With its PS4 video game console dominating sales around the world and expectations from fans at an all-time high, Sony is finally revealing how gamers at home can join in on its E3 2015 experience without leaving their home or neighborhood.
Sony revealed that it was planning to stream its event from E3 2015 in a post on its PlayStation Blog earlier today. Called the PlayStation Experience, users who manage to get tickets will be able to watch Sony’s press conference unfold in real-time. This isn’t the first time Sony has broadcast its briefing directly to theaters, but it is the biggest. Sony says it’s expanded the amount of theaters available to gamers for E3 2015 to keep up with demand. Sony’s E3 Press Conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
Tickets and location details will go up at the PlayStation Blog at 9 a.m. Pacific Time beginning May 27th and they’ll be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To give everyone the chance to see its E3 2015 show, Sony is reserving roughly 20% of capacity for those who end up on a waiting list hoping for extra seats. The company says it is doing this because it saw huge lines at the PlayStation Experience streams last year. Sony also has E3 2015 PlayStation Experience plans in Canada.
Those who can attend Sony’s E3 2015 PlayStation Experience events at a theater definitely should. Sony has trinkets and digital codes lined up for those who make it to the nationwide event in person. Last year the company offered of digital access codes from high-profile cross platform titles Destiny and Battlefield Hardline.
For those who don’t have a theater in their area airing Sony’s E3 2015 festivities or can’t get away from their homes or offices there’s a classic live stream. The PlayStation Blog will host a livestream of the event beginning at 5:45 p.m. on June 15th. Users who are closer to their consoles than their PCs can stream the E3 2015 events from their PS4 and PS3. Sony doesn’t say if the stream will also be available on the PlayStation Vita or PlayStation TV.
All told, Sony is once again pulling out all the stops, making sure that anyone who can will see what it has in store for this year and beyond. Included with today’s details on how to watch the E3 2015 PlayStation Experience was a short video. That video doesn’t add any new details but does highlight some of the titles Sony has marketing deals for. Both Batman: Arkham Knight and Star Wars Battlefront are featured in the video. Neither of those titles are as heavily featured as Destiny, possibly indicating that Sony, publisher Activision and developer Bungie have plans to share details about that huge Destiny expansion that Activision revealed during an earnings call recently.
At E3 2014 Sony was riding high on a hugely successful holiday season. Having topped Microsoft’s Xbox One sales with its PS4, the company expanded on its vision for the future offering detailed looks at Destiny, Uncharted 4: A Thief Among Us and more ahead of release. We can expect Sony to at least discuss the latter in some detail at this year’s show; Uncharted 4 was delayed into 2016 roughly a month ago. The delay means that Sony has no high-profile PS4 games launch this year that aren’t available on other platforms besides No Man’s Sky.
Microsoft is planning its E3 2015 Media Briefing for June 15th as well, just earlier in the day. That press conference will also be available to stream online.