The 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is right around the corner. Starting next week, the game industry’s most iconic event will descend on Los Angeles, CA and bring together all of the top gaming developers, marketers, publishers, and industry professionals to one location for a solid week of gaming nirvana. For the VR industry one of the most important press conferences happens Monday, June 12th, at 6PM PT; that’s Sony’s press conference and the PlayStation VR (PSVR) is expected to be a big part of that show.
We don’t know exactly what’s going to be shown this year but we do know it should be exciting. Of course The Persistence will likely be shown since we previewed that at a Sony event not long ago and the game isn’t out yet. Battlefront 2 is expected to get PSVR support, like its predecessor. We’ve also seen a bunch of upcoming titles from Chinese developers that could make an appearance. But what else? The headset launched in October with a great initial lineup and other than a few big releases such as Resident Evil 7, Farpoint, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew there hasn’t been a whole lot else.
“When a new console or a new platform launches, there’s a lot of activity driving launch day,” Shawn Layden, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, tells The Verge in an interview. “And then there’s the inevitable lull between that and the next launch of titles. I think we’re seeing that happening now. Farpoint is the lead of that, and we’ll be talking about a number of other titles at E3.”
That isn’t much to go on, but it sounds like they’re intending to support the PSVR going forward. Historically, Sony does have a bit of a reputation of hyping up a new product or device only to seemingly abandon support before it ever really takes off. Devices such as the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Move, EyeToy, and others serve as good examples of this.
What do you think of this verbal promise? Will the “number of titles” on display at E3 for PSVR this year be enough to satiate the hunger of over one million rabid consumers? Let us know what you think down in the comments below!
We’ve also put together a compilation of everything you need to know about VR and AR at E3 2017 to get you ready for the show.