While watching the Sony conference at Tokyo Games Show 2017, I feel like I was bombarded with a lot of information, but I must admit, I was rather underwhelmed. The Playstation Experience 2017 will certainly bring with it some huge announcements, but Sony showed a great deal of reservation for this event and it shows. It actually kind of makes me a little nervous.
Naturally, the headlining title is Monster Hunter World, a game that is going to make Capcom and, by extension, Sony, a very large amount of money. That’s good, because I like Monster Hunter and honestly look forward to the game when it launches this January. Other titles got a mention here and there, including a few I have a feeling will not come out in the US, including A Certain Magical Cyber Trooper (based on the popular anime series) and Fist of the North Star.
About a third of the event was dedicated to Playstation VR, including a segment for immersive concert viewing via the PSVR online stream for an orchestral concert performance of selections from popular JapanStudio classics like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The remainder of the information was loose hints and clips of games we already knew about.
The entire event felt to me like I was rewatching a press conference from late 2016. It did not really feel like news; rather, it felt like somebody was reading me my own grocery list after I already got back from the store and took my groceries into my house. With a few exceptions, there were no announcements during this press conference that really took me by surprise or even got me all that excited.
Such a shame, but there is obviously more to see from TGS 2017, though, so I will keep posting as I get news. Here’s hoping the rest of the event makes up for this surprise-free anti-spectacle.