E3 2015 Predictions – Sony / PlayStation

My favorite time of the year is upon us. In just one short week, E3 will start and our favorite game companies will show and tell us about the biggest titles that will be hitting store shelves in the upcoming years. In my opinion, one of the best parts about the show, is the hype and speculation leading up to it. The predictions, the educated guesses, and the straight up prayers are all out on the table all over the internet, so it’s time we here at Gaming Tech United give ours. Without further ado, we’ll start with Sony and the PlayStation brand.

 

Disclaimer: These are not in order, just five predictions as to what we may see at the press conference.

PlayStation 4 1TB Unit Revealed / 500GB Price Drop

This move just makes sense for Sony. This is a way to play the price drop game without just simply dropping the price. I believe that storage has been a big hang up for a lot of people when it comes to both the PS4 and the Xbox One and this unit will finally alleviate  that problem for Sony.

When the PS4 1TB unit out in the wild, I think that you’ll see another sales spike. At $399.99, I believe that SKU will fly off the shelves. Personally, if I did not have a PS4, I would hop on it after a four hundred dollar, one terabyte one hit store shelves.

Going along with the $399.99 price tag on the 1TB, I predict that the 500GB PS4, will sink down to the $349.99 price range.

PlayStation Vita Price Drop

Now that the Vita has been declared a “legacy platform”, I think it will see a price drop announced. I think it’ll be a pretty drastic one as it will be a bigger “oh wow” moment for the crowd and those watching at home.

My estimated MSRP will be around the $109.99 mark. At this price, the Vita is one hell of a grab and I think sales may even pick up a little bit. This price reduction will be Sony’s way of saying, “hey we’re done with it, but there will be still be plenty other third party games for it.”

As someone who loves their Vita, at that price point, you NEED to go out and grab it if you don’t own one.

Firmware 3.0

This is probably my most broad prediction, as I’m not one hundred percent sure as to what firmware 3.0 will have with it. If we do see this announcement though, I believe that we do get word on changing our PSN names.

This is a huge issue for MANY people and it’s open that I think could be a good E3 announcement if bundled with a firmware update.

Like I said, I don’t know what exactly else this would entail feature wise, but I’m sure if we do see more from it, Sony will have something pretty interesting to go along with the new update.

The Last Guardian Announced – Ships Holiday 2015

The name here says it all. The Last Guardian has been talked in hush corners about many, many years now, but this will be the year we see it. I also believe that if we do see it, it will hit that same year.

Sony has nothing to gain by teasing it. That will only hurt them in the court of public perception. If they really want to make a splash, and I think they will, they’ll announce that The Last guardian is here and it’s coming to your PlayStation 4’s this coming holiday season.

Project Morpheus Extended Look

This year we’ll get a 15-30 minute look at Project Morpheus. Sony will try to convey their messaging behind it and what VR is going to be like with a PlayStation twist.

We may see Media Molecule with a title that works in conjunction with Morpheus and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear games like Gran Turismo will have Morpheus functionality.

I don’t know that this will go over too well though, as I’m not sure that demoing and talking about VR is all that easy in a press conference setting. Personally I’m excited to see what Sony has in store for us with Morpheus, but this is the type of thing that you can only really grasp once it’s in your hands, or in this case, on your head.

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Well there it is. Our predictions for Sony’s conference are in the books and ready to be put to the test. Will they be right? Will none of them be on the money? I guess only time will and I know that between now and then, I’ll be as giddy as ever waiting in anticipation.

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4 thoughts on “E3 2015 Predictions – Sony / PlayStation”

  1. My top 5 Sony 2015 E3 wishlist:

    5). PS1 classics finally announced cross buy/play on PS4 (they’re cross buy/play on PSP, Vita, and PS3, but NOT the newest most powerful PS4)
    4). New Resistance, Wipeout, Twisted Metal, or Jet Moto/Splashdown reboot (water/wave racing genre is wide open empty for the taking!!!)
    3). New God of War(4) PS4 trailer + release date + GOW4 demo announced exclusive with GOW3 Remastered
    2). Last Guardian RE-reveal
    1). I had Uncharted Trilogy HD Remaster on here, but since that’s been announced, i’d settle for ANYTHING from ND whether it’s a new IP, Last of Us 2, or Uncharted 4 related.

    1. Dr. Ghettoblaster,
      I honestly don’t think your #5 is possible, I think the architecture on the PS3 is different than the PS4.. because They had to do a port of Final fantasy VII to PS4.. and they had already done that for the PS One version on the PS3.. so I think they have to redo the games to get them on the PS4.. and it wouldn’t be as simple as “Cross Play”.. Atleast not on the previous versions of PS One titles brought to the Playstation Store.

      As for the rest of your wishes.. I think they will all be fulfilled Ghettoblaster! Except.. #4.. I don’t think we will see a new Resistance or any of the others right now. I think if you count Guerrilla Cambridge’s new IP coming out as a “Resistance” you could get that one fulfilled too! haha. It’s a stretch, but I will take it!

      One last thing.. I really think Sony will announce a slew of games for this fall season.. and next season.. because they have so many Developers developing games.. they are going to be on track to release a ton of information about games coming.

      As for the Original Article.. Wouldn’t it be awesome if they just came on stage.. Said.. “THE LAST GUARDIAN…” and Showed a new teaser video for it.. and it looked freaking amazing, completely reworked.. 1080p graphics.. Looks stunning.. And boasts a wonderful story.. all laid out.. and At the end of the Video.. The Host says… “Is OUT TO BE DOWNLOADED NOW (And for Purchase in Stores within the next few weeks)” Drops the mic… and walks off stage.

      1. Oh maaaaaan! That sure as hell would be amazing if Sony did that. Fingers crossed this is the year!

        Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope e see ya around here int he future!

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