December is definitely the best time of the year, especially for the gamers out there. For those who don’t know, PlayStation Experience is an event for the video game industry and its fans. It is organized by Sony Computer Entertainment annually. The first event was held last year at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas to mark the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation. It is open to the public and showcases numerous panels as well as games that have not yet been released with playable demos. This is inarguably the best event for the lovers of PlayStation.
What To Expect
There are a lot of things you can expect in this year’s PlayStation Experience. To begin with, you will get a lot of hands-on time with 2015’s and 2016’s biggest and best games. You will also get a front-row seat for major announcements about PlayStation. We cannot forget those patented c you have come to expect. Hopefully, this year’s press conference will be similar to last year’s where the fans were allowed into the arena to celebrate after each announcement or actually better. The best thing about PlayStation Experience is that it is for the fans.
This year the PlayStation Collectible Cards will also be introduced. They are like baseball cards, but they have more superheroes, aliens, tentacles and mechs. They represent some of the best franchises and brands in the gaming industry. The first thirty-five cards of the series will be released at the PlayStation Experience 2015. If you count the rare and common versions of certain cards the total will be sixty-six cards. It will be almost impossible for any person to collect all the cards, but you never know. That should not stop you from trying.
Everyone is cracking their heads trying to figure out what surprises Sony will have for us this year. Here is a number of predictions on what to expect. The director of God of War II hinted last year that Sony is making a new God of War game and this would be the right time to reveal it. We have not heard anything about The Last Guardian since it was revealed at E3 2015. Hopefully, Sony will give us a new trailer and an update on the progress of the game considering that most gamers have been waiting for over a decade.
There are countless of smaller PS4 games in the pipeline and most of them need updates. Some of them were announced at the PlayStation Experience last year like Fat Princess Adventures and Wattam so we are expecting trailers for them and maybe even their release dates. Although the director denies it, there is a speculation that before Christmas free to play Drawn to Death will release on the Ps4. This would definitely be the best news for players, but we cannot bank on it yet.
It is a known fact that that PlayStation 2 emulation is already working on PS4 and Sony has actually confirmed that there are some classic games coming to the new generation console. Hopefully, the company will outline the functionality during this year’s press conference and even confirm the titles that will support it. Some were recently rated in Europe like Twisted Metal Black and Ape Escape 2. These will probably make it to the initial roster. According to speculations, a number of hits should be available before Christmas as well.
The Street Fighter fans have not been forgotten since the Capcom Cup will be held at the PlayStation Experience open to all the people who will be attending on Sunday, December 6th. It will feature thirty-two of the best players in the world as the final part of the 2015 Capcom Pro Tour. The winner will get the title of “Street Fighter World Champion” and a part of the huge $250,000 prize pool. For those who want to get the ultimate experience, there is a VIP package available if you purchase a two-day pass or Sunday only. The VIP package will give you the privilege to sit at the front, a Capcom goodie bag as well as exclusive access to the Capcom after party.
This is an event you cannot afford to miss. Affordability has been put into consideration this time around. The two-day early bird ticket was selling at $60 while a regular two-day ticket goes at $75. The Saturday-only ticket is $45 and the Sunday-only ticket is $40. There are discounted hotel rates for those who come from far. Hopefully, there will be free festive gifts for everyone at the PlayStation Store just like last year. You cannot call yourself a lover of PlayStation if you miss this experience. There is a lot to be seen there. Most importantly, will you be seen there?