E3 2018 is almost here, and leaks are starting to trickle out in advance of the massive gaming expo. The rumor flames have now been stoked by an anonymous contributor on 4chan, and they’ve revealed what’s purportedly a photo of the internally distributed PlayStation E3 schedule, which lists a series of the highly-anticipated trailers and reveals that will be emerging from E3 2018.
The Los Angeles expo has reined supreme as one of the year’s largest, priciest, and most-watched events for its major gaming industry reveals and teases. Originally, E3 was understood primarily as an insider event for press and publishers in the gaming industry but, as of recently, the convention has opened its doors to the public, with special “Gamer Passes” made available to unaffiliated consumers excited for the demo stations, booths, special events, and more. But before all that happens, the industry's biggest publishers host press conferences and showcases in advance of E3 to unveil their upcoming lineup. Sony's PlayStation press conference is only June 11, but it seems their entire schedule has been leaked already.
A 4chan user leaked the internal memo, which reveals all the teasers, trailers, and demos Sony PlayStation will be showcasing. The majority of the titles listed on the document are of properties well-known to gamers, such as Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Ghosts of Tsushima, but there's plenty more for players to get excited about. Other games being shown are the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil 2 Remake, MediEvil, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, Kingdom Hearts 3, and PlayStation Party. But, what really stands out in this line up are Bloodborne 2, SOCOM: Coalition, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, BioShock Resurgence (PSVR), and Devil May Cry 5.
While a lot of the games listed are ones that Sony has been teasing for years (and still haven't released), the biggest news here is arguably Bloodborne 2, which has become one of From Software's biggest titles outside of the core Dark Souls series. The game received overwhelming praise when it released in 2015, and fans have been wanting a sequel ever since. Plus, there's the long-rumored Devil May Cry 5 and SOCOM: Coalition, as well as a BioShock PSVR title on the way.
Aside from those games, one of the biggest surprises on the list is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - one of the most popular Battle Royale games on PC, which released on Xbox One last fall and has amassed quite the player count on the console. Unfortunately, PUBG's player count on PC has been dwindling, and with H1Z1 now out on PS4 in open beta, this would be the perfect opportunity for Bluehole to expand to the PS4 and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with on consoles, especially with Fortnite continuing to dominate in the Battle Royale space.
While recent E3 2018 leaks have proven to be real, it's always worth taking rumored information with a grain of salt. Regardless of whether or not this is Sony's schedule for their pre-E3 press conference, gamers won't have to wait long to find out as the PlayStation E3 briefing is in just one week.
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