Sony at E3: no PlayStation 4, but plenty of games

Beyond: Two Souls

Everyone expected big things from Sony at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, with a showing of the next PlayStation anticipated. Sadly we all missed out, as the PS4 is still missing in action, but at least we got to see a lot of games.

While there’s no news about the next evolution of the PlayStation, Sony is still talking about what it’s current PlayStation 3 can do, and we’re liking what we see.

First up is the latest title from Quantic Dream, the people that brought you the emotional title “Heavy Rain” and before it “Fahrenheit”.

The studio’s new PlayStation exclusive is “Beyond: Two Souls,” a game starring Ellen Page that looks so photo realistic in elements, you’ll have a hard time trying to work out what’s real and what isn’t.

The trailer is above, and we’re sure you’ll be as impressed as we are.

The Last of Us

Naughty Dog, the makers of the “Uncharted” series, is also working on something big, starting up something new called “The Last of Us”, while we’re also expecting a new “God of War” game to grace the PS3 too.

And if your kids are missing the Harry Potter books and want something new, they’ll be keen to hear that JK Rowling is working with Sony to create “Wonderbook: Book of Spells,” a game for the PlayStation 3 that will bring together augmented reality, motion controls, and a magical environment for them to play in.

Sony's augmented reality title made with JK Rowling, "Wonderbook"

PlayStation Vita will also be getting a few new titles this year, with “LittleBigPlanet” finally arriving, as well as a new “Assassin’s Creed” title.

Finally, Sony’s attempt to bring the PlayStation games to its mobile phones through its “PlayStation-certified” program for Android handsets has actually managed to spread past Sony’s own handsets, with HTC joining what Sony now calls “PlayStation Mobile”.

"LittleBigPlanet" is coming to the PS Vita

We haven’t heard if this means that current owners of the HTC One X will gain access to PlayStation games on their handsets, but given that HTC’s current handsets are among the fastest in the world, we’d be surprised if we didn’t hear some sort of update showcasing the tech soon.