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PlayStation at E3 2018: Everything You Need to Know

Join us for a new look at The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and more.

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Tonight’s the night! Join us at 6pm Pacific to learn more about upcoming PS4 exclusives like The Last of Us, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and more. You can watch along at, or on our Twitch, Facebook or YouTube channels. Or, you could click the play button on the video above and watch the event right here at PS Blog. Either way, we hope you enjoy the show!

With E3 2018 just days away, we’ve collected a bunch of info we think will come in handy for patrons of the gaming arts, whether you’ll be in Los Angeles or joining us via the magic of the internet. Here’s what PlayStation will be up to at E3 this year:

Note: The details in this post are subject to change without notice, but if anything does change we’ll do our best to reflect it here.

Countdown to E3 2018

Countdown to E3 2018

Starting tomorrow at, we’ll be revealing something new each morning at 8am Pacific, leading up to the PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase on Monday, June 11. First up: a first look at a new game coming to PS4 and PlayStation VR.

Get the full details for Countdown to E3 here.

PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase

The Last of Us Part II

Ghost of Tsushima PGW-04Death Stranding

Monday, June 11 at 6pm Pacific, the PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase will begin. The one-and-only Shawn Layden has confirmed that we’ll get new looks at Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and more. Watch along live at

Our pal Geoff Keighley will be up to his old tricks again, as well — he’ll be hosting the E3 Coliseum with new looks at upcoming games and some other fun treats. We’ll be co-hosting certain segments at (are you sensing a theme, yet?), so don’t touch that URL bar.

E3 Theater Experience

E3 Experience 2018

Update: Tickets are live! Click here to get yours, but note that they are limited. If you don’t snag one, see below for more information about how you may still be able to attend.

Select theaters in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile will see the return of the fan-favorite E3 Experience. Check the list here for a full rundown of participating theaters.

Watch at Home

Of course, we’ll also be streaming all the festivities at, you guessed it,, from our five-day Countdown to E3 to the Showcase on Monday, June 11, then PlayStation Live From E3 2018 begins! More on that below.

We heard you like free stuff, by the way, so there will be plenty of chances for you to earn rewards at throughout the program.

We’ll also be streaming on our Twitch channel, on Facebook, and at YouTube, so tune into your channel of choice and enjoy the show!

PlayStation Live From E3 2018

Join our motley crew of returning hosts Sid Shuman, Ryan Clements, Meredith Molinari, Ramone Russell, Hollie Bennett and yours truly as we dive deep into two jam-packed days of gameplay sessions and developer interviews for more than 30 games, some of which have already been announced… and some of which haven’t. Here’s a super-broad schedule (all times Pacific); we’ll have more detailed ones available after Monday night’s Showcase:

PlayStation Live From E3 Day One
Tuesday, June 12 | 11am to 7pm
PlayStation Live From E3 Day Two
Wednesday, June 13 | 10am to 5pm
Experience PlayStation App
Experience PlayStation App

Download on: iOS | Android

If you are attending E3 this year, download the Experience PlayStation mobile app (iOS link, Android link) then head straight to the PlayStation Booth! Here’s what the app can do for you:

  • RSVP for select demos (space is limited)
  • Unlock a reward: “Symbols In The Stars” PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • PlayStation Live: See the schedule and add in your Itinerary

Getting Started

After you download the app and enter the E3 2018 event, you will automatically unlock a Reward. Go to the Quest section to claim your voucher code and download the “Symbols In The Stars” Dynamic PS4 Theme.


Each day the Event section of the app gives you access to RSVP for select demos. Check the app to see when the next reservation window opens, as they fill up quickly. When it’s time for your appointment, show the staff your itinerary and enjoy your demo.

PlayStation Live From E3 2018

Check the schedule in the app to see the live programing we’ll have on stage at the PlayStation booth. Use the schedule to set reminders so you don’t miss an interview or demo!

PlayStation Merch Tent

Looking for some PlayStation Gear to take home with you? Stop by the merch tent we’ll have set up in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall to snag some special new items and enjoy some live DJ sessions, thanks to our pals at Spotify.

A few notes if you’re planning to buy some PlayStation merchandise at E3 this year:

  • No badge required.
  • All sales are final. Visa or Mastercard only, no cash.
  • If you’re attending E3, there are new limitations on what you can bring into the halls. Items purchased at the store may need to be checked before entering the convention floor.

And that about does it — see you in Los Angeles!

Add Your Own

shafedog247 said:

June 5th, 7:15 am

Why only half the theaters for this years E3 experience? Was it a budget reason or did Regal not want to offer ao many theaters? Leaving a lot of fans out. Id actually be willing to pay, and Sony could use all the procedes raised for a charity.

    Spacerac said:

    June 6th, 10:59 am

    Not all the theaters were Regal, there were some AMC theaters in the mix before too. My theater just so happened to be a Regal one every year. Apparently a comment in a different post said in a nutshell that there are less theaters this year because those theaters felt they weren’t making enough money off of the event.

bvelizl96 said:

June 5th, 7:42 am

Hey! I’m from Chile, just 20 minutes left to take the tickets for theaters??? Where can I find the link??? Please answer :c

maddmoxxie84 said:

June 5th, 7:43 am

Where is the link for the theater tickets? It’s not even popping up. This isn’t fair.

nachitotoro said:

June 5th, 8:40 am

Donde esta el enlace para las entradas

honismo said:

June 5th, 8:46 am

Death Stranding Gameplay/Release date, The Last of Us Parte II Gameplay/Release date, Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay/Release date

CarMHXnagE said:

June 5th, 8:56 am

When will the link be posted?

joaryche said:

June 5th, 9:31 am

sale the merch on

bvelizl96 said:

June 5th, 9:35 am

90, or 150 minutes left???

omegazio said:

June 5th, 9:39 am

I can’t wait!!!


June 5th, 10:26 am

Buena tarde, dónde puedo adquirir boletos para el evento E3 en Cinépolis Perisur?

Venom_Danny18 said:

June 5th, 11:07 am

Donde está el link para las entradas?

Dragon_Rose said:

June 5th, 11:20 am

Anyone else not get the confirmation email yet?

Superchavilla said:

June 5th, 11:26 am

I got my tickets!!! :)

juan_romy said:

June 5th, 11:37 am

Where are the tickets for latinamerica?

BlueBl1zzard said:

June 5th, 12:45 pm

Can’t wait! So hard to believe it’s almost been a year since Monster Hunter world was announced (I gotta say, it’s one of my favorite E3 moments of all time)…

Anywho, I’m looking forward to all of the coverage, thanks for all of your hard work Playstation staff!

WyckedAnkh said:

June 5th, 2:36 pm

Another horrible experience trying to get tickets.

INeedIceCream said:

June 5th, 3:49 pm

Does anybody know how the e3 collectible cards for PSX are working this year?

sabastt said:

June 5th, 4:17 pm

No way to get the theme without going to E3? That sucks. :(

tonydamiani said:

June 5th, 4:41 pm

I want that Theme :( c’mon

sevenbrian said:

June 5th, 4:53 pm

I dont get how to get the new Theme? Do you have to attend to the event?

    ale_godzilla said:

    June 6th, 11:12 am

    Tbm não consegui …
    Caso consiga me manda msg


June 5th, 5:49 pm

MUST have that Theme! Just a few ideas to letting the masses obtain it.

Make it available to all for free. Or…

Let those who watch the livestream get it. Or…

Let those who attend at theaters get it. Or…

Sell it on the PS Store and use the proceeds for charity.

I’m willing to do any of those things.

adrianvon said:

June 5th, 8:41 pm

Agreed, sony. Give us all access to the theme. Some of us are unable to travel to e3, can’t afford it, are disabled, etc, etc. These things shouldn’t prevent everyone from enjoying the theme as well. Make it limited time, and charge us. I’m fine with that. Anything you can think of that at least offers a chance to get it without being forced to physically attend a convention that statistically speaking, is out of state for 95% of your customers.

    Vacilaw said:

    June 8th, 2:28 am

    Amei esse tema pena que não posso obtelo

JohnKarnes said:

June 5th, 8:43 pm

PSVR seat live at E3!! Missing out on a golden opportunity here.

Fridge-Man said:

June 5th, 11:01 pm

I would pay for this theme. E3 is always a bad time to live in Sweden..

gungrave_nerd said:

June 5th, 11:15 pm

Really? Only making the theme available to people at the event? Make it available for download for a limited time or something. Not everyone has the luxury to go. You are alienating more than 95% of your fan base. Please reconsider. Thank you.

cusman said:

June 6th, 7:23 am

I want that Dynamic Theme. How can I get it if I am not one of the people that attend E3?

ABNVOX said:

June 6th, 9:19 am

Last year I was able to attend the actual press conference, but that was pure luck. This year I’ll be watching from home(couldn’t get theater tickets), but can’t wait to see everything on the E3 floor and snag some items at the store.

kpopper18 said:

June 6th, 11:57 am

Hmm so you have to attend to get the theme! :(

r2david2 said:

June 6th, 3:18 pm

Pretty bummed they won’t let us get the theme without attending….. Come on Sony. Don’t do us like that…..

    cusman said:

    June 7th, 3:36 am

    You can also get the Theme by complete Quest on

    Seems like just have to log in there each day to watch 1 new reveal trailer from June 6th to June 10th and the Dynamic Theme will be your reward.

Garth_Jm97 said:

June 6th, 6:41 pm

I don’t know if this has been asked already but anyways, I was wondering, the Dynamic Thene for the PS4 console is only if you attend the event, right?

    cusman said:

    June 7th, 3:37 am

    You can also complete quest on live dot playstation dot com to get the “Symbols in the Stars” Dynamic Theme. Just have to watch 1 new reveal trailer each day from June 6th to June 10th to complete the quest.

psychidelick said:

June 6th, 7:00 pm

Free theme

coolness132 said:

June 7th, 7:58 am

I really want the theme but I can’t afford to go and be able to have the fun that a lot of people do

    cowmamba said:

    June 8th, 8:29 pm

    go to the playstation live stream and complete the quests :D

DaddyDee said:

June 7th, 8:45 am

Any way to get the theme outside of the US? Apart from going to E3. I live in the UK.

jojoma6252 said:

June 9th, 7:35 am

I want that Dynamic Theme Too

jojoma6252 said:

June 9th, 7:36 am


Giraffiday said:

June 9th, 1:02 pm

So you can’t get the theme if you don’t physically go? Bummer.

leorhzx said:

June 10th, 6:32 pm


Blackjack_Goddes said:

June 10th, 8:50 pm

I just hope they give some insight as to when KH3 is coming out.

CrusaderForever said:

June 11th, 9:40 am

Thanks for the theme! Really looking forward to the show tonight! Good Luck!! :)

Dr_Zlex said:

June 11th, 9:38 pm


mjpier said:

June 13th, 1:10 pm

I did tge quest but don’t know how to download the theme anyone can help me?

Fitzchev_be said:

June 13th, 10:41 pm

Don’t understand why still in 2018 there are online contests/quests only opened to North America :-( Pretty bad Sony… not so difficult to generate a code usable on the localized store of the winner.

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