The Sony E3 2018 Showcase will focus on four highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives and will not announce the long-rumored PlayStation 5.
PlayStation 4 E3 2018: What To Expect
In an official PlayStation blog post, Sony's Shawn Layden provided an early glimpse on what gamers can expect from E3 2018.
This year, Sony is planning something different for the PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase, which starts on June 11 at 6 p.m. PDT. Instead of rolling out numerous trailers, the keynote address will focus on four PlayStation 4 exclusives. These games are Kojima Productions' Death Stranding, Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima, Insomniac Games' Spider-Man, and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II.
In a PlayStation Blogcast, Layden added that the four upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives will not just get new trailers at E3 2018 but rather roll out "exclusive looks and deep dives."
Layden called the games as the "Fab Four," and The Last of Us Part II will serve as their centerpiece.
Of course, there will also be third-party games and independent titles for the PlayStation 4 featured at E3 2018. However, it looks like the spotlight will be on the PlayStation 4 exclusives, which is considered one of the major reasons why the console has dominated.
No PlayStation 5 At E3 2018
Layden also said in the PlayStation Blogcast that Sony will not make any new hardware announcements at E3 2018. This means that there will be no new models for the PlayStation VR headset and no truth to rumors that the PlayStation 5 will be unveiled at the event.
The PlayStation 4 is turning five years old this November, so there has been speculation that Sony might announce the next-generation PlayStation at E3 2018. However, this does not necessarily mean that the console is not happening, with theories that the new TSMC gaming chip is for the PlayStation 5.
Meanwhile, the PlayStation blog post also hinted at another hardware shift for Sony. Layden wrote that there will be announcements for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and the PlayStation VR. There is no mention of the PlayStation Vita, which likely means that the handheld console is slowly being phased out.
PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase Livestream
Fans who will not be able to attend the event could still watch it live. Sony will broadcast the E3 2018 Showcase through the official PlayStation website, Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube.