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PlayStation at E3 2016: How to Watch Live

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Okay! We’re one week from the big show, so I suppose I should reveal what we’ve been working on for the past few months.

live.playstation.com will be the premier destination for all PlayStation video coming out of E3 2016. That includes our PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference and our three-day PlayStation LiveCast show featuring live demos, interviews, and demos of more than 60 upcoming PS4 and PlayStation VR titles. There will be LOTS to watch: More than 18 hours of original, live video content, in fact.

A cool detail about live.playstation.com is that it will offer up some digital goodies for those who sign in with their PSN IDs starting June 14. Watch the video below to get a quick look.

As far as programming hours go, here’s what’s in store:

Monday, June 13 | PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference | 5:30pm Pacific Time
Tuesday, June 14 | PlayStation LiveCast show | 12:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Time
Wednesday, June 15 | PlayStation LiveCast show | 10:00am to 5:30pm Pacific Time
Thursday, June 16 | PlayStation LiveCast show | 10:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time

So to be clear, there are a ton of ways to experience PlayStation at E3:

  1. live.playstation.com (unlock rewards, compatible with desktop or mobile)
  2. YouTube
  3. Twitch
  4. The Live Events Viewer app on PS4 and PS3
  5. Our PS4 community Event (RSVP for a reminder!)
  6. At our PlayStation E3 Experience in 85 cinemas across North America

Not bad, right? Now, if you’re actually physically going to E3, I thought it might be helpful to reveal some of the playable games at the PlayStation booth in the West Hall of the L.A. Convention Center.

Game Developer / Publisher Platform
Gran Turismo Sport Sony Interactive Entertainment PS4
Killing Floor 2 Tripwire Interactive PS4
Let It Die GungHo Online Entertainment America PS4
Don’t Starve: Together Klei Entertainment PS4
Headlander Adult Swim Games PS4
Rain World Adult Swim Games PS4
Mother Russia Bleeds Devolver Digital PS4
Eitr Devolver Digital PS4
Aragami Lince Works PS4
ABZÛ 505 Games PS4
Darkest Dungeon Red Hook Studios PS4
Everything David OReilly PS4
Cryptark Alientrap Games PS4
King of Fighters XIV ATLUS PS4
Yakuza 0 SEGA PS4
XING: The Land Beyond White Lotus Interactive PS4
Loot Rascals Hollow Pond PS4
Thumper Drool PS4
Night in The Woods Infinite Fall PS4
GNOG KO_OP PS4
Brut@l Stormcloud Games PS4
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Ysbyrd Games Worldwide PS4
Furi The Game Bakers PS4
Manifold Garden William Chyr Studio PS4
Shadow Warrior 2 Devolver Digital PS4
EVE: Valkyrie CCP Games PSVR
Harmonix Music VR Harmonix PSVR
Headmaster Frame Interactive Studio PSVR
Rez Infinite Enhance Games PSVR
Super Hypercube Kokoromi/Polytron PSVR
Thumper Drool PSVR
Wayward Sky Uber Entertainment PSVR
100ft Robot Golf No Goblin PSVR
Battlezone Rebellion Interactive PSVR
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Double Fine Productions PSVR

So there you go: that’s PlayStation at E3 in a nutshell. We’ve still got a lot of work to do, but let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

Add Your Own

MapleStory said:

June 6th, 9:07 am

I’ll be watching it over at Union Square at E3 Experience, for the third year in a row! :D

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 9:09 am

    Awesome! I’d love to go to one of these things some day…

    RipperJack2313 said:

    June 12th, 5:30 pm

    Waiting on KOF, I been a fan since the original days of fatal fury and the SNK series

Seluhir said:

June 6th, 9:09 am

So glad you’re going to be bringing the E3 experience to Winnipeg. Got my tickets already set. See you there.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:42 am

    Awesome! Have a great time :)

    Exist2Inspire02 said:

    June 6th, 10:26 am

    I got my tickets as well, and slowly counting down the days until the conference. I also noticed that the event is sold out too, which means we’ll be in for a great crowd.

mixedkidbx said:

June 6th, 9:14 am

Why cant you guys get the live.playstation to work on the ps4?

Im still amazed Sony hasnt made an app on the ps4 that they use for every E3 (including the JP and EU gaming confrences) and PS Experience you guys do.

Just would make so much sense to have a dedicated space that is always used for these things. But i guess that would make too much sense for Sony lol

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:40 am

    It’s something we are looking into for sure. In the meantime, live.playstatiion.com works well on the PS4 web browser.

    Fuhr31 said:

    June 6th, 4:25 pm

    I’m with you mixedkidbx, it’s baffling but not surprising.
    Sony misses so many opportunities to take advantage of their own products. Most Sony products aren’t compatible with one another. Then you have all the different divisions that work in silos instead of using their many advantages.

    Astroking112 said:

    June 6th, 5:52 pm

    They should construct an “Event Viewer” app and set Events via the PS4’s Event functionality for us. Once PlayStation VR releases, they could even build in functionality to add it as a viewing option.

    Joshua-Kun said:

    June 6th, 8:49 pm

    Can’t you use the live events viewer and just “pre-order” the conference and the livecasts? It’s worked fine before.

iriihutoR84 said:

June 6th, 9:15 am

Looking forward to some cool Vita announcements. Starting to look a bit slim in terms of upcoming retail games so I’m hoping Sony will swoop in and rejuvenate it. Maybe a hardware revision too.

    PanTheMan16 said:

    June 7th, 2:43 am

    Sony officially discontinued first-party support a long time ago. It’s a fun platform,but it didn’t sell well, despite all the big games it was getting early on. Not Sony’s fault. I wish people would understand this so the rest of us wouldn’t have to listen to these complaints for the rest of our lives. Sony is never, ever going to do anything for the Vita, but you’ll continue to see third-party support.
    Once again, it is not Sony’s fault. They really tried, but most PlayStation fans prefer(red) consoles. To date, PS Vita has sold 2.5 million units in North America. Compare that to 19 million for 3DS. PS4 is less than half as old and has sold 15 million here.
    If you need to place blame, then blame those who didn’t buy one.

    dailydryerase said:

    June 10th, 7:47 pm

    The vita is a great system. I got mine in dec 2015. I hope what steam that’s left in the vitas life is strong. Would love to see it last another year on 3rd party content and see popularity grow to entice AAA again. Might not happen this way but I will say that the Vita is a highly underrated console worthy of it is price. It needs more love. I hope there’s more in store:)

    medallica247 said:

    June 13th, 8:51 am

    Sony is fully to blame for the failure of the Vita. They didn’t market it properly. It was marketed as a portable PS3 that had cross buy functionality for basically all games. They advertised that you could play it online while on the go. They were sued for how they advertised and lost because they did mess up. They also released it well before the PS4 when it was built to interface with the PS4. They should have released them closer together or at the same time. By the time the PS4 came out Sony was already abandoning Vita Island. They never put a lot of support behind the system and relied too much on trying to make it like a tablet with the touch screens. They could have kept the price low by eliminating the touch screens and marketed it correctly and it would have sold. But they messed up and now people want to blame the fans for not rushing out to buy a device that Sony wasn’t ever even fully behind. Place the blame where it belongs, on the company that botched its design, its release date and its marketing, not the fans.

    PanTheMan16 said:

    June 15th, 2:51 pm

    Not accurate at all. The only things inherently “wrong” with the design are the screen resolution and the proprietary memory cards. Any other complaints would be too few to make an impact.
    It’s a handheld. People understand it’s a handheld. It received a good handful of AAA exclusives, but it still didn’t sell. The 3DS was too well-established and “hardcore gamers”, in general, have very little interest in handhelds. Not to mention that Xbox gamers were largely too biased to touch a Sony device.
    The only thing Sony did wrong was believe that the handheld crowd would opt for this powerful mini-console. If it had a strong library of first-party games, it would be almost everything that almost every handheld fan could want.

Enigma777 said:

June 6th, 9:16 am

The PlayStation E3 Experience link is not working for me, Sid. Just an FYI.

I do like the digital rewards thing though! Neat idea.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:37 am

    Thanks! fixed

vanillamoose said:

June 6th, 9:21 am

This is probably just a pipe dream of mine, but will there be any ps vita games presented at E3? I’m a huge fan of this portable device and I know there are many others who feel the same as I :)

BlueBl1zzard said:

June 6th, 9:27 am

Will (hopefully) be watching the press conference at a theater again for the 3rd time this year. I say ‘hopefully’ because I tried registering 45 min after signups began and was waitlisted haha.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:42 am

    Oof. Stay strong! Where are you trying to see it?

    BlueBl1zzard said:

    June 6th, 11:58 am

    I will! I’m trying to attend the showing in Jacksonville, FL

    PokemonPoacher said:

    June 6th, 5:17 pm

    I registered about 45 minutes after the link for tickets opened but I was lucky to get some tickets. I wonder if it has anything to do with where you live/register from and how many tickets are available.

    Joshua-Kun said:

    June 6th, 8:54 pm

    I found that the registration site doesn’t work for the first 10 minutes then it steadies out. I kept trying right when it went live and kept giving me errors until about 15 minutes after and I was able to get tickets for all my friends.

SeanStrange said:

June 6th, 9:33 am

Snagged some tickets for me and 6 friends in Montreal, Quebec. Really hyped to go for the second year in a row! It really is an experience, that’s for sure. Nothing like a whole theater erupting in joy over Final Fantasy 7 and Shenmue 3 being announced

Looking forward to next week

Cheers

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:41 am

    Hope you have fun! I’m kind of jealous… :)

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:41 am

    BTW, Montreal is a beautiful city, you’re fortunate to live there!

    PokemonPoacher said:

    June 6th, 5:21 pm

    Yeah I remember hearing the cheers of everyone as soon as FFVII REMAKE trailer came on and this year I’m hoping to see trailers for Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 7!

Dragonchasers said:

June 6th, 9:36 am

“A cool detail about live.playstation.com is that it will offer up some digital goodies for those who sign in with their PSN IDs starting June 14”

It seems odd that I have to go to a website on a PC or phone to get rewards when I’m going to be sitting in front of my PS4 and big screen TV to watch the events.

    SKUZii said:

    June 6th, 10:21 am

    It seems to be working in the PS4s web browser

    TomHoang said:

    June 6th, 10:27 am

    Don’t you think it will be easier to log in using a PC/laptop or mobile device rather than fumbling around on the Dualshock 4?

CBLAmAKER said:

June 6th, 9:39 am

Can I watch it on my Vita? Traveling that day and would prefer to not pack up the PS4

    TomHoang said:

    June 6th, 10:25 am

    You can use your PC/laptop or on your phone/tablet with the apps of those respective video services.

    CBLAmAKER said:

    June 6th, 11:23 am

    Sad how my favorite little handheld keeps getting left in the cold on these things….

    PanTheMan16 said:

    June 6th, 2:44 pm

    Sony officially discontinued first-party support a long time ago. It’s a fun platform,but it didn’t sell well, despite all the big games it was getting early on. Not Sony’s fault. I wish people would understand this so the rest of us wouldn’t have to listen to these complaints for the rest of our lives. Sony is never, ever going to do anything for the Vita, but you’ll continue to see third-party support.
    Once again, it is not Sony’s fault. They really tried, but most PlayStation fans prefer(red) consoles. To date, PS Vita has sold 2.5 million units in North America. Compare that to 19 million for 3DS. PS4 is less than half as old and has sold 15 million here.
    If you need to place blame, then blame those who didn’t buy one.

TomHoang said:

June 6th, 9:59 am

Any more details on how to unlock those avatars that the video showed? I’d really love to use those Gravity Rush avatars.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    June 6th, 10:41 am

    Not yet – stay tuned to the site starting 6/14 and there will be instructions on the various ways to earn avatars and other digital rewards.

Erroneus said:

June 6th, 10:41 am

Kinda a **** move, that the digital goodies is for US only. People outside of US watch E3 and buy your games also.

    Fuhr31 said:

    June 6th, 4:30 pm

    Nice to see they make no mention of this in their blog post. But at least we know how little they think of the rest of us.

Torgo said:

June 6th, 10:47 am

See ya there Sid

Gskyace said:

June 6th, 10:53 am

Hi Sid,
It’s so great to have live.playstation.com online this year,
even more there are some digital goodies to grab.
But sadly it’s only limited to PSN ID registered in United States,
like last year’s guidebook unlock of PlayStation Experience 2015.

Is it possible to get goodies unlocked, with Europe and Asia account in the future :D?

helbertpina said:

June 6th, 11:00 am

Streaming from Brazil here! Looking forward to surprise reveals!!! :D

TrueAssassin86x said:

June 6th, 11:05 am

judging from the list besides Yakuza 0 the list list looks like a bunch of indie crap and VR. Glad i’m staying home to watch it. My day is all planed out first the Microsoft conference at high noon on my xbox 1. Then the PlayStation conference on my ps4. I love this time of year its a great time to be a gamer

Xcaligamer1 said:

June 6th, 11:40 am

I’ll be at e3 Playstation experience here I’m Houston in my parappa the rapper cosplay.

siegeh said:

June 6th, 12:44 pm

I know I’m not going to E3, but its disappointing to see that Tekken 7 isn’t on that list, I seems like it’ll release next year. here’s hoping for DMC 5

issa3032 said:

June 6th, 1:59 pm

I’d like to RSVP for Option 5. The PS4 Community Event. How do I go about that?

UghRochester said:

June 6th, 3:04 pm

I’ll be watching again in the theater at the Pittsburgh location. Hopefully this year, we won’t have out signal lost during the post-show due to T-Storms.

    PokemonPoacher said:

    June 6th, 6:41 pm

    Last year in Albuquerque, New Mexico the audio went out during the Playstation E3 Experience in the theater so the audience had to pull out their phones and listen to the audio streaming from YouTube while we watched the rest of the broadcast on the movie screen. Never realized how quiet a theater is without sound.

jose213jose said:

June 6th, 6:11 pm

Will be watching this year again and can’t wait to hear about the new video games, new projects coming for PS4, and new PS4 Model called Neo. Maybe if we are lucky PS VR won’t show up at this E3 sense everyone knows its waste of time but if you buy into then you must have been brainwash. XD Hope that PS VR has something to offer that will sell me if not i’ll wait until it drops in price maybe like $100 XD

paulogy said:

June 6th, 7:28 pm

Sid!

I’m really looking forward to E3 this year, and all your illustrious PlayStation coverage :-D. I hope you, Justin, Ryan, Nick, and all the rest of the crew have a great show!

SILVER1215 said:

June 6th, 9:48 pm

Once the PlayStation VR is released, maybe consider installing 360 view camera for live streaming for future conferences. It would bring a huge immersive of watching the E3 conference within the audience right next to someone rather than looking at the TV screen at home.

BandaiNamco209 said:

June 7th, 1:50 am

Ni no kuni 2 new trailer (≧ω≦)

gnomio7 said:

June 7th, 8:08 am

Myself and a colleague will be heading over to E3 for the first time this year to experience it in person – can’t wait! It’s to cover all the new releases for a gaming YouTube channel. Is there any chance we could get an invite to the press conference though?

Timmehh15 said:

June 7th, 10:43 am

Do us Canadians get to take part in the digital goodies?

Drygore said:

June 13th, 5:13 pm

What the.. “Only users over the age of 16 in NORTH AMERICA can log in” it tells me when i try to log in on live.playstation.com for the “digital goodies”. Way to alienate us outside of NA….. :-(

Anyways, looking forward to the conference..

brn-dn said:

June 13th, 5:13 pm

I really want Gravity Rush avatars!

Shathaee said:

June 14th, 7:08 am

EU players can´t get digital goodies on live.playstation?

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