It’s almost here! We’re now just five short days away from PlayStation Experience 2016! Whether you’re joining us at the Anaheim Convention Center or you’re tuning in from home, we’ve put together a definitive guide to ensuring you have the best PlayStation Experience possible.
Saturday, 12/3/16: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, 12/4/16: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
For those lucky enough to get badges and attend in person this year, this is important. See below for full details on when and where to pick up your PlayStation Experience 2016 badge — and be sure to bring a valid form of ID when you come to pick it up.
Please keep in mind that there is limited space at the PlayStation Showcase, so if you’re interested in attending, we recommend picking up your badge on Friday (the day before) and then getting in line as early as possible on Saturday. Attendees will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis. The line for the Showcase will open up at 12:01am on Saturday, December 3, and you must already have your badge to get in line.
Badge Pickup Hours
- Friday, 12/2/16: 12:00pm – 12:00am
- Saturday, 12/3/16: 7:00am – 10:00pm
- Sunday, 12/4/16: 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Location: Anaheim Convention Center Hall B and C
To get the most out of the weekend, download the brand new Experience PlayStation 2016 app, available for free on iOS and Android devices. The app will be made available on Saturday, December 3rd, so don’t be alarmed if you can’t find it yet.
This app is not the same as last year’s — we’ve made some big upgrades and improved the overall UI. Here are some things you’ll be able to do with the app:
- Plan your weekend with a comprehensive list of activities sorted by date and time.
- Sync your PSN ID with your badge to unlock exclusive items at PlayStation Store by completing objectives throughout the weekend.
- Track which exhibitors you’ve visited — and which you have yet to experience — by checking in with your RFID-enabled badge.
If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to sync your PSN ID with your badge by adding it to your registration at http://playstation.com/experience-tickets.
PlayStation Showcase kicks off the show on Saturday, December 3rd, starting at 10:00am Pacific Time, and will feature announcements and a sneak peek at the future of PlayStation. The Showcase will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so pick up your badges on Friday and get in line early on Saturday if you want the best shot at sitting in.
Can’t make it to Anaheim? Then we hope you can watch the show live at live.playstation.com. By logging in at live.playstation.com with your PSN ID, you can unlock bonus content by watching PlayStation Showcase, the PlayStation Experience panel lineup, and PlayStation LiveCast game demos.
It wouldn’t be PlayStation Experience without a selection of exciting panel discussions from some of the top creators in the world. Here’s what’s on the docket for Anaheim!
12:00pm: Naughty Dog
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
1:00pm: Kojima Productions
Hideo Kojima and special guests DEATH STRANDING panel.
2:00pm: Naughty Dog
The Last of Us Part II
10:00am: Horizon Zero Dawn
Join Guerrilla Games for an inside look at the world of Horizon Zero Dawn and the lore and machines that define it.
12:00pm: Kinda Funny: PS I Love You XOXO
Horizon Zero Dawn, GT Sport, and all the latest details coming out of PS Experience — 2017 is looking pretty dang good for PlayStation! Join Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty, plus special guests for a live recording of the internet’s No. 1 PlayStation podcast.
2:00pm: Accessibility: Making Games for All Gamers
Accessibility features help empower all gamers—not just those with disabilities—and we want to set an industry standard of inclusion. We’re bringing together some of the top minds from the accessibility community, PlayStation and Naughty Dog to discuss best practices for game developers and to share powerful stories about the broader impact of accessibility features in games.
*All panels take place in the Anaheim Convention Center
We’ve announced the list of more than 100 playable games set for the show floor this year. Even the most seasoned con-goer will struggle to squeeze that all into one weekend, so prioritize accordingly! Here’s the full list of games we can share right now, but there will be more waiting for you once the show floor opens on December 3.
- 2064: Read Only Memories
- 3on3 Freestyle
- Ace Combat 7
- Batman: Arkham VR
- Cosmic Star Heroine
- Death Tales
- Death’s Gambit
- Destiny: Rise of Iron
- Disc Jam
- Drawn to Death
- EVE Valkyrie
- Fallen Legion
- Fantasy Strike
- For Honor
- Full Throttle Remastered
- Future Unfolding
- Gang Beasts
- Garou: Mark of the Wolves
- Graceful Explosion Machine
- Gravity Rush 2
- GT Sport
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
- Heart Forth, Alicia
- Here They Lie
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Human: Fall Flat
- I Expect You To Die
- Jenny LeClue: Detectivú
- Just Shapes & Beats
- Killing Floor 2
- Knights and Bikes
- Let It Die
- Loot Rascals
- Mages of Mystralia
- Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
- MLB The Show
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- Monsters and Monocles
- NBA 2KVR
- Nidhogg 2
- Night in the Woods
- Orcs Must Die! Unchained
- Persona 5
- Plague Road
- Pox Nora
- Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
- Rain World
- Rainbow 6 Siege
- Ray’s the Dead
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard
- RIGS Mechanized Combat League (PS VR)
- Robinson: The Journey (PS VR)
- Salt and Sanctuary
- Shadow Warrior 2
- Shakedown: Hawaii
- Snake Pass
- Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
- Sonic Mania
- Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif
- Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission
- Street Fighter V
- The Church in the Darkness
- The King of Fighters XIV
- The Last Guardian
- Tooth and Tail
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Survival
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
- VR Worlds
- Watch_Dogs 2
- XING: The Land Beyond
- Yakuza 0
- YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
Capcom Cup will also be returning to PlayStation Experience this year, with the finals taking place on Saturday at 6:00 PM. Watch the top qualifying players from the Capcom Pro Tour compete for more than $250,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the Street Fighter V world champion.
The Call of Duty World League (CWL) is kicking off the 2017 season with a special invitational tournament at PlayStation Experience. As part of the eight-team invitational, Splyce, Team Elevate, Rise Nation, Faze Clan, Luminosity Gaming, Orbit, Renegades, and Evil Geniuses are scheduled to compete during the first official LAN broadcast of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Fans in Anaheim will be able to watch the action live, but if you can’t tune in live, we will be streaming all the action on MLG.tv and twitch.tv/CallofDuty.
For the first time ever, we’ll be doing meet and greet and autograph sessions at PlayStation Experience! Pack your rarest gaming memorabilia and get them signed by the following:
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions)|
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||TBA Signing #1|
|2:00pm – 2:45pm||Hideo Kojima (Kojima Productions)|
|3:00pm – 3:45pm||TBA Signing #3|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter V)
Capcom Cup Finalists
|11:00pm – 11:45pm||John Gonzalez (Horizon Zero Dawn)|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||TBA Signing #4|
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||Kinda Funny Games|
|2:00pm – 2:45pm||Yasuyuki Oda (King of Fighters XIV)|
|3:00pm – 3:45pm||Masachika Kawata (Resident Evil VII)|
|4:00pm – 4:45pm||TBA Signing #5|
|5:00pm – 5:45pm||TBA Signing #6|
A few weeks ago we announced that collectible cards are coming back. For those unfamiliar, we have 37 unique cards scattered throughout the show for you to discover. Work together, divide and conquer, and you could have a complete set in your possession by the time Monday rolls around.
The team has put together a slew of goods that any PlayStation fan would be proud to own. From clothing and collectables to accessories, the PlayStation Gear Store lineup is more stacked than ever. Last year, many items sold out quickly — don’t wait until the last day to get your favorite gear! And be sure to bring a Visa or Mastercard; we won’t be taking cash.
And with that, you should have everything you need to have the best PlayStation Experience possible. Don’t forget to check back to PlayStation.Blog for updates throughout the weekend. We can’t wait to celebrate everything PlayStation with you in just a few days — see you in Anaheim!