Sony has been dropping tons of massive reveals right before E3:
- LittleBigPlanet 2
- Killzone 3
- Infamous 2
- Motorstorm Apocalypse
I also thought they were going to hold off on shipping stereoscopic 3D games until E3, but they did that early as well.
A Few Theories:
- Sony has even bigger surprises saved for the show itself.
- Sony can get better coverage and a larger impact by spreading out their big reveals over the weeks before E3, rather than doing the more predictable and traditional approach.
- Last year, many of their E3 surprises were thoroughly spoiled by the rumor mill before the show. This time, they can simply preempt the leaks and rumors by announcing early and saving more details and gameplay footage for the show itself. Also, the gaming media is overloaded with real news and not so starved to endlessly mull through scraps of rumors.
Written by: Darrin
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