As with all rumours and leaks leading up to E3, take this one with a grain of salt, but a leaked image has reportedly blown the PlayStation Press Conference wide open. This PlayStation E3 2018 Leak includes some absolutely massive titles, and like the alleged Nintendo E3 Leak, would be huge if true.
The list comes via another photograph of a printed out running sheet, so again make of that what you will. It includes games we know exist, games we suspect are in development and some that would be absolutely incredible if true.
The list includes a couple of surprises, with one of the biggest being a release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PS4. A PS4 version has always been planned according to the developers, so it would make sense to announce it at E3.
PlayStation E3 2018 Leak
So, let’s take a look at the list, with a healthy dose of scepticism and see what it includes.
- Ghosts of Tsushima – Demo
- MediEvil – Trailer
- PlayStation Party – PSVR Mode Trailer
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Trailer
- Spider-man – PSVR Mode Demo
- Shenmue 3 – Demo
- Resident Evil 2 Remake – PSVR Mode Trailer
- Devil May Cry 5 – Demo
- Final Fantasy VII Remake – Demo
- Kingdom Hearts III – Trailer
- BioShock Resurgence – PSVR Mode Trailer
- Bloodborne 2 – Trailer
- Death Stranding – Demo
- The Last of Us Part II – Demo
- PUBG – Trailer
- SOCOM: Coalition – Teaser
Like the Nintendo E3 Leak this list is a veritable wish list of games for PS4 and for that reason, there’s a high chance that it’s fake. But let’s put that aside for a second and look at it objectively.
Games We Know About
We know that Ghosts of Tsushima will be featured at E3, as will The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding and Spider-man. PlayStation President Shawn Layden revealed the list on an episode of the official PlayStation podcast.
Some took his comments to mean that PlayStation would only be showing those games, but that’s incredibly unlikely. With the current best selling console, a market leading position and rabid fans, you can bet Sony wants to put on a big show.
Aside from four confirmed games, the list includes a bunch that we already know about; Medievil, Shenmue 3, Resident Evil 2 Remake, FFVII Remake and PUBG. While there’s been no official announcement of PUBG for PS4, PUBG Corps’ CEO has mentioned the platform in the past.
With PUBG being one of the biggest games in the world right now, announcing a release for PS4 makes sense at PlayStation’s Press Conference. As for the other games we already know about, Shenmue 3 was announced at a PlayStation Press Conference, so it’s only fitting that a gameplay demo debut there.
It’s been a few years since the announcement of Shenmue 3 and so it’s probably due to see the light of day. Resident Evil 2 Remake having a VR mode is a little strange, but given the success of Resident Evil 7‘s VR, giving fans a chance to explore Racoon City in VR is probably a safe bet.
Finally, despite its alleged development woes, Final Fantasy VII Remake has been in development for a while now. Showing off gameplay at E3 would be a good way to get fans excited again and prove that the project is moving along.
Now we get to the new stuff, the crazy stuff and the unannounced stuff.
Devil May Cry 5 has been rumoured for such a long time that it’s all but guaranteed. Add to that the domain name registration by Capcom and I think we’re definitely going to see Devil May Cry 5 at E3. This one isn’t at all far-fetched and gives this list some validity.
BioShock Resurgence may be the title for the top-secret BioShock project in development at 2K. The name sounds like it could be legit, but given we know nothing about a new BioShock, other than a rumour that it’s in development, this one could simply be wishful thinking. Still, it would be great to have a new BioShock game to play.
Bloodborne 2 is another game that has been rumoured ever since the first game was released. Bloodborne was a huge success for PlayStation and to think that a sequel isn’t in the works would be foolish. Bloodborne was released in 2015 and three years have since passed. The time between Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 was exactly three-years.
That’s not to say that there’s any evidence that Bloodborne 2 will be released this year. Again though, it’s a strong new IP for PlayStation and one that will surely see a sequel sooner rather than later.
Finally, we haven’t seen a SOCOM game since SOCOM 4 U.S. Navy SEALs on PS3 in 2011. SOCOM is a popular PlayStation brand and one that has sat on the shelf for quite some time. PlayStation does tend to include a wild teaser at the close of its show and a tease of a new SOCOM game would get fans excited.
There’s no evidence or rumours of a new SOCOM so it would be right out of the blue, but it would certainly be a welcome surprise.
As I stated earlier, this list should be taken with a hefty grain of salt. Photos of printed out lists are usually always false, but given what this list includes, I’m hopeful that it’s legit.
Who doesn’t want to play Bloodborne 2?