E3 is returning to its roots, and so there's no better time to be a part of it than 2009, especially with word from Sony that they are preparing for one of their largest E3s in 11 years. That's a pretty damn bold statement, but certainly an exciting one to hear, for sure. SCEA's Head of Marketing, John Koller, spoke to VG247 this past Game Developers Conference and left the web outlet with some choice words:
“It’s going to be a big E3. We’ve just started planning what the announcements will be, but I’ve been here for 11 years: this will be one of the larger E3s in terms of software and just discussions about where we’re going from a brand perspective and where each of the platforms is headed.”
Of course, any massive announcements can be expected to arrive during Sony's E3 conference this June (in about six weeks), and you can expect the likes of God of War III and Uncharted 2 to serve as two of the highlights, in addition to the long awaited Twisted Metal PS3 game that Sony has been hinting at since TM: Head On for the PS2.
“I think some of the big announcements are going to come of the software side. We talked a bit at Destination PlayStation, and came out with about half of the PSP line-up, maybe even less, and the balance we’re going to be talking about in the months leading up to E3 and at E3,” said Koller. “The same goes for PS3. There’s a really strong line-up of games that’s going to help drive a lot of business.”
Now, the one thing that'll make this E3 the most explosive for Sony is a: PS3 price drop, timed exclusivity for Grand Theft Auto V, new Metal Gear, and…that damned Final Fantasy VII remake. Okay, so that's four things, but you get the idea; we want them all.