Good evening, and welcome to Ground Punch’s live blog of Sony’s E3 2017 press conference.
Join the Ground Punch gang as we keep you updated on every single moment of the show, or check out our archived post for a recap of every announcement. Sony currently has quite the line-up of exclusive titles on its plate, from Days Gone, to God of War, to Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game, so we can expect to see a show jam-packed with (hopefully) nothing but games!
E3 2017 is almost behind us, so be sure to stick around for our coverage of the final moments of the convention.
Hold onto your butts, the Sony show is less than an hour out.
Less than ten minutes out now!
I am kinda excited
You all watching on the site or on a different device?
I’m watching it on every device in my house!
Once more into the fray that is E3 press conferences!
Here we go!
The Twitch stream has gotten a little rough, it seems. But here we gooo
Nice I liked this opening again
This is a very solemn way to open lol.
Well, technically it’s standalone, but I get your drift, Johnnyboy.
They’re just building the anticipation.
…Did Sony put a waterfall on stage this year?
Uncharted 4: The Last Hurrah
And the stream is only getting crowd audio, whoops.
Anyone else having hard time hearing
Why does it seem like there’s always technical difficulties during Uncharted trailers and demos?
It wouldn’t be an Uncharted reveal without a technical goof!
Dammit, Kelson beat me to it.
We’re just on the same wavelength, my friend.
Horizon DLC, it seems!
Is the audio still fucked up for anyone else
Yes, John. Jeez.
God, they need to plug in whatever cable is unplugged fast.
Some poor guy is definitely losing his job tonight
I don’t care about any of these games at this point, I just want the audio to be fixed.
Nope still fucked
But hey, look! It’s Days Gone!
Welp now we know Sony didn’t win lol
THEY FIXED IT
There we go
I don’t think the audio issues matter compare to the actual games they show, John 😉
We get audio and Days Gone all at once.
Sony better sell us on this game tonight!
Days Gone continues to look almost entirely unappealing to me. Quick time events and Uncharted-esque melee combat, plus a bunch of zombies.
I’ll take shit that was cool 6 years ago for 500, Alex.
Hahahahaha the stage
Lol man this does feel very much like uncharted
Man he is lucky he ran to the right instead of the left
That’s a lot of zombies.
I do like how savage you can be, at least. Don’t kill your enemies- cause them pain so they scream and draw zombies to tear them and their families limb from limb.
Sorry, freakers, or whatever they’re called.
Is that what they’re called, again? Freakers? Something like that?
Wow, that IS savage.
Oh bear. Now it is Tomb Raider
Is that a zombie bear? Wow.
This is fucking awesome. A refreshing take on zombie/post-apocalyptic stuff, in my opinion. Super-violent, too.
You’re crazy Chris
Well, they didn’t exactly sell me on the game yet.
What’s refreshing about it? There’s 50 zombies on screen instead of 20?
But if it’s like last year’s conference, we’ll be seeing more of this game due to last minute decisions lol.
Also, Shawn’s looking nice tonight.
But what’s with the pin? What could this mean?
John, you’re probably right, I’m an idiot. But I’m an impressed idiot, so props to Bend.
Alright, I’m around.
What did I miss?
It’s an easter egg, Kelson. If you zoom in on it, it says “We will never let you change your username” in tiny writing.
Oh man, what could this be?
MONSTER HUNTER ON PLAYSTATION
MY DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE
IT’S BACK, BABYYY
I said you were crazy lol
Definitely Monster Hunter.
Nice one, Sam.
The second I saw the sword, before the screen even zoomed in, I knew exactly what this was. MH weapons are iconic as fuck.
They really are, though. It’s hard not to know a Monster Hunter weapon when you see one.
…though I do have to voice a little disappointment that aside from those particle effects, this looks like a late-gen PS3 game
Still, I’ll take it. Not been a proper console Monster Hunter for a very, very, VERY long time.
Okay, this looks intense. It seems a bit different when compared to other Monster Hunters.
I wonder if this is a port of Monster Hunter Generations or if this is a new entry in the franchise.
Not the prettiest
Looks cool af
Monster Hunter World coming 2018.
Monster Hunter World?
Perhaps an open-world, MMORPG Monster Hunter?
Rumoured for a while- I’d assumed the World name meant it would be another MH MMO, but all they showed was single player, so who even knows?
Alright, I’ll take it.
There has already been one (very bad) Monster Hunter MMO. I don’t believe it ever came out in the west
Yes! I can finally play this
Shadow of the Colossus getting a proper remaster
And it looks slick as all get-out. Yes, please.
Same, John. Excited to finally be able to play this game!
Team Ico with a Shadow of the Colossus remaster?
Nice, especially considering I never played it.
The stream buffering at all for anyone else?
Time for some Marvel vs. Capcom!
MvC Infinite trailer.
This could be good
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
Faces look very lame next to Injustice 2.
Marvel vs capcom!
Lipsynching seems off.
Oop, I lied—lipsyching is very off.
I guess I can’t have that expectation.
If Zero is a playable character, I’m going to lose my shit.
Think that’s the stream fucking up, Jer.
MvC Infinite single player demo out right now. Nice!
There’s a story demo you can play right fucking now!
Call of Duty?
You’re giving me too much life right now.
I am actually excited about this
Well, this trailer is pretty dark. Didn’t actually expect this kind of tone, but it definitely works.
It looks rather impressive.
Very dark, very gritty tone and atmosphere.
Really nailing that WWII aesthetic.
And now time for the boring VR part!
“but in case you thought we were being too real, here’s a dude rocking fucking akimbo 1911s on the frontline”.
Ah, Skyrim VR is coming to PSVR.
Skyrim for PSVR confirmed.
Wow, this stream is a mess.
As if we didn’t see this coming, Sony.
I wish I could fast forward through this VR stuff.
Skyrim VR is happening alongside Fallout 4 VR. Bethesda held out on us last night.
Skyrim on VR hmmm
Now the question is: will it be on PC as well? Hrm…
Huh, this is interesting.
Oh shush both of you. VR is great. How dare they show games for their well-liked, popular tech on their E3 stage!
I don’t deny the intrigue with VR; I just don’t have one, so I’m not invested in this.
VR is great
Star VR is a game. That’s all I got from that trailer. No date or deets.
Supermassive’s next game!
Drop Dead Scary material maybe
Supermassive is developing The Inpatient, a horror game coming out…some day?
And now for a game we can all hate on together: final fantasy fishing sim VR!
So FF fishing in vr
Does anyone care about that Final Fantasy thing?
Supermassive is making a second VR game: some kind of realistic military FPS
Bravo Team, a tactical shooter in VR.
What a generic name.
Aw, look at that little mouse dude. I wanna be his friend.
What is this
Props to Sony: they’ve got a solid lineup of VR stuff coming. Good that they aren’t letting it die on the vine like some handhelds I could mention.
Don’t you hurt that mouse dude, giant snake demon!
Cute little kids’ game starring a beady eyed mouse. Moss, coming to PSVR…someday. No dates on any of this stuff </3
Yay, back to non-VR games!
Alright, I’m alive.
Phew, I was snoozing there for a bit.
Let’s see what’s up with Kratos.
I’m assuming we’ll get a date at the end of this.
This is pretty
The truth . . . the truth . . . YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Whenever this game comes out, I would like some explanation that led Kratos here, especially considering the end of God of War III.
Damn combat looks great
Easily my most anticipated Sony exclusive we’ve seen so far.
Combat looks pretty slick.
I’m sure you’ll get one, Jer.
Probably time travel.
I sure af hope so, shit.
You can’t just tell me the end of God of War III didn’t happen.
Ah, you know, the world serpent.
This is one lengthy trailer—I like it.
It obviously happened jere look at his scar
That’s 2 trailers in a row with big-ass snakes in them.
Yay, he’s a friendly world serpent.
Early 2018 release window for God of War.
Well was the last snake big, or did it just appear big because you’re a mouse?
Hahahahhha early 2018 so summer if not Holiday 2018
Come on, Sony. Give me something to chew on this year!
“I want to help you. By killing you.”
Is this Detroit? I think this is Detroit.
This seems like a thing David Cage would…yep, this is Detroit.
This could be this year
A Sony exclusive that I’ve completely forgotten about until just now, which is weird because I was pretty excited for it.
Pretty this is Detroit.
Yep, it’s Detroit. Tell me how to become human, Detroit.
No way, John.
We have seen it for 3 e3 lol
I’m glad we finally see character movement instead of dialogue options.
Looked prettier last e3
We need to stop with the trite “create your own story” bullshit.
Great looking faces until you realize they don’t emote at all.
Maybe commentary on the fact that they’re all robots?
Also, cyber graffiti is hilarious and great.
Lol yes Sam
Watch Dogs 2-ish.
We can stop with it when games start doing it right, Jer. I want a true choose-your-own-adventure game.
David Cage always promises one but hasn’t quite delivered yet. Until Dawn was the closest to doing it right.
You can’t tell me to “create my own story” when things are set based on an algorithm.
If you implement No Man’s Sky tech into a choose-your-own-adventure title, you might actually allow us to “create our own stories.”
Duuude. Not even a release window for Detroit.
That was pretty cool.
What was the date lol
That game is never coming out.
Destiny 2 time!
And, of course, no fucking release date.
We’ll never see that game.
Getting a sick Destiny 2 story trailer. Alright.
Gary looks really cool.
Is this Cabal guy just Bane?
I think he’s just martian Tom Hardy with a mask on, guys.
Hey that gun is finally in the game
Lake of Shadows strike coming exclusive to PS4, along with an exclusive PvP map, exotic, and ship.
Of course, Sony gets all the exclusive content first.
I’m not surprised. That’s a shame, Microsoft.
Sooooo, what’s the “one last thing”?
Last of Us Part 2 demo incoming.
Looks like it!
Or not. Finally called it wrong. Spider Man.
Web Boy is back, fam!
To be frank, I was expecting Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II.
Or did I already miss that?
Voice actor makes this sound like a very young Peter Parker, possibly high school age. Dunno if that’s intended or not.
Yup, this looks rad.
I’m so down to see the game in action. Finally.
Yes cheesy lines are in the game!
Hey, wait a second…this is just an Arkham game with webs! >:(
Holy shit that movement 😍
Mix of Watch Dogs, PS2 Spider-Man games, Sunset Overdrive, and a bit of Batman.
Damn, Insomniac. Good work.
Let’s see some webslinging!
Replace “Grappling Hook” with “Webs” and this plays literally just like Arkham games, but a little faster.
This shit looks awesome.
Yup and that’s okay with me
Though you’re right, Sam, it’s basically Batman sans the grappling hook.
That formula works that fine with me
I dunno, I’ve played 3 of those already. This game better have some other stuff going on too, because the combat doesn’t look like it’s particularly fresh (and will seem even less so later this year after we’ve played Shadow of War)
That was an idiotic move on Spider-Man’s part.
So far the only new addition I’m seeing is a lot of..*shudder* QTEs.
Swinging around the city looks rad though
That movement is great
Shit ton of QTEs
Graphics are quite nice. QTEs are less so.
Yeah, I’m not a fan of the QTEs.
Welp, that was a pretty ok show.
Lol man that was like 30 QTe’s in that trailer
Pretty good conference. A lot like microsoft’s, which I appreciate. No talking or bullshit, just wall-to-wall games.
2018 for Insomniac’s Spider-Man.
Unfortunately, I can count the ones releasing this year on one hand.
And most of them aren’t first party.
90% of this stuff is 2018 or beyond, which breaks my heart.
It sure is a Sony conference, lol.
Oooh, secret reveal that Miles is gonna be in Spider Man. Dope.
That was shorter than last year damn
People chanting “Sony!” Please.
Well there’s another conference down. Just one more to go!
We’ll see you bright and early tomorrow for Nintendo’s E3 2017 Direct thingy!