PlayStation has had many memorable moments at E3 over the years, and we are recounting some of them, counting down to the start of gaming’s biggest annual event on June 14!
Metal Gear Solid 2 trailer (E3 2000)
The reveal of Metal Gear Solid 2 at E3 2000 was responsible for months and months of hype about the game and it was one of the final blows to Dreamcast which was struggling. The trailer was so much ahead of its time that the hype was to be expected, though the reveal itself was one of the more surprising moments of E3 history.
Gabe Newell announcing Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 (E3 2010)
Back in 2010, Gabe Newell gave a little surprise announcement during the PlayStation’s E3 press conference, regarding Steam-PS3 integration for Portal 2. Newell’s way of delivering the news was well-received, owing a lot to his sense of humor, and it was quite a surprise back then, a cool announcement despite the fact that the feature didn’t really catch on as well as it was thought it would.
Sony wins against Microsoft over used games (E3 2013)
One of the greatest moments of E3 history has got to be Sony’s announcement and shots fired at Microsoft over the used games and always-online restrictions in 2013. They’ve gotten so many ovations for what were basically common-sense, listen-to-your-customers types of features, that they completely dominated the E3 PR battle that year, while Microsoft is still trying to recover from the mistakes that were made regarding the Xbox One.
No Man’s Sky gameplay trailer (E3 2014)
It’s hard to compete for audience’s attention with Destiny and Far Cry 4, especially if you are an indie developer, but Hello Games managed to do just that with showcasing the gameplay for No Man’s Sky. This beautiful space exploration game really impressed the gamers with its possibilities, vastness and openness, leaving a great impression and getting a lot of people interested in the game.
Drake comes to PS4 (E3 2014)
This car chase was probably the best way to showcase Uncharted 4 gameplay, and Drake coming to PS4 is well deserving of the hype. Attention to detail abounds, the game flows perfectly, and even though we have our hands on the game now, waiting this long for more Nathan Drake’s adventures has been worth it for sure.
Final Fantasy VII Remake (E3 2015)
The reactions are priceless, and many gamers were made happy at E3 2015. Tetsuya Nomura is the one directing the remake, with the help of producer Yoshinori Kitase and scenario writer Kazuhige Nojima. The beautiful-looking trailer showcased Cloud and Barret, making their way through Midgar. Final Fantasy VII Remake will come first to PS4, with other consoles possible.
The Last Guardian (E3 2015)
Another thing that made the E3 2015 for Sony big was the showing of The Last Guardian demo. Even though the showing from Microsoft was good and strong, the announcement of the adventures of a little boy and his bird-dog Trico coming to PS4 in 2016 really sealed the deal for Sony.
Honorable mention: Killzone 2 demo (E3 2005), Kevin Butler makes Move look good (E3 2010), PS4 for $399 (E3 2013)...