Tomorrow at 19:00 CEST, Sony will hold their Gamescom press conference. It will be streamed live on the PlayStation.Blog.EU. E3 is the big thing and there has only been a little over 2 months since that event, but that doesn’t mean Sony won’t have some goodies in their conference. Here is my wishlist.
There is no doubt they will spend a lot of time with PlayStation Vita, Sony’s new portable console, set for EU/US release in early 2012. What I want most of all is for them to talk about how games will incorporate the Social Features based on locations, gifts and LiveArea. It would also be nice to get a more exact release date, but I doubt we’ll here anything else than early 2012.
The Uncharted Games
Uncharted 3 is Sony’s biggest release this year. I really hope we haven’t heard everything yet. Not that what has been told so far isn’t exiting enough. I truly believe Uncharted 3 will be all that I’m hoping for. In USA, there is a Subway deal, that lets people that goes to Subway can get a voucher to play the full Uncharted 3 multiplayer experience in October. The month before the game is released. I really hope Europe will get something similar. Could be tied to PS+ or it could be select countries. Hope for the first, but I expect nothing. I also hope we’ll see a new trailer for both games at Gamescom.
There has also been words that Uncharted 3 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss (the Vita game) owners can look forward to some cross feature thingy. Could be exclusive skins or it could be something completely different. I hope they shed some lights on that.
When will we hear more about this game? It was announced at E3 back in 2007 as a PS3 exclusive. Take Two has confirmed that the game is still under development. And in an interview after E3 2011, Jack Tretton could not confirm it’s still a PS3 exclusive. That may not be a bad thing, but I really want to see what Rockstar can do if they focus solely on the PS3 for at least one franchise. Recently, some screenshots for the game was leaked. It’s a tough call if we’ll here of it at Gamescom this year, but I’m gonna say I doubt it, but it will be on my wish list until they do.
Gran Turismo 5
There is a patch on the way that will fix some bugs, most likely available later this month. After that, Yamauchi has said we may see some DLC. I’d like to know more about that on Gamescom. There is no word on what kind of DLC, but with Forza 4 releasing later this year, I sure hope it’s a big one. Trophies, new cars, new tracks and most importantly, my biggest wish, a sweat dream, make the Mazda Furai a premium car. It’s the most beautiful standard car in the game, and would no doubt be the most beautiful of the premium cars. That was my honest opinion.
Resistance 3 releases in early August so we’ll probably hear something regarding that. I have my Survivor Edition on pre-order and it’s amazing. Resistance for Vita is also in development. Would be cool to hear more about that to.
As cool as it is to get the news you wish for, the most fun things are the surprises. The things you didn’t expect. So hopefully we’ll see a some announcements about a new game or two. Or something we didn’t know about the PS Vita. I’m all ears tomorrow!
On Friday and Saturday, I will actually be at Gamescom in Cologne. I hope to try Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and maybe talk to James Gallagher from the PlayStation Blog. I’ll do a blog post about the trip next week.