quantic Dream is great at this kind of narrative experience.

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It's just they're a bit dim is all.

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What strange things video games are.

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So, er, anyone got any nice plans for their Saturday?

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I mean, I don't, unless you count plugging away at the Monster Hunter beta.

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Yeah, it does look grand but the audience participation thing is just odd.

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I just don't think they're going to kill a child on-stage.

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Well, that was an occurrence.

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Right, that went on for a little too long. Here's some trailers!

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Donut County up first, being published by the pretty much peerless Annapurna Interactive.

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And, of course, it looks splendid.

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Now, a game from a new team called TigerTron.

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And it's a PSVR title that looks like Tetsuya Mizuguchi directed Ecco.

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It's about two dolphins called Jupiter and Mars, and it looks hippy dippy as shit.

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Arc System Works now with BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

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(which was announced earlier this year).

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We do get a new Soulcalibur trailer, which is all good.

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And here's the real prize - Monster Hunter World, and an all-new trailer. Get in.

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It's funny that we're deliberating the game of 2017 at the moment when I'm about to play the game of 2018 a bit later today.

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I'm going to buy five copies.

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A meaty scrap with Nergigante, which I believe is being shown on the floor at PSX this week.

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And there's a Mega Man outfit for your Palico, because why not?

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House in the house now, alongside Mark 'stone cold' Cerny.

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The world holds its breath for a Knack 3 reveal.

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Instead we're going to get a slightly awkward interview between the pair framed as a farewell to House.

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And another chance to see the Death Stranding video, which I haven't seen since the early hours of yesterday morning. And I'm still not sure whether it was a dream or not.

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Kami: Or is this gonna be a repeat of last nights trailer?

Certainly looks that way.

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I kind of can't believe they're going to show this entire thing again.

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Although I can, as it certainly cost Sony enough money.

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I think it's okay if you just go back to bed now.

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I'll let you know if anything happens.

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I appreciate this was always going to be low-key. But this is an aggressive waste of everyone's time.

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Kami: Nipples.

At least we have that.

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Yup, that was the same trailer as last night. Well done everyone. Oh well, here's Koj anyway.

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'After you've played the game for five hours, all of that starts to make sense' says Cerny of Death Stranding and *that* trailer.

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That, to me, is the bombshell. There's an actual playable version of Death Stranding somewhere!

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Meho: maybe they could have rehearsed this a bit beforehand...

Putting any thought into this beforehand would have been appreciated, really.

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If I was there I would totally have obliged.

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Well, this is a low point for sure. Microsoft set the bar super low with its pre-Gamescom show, and Sony ends the year by limboing right under it.

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If you got up early for this, I apologise!

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I guess we'll have to wait a little longer to find out what From Software's up to.

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There were a few nice PSVR surprises, and I'm sure everyone at the show will have themselves a great time.

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Oh wait!

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We're getting a reveal of Shawn Layden's t-shirt.

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Maybe it's the pot of coffee I just drank, but my heart just started racing.

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Pretty sure it's the coffee.

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From Software is making a MediEvil reboot.

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Maybe.

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Okay, probably not. Here it is, though.

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It's a remaster, along the same lines of this year's Crash remake.

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'cos that went great guns, so why not.

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There you go. That was it.

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Sorry.

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Now go get some sleep and let's pretend this never happened.

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