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PlayStation Experience 2017: Everything You Need To Know

Would you look at the time! We’re just one week away from PlayStation Experience 2017! As we inch closer to this year’s big community show, this essential guide will help you make the most of your experience, whether you’re joining us at the Anaheim Convention Center or tuning in from home.

Show Hours

PlayStation Presents | Friday, December 8, 2017: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
*Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket.
Show Hours | Saturday, December 9, 2017: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Show Hours | Sunday, December 10, 2017: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

Badge Pickup

PlayStation Experience 2017

For those joining us in Anaheim this year, scooping up your badge will be high priority! See below for full details on when and where to pick up your PlayStation Experience 2017 badge — and be sure to bring a valid form of ID when you pick it up.

Early Bird ticket holders can attend the Friday night PlayStation Presents special presentation. If you are interested in attending, we recommend picking up your badge as early as possible as you will need it to enter.

You can pick up your badge Friday, December 8th, 2017 starting at 10:00am. Badge pick-up will be located at the Anaheim Convention Center outside of Exhibit Hall B. You will need to show your government-issued photo ID and your PSX 2017 confirmation. Full badge pickup times below:

Friday, December 8th, 2017: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday, December 9th, 2017: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, December 10th, 2017: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Experience PlayStation 2017 App

PlayStation Experience 2017

Make sure to download the Experience PlayStation smartphone application before the show starts! It will be your key to unlocking rewards, game demos, and more! Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the app is like your sidekick who lives inside your pocket, giving you all the tips and tricks to get the most out of PSX 2017.

Here are some of the features:

  • RSVP for PS4 and PS VR demos
  • Book appointments for Autograph sessions
  • Log in with your PSN ID to get access to the QUESTS section
  • Scan with the app to unlock rewards
  • Scan PlayStation Collectible Cards to build your digital collection
  • Just in time for PlayStation Experience 2017, attendees can use the app to enjoy numerous improvements and great new features. Make sure to have it ready when the doors open!

    PlayStation Presents

    Early Bird ticket holders, we’ve got something special cooking just for you on Friday night. Starting at 8:00pm Pacific time, you can listen in on candid discussions with some of PlayStation’s top developers, get updates on some key titles, and hear some special announcements. Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller will also be dropping by! Your badge will be required for entry, so make sure to pick it up.

    Watch Live at live.playstation.com

    Can’t make it to Anaheim? Stream the show live at live.playstation.com. By logging in with your PSN ID, you can unlock bonus content by watching PlayStation Experience live and VOD content starting at 8:00pm Pacific, Friday, December 8.

    You can also stream PlayStation Experience from Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.


    Whether you’re attending in person or streaming live, Saturday is going to be jam-packed with exciting discussions from some of the top voices in gaming. Here’s what’s in store:

    Saturday, December 9

    11:00am: PlayStation VR Game Panel
    We can’t wait to tell you more about this one! Experience a candid conversation between two legends as they discuss developing their new PS VR title and lessons from VR development.

    12:30pm: Media Molecule Presents Dreams
    Join Media Molecule studio directors Siobhan Reddy, Mark Healey, and Alex Evans alongside a very special guest to take an in-depth look at the development of Dreams during their exclusive Saturday panel at 12:30pm.

    2:00pm: IGN Ranks the Top 10 PlayStation Games of all Time
    IGN’s Podcast Beyond crew is here to figure out the 10 best PlayStation games ever, and they need your help! Uncharted 2 or The Last of Us? Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Journey or Shadow of the Colossus? Is it too soon for Horizon Zero Dawn to make the list? Help us build the best of the best that PlayStation has to offer. Help us celebrate 20+ years of PlayStation at PSX!

    3:30pm: Ghost of Tsushima: From Concept to Reveal
    It’s been a month since we announced our newest title, Ghost of Tsushima. Here at Sucker Punch, we’ve watched so many reaction videos and read many of your comments with smiles on our faces, so we thought PSX was a great opportunity to share a little more with you all.

    Join us on Saturday at 3:30pm as Nate Fox (Creative Director), Jason Connell (Creative/Art Director), Billy Harper (Animation Director), Ryuhei Katami (Associate Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment) and moderator Brian Altano (IGN) discuss how we approached making the debut trailer and what inspired us to make this game. We’ll share epic concept art that’s driving the tone and visuals for the game, and share a little about our reference trips to Japan and working with new team members that are helping make Ghost of Tsushima even better. Also be sure to stop by our signing session after the panel and come say hi. Stay tuned for more info on time and location.

    5:00pm: Uncharted 10th Anniversary Celebration
    Join us as we celebrate the Uncharted 10th Anniversary at PSX 2017 with an unprecedented gathering of the cast from throughout the series! Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Claudia Black, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Graham McTavish, and Robin-Atkin Downes reflect on the series and share their memories with guest moderator Greg Miller (Kinda Funny). We’ll also be hosting a special signing session with the cast prior to the panel. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Experience app for time and location!

    6:30pm: The Last of Us Part II: Meet the Cast
    Join Naughty Dog and the cast of The Last of Us Part II as they discuss the making of the cutscene teaser trailer that was revealed just a few short weeks ago at Paris Games Week. Director and writer, Neil Druckmann, co-writer Halley Gross, and key members of the game’s cast discuss the writing process, casting, performance capture, and more. For those attending the event, there will also be a signing session following the panel.

    *All panels take place in the Anaheim Convention Center

    Playable Games

    We’ll have 100+ playable games on the show floor this year, including unreleased titles. Don’t worry, you’ll have two days to try your hand at as many as you can. Here are some of games we can share right now, but there will be more waiting for you once the show floor opens on December 9.

    • 20XX
    • A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher
    • Aegis Defenders
    • At Sundown
    • Boundary
    • Brawlhalla
    • Call of Duty: WWII
    • Chasm
    • Children of Morta
    • Code :Hardcore
    • Crossing Souls
    • Dead by Daylight
    • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
    • Deadbolt
    • Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris
    • Detroit: Become Human
    • DJ MAXRespect
    • EarthNight
    • Fantasy Strike
    • Far Cry 5
    • fault milestone one
    • Fight Knight
    • Fighting EX Layer
    • Flipping Death
    • Fortnite Battle Royale
    • Frantics
    • Gang Beasts
    • Gran Turismo Sport
    • Guacamelee! 2
    • Guns of Icarus Alliance: PS4 Edition
    • Hidden Agenda
    • Horizon Chase Turbo
    • Hover
    • Iconoclasts
    • Immortal: Unchained
    • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    • Knights and Bikes
    • Knowledge Is Power
    • Lost Soul Aside (PSX 2017 Special Version)
    • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
    • MLB The Show 17
    • Monster Hunter: World
    • Moonlighter
    • Mothergunship
    • Mulaka
    • Night in the Woods
    • No Heroes Here
    • Omen of Sorrow
    • Pig Eat Ball
    • Pinstripe
    • Riverbond
    • Russian Subway Dogs
    • School Girl/Zombie Hunter
    • Shadow of the Colossus
    • Shape of the World
    • SkullPirates
    • Sonic Forces
    • Sonic Mania
    • Strange Brigade
    • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
    • Super Daryl Deluxe
    • Super Meat Boy Forever
    • Tera
    • That’s You!
    • The Adventure Pals
    • The Cat and the Coup
    • The Church in the Darkness
    • The Forest
    • The Gardens Between
    • The Night Journey
    • The Swords of Ditto
    • Tokyo Xanadu EX+
    • Tower 57
    • Trove
    • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    • Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[ST]
    • Vane
    • Walden, a game
    • War Theatre
    • Way of the Passive Fist
    • World End Economica
    • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
    • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

    PlayStation VR

    • Anamorphine
    • Bow to Blood
    • Bravo Team
    • Dark Eclipse
    • Farpoint
    • Golem
    • Gungrave
    • Knockout League
    • League of War: VR Arena
    • Medusa and Man
    • Moss
    • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
    • Shooty Fruity
    • Sprint Vector
    • The American Dream
    • The Inpatient
    • The Persistence
    • X Animal
    • Xing: The Land Beyond

    Capcom Cup

    Capcom Cup 2017

    Capcom Cup is returning to PlayStation Experience 2017, with the finals taking place on Sunday at 2:00pm Pacific time. Watch the top qualifying players from the Capcom Pro Tour compete for more than $370,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the Street Fighter V world champion.


    We’ve got some fancy folks joining us at PlayStation Experience this year, and you’ll have your shot at autograph sessions with a handful of them! While we can’t announce our full lineup just yet, below are some of the teams you could get a chance to meet.

    You spoke, we listened. This year autographs will be managed via the Experience PlayStation smartphone app. If you are excited about this list make sure to download the app early and keep your finger on the trigger when the sessions open up. Space is limited and RSVPing is the only way to get to get in!

    Posters will be provided or you can bring an item of your own to be signed. Please note only one item per person is allowed – we’ve set up these sessions to fit as many fans as possible.

    Saturday, December 9
    12:30 pmTBA (We can’t announce this one quite yet…)
    3:00pmUncharted 10 Year Anniversary
    4:15pmGod of War
    5:30pmGhost of Tsushima
    8:00pmThe Last of Us Part II
    Sunday, December 10
    12pmMonster Hunter: World
    1:30pmGreg Miller
    3:00pmDestiny 2: Curse of Osiris

    Collectible Cards

    Back in October, we announced that collectible cards are coming back for PlayStation Experience 2017. For those unfamiliar, we have about three dozen limited-edition, foil-embossed cards scattered throughout the show for you to discover. Attendees can also earn PlayStation Trophy cards by taking part in quests. Use your wits, divide and conquer, and by the end of the weekend you could find yourself with the entire set.

    PlayStation Gear Store

    We recently unveiled just a taste of the of the PlayStation Gear one will find this year at the PlayStation Gear store. With our biggest lineup of clothing, collectibles, and limited edition products, you are bound to find the perfect gift for yourself and everyone on your holiday gift list. Last year, many items sold out quickly — don’t wait until the last day to get your favorite gear! And be sure to bring a Visa or Mastercard; we won’t accept cash.


    Whew, did you catch all that? Now you’ve got everything you’ll need to have an unforgettable PlayStation Experience. Make sure to check back to PlayStation.Blog for more updates throughout the week, and keep this post handy as we get closer — we may add other information to help you get the most out of the event.

    We can’t wait to celebrate everything PlayStation with you next week — see you in Anaheim!

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