You were correct, pre-recorded, but streamed live. Not sure why they choose this method. The stream on Youtube was terrible. The stream kept dying on Firefox, Edge was 240p, and Chrome was maybe putting out 540p. Next time I will wait for the full upload.
Anyways, on to content.
Release dates for Blood and Truth, Everybody's Golf VR, and Vacation Simulator.
Best trailer so far for Days Gone.
Concrete Genie for the Fall.
I was very pleased with the conetent on hand. I am going to be spending a lot of time with PSVR over the next few months, with all the great experiences lined up.
Personally, I would have perfered to have a person introducing stuff, with creators talking about their titles like we see from Microsoft and Nintendo. I didn't really feel like any love went into making this. Just makes Sony look totally disconnected from their users too me.
I was hoping we would hear something about at least one of the big three, but I can understand they want Days Gone to have the spot light at the moment. At this point I am starting to feel like I will just hold off on playing GoT, TLOUPII, and DS until PS5 arrives. Why waste my time playing in 1440p/30, when within a few months I will be able to play at 4K/60. Thats's just my feelings.
I think that's where part of the problem is, when companies try to imitate Nintendo's directs. What gives directs the heart and soul was when you see Iwata, Reggie, Shibata, Bill Trinen, Koizumi, Sakurai, Miyamoto, and other presenters at Nintendo present themselves to the camera and talk to you about the upcoming games. It was almost like building a personal connection between the gamers and the creators.
Part of the issue back in the day was that Nintendo was too seclusive. The directs attempted to bring more personality behind the developers who created these great games. Kinda like when Willy Wonka showed some behind-the-scenes areas to the Golden Ticket winners when they visited his Chocolate Factory, while still having a great sense of mystery behind the factory. Iwata truly was a pioneer in bridging the gap between consumer and developer. Of course, Nintendo will remain a company that likes to keep most of its secrets close to its chest until they are ready to show more, so they will usually tease you with a trailer but will not present everything the games are offering.