Sony confirmed today that PlayStation Experience 2017 will take place December 9-10 alongside the Capcom Cup 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. For now, early bird tickets are available for the event and for the pre-PSX event the night before.
What to expect at PlayStation Experience 2017
“PlayStation Experience is a truly magical time of year, and this year thousands of fans will descend on the lovely Anaheim Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming,” the company said in a blog post.
Tickets for the two-day event start at $75, but for early birds, they will cost about $65. Early birds will also have the privilege of attending a special event on December 8, where they can interact with game developers and other PlayStation attendees. Only those who buy the two-day Early Bird pass will get a chance to attend the Dec. 8 event. All those who want to attend should be over 18 years of age.
All those attending the event will be able to play games on the PS4 Pro on Sony 4K HDR TVs. Further, there will be “dozens” of PlayStation VR demos, developer panels, collectibles, and merchandise, the Japanese firm said.
For now, Sony has not revealed anything about the titles that are slated to be launched during PlayStation Experience 2017. However, speculations are that God of War, which made a spectacular debut at E3 2017, will be showcased during PSX.
Further, a few titles exclusively for the PlayStation were not showcased at E3 this summer, like Final Fantasy 7 by Square Enix and Capcom’s Resident Evil 2. There are speculations that the games’ publishers might be gearing up to launch them during the Tokyo Game Show in September or at PSX in December.
This will be the third PSX event, and according to some, it is nothing less than Sony’s own E3, where developers can participate and announce their projects for the PlayStation 4, notes Shacknews. Last year’s PSX saw debuts led by The Last of Us: Part 2, Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and various other games.
More Sony events lined up
Capcom Cup 2017 will be hosted on the second day of PlayStation Experience 2017 at a special tournament stage. The event will see the highest level Street Fighter V players competing in the Grand Finals to win $250,000 and the crown. Sony has urged Street Fighter V players to download the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour DLC from the PlayStation Store.
One other major Sony event is scheduled before PSX. The Japanese firm will kickstart Paris Games Week event on October 30 at 4 p.m. U.K. time. Over the past few years, Sony has developed a habit of not launching any big games at Gamescom and instead waiting for the Paris Games Week.
Paris could provide an opportunity for fans to catch up with Dreams, Media Molecule’s long-in-development project. Further, fans could see more of Detroit from the French game maker David Cage along with Horizon: Frozen Wilds.
Here is the official teaser for PlayStation Experience 2017.