E3 is the most exciting time of the year for gamers as it's when dream announcements become reality. This year, PlayStation fans will be hoping to see high-profile sequels such as Bloodborne 2, the return of Sony's tactical shooter SOCOM, and even a tease of the future of uncertain mainstays like Naughty Dog's Uncharted series. While there's bound to be some shocking surprises, a lot is actually known about Sony's E3 2018 press conference thanks to a combination of rumors and early confirmation.
Earlier this year, Sony announced that they would be focusing on four main titles during the show and wouldn't be revealing their next home console, contrary to recent rumors. The Sony-published games that are currently confirmed to serve as tentpoles for the conference include the following: Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima, Insomniac Games' Spider-Man, and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II. On top of that, Sony has teased a release date announcement for Days Gone, have been open about Media Molecule's Dreams being at the show, and need to follow up on their PSX 2017 reveal of a MediEvil reboot.
Sony generally runs a pretty tight ship, but rumors are running rampant now that their pre-E3 press conference schedule leaked. According to the leak, it looks like Bloodborne 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Devil May Cry 5 will be revealed for the PS4, along with new PSVR titles like BioShock Resurgence. There have also been murmurs of plenty of sequels, including hirings pretty much confirming the obvious that a sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn is in the works but it might be too soon for it to appear at E3 2018. More likely to show up are a new Gran Turismo title that builds upon the foundation of GT Sport, in addition to Bloodborne and Devil May Cry.
While PlayStation has traditionally pulled out the big guns during E3, their announcement of what to expect earlier this year seemed like a call for gamers to keep their expectations in check. They just released two major titles in God of War and Detroit: Become Human, and have a handful of already announced exclusives, so it wouldn't be surprising if they have less reveals than usual. Those expecting a repeat of E3 2015, where Shenmue III, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and The Last Guardian - two of which still haven't released - were shown in succession may be left wanting more from the show.
Even if that winds up being the case, Sony is still poised to have a solid showing. All four of their main titles are highly anticipated, especially finally getting to see a lengthy look at The Last of Us Part II, and could easily carry the show by themselves. Any additional reveals will simply be icing on top of the cake here.