The pressure was certainly on Sony after it became increasingly apparent that most of the prior E3 conferences were, honestly, a bit on the soft side (if not flat-out disappointing). It says a lot that the combat left us wanting to experience more of it, even though these were basic enemy encounters. But the mechanics also seem deep and nuanced enough to be something you'll actually have to get good at in order to truly soar like Spidey. We saw pirates in Skull and Bones and a massive new RPG features in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The Last of Us Part II's lengthy demo was exceptional, blending an exquisitely rendered cutscene that showed a moment of beauty in Ellie's life with a desperate, soul destroying fight for survival that takes the first game's brutality and dials it up several notches.
Marvel's Spider-Man will arrive exclusively on PlayStation 4 on September 7. Last year's gameplay trailer was one of the highlights of the show. These included Control (a new adventure from the team behind Max Payne and Alan Wake), and Capcom's ground-up remake of Resident Evil 2, which was given a release date of January 25 2019.
We went hands-on with Forza Horizon 4, which has incredible graphics and a new seasonal change system. Kingpin has been mentioned as a villain in this game, but has yet to be seen. This is an experienced Peter Parker who's more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City. If you've ever played the Batman Arkham games, you'll feel right at home with Spider-Man, which has a very similar rhythm of punching, dodging and building up your combo meter to perform special moves.More news: Apple clamps down on App Store on-device cryptominers
Sony's E3 press conference continued at a blistering pace. Currently, the device only supports Hulu.