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Even if you’re not able to make the trip out to Los Angeles for E3 this year, the folks over at PlayStation HQ have decided to bring their big press conference to the fans, once again offering a “PlayStation E3 Experience” live stream of the event at theaters in both the United States and Canada.
Announced this morning over on the PlayStation Blog, event host/producer Geoff Keighley revealed that, for the second year in a row, gamers will be able to come together in theaters spread across the continent to check out the PlayStation press conference on Monday, June 15, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. They even put together a flashy trailer for the event, in case you needed some extra motivation to book a ticket early.
According to the announcement, this year’s show will be broadcast in “significantly more theaters” and, just like in 2014, the event will be totally free. Keighley promises this year’s event will boast 150 percent more screenings, with at least one theater in every U.S. state taking part, as well as three Canadian cities.
“You and fellow members of the PlayStation community will get to see the full PlayStation E3 press conference in HD on the big screen, plus there are special bonuses for htose who come out to the theater experience,” Keighley continued. “I’ll be hosting an exclusive 30-minitue in-theater post show with extended footage and interviews with developers…”
Attendees will also be granted a “PlayStation surprise,” which will consist of some sort of swag and digital codes. What content those codes go to, though, could not be announced just yet.
Tickets will be up for grabs starting at 9 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 27. If you hope to attend, and want to know more about locations where the event will be streaming, you’ll want to drop by the official website.
If, however, you can’t make it out to a theater, Sony will of course be broadcasting the show live through the PS Blog, streaming services and the like.
As for a hint as to what we can expect from the show, several games are put front and center during the trailer, including Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny, Street Fighter and No Man’s Sky. Oddly enough, The Last of Us also pops up quite a few times, making me wonder if this is Sony’s way of saying “hey, wasn’t this a great game?!” or if maybe they’re hinting at a new announcement for the post-apocalyptic survival game. That’s entirely conjecture, though, so don’t get your hopes up.