At the beginning of Sony’s conference at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the consumer electronics giant showcased its traditional trailer to set the tone for the brief presentation.
This time around, the presence of the game and network business was definitely larger compared to last year, when we saw just a quick shot at the PS4 Pro, PlayStation VR, and a couple of seconds of PlayStation VR Worlds.
The PS4 Pro was still there, right at the beginning, but the games had a lot more space, starting with Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, then moving on to SIE Santa Monica’s God of War, and moving on to Media Molecule’s Dreams.
A little interesting detail is that normally the CES trailer features products that are either already released or are releasing in the same year (in 2016 we saw The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and The Playroom‘s Monster Escape minigame for PlayStation VR).
The presence of Ghost of Tsushima headlining upcoming games could either indicate that it’s so important for Sony to show it at CES long before its release, or that it might be coming earlier than many expect. Of course, this is just speculation.
During the conference, which was very brief, Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai mentioned that PlayStation “has continued to build upon the positive momentum in the gaming world”
After talking about the latest sales figures for PS4, that were published via press release just before the event, and mentioning the already-known 70 million monthly active users for PlayStation Network, Hirai boasted “compelling services” allow users to get the most out of their PS4 system, including PlayStation Vue, livestreaming TV, and PlayStation Now.
You can check out the trailer itself below.