PlayStation shows off God of War, VR, and Spider-Man at its E3 press conference

Leading up to PlayStation’s 2016 E3 press conference, fans were wondering how the company would respond to Xbox’s announcement of its Play Anywhere program, it’s two new consoles, and a solid list of games. To everyone’s surprise, PlayStation kept it simple, kept the talk minimal, and hit fans with games upon games upon games.

The show began with a great performance from an orchestra playing a God of War-inspired score which lead to a visceral and gorgeous looking gameplay demo of the upcoming God of War game for PlayStation 4. Although we didn’t get a release date, you can watch the demo below:

After God of War and a welcoming to the show, PlayStation showed the trailer for a new IP from Bend Studios called Days Gone. It’s a third-person action game taking place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombie-like creatures starring a biker longing for the days of old. At the end of the press conference we got a full taste of what to expect from the game when it launches. Again, we didn’t get a release date for this game, but from the looks of the demo, you can add it to our most anticipated list. Check out the trailer and gameplay demo:

We did get a release date for the game that gamers have been clamoring for years. The Last Guardian will finally arrive on October 25, 2016.

The other release date we’re aware of is Horizon Zero Dawn. Due to come out February 28, 2017, we got a real in-depth look at the gameplay, which included weaponry, gadgets, and abilities. Horizon Zero Dawn can’t come soon enough.

Detroit: Become Human was announced last year but we haven’t heard anything about it until now. Taking place in a futuristic tech society, we got a good look on the type of game it will be in terms of a player’s choice and controlling how the game’s story and moments move forward. Check it out:

PlayStation focused a lot on the upcoming games for PlayStation VR. Priced at $399.99 and arriving on October 13, the peripheral will launch with 50 games available. Some of the flagship VR titles is Resident Evil 7: Biohazard which arrives on January 27, 2017, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Missions, Batman Arkham VR, and Final Fantasy XV in VR. Check out the trailers below:

For this year’s Call of Duty entry, Activision and PlayStation have formed a partnership for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Despite the negative reaction the game’s announcement trailer received a few months back, the newest looked impressive. Even though it didn’t look like a Call of Duty game. Check it out:

PlayStation also announced that they’re remastering the first three Crash Bandicoot games for PlayStation 4 and that Crash will be a special character in the upcoming Skylanders: Imaginators game where players are able to create their own characters.

One of the moments that excited the crowd the most, however, was the introduction of Hideo Kojima. In a special partnership with the PlayStation, the famed developer announced his upcoming game, Death Stranding, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. We have no idea what this is about, but watch the announcement trailer below:

Another surprising moment from the press conference was the announcement of Insomniac Games upcoming Spider-man game for PlayStation 4. And boy, does it look impressive. Again, there wasn’t a release date announced for the game but we’re most likely seeing around the time of the movie release next year.

After the press conference, those in ateendance go to try out some of the PlayStation VR games that will be released this fall.

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