When E3 2017 begins next week, you’ll see a lot of big PlayStation 4 exclusives at the event, Sony Interactive Entertainment America President Shawn Layden has confirmed.
Speaking with Glixel, Layden revealed that God of War, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Spider-Man PS4, Days Gone, and Gran Turismo Sport will all be present (it remains to be seen if they’ll all be playable though), with God of War likely the centerpiece. Asked about inFamous developer Sucker Punch and a potential Bloodborne 2 from FromSoftware, Layden wouldn’t say anything.
In an interview with The Verge discussing the “second wave” of PlayStation VR games, which began with the launch of Farpoint last month, Layden added that “we’ll be talking about a number of other titles at E3.”
Layden also spoke with Time, where he mentioned that Japanese publishers are “coming back to console in a major way,” giving Resident Evil 7, Nioh, NieR: Automata, Persona 5, and Final Fantasy XV as examples. “And speaking of, we’ll have some big announcements at E3 in that precise vein,” he added.
Discussing Kojima Productions’s Death Stranding, which may appear at E3 2017, Layden said:
We’re partnering with him and financing development of Death Stranding. His team has taken the Decima engine that Guerrilla built for Horizon Zero Dawn and they’re using that as the base for Death Stranding. Both teams are working from a joint code base now and building on it. It’s kind of like a holy grail in game development. Some studios outside of my world have invoked that kind of discipline – ‘thou shalt all use this engine’ – but we’ve sort of left it to our studios to find the engine they need within the technologies that we have available.
In terms of third-party partnerships, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe President Jim Ryan mentioned that “we have a Call of Duty partnership, a Destiny 2 partnership, Red Dead partnership with Take-Two, and Star Wars with EA.” It’s possible we’ll see something from all four of those games at E3 during Sony’s press conference.
Sony’s E3 2017 press conference takes place at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Monday, June 12.
A list of the playable games at Sony’s booth this year should be revealed soon.