Sony is ready for E3 2017 ! They announced the day for the PS4 press conference which will also be the stage for all game announcements, PS4 Pro and PS Vita title announcements as well.
The company has started sending out invites for the press and it has been confirmed that the Sony E3 conference will take place on June 12th. The event commences at 6 PM PT and it will be hosted at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall. The spot is a favorite one for Sony where they have had multiple briefings in the past including the one that took place in 2016 in Los Angeles.
While a lot of ardent fans believe that the PS4 is the superior console and there is no one better than Sony to handle customer requests, the company has indeed been following a conference schedule that is often designed to take place after Microsoft’s announcements. The Xbox One announcement and the idea to get rid of physical disc sharing was also planned by Sony but seeing the backlash Microsoft received during the announcement, the idea was scrapped off the Playstation 4 console.
A similar trend may happen this year again as Microsoft has confirmed to have their event briefing take place on June 11th, Sunday. They usually have a pattern of having their announcements made on Monday but this time it will take place a day earlier. Electronic Arts will host their E3 2017 briefing on June 10th to 12th as part of their EA Play campaign whereas Bethesda who has joined the list will have their annual meet during the same weekend.
As always, there is no word on what Sony plans to showcase at the E3 2107 event. The PS4 press conference is definitely not going to be the one to announce a Playstation 5 console as it would have a strong impact on PS4 Pro sales. The brand is expected to postpone such an announcement and wait for Microsoft to brief their Xbox Scorpio console during the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year. It will give competitors a good idea of how powerful the Scorpio is based on which the PS5 could be designed and be readied for launch possibly during the holiday season in 2018.
A lot of remastered games including Bloodborne 2, Final Fantasy VII is expected along with the new Crash Bandicoot remaster. There are too many remasters but as long as fans love it, there is no reason for Sony to stop bringing those games on the PS4 console.