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Sony is gearing up for the roll out of its press material for this year's E3, set to take place during the middle of June. It's now been confirmed exactly what sort of games will be on display at the press conference, and what new material will be promoted at the event.
In an update over on the PlayStation Blog by SIE World Wide Studios chairman, Shawn Layden, it was revealed that, starting June 11th at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Sony will share with the world what it has in store for the rest of 2018 and beyond. We now know that during the press conference -- which will be livestreamed through participating broadcasting partners such as Twitch and YouTube, as well as through Facebook and Sony's own live PlayStation channel -- a bevy of high-profile games will be on display, including Marvel's Spider-Man, The Last of Us Part II and more.
Additionally, Layden promises an exclusive look at two other upcoming titles, including Hideo Kojima's highly anticipated PS4 and PC outing of Death Stranding. In fact, after a couple of years of development we still don't know exactly what the gameplay will be like, and so far Kojima has only made comparisons to titles like Ubisoft's The Division and Naughty Dog's Uncharted when it comes to the actual gameplay. But, it's impossible to glean anything from that brief description, especially based on the crazy stuff we've seen so far from the very outlandish promotional trailers for Death Stranding.
Another game that will also get the spotlight is Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima. This is another highly anticipated game that will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4. We have no idea what the game is going to be like since they haven't showcased any actual gameplay footage yet. So far there have just been cinematics made available, but Sucker Punch has a solid record of making high-quality games, and most gamers are looking forward to seeing what the company will bring to the table via its post-inFamous endeavors.
Of course, Sony's prime meat and potatoes is still Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II, which is scheduled to release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 as well. We still haven't seen a glimpse of gameplay yet, and it's been two years since it's been revealed to the public. Since then we've only seen a series of cinematic sequences and promotional clips, along with some concept art for the upcoming survival-drama game.
Over the last two years, Naughty Dog has been exceptionally cryptic about the upcoming title, only keying fans in on certain elements and character qualities, but never actually talking about the actual gameplay. If the game is due out at some point this year or next year, then we'll likely get a first glimpse of actual gameplay at this year's E3.
One game that we don't have to scratch our heads about is Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man. This game has had plenty of gameplay footage revealed, and we know a lot about the game already heading into E3, so we can likely expect more revelations about the mission structures, open-world and combat controls.
As mentioend, you can expect to see all of the aforementioned games, and more, on display at this year's E3.