PlayStation Experience 2017 is just a few days away and you’re in store for something truly special. To back up that claim, we wanted to give you a quick look at some of the incredible experiences and displays that we are furiously building for you right this very minute!
Last year, the PlayStation stage and programming took up over half of one of the halls. This year, the exhibit hall completely fills both Hall A and B of the Anaheim Convention Center. All programming has now moved over to the 4500-seat Arena attached to Hall A. That means we have over 50% more exhibit space filled with your favorite PlayStation games and experiences.
Not only did we fill it with more games, but we are building massive interactive environments for some of the hottest upcoming PlayStation games such as God of War, Detroit, and Days Gone. We’ve pulled out all the stops and collaborated with top creative geniuses to create authentic worlds that will completely immerse you in the games you will be playing in 2018.
God of War
You will be able to trek the frozen Nordic tundras of God of War, learn about the back history of his son, Atreus, and take your own photo recreating the box art scene complete with frigid lake. Plus, if you’re really daring, and a true God of War fan, we will have a special makeover station that will ensure you bring out your inner Kratos by shaving your head, painting your face and dressing you up as Kratos himself!
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus was an incredible game when it first launched on PS2, and it looked even better when enhanced for PS3. In February, you will get to experience the game for the first time again with the rebuilt PS4 version. But at PSX, be prepared to live a moment that was once limited to your dreams as you face our full-scale Gaius Colossus bust. Climb up his back, grasp the sword atop his head and plunge it into his skull. Perfect Instagram material!
Another fun area to explore will be the Pacific Northwest where you’ll step into the world of Days Gone. You’ll encounter massive, 12-foot tall infected bears and hordes of Freakers, so this area won’t be for the faint of heart – you’ve been warned!
We’ve gone to great lengths to recreate our game worlds at PSX, and that extends to some of PlayStation’s top new VR titles. One of the creepiest will be the sanitarium that we have created for The Inpatient. Step right up as our orderlies come out to greet you, seat you in a wheelchair, and then wheel you back indoors into an individual psych ward room for your play experience. You may not come out the same after this experience!
This is just a tiny peek at the massive new PlayStation Experience 2017. If you’ve been to PSX before, you will be astounded by how much it has grown and all that is has to offer. If this is your first visit, then you couldn’t have picked a better time to embark on your personal PlayStation journey.
We’ll have hundreds of playable game units covering dozens of games from Worldwide Studios and publishing partners including Activision, EA, Ubisoft and Capcom. And more than 80 independent developers will be on hand to show you the latest in PS fun.
We’ll also have an expanded PlayStation Gear retail store with over 175 products including the debut of 40 limited-edition items you won’t find online. For the first time, we’ll also feature an exterior store with extended hours in the courtyard between the Marriott and Hilton hotels outside the Anaheim Convention Center.
In the Arena, we’ll have a big lineup of panels and other special programming all Saturday. Then Sunday, all eyes shift to the Capcom Cup as the best of the best in the world compete for over $370K in prizes seeking the title of Street Fighter V 2017 champion!
Take a break from holiday shopping, or just buy yourself the ultimate holiday gift – a ticket to PlayStation Experience 2017. We wish we could tell you more, but we are holding it back so we can see that look of surprise and awe when you enter the halls. We are looking forward to it!
See you soon in Anaheim!