What sort of surprises might we see at E3 this year?

Many are wondering if Sony and Microsoft will unveil their new consoles, but most analysts and legitimate sources say it won't happen. Still, according to a Tweet from PSM3 magazine, Sony does have "one big surprise" in store, even though it doesn't involve the PS4.

"Sony *do* have at least one big surprise, we hear, that makes us go 'ooh', and it's not PS4."

With the PS4 out of the running, the guessing game becomes a lot harder. We already have the Vita and PlayStation Move, so another piece of hardware or some sort of accessory seems unlikely. We'd have to assume this surprise is about software; we expect to see a lot of new Vita games during Sony's press conference, and there has been a rumor about Grand Theft Auto V on Sony's new portable…

Remember, analyst Michael Pachter said he was excited after seeing "one big title on the Vita." Then again, maybe it's Quantic Dream's new PS3 exclusive project…

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Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

By the time E3 comes, it'll no longer be a surprise, going by Sony's track record… xD

My guess would have to be GG's new game. Like ND, they usually release games within a 2-year timeframe, give or take a month. It might be a new IP too, because again, like ND, they could've been working on a new IP at the same time making Killzone 3. Lest we forget, Sony first-party studios are very close to each other, and likely share methods of developing (like splitting your studio in two).


Last edited by Ludicrous_Liam on 5/21/2012 10:15:26 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

PS3 goes to $199 price tag?

PS2 on a USB stick?

PS future is based in virtual machines?

Free PS3 with every Vaio notebook purchased?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

PS Vita to be enabled as a PS3 controller?

PS Vita/PS3 remote play functionality fully implemented?

PS1 games finally run on Vita?

Vita and PS3 able to run any downloadable PSP title?

VR headset available for the same price as the 24-inch 3D monitor?

Sony merging game divisions with Nintendo to form Sintendy?

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

how could a ps2 on a usb stick be possible?

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Hehe – fun game, this. If only we come up with enough alternatives we are bound to hit the nail sometime. 🙂

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Sony and MS announce future partnership in video games, stating the need to rise against Apple's looming global takeover =p

___________
___________
9 years ago

now that would be a dream come true!
$ony making the console with M$ making the OS and online services.
come to think of it that would be the only way to fight off apple since they have always been perfect at doing both hardware and software.

Crabba
Crabba
9 years ago

Microsoft making the OS and online? Oh god PLEASE NO!!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Cesar_ser_4

The PS2 hardware is all SoC integrated these days, you need little more than the PS2 on a chip and a little support circuitry. If they spun that at a small enough chip geometry it would be very low power, and not need much in the way of heat dissipation or power. I wouldn't honestly be surprised if Sony did manage to put a PS2 on a USB, in a standard USB stick, there is plenty of room, it's really just the heat/power issue that might be a problem.

You know, now you got me thinking. If we fast forward 4 years to the time when the PS4 is here…There's really no reason why Sony could not create a PlayStation 'Ultimate'. By that time, it will be easy to put an entire PS3 on a single chip. Add that and the PS2 SoC on a small circuit board with the appropriate USB (or other high speed interconnect) hardware and you could literally have a plug-in adapter to take whatever the PS4 is and make it 100% compatible with every PlayStation that preceded it. I know a lot of people that would buy one.

DjStiv3
DjStiv3
9 years ago

you have good ideas but for some there not exactly "hardware" which is what is being said or implied here… altho the ps1 on vita support wud be finaly greatly appreciated jeez they said "soon after launch" 3 months later still nuthing

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

Maybe a teaser for MGS 5 and it be sony exclusive? Just sayin…

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

Maybe a teaser for MGS 5 and it be sony exclusive? Just sayin…

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

if it isn't a new game, then I'm wondering if it's anything to do with their virtual reality headset schematics that Sony had sent over to the patent office early last year.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/21/2012 10:33:35 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Oh *that* would be awesome. Like the 3D glasses only with motion sensors, giving us a complete, 360 degree first person view of the game world? Oh yes, yes please.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/21/2012 3:00:21 PM

wiiplay
wiiplay
9 years ago

I can see it now, the whole Wii remote fiasco all over again. Except, instead of throwing the remote into your high-end high definition television, as you're walking through the virtual 3D world, you, being as how you cannot accurately view the real world that surrounds you, accidentally trip, and fall down the stairs, breaking your neck, and making you disconnect from your online game.

Yay for technological innovation!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

It's almost frustrating to think that one of Sonys bigger announcements could be Vita related. I know they've put a lot of time into it, and it's a great piece of hardware, but hearing that GTA5 could be on the Vita is less than a letdown. Let's see here, would I rather hear about a new PS3 game, or hear about a console game also releasing for a handheld?

Not speculating that this is what it will be. Just saying if there is an announcement like this coming, I hope it's not Vita related. By the way I don't own a Vita so maybe this is where all this stems from. 😉

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

Agree. Still on the fence with the Vita. I'd like the announcement to be about the system I already own. I'm guessing it might be QD's or Guerilla Games' new IP? Thats what i'm hoping at least.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I'm right there with ya!

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I agree. If the main surprise is a Vita related announcement it'll be *the* biggest anti-climax ever.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/21/2012 3:06:21 PM

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

Hey guys, what if Sony is trying to pull a fast one on us? As in "no, no, no new console anytime soon" and then all of the sudden…BAM! a bran new PS4 is showcased at E3 set to launch next year just to be ahead of Microsoft and to make the Wii U look like next gen's ps2… Or something along those lines.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

They already have a console that makes WiiU look like PS2, it's called the PS3 & Vita. 🙂

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Are we ever going to hear anything about Agent? I know it's a Rockstar game but since it's a PS3 exclusive I've always been interested in finding more information about it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I think they want to pretend they never announced that title.

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
9 years ago

Massive ps3 xmb overhaul!! naw haha but it would be sweet…xmb getting boring

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Um…that's kinda like saying that speedometers and odometers are getting old and need to be replaced.

XMB one of the few interfaces I've ever used that feels like it is completely driven by function instead of form. I really like it, still, and personally I find it preferable to the Vita's multi-pane interface.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Ya, I agree with HighLander. The XMB is not cluttered and confusing like other interfaces. It's simple and effective. I hope Sony sticks with the XMB or something VERY similar for the PS4.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

The only thing I would change about the XMB is adding the ability to simply send a file to another folder. Currently, it just groups everything together so long as you assign it exactly the same name. That feels a little clumsy if you have a large amount of digital information like music, movies, or games from PS+ like I have.

But aside from that, I like the XMB very much.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 5/21/2012 12:30:05 PM

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
9 years ago

I love the look of the XMB but it definitely needs a huge overhaul.

When in a game and I hit the PS button it should be a quick and smooth operation, unlike the currently super slow, clunky way it is now. Why do all my pics, games, the majority of the settings and several other unusable things need to load up when I can't use them anyways?

Also like Underdog pointed out the file system is really bad. It could use several enhancements. I would also like to see the total amount of space used if I select the games folders, rather then having to add all the games up myself. I wouldn't mind if I only had a few games, but I have around 150 of them on there and I would like to get quuick easy access to that data.

I would also like to have the option to hide icons. I know this is an old complaint but I am not stupid! I know where the PS Store is I don't need all the different store Icons. I could also do without a dozen or so other icons on there. Really I just want the option to streamline the look of the XMB.

I would also like to see a quick function to messages received. I don't know maybe when a message is received if you hit the PS button it takes you directly to it.

Outside of some of those I love the XMB but I think it needs a lot of work.

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

A firmware update with PS2 emulation would be nice.

skinrender
skinrender
9 years ago

could'nt care less about vita, please don't be a oh wooah about the boring handhelds. It needs to have something to do with ps3!! now that it wont be ps4.

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
9 years ago

Agent :O

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It's probably a price cut, but I hope it's a game. Heavenly Sword II has been in secret development? -I wish.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

Probably a simultaenous price cut for the Vita and PS3

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Yes a price cut for both is extremely likely. But the main surprise? Doubtful.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

external PS2 emulator for playing PS2 games on PS3 – the 60gb, 20gb and one of the 80gb models.

PSN French
PSN French
9 years ago

finally going to nail down a release date for The Last Guardian!!

karneli lll
karneli lll
9 years ago

I'll go with GTA V exclusivity,imagine the effects of such an announcement

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Heh, Id love to hear that just to see the reactions!

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Well, I am still hoping for a PS4 unveil, although I must admit the hope is starting to fade. If it were to be unveiled at this E3 surely there should have been at least one big fat leakage in regards to this by now… 🙁

Not given up hope quite yet though.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/21/2012 3:08:09 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I'm hoping for a PS4 announcement as well, regardless.

___________
___________
9 years ago

maybe thats why they cancelled qore?
😉
thanks to you $ony i will never forget that day!

oONewcloudOo
oONewcloudOo
9 years ago

I hope it doesn't get leaked I like surprises

PC_Max
PC_Max
9 years ago

I hate when someone announces they have a big surprise. The media is already going to be there. Why not just show it and let the audience be awed. Why do I say this? Well, in the past it has been a let down for me in regards to games. I don't mean the games they show are not awesome, more particularly those that I play. Just that many of the surprises in the past for me have been expected ones.

If its something for the Vita, good for those that have bought it. I don't have the intention or inclination to buy it. Just not my thing. But good for those if it is.

If its just another sequel for a game. Okay. Great. Uncharted 4? Killzone 3? Sly Cooper 4? inFamous 4? Thats what I would expect. But is that a big surprise?

Not trying to burst someones bubble here but a surprise in the gaming industry for me is something…. new… something… different… something… never completely tried before… something that does not cost me in the end over $100.

Here's hoping. Keep Playing!

mzz
mzz
9 years ago

MGS5 would be a SoliD announcement

mzz
mzz
9 years ago

MGS5 would be a SoliD announcement

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

E3 is 2 weeks away and we havent had any sony leaks this year? amazing! i really hope it makes it all the way to the E3 presentation like this. would make sony's show that much better

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

Sony announcement is …. PS5!!

Audience: ohhhh!

faraga
faraga
9 years ago

"Yeah we kinda felt like the PSV was already some kind of PS4, so we just skipped that and called the next home console the PS5, because we think it's so awesome. Have fun with it!"


Last edited by faraga on 5/22/2012 3:35:08 AM

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
9 years ago

Maybe it's a reboot of Jet Moto! Single Track lives beyond Twisted Metal!!
Can you imagine? The odds are somewhat unlikely… on the other hand you heard it first from me.

Jussick24
Jussick24
9 years ago

Probably an exclusive Final Fantasy VII… Or a real RPG game… I know that would be a big surprise for a lot of real gamers…