Sony will not be announcing new hardware at its forthcoming PlayStation press conference at E3 2018.
The company has announced its E3 2018 Showcase will take place in LA on June 11 at 6:00pm west coast time (that’s a convenient 2am UK time).
That’s exactly one month away. The company plans to stream the event online via live.playstation.com, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.
But those who might have been hoping for a revamped PlayStation VR headset might be disappointed to learn the focus will be on first-party games.
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Shawn Layden, Sony’s Worldwide Studios chairman, says the firm isn’t going to blitz us with endless trailers this time around.
In the announcement, he said: “In a rare break from tradition, we wanted to give you an early glimpse at what to expect heading into the Showcase on June 11.
“PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios will be at E3 in full force to provide you with an exclusive look at four upcoming titles: Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch, Marvel’s Spider-Man from Insomniac Games, and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog.”
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There’ll also be some announcements from third-party publishers and indie-developers during the address.
The absence of a new PlayStation VR headset isn’t surprising. We’ve had no leaks or hints from Sony over the past few months.
The only nugget has been the continual price cuts for the headset, which was launched around 18 months ago. It seems those were designed to get VR onto as many heads as possible, rather than shift inventory to make way for a new generation.
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