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PlayStation Experience 2015: The Complete Guide

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PlayStation Experience 2015: The Complete Guide
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We’re just days away from PlayStation Experience 2015! Whether you’re lucky enough to make it out to the show in person, or are watching live from home, here are some tips to help you make the most of your weekend.

Keynote

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The PlayStation Experience Keynote will begin at 10:00am PT on Saturday, December 5th, but seating space will be limited. If you’re attending the show and want the best shot at a seat in the keynote auditorium, plan to show up bright and early. Doors for the keynote will open at 8:00am, but frequent convention-goers know all too well that lines can start building up well before that.

PlayStation LiveCast Programming

If you’re watching remotely, stick around after Saturday’s keynote! We’ll have more than 30 live game demos and developer interviews streaming on Twitch and live.playstation.com from 12:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday and 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday.

Stay tuned for the full LiveCast schedule. It’s a doozy! And we’ll be joined by the always-charming Anthony Carboni and Meredith Molinari.

If you’re attending the show, be sure to stop by and watch in person! We’ll be joined by members of the World Wide Studios community team, who will be conducting fun interactive activities and gameplay sessions in between live segments.

Panels

Expect some all-star panels at this year’s PlayStation Experience, including a behind-the-scenes look at Uncharted 4, a peek into the future of gaming with PlayStation VR, a live recording of PS I Love You XOXO with Greg Miller and the Kinda Funny Games gang, and more. And yes, the panels will be streamed live on Twitch and live.playstation.com, too. Here’s a handy chart that lays out the panels that are currently scheduled for this weekend:

Time (PT) Title Participants
2:00PM PlayStation VR and The Future of Play Dave Ranyard, Director at London Studio
Anton Mikhailov, Media Molecule
And special guests!
3:00PM Uncharted 4: Stories from the Performance Capture Set Greg Miller, moderator
Neil Druckmann, Creative Director at Naughty Dog
Nolan North, actor
Richard McGonagle, actor
Troy Baker, actor
Laura Bailey, actor
4:00PM Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Unlocking the Potential of A.I. Gary Stelmack, Senior Designer
Sumeet Jakatdar, Senior Software Engineer
Yanick Lebel, Lead Animator, Animation
Craig Houston, Lead Writer
5:00PM PS I Love You XOXO Colin Moriarty, Greg Miller, Tim Gettys and Nick Scarpino
6:00PM The Future of Storytelling Cory Barlog, Creative Director at Santa Monica Studio
Jenova Chen, Creative Director at thatgamecompany
Kareem Ettouney, Creative Director at Media Molecule
Greg Kasavin, Writing & Design at Supergiant Games
7:00PM Fighting Games: The Next Generation Yoshinori Ono, Producer, Street Fighter V
Katsuhiro Harada, Director, Tekken 7
Seth Killian, Developer, Rising Thunder

*All panels take place on Saturday; located on the third floor of the Moscone West building

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PlayStation App

This one’s important! To truly get the full PlayStation Experience this year, you’re going to want to download the Experience PlayStation App, now available for free on iOS and Android devices. Think of this app as your digital companion for the weekend. Within the app, you’ll find:

  • A trackable program guide detailing all of the booths and activities at PlayStation Experience
  • The ability to RSVP for PlayStation VR demos
  • Exclusive PSN voucher codes and rewards that can be unlocked by checking in at various places throughout PlayStation Experience
    • NOTE: To unlock these codes, you need to have registered for your badge with your PSN ID as recommended. If you did not do so, you can still add your PSN ID to your account by logging in here and going to the PSN section of your profile.
  • A curated list of PlayStation.Blog articles coming out of PlayStation Experience
  • An interactive map of Moscone West to help you find your way

The app is available for download now, but will not be fully populated with PlayStation Experience items until closer to the show. That being said, we highly recommend downloading this app ahead of time and checking it out!

PlayStation Collectible Card Series

You may have seen this announcement a few weeks back, but in case you missed it – we’re debuting a brand-new set of collectible cards at PlayStation Experience this year. In addition to the game-specific cards you can collect by checking in at various booths, we’re also releasing a limited set of PlayStation Experience Trophy Cards.

PlayStation Experience: Trophy Cards

Just like on your PlayStation console, Trophy Cards will reward your PlayStation Experience feats. Here’s how to unlock each respective card:

  • Bronze: Check in at 5 different locations at PlayStation Experience 2015
  • Silver: Check in at 10 different locations at PlayStation Experience 2015
  • Gold: Check in at 15 different locations at PlayStation Experience 2015, including the PlayStation Network booth and at least one panel
  • Platinum: Attend the Keynote and check in at 15 locations at PlayStation Experience 2015, including the PlayStation Network booth, at least one panel, and Capcom Cup

After you’ve met the requirements listed above, just head to the table next to the LiveCast Stage on the 2nd floor to collect your rewards. Keep in mind that Trophy Cards will be available in limited quantities. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Playable Games

Last month, we revealed the (nearly) full list of games that will be playable at PlayStation Experience 2015 — more than 130 in all. Go take a gander — it’s time to decide what you’re going to play first! And here’s a bonus: we can now confirm the full list of (currently announced) PlayStation VR titles that you’ll experience this weekend in San Francisco:

  • Battlezone (Rebellion)
  • Driveclub VR (SCE Evolution Studio)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP)
  • GNOG (KO-OP Mode)
  • Harmonix Music VR (Harmonix)
  • Headmaster (Frame Interactive)
  • London Heist: Interrogation (SCE London Studio)
  • London Heist: The Getaway (SCE London Studio)
  • Megaton Rainfall (Pentadimensional)
  • Playroom VR (SCE Japan Studio)
  • Project Kitchen (Capcom)
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League (Guerilla Cambridge)
  • Rush of Blood (SCE Liverpool XDEV Studio)
  • Super Hypercube (Kokoromi)
  • Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment)
  • World War Toons (Reload Studios)
Capcom Cup

Capcom Cup 2015

Anybody who’s been to the finals of a Street Fighter tournament will tell you that it’s an event everyone should experience at least once in their lives. If you’re around on Sunday, we’re going to make that really easy for you: the Capcom Cup 2015 begins at 10am Sunday and runs throughout the day. This is the culmination of the 2015 Capcom Pro Tour, and by the end of the day the world will have a new Street Fighter champion! Click here for a full run-down of the day’s schedule. There will be salt.

Exclusive Gear

PlayStation Experience: T-ShirtPlayStation Experience: HoodiePlayStation Experience: Bottle

We’ll be offering limited edition t-shirts to commemorate the show (and Capcom Cup!), plus hoodies, collectibles, bags, lanyards, hats and more. The on-site shop will only accept credit cards, so bring ’em with you! Accepted cards include Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Badge Pickup

As you probably know already, PlayStation Experience takes place from 10:00am – 10:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday. However, what you might not know is the fact that you can pick up your badges before the show even starts! We highly recommend grabbing your badge as early as possible so you don’t cut into your actual show time at PlayStation Experience. Badges can be picked up in the lobby of Moscone West at these hours:

  • Friday, December 4: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday, December 5: 7:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sunday, December 6: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Remember, all attendees must be 18 years or older and will be required to present a government issued photo ID in addition to their confirmation email in order to receive their badge.

Watch Live All Weekend

Can’t make it to San Francisco? Never fear! We’ll certainly miss you, but you can join us in spirit thanks to the magic of modern technology. Just head on over to live.playstation.com and keep up with all the weekend’s big announcements, live panels and developer interviews from the comfort of your own couch / desk / reclining chair. Have fun!

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  • twinspectre

    this show was for xbox one owners too, i thought it was called PlayStation Experience or the psX stand for PlayStationXbox

    • Endersgame525

      Nothing was aimed for Xbox lol. Sony ran the entire show (and wasted it).

  • I don’t know what can be said after such an underwhelming show. I had very low expectations and was still disappointed. I feel bad for those that were really hyped. PlayStation seems to have no direction going forward, other than VR. I feel they are 100% in on it at the expense of everything else.

    :( Not a good day…

  • WOW! What a wasted opportunity for Sony. Whomever made the decisions for what games to show should be fired immediately. It really isn’t that hard. Just show what your first party studios are working on, that’s what PLAYSTATION EXPERIENCE is about, what’s gonna sell your system and keep consumers happy. All these 3rd party partnerships are good, but you can’t rely on them alone. I haven’t purchased a new ps4 game since the launch! That speaks volumes. I hope Sony doesn’t lose the hunger, because that’s what made the PS3 great. The future doesn’t look good after today. Good luck Sony.

    • Dude what the hell were you watching did you not see the Uncharted 4 video?

  • alwaysrememberfi

    My app profile shows I’ve checked into 47 places, but not all of them are there and none of them I got after 12:30 correlate to any of the rewards. Is there a fix?

    • I’m having the same issue. I have done enough to unlock gold but it’s not showing up on my app. Also not all of my check ins are registered. Wat do?

  • bobbidomingo

    Hello,
    Does anybody know how to access/watch the fan interviews they were conducting throughout the event? Thanks!

  • I checked in at a few booths that didn’t show up in my app (the Playstation Network booth, for example). Any recourse for that to get access to rewards?

  • Endersgame525

    Lol PSX sucked this year. Nothing was good. FF VII was decent, but episodic….?? VR was a joke. Everything was either expected, or already announced and shown. Nothing here was groundbreaking and amazing.

  • Endersgame525

    Lol I keep seeing people defending this event like “BUT UNCHARTED WAS GOOD!!” No. Uncharted was the SAME. NOTHING changes with Uncharted. You get a different story, but that’s IT. The gameplay is the same thing in every one of the games, the enemies are repetitive, and the stories are honestly overrated. Usually I can respect games I don’t exactly like, but Uncharted goes to a new level.

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