The PlayStation Experience 2016 Predictions

Greetings friends! It’s that time of year again…no not GOTY time yet but time for PSX predictions! To keep the scope manageable, these predictions are for the Sony press conference, which will take place on Saturday December 3rd. 

Uncharted 4 Story DLC Trailer – We will most likely see the press conference open or close with a trailer for Naughty Dog’s story DLC they promised a while back. This DLC is rumored to center on Sam Drake and be a standalone piece of content, meaning that you will not have to own Uncharted 4 to play this.

777 – What’s with the 7’s you ask? Ace Combat, Gran Turismo, and Final Fantasy. We’ll get trailers and in depth looks at Ace Combat 7 and Gran Turismo 7, which I suspect will absorb GT Sport. We’ll also get an update on the Final Fantasy 7 remake.

Elite – I’m almost convinced that Sony will put out a competitor to the Xbox One Elite controller. It makes sense, right? If they’re going to allow third parties to make controllers, then why not make a DualShock 4 “Elite” controller?

Crash – Everybody’s favorite bandicoot will be back on stage. There will be someone in the mascot suit. You will see an extended clip of gameplay. Very little to talk about here so I doubt anyone will be on stage to talk about release dates or additional features.

New and Free PSVR Game – What better way to reward those who bought into PSVR than to give them something for free? I’d be willing to bet that it’s a brand new game that gets the giveaway treatment. What is that game? I have no fucking clue. Knack VR?

Pick One – Soul Calibur 6 or Destiny 2? I want the former. I want it so bad. You don’t even know. Realistically, Activision could start their PR cycle with a reveal of Destiny 2 on the stage of the Sony press conference. Why? Just look at the partnership with the original Destiny. “First on PlayStation” became the anthem of a lot of half-baked relationships and I expect no different with Destiny 2. But for the love of all that is good, please give me Soul Calibur 6.

I’ll be at PSX watching all of this live and fist pumping or facepalming as my predictions either happen or are proven false. If you are there and see me, come say hello! Thanks for reading and watch or listen to next week’s PlayStation Report for my thoughts on the press conference and the event in general.