E3 2018: What to Expect From PlayStation And Where to Watch Streaming . (Representative Image, REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
“The Last of Us Part II” comes from the same studio behind the “Uncharted” series and both series have a reputation for high-quality action, adventure, audio and visual presentation. This time, however, orphan Ellie becomes the main character while an E3 2017 clip implied a darker storyline for the undated sequel. September’s “Spider-Man” doesn’t directly tie in to the movies, its studio says, but instead takes place when the webbed wonder is at the height of his powers.
Finally, the foreboding sci-fi title “Death Stranding” is the first new title from ex-“Metal Gear Solid” director Hideo Kojima, so far, as cryptic and cinematic as Kojima’s reputation suggests, with actors Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen embodying principal characters. Outside of the focal quartet, expect to see more of “Dreams,” “Days Gone,” “Blood & Truth,” “Erica” and “Concrete Genie,” all of which have featured at previous PlayStation presentations, as well as more on its “Medievil” remake and the recently announced “Tetris Effect.”
Expect to see Activision’s “Destiny 2: Forsaken” expansion and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” due September and October respectively, during the PlayStation conference. And, speaking of October, rumor has it that PlayStation and Rockstar Games are partnering over aspects of what could be 2018’s biggest release of all, Wild West adventure “Red Dead Redemption 2.”
Time: June 11, 6pm PDT
International: 9pm EDT, then June 12 at 1am UTC, 2am UK, 3am Central Europe and South Africa, 6.30am India Standard Time, 9am Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Beijing, China, 10am Japan and South Korea, and 11am in Sydney, Australia.
Watch or follow live via live.playstation.com, playstation.com/e3, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.