Given the unenviable task of following their own 2015 and 2016 press conferences, Sony certainly brought the fire this year, but fell somewhat short of making the same impact.
A taster of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy kicked the show off, with a story trailer placing focus on Uncharted veteran Chloe Frazer and newbie Nadine Ross as they trek across the Western Ghat Mountains in pursuit of the Tusk of Ganesh.
We’re introduced to villainous warmonger Asav, and get an insight into Chloe and Nadine’s rocky relationship, so check out the trailer below.
Horizon: Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds DLC
After receiving critical acclaim, Guerilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn is getting DLC in the form of The Frozen Wilds. Not much detail was shared, so it’s hard to say what direction the narrative might take, but we do know it’ll be arriving later this year.
Looking decidedly more polished than when it made its debut at last year’s show, Days Gone could be the reinvigorating new IP the zombie genre needs.
The trailer focuses on the use of tactics and stealth, exhibiting the game’s impressive swarming AI tech and the constant threat from all of the world's inhabitants - living or dead, human or animal.
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus fans, rejoice! A remake of the original is in the works, coming to PlayStation 4 players sometime in 2018.
This isn’t the game’s first remaster, mind, having also released on PS3 back in 2011.
Call of Duty: World War II
It wouldn’t be E3 without a gameplay trailer from the next Call of Duty, would it? Sledgehammer dropped another trailer in which we see soldiers storming the trenches, boasting an arsenal of authentic WWII weaponry, such as the Flamethrower and Thompson.
Call of Duty: WWII is set to release on 3 November.
A whole lot of VR titles.
Ever dreamed of playing Skyrim in VR with motion controls? If you have, those dreams have now become a reality, with Bethesda revealing a teaser for Skyrim VR.
Alongside Skyrim VR were four new IPs, including Star Child - a colourful, side-scrolling platformer - and The Impatient - a PS VR exclusive set 60 years prior to the events of Until Dawn.
Other titles included Bravo Team (a military shooter from Supermassive), Moss (a cutesy, Zelda-style adventure game), and Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy 15 (a fishing game, by all stretches of the imagination).
God of War
One of the most memorable moments from Sony’s conference was the latest gameplay trailer for the upcoming God of War reboot, originally announced at E3 2016.
In this latest trailer, we further explore Kratos’ relationship with his son, Atreus, and witness the moral challenges of being both a father and a seasoned God - of war. Of course, there is plenty of hack-and-slash combat to satiate the bloodthirsty among us.
God of War is set to release early 2018.
Detroit: Become Human
Furthering their cinematic pedigree, Quantic Dream shared a trailer for the upcoming Detroit: Become Human. It reveals a new character, Marcus, a humanoid who rebels against society and causes widespread havoc in the process.
Marcus is one of the three playable characters announced so far, joining Connor from last year’s demo, and Kara, a character who originated from the PlayStation tech demo baring her name that released back 2012.
An extended preview of Marvel’s Spider-Man, developed by Ratchet & Clank studio Insomniac, closed the conference, with nine minutes of gameplay starring the web-slinging, spandex-wearing man himself.
Beautifully animated, seamlessly acrobatic combat and navigation saw Spidey make a real impression. That said, love ‘em or hate ‘em, there are a lot of quick time events.
Conspicuous in their absence were The Last of Us: Part II, which had debuted at PSX late last year, and Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s latest project. Hopefully we’ll see more on them soon enough.
Take a look at Sony’s 2017 E3 conference in full, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.